About Us

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is a critical access hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. This accreditation and certification are recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is designated as a Level IV trauma center by the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. Trauma center designations are based on the hospital’s care capability. Level IV hospitals provide initial evaluation, assessment, stabilization and transfer of critical patients to higher level trauma centers.

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded the Quality Achievement Award to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. The award recognize hospital for their dedication to ensuring patients receive high quality care in seven national quality project areas. In order win the Quality Achievement Award, hospitals must reach a 95 percent performance composite score for the most recent two quarters of data.

Providence Alaska Executive Team
  • Ella Goss, MSN, RN, Chief Executive 
  • Amy Miller, Chief Financial Officer
  • Florian Borowski, Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Kristen Solana Walkinshaw, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
  • Carrie Peluso, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CENP, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Tamara Brown, Chief Executive - Providence Medical Group Alaska
  • Suzanne Carte-Cocroft, CFRE, President - Providence Alaska Foundation
  • Ken McCoy, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
  • Kirsten Schultz, Chief Communications Officer
  • Sarah Skeel, Chief Administrative Officer – PAMC
2023 Providence Alaska Regional Board Members
  • Stephanie Kesler, Chair
  • Donna Logan, vice-chair
  • Pamela Shirrell, RN
  • Lisa D.H. Aquino, MHS
  • Sarah Barton
  • Pat Branson, Chair, PKIMC Advisory Board
  • Carol (Ann) Gore
  • Joe Schierhorn
  • Jyll Green
  • Ella Goss, Ex officio member
  • Farina Brown
  • Scott T. Habberstad
  • Daniel Safranek, MD PAMC – Chief of Staff
  • Tanya Kirk
  • Sean Parnell
  • Stephen Burnside, Providence Kodiak, Chief of Staff
  • Scott Wellman, secretary
  • Karen King
  • Admiral Tom Barrett, (Thomas Joseph Barrett)
  • Roxanne Brandenburg - Board Liason
Creating healthier communities, together

The Providence Mission reaches out beyond the walls of care settings to touch lives in the places where relief, comfort and care are needed. One important way we do this is through community benefit spending.

These investments not only support the health and well-being of our patients, but the whole community. Through programs and donations, Providence’s community benefit connects families with preventive care to keep them healthy, fills gaps in community services and provides opportunities that bring hope in difficult times.

When the Sisters of Providence began our tradition of caring nearly 160 years ago, their ministry greatly depended on partnering with others in the community who were committed to doing good. Today, we collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs and create solutions together. 

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Community Health Needs Assessments
How we discover the needs of our communities

For generations, Providence has partnered with people of goodwill to offer a caring hand of compassion. We collaborate with social service and government agencies, charitable foundations, community organizations, universities and many other partners to identify the greatest needs through community health needs assessments. Then our solutions are reflected in community health improvement plans.

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