About Us

History
A visionary group of 8 physicians and dentists organized and built the first free-standing surgery center and performed the first cases in February 1977. Throughout the years, this multiple specialty facility has been a leader for innovative procedures and equipment. Over 140,000 cases have been performed at this facility. The Alaska Spine Center relocated to its current location in July 2001 and became part of Surgical Care Affiliates in June 2007. We perform Orthopedics, Podiatry, Pain Management, ENT, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, OB/Gyn, Urology, General, and Plastic Surgery.


Our management team is focused on providing the highest level of care and communication to our patient, physician specialists and their staff.

Our Leadership Team:
Kevin Barry, CEO
Christina Collins, Director of Nursing
Dr. Brion Beerle, Medical Director
Yadira “Gigi” Halverson, Business Office Manager
Debbie Swallow, Pre-op / PACU Manager

We greatly value our patients and their families’ confidence in entrusting us with their safety, comfort, and convenience while we provide optimal clinical care.

Our physicians enjoy a partnership that provides an efficient extension to their offices for cost effective alternatives, and time saving features to augment today’s medical practice.

A foundation for our team – we respectfully pledge our commitment to provide training, education and the advancement of the work environment though dedicated corporate support.


Community Outreach
Alaska Spine Center is not just a business, but part of the Alaskan family.

The Alaska Spine Center works with all governmental programs to include Medicare, Medicaid, Denali Kid Care, Tricare, Veteran’s Administration and Project Access. We are proud supporters of the Alaska Special Olympics, the YMCA, the Big C Relays, the Lost Lake Run for Cystic Fibrosis and other events.


Administration
Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is a value based healthcare provider committed to delivering world-class service. The Alaska Spine Center is proud to be a part of the 138 center organization. SCA is a leader in patient Best Demonstrated Practices and has developed a nationwide imitative to measure quality improvement not only in SCA but across multiple surgical providers. Our values echo the highest standards of SCA.

The management team is focused on providing the highest level of care and communication to patients, physicians and their staff. We greatly value our patients and their families’ confidence entrusting us with their safety, comfort, and convenience to provide optimal clinical care.

Our physicians operating in an advanced technological surgical environment enjoy a partnership that provides an efficient extension of their practices for cost effective alternatives, and time saving features to augment today’s medical practice. Our foundation, our team, and our staff- we respectfully pledge our commitment to provide training, education, and the advancement of the environment through dedicated SCA support.


Mission
To care for our patients, serve our physicians, and improve healthcare in America.

Our Values

Clinical Quality We are committed to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes. 
Integrity We do what is right, no matter how difficult, without exception.  We say what we mean, and we do what we say. 
Service Excellence We seek to exceed the expectations of patients, physicians and each other in everything we do. 
Teamwork We work together, helping and supporting one another to make our Centers, Departments and all of SCA successful. 
Accountability We take complete, personal responsibility for our actions and commitments. 
Continuous Improvement We seek to relentlessly improve our performance in every area – clinical, operational, and financial – constantly   pushing ourselves to new heights.