November 22, 2011
Contact: Agatha Erickson, Communications Director. 907-452-8251.
Fairbanks, Alaska – Doyon, Limited is donating $1 million dollars to Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) in support of the construction of the new Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC). The Doyon board of directors approved the contribution at their regular quarterly meeting held in mid-November in Fairbanks.
In approving the contribution, the Doyon board stated that it is an investment that will benefit Doyon shareholders and the Native community as whole. A significant number of Doyon shareholders and their descendants reside in Interior Alaska and receive health care services through Tanana Chiefs Conference programs.
“Doyon is pleased to make this donation,” said Aaron Schutt, Doyon’s President and CEO. “It is symbolic of the unity between TCC and Doyon. The clinic and its new features will improve the health care services provided in Interior Alaska.”
TCC President Jerry Isaac said “TCC is grateful for Doyon’s gift,” as it “demonstrates the good working relationship the two organization have in serving the Native people in our region.”
The $68 million clinic is located on Lathrop Street next to the Big Dipper arena and is scheduled to open in early 2013. With the new CAIHC facility, TCC Health Services will be able to expand all of their current programming under one facility. New programming such as labs, radiology and limited oncology will also be housed under the same roof. “It is very exciting to be able to provide our patients aone stop shop,” said Victor Joseph, TCC Health Director. In addition to current services offered by CAIHC, new services will also be introduced to the building, such as podiatry, geriatrics and some cancer treatment services
Headquartered in Fairbanks, Doyon, Limited has 18,300 shareholders and was established under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Doyon, one of the top 10 Alaskan-owned companies, is also the largest private landowner in Alaska and one of the largest in North America. For more information, visit www.doyon.com.
Tanana Chiefs Conference is the traditional tribal consortium of the 42 villages of Interior Alaska and provides a unified voice advancing tribal governments, economic and social development, promoting physical and mental wellness, educational opportunities, protecting language, traditional and cultural values. For more information please visit www.tananachiefs.org or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TananaChiefsConference.
Note: Doyon President and CEO Aaron Schutt will present the check to TCC President Jerry Isaac on Wednesday, November 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Doyon headquarters, 1 Doyon Place in Fairbanks. The media is invited to attend. Schutt and Isaac will be available to answer questions.