The KIC Tribal Health Clinic in partnership with our patients and with respect for Native cultures, will provide high quality professional services to promote and improve the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians.
In October 1997, Ketchikan Indian Corporation (KIC) negotiated with the Indian Health Service under a PL 93-638 Title I Compact, to provide health care services in Ketchikan, Alaska excluding the Organized Village of Saxman residents. The following year KIC negotiated a Title III Compact to include Saxman residents. Currently the KIC Tribal Health Clinic operates under a Title V Compact. The Council has an eight-member committee that recommends policy, long-term goals, and program expansion that meets monthly. Membership includes both Ketchikan and Saxman IRA Council representatives, three KIC At-Large members and one Saxman At-Large member.
Since assuming the health care services, the Clinic has seen many positive changes, including patient visit increase, construction of a new freestanding, ambulatory health facility (April 2000), a new behavioral health facility (July 2018) increased funding through grant resources and expanded services, including a diabetes program, optometry, and lab services.
The Clinic has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) since November 2002. The Tribe has a successful Safety Program that ensures compliance with OSHA, NFPA, and other regulatory agencies.
The management philosophy has encouraged employees to assist in the development of quality outcomes that impact strategic, operational work plans, priorities, and the work environment. The Tribe strives to find the very best staff, while focusing on those individuals that bring a sense of compassion, service teamwork, and respect for patients and fellow employees.