Alaska Health Clinic
Communications Is Critical In Remote Alaska
For over 30 years, Maniilaq Association has provided health, tribal, and social services to approximately 7,500 residents of rural Northwest Alaska. Robert Berger is the Director, Facility Support Services, of the association's health center, which offers state-of-the art, top quality primary care to these residents. The nearest health care facility that isn't a critical access hospital is over 600 miles away.
Government officials provided the association with 12 Globalstar fixed satellite phone systems, one for each of their clinics. The only way to get from clinic to clinic in this road-less region of Alaska is by air or snow machine - so in times of emergency, seamless communication is critical. Robert traveled to each of the eleven villages after installation and tested each of the phones himself. "I was extremely pleased to find that each phone worked perfectly with zero communication delays," commented Berger. "I have had a phenomenal experience with Globalstar. Their products work where and when you need them and offer excellent communication abilities."