Parental rights advocates in Alaska had reason for concerned when Providence Hospital hired Dr. Barbara Knox as the medical director of Alaska CARES, an Anchorage clinic that helps coordinate investigations of suspected child abuse. Just four months before
On Oct. 13, William Topel and Neil Kitamura, both Anchorage residents, died while under the care of Providence Alaska Medical Center. Topel and his physician requested Ivermectin and vitamins to treat his illness, but Providence refused to administer
On Oct. 13, Neil Kitamura, age 78, died a few hours after fellow Anchorage resident William Topel passed away. Both were patients at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Each man asked to receive Ivermectin to treat COVID illnesses, and both were denied.
William Topel died last week in Anchorage after checking into Providence Alaska Medical Center a week earlier with COVID symptoms. The hospital refused to give him Ivermectin despite repeated requests by Topel, his physician and his legal guardian.
Amid new reports that some patients are facing difficulties getting requested COVID treatments from local hospitals, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson is calling for calm and compassion on all sides. The mayor’s Oct. 12 statement does not specifically mention
William Topel passed away on Oct. 13. Prominent in Anchorage’s conservative political circles, Topel checked into Providence Alaska Medical Center last Thursday due to complications from COVID. Both he and his physician asked hospital staff to administer
Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage is granting some religious exemptions to its COVID shot mandate, but not without serious caveats. Last month the Catholic hospital announced that its employees had until Sept. 30 to be fully vaxed. It has allowed
Providence Alaska Medical Center, a Catholic hospital and one of the largest private employers in Alaska, is investigating the sincerity of employees’ spiritual beliefs before granting religious exemptions to COVID shots. Last month, the Catholic hospital
Editor’s note: The following message was originally posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Welsh, one of the organizers of the Open Alaska group which advocates rolling back many of the oppressive COVID mandates in Anchorage. This is what she would have said to
For nearly two weeks Marvin Abbott has sat, prayed, slept and peacefully protested outside the main entrance to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. His daughter Rachelle was medivacked from Kodiak on Sept. 6 after suffering a major asthma attack.
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