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Medical center recognized for medication assisted treatment


October 3, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg Medical Center was given the Golden Stethoscope award for their medication assisted treatment program for those with a substance or opioid use disorder.

The Petersburg Medical Center's Joy Janssen Clinic was awarded the 2019 Golden Stethoscope Award for its medication assisted treatment program for substance abuse by the Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association.

"It's just a nice pat on the back," said PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter. "It's a nice acknowledgment amongst all the different facilities in the state. I think it's worthwhile."

The yearly award was given to PMC at an ASHNHA conference last week. A team of PMC staff wrote up a statement that was submitted to ASHNHA explaining why they should be given the award. Despite limited...

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