Providence Alaska Medical Center Remains Open Following Earthquake

November 30, 2018

Updated December 1, 2 p.m.

Anchorage, Alaska—Providence Alaska Medical Center has resumed normal operations after Friday’s earthquake. A structural evaluation has been completed, and all damage appears to be cosmetic. The Emergency Department continued taking patients throughout the event and remains open.


Updated November 30, 6 p.m.

Structural evaluation completed

Providence Alaska Medical Center’s Emergency Department remains open for patients after today’s earthquake. A structural evaluation has been completed; at this time, all damage appears to be cosmetic.

Weekend event cancelled

Due to Friday’s earthquake, The Kohl's Cares/The Children's Hospital at Providence free immunization clinic for children scheduled for December 1 has been cancelled. The next free immunization clinic for kids is scheduled for Saturday, January 5.

More information will be released as it becomes available. Please check the Providence Alaska Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/ProvidenceHealthAlaska.


Updated November 30, 10 a.m.

The Providence Alaska Medical Center Emergency Department remains open for patients after today’s earthquake. There are no reports of injuries at the hospital at this time.

However, the hospital suffered isolated damage, such as multiple water leaks. Hospital staff continue to evaluate the extent of this damage.

All scheduled elective surgeries have been canceled and will be rescheduled.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center, a nationally recognized trauma center and Magnet hospital, is part of Providence St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information, visit: alaska.providence.org.