Providence Alaska Medical Center serves a diverse population. Anchorage has an international population made up of immigrants and refugees from all over the world. Over 90 languages are spoken in our local school district, and our patient population reflects that diversity. We serve patients from all across the world who speak many languages including: Upik, Inuit, Athabaskan, Hmong, Mandarin, Cantonese, Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, Ilacarno, Russian, German, French, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan along with many others!
Our patients enjoy diverse life styles ranging from city dwellers to homesteaders in log cabins to Alaskan Natives living on subsistence in the remote bush. They also engage in a variety of activities including hunting for moose/caribou/sheep/bears, fishing for salmon/halibut, dog mushing, cross-country skiing, flying small planes, snow biking, kayaking, hiking and multiple other outdoor endeavors. Although the interior and arctic regions of Alaska can have very cold winters, being near the ocean affords Anchorage a temperate climate year round.