POSTPONED: Doctors share their experiences inside the hospital

Hospital workers at the Alaska Native Medical Center ICU on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 (Shirley Young/Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium)

As the pandemic drags on, the cracks in Alaska’s health care infrastructure are becoming more apparent. Still, it’s hard for those not working the front lines each day to imagine what it’s really like for doctors, nurses and staff. Medical professionals share the reality health care workers are facing inside the hospital walls.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton


  • Dr. Leslie Gonsette, Intensive Care Unit, Providence Alaska Medical Center
  • Dr. Ben Westley, infectious disease specialist


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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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