Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital is a facility unlike most others; it is located in the northernmost city of the United States and serves a population that spans across a region larger than the state of Washington. More...

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Since our beginnings in 1964, Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital has served the Inupiat people of the North Slope and provided care for all within our region. But as time has progressed, so have the needs of our patients and our communities. More...



Located in Barrow, Alaska, Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital is the primary healthcare facility for the North Slope region—an area larger than Washington State and the largest municipality in the United States. As the oldest healthcare facility in Alaska, the history of Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital is enriched with the culture and legacy of the Inupiat people for whom we care. Here, delivering on our promise of improving the health of the community also means delivering on our promise of keeping the history and memory of our ancestors alive.

As a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations facility, we rank among the top hospitals nationwide in quality of service and high standards of patient safety. And as we look forward to the completion of our new hospital that will allow us to better serve the North Slope, we also look forward to employing the best medical, nursing, allied health and professional staff to grow with us.

Anyone may contact Joint Commission directly with comments or concerns @ the following number. 1-800-994-6610


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