The Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Regional Hospital and Quyanna Care Center has officially completed the move to its new building in Nome. Just last week, on March 5th, “Patient Move Day” marked the final day of transition. The new Norton Sound hospital was originally set to open in December 2012 and then at the end of January 2013, but the date was pushed back until March 5th.
NSHC President and CEO, Angie Gorn, says the Board of Directors has been advocating for this new facility for a long time. She expressed amazement with the timing, especially in the current economic environment, to have the nursing home and hospital open on the same day.
Listen here for more about Patient Move Day and what to expect from the new hospital.