Local Doctors Recognized For COVID-19 Work

Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Liz Bates prepares for COVID-19 testing at the YKHC testing tent on March 25, 2020. She and Dr. Ellen Hodges were recognized by Sen. Dan Sullivan for leading vaccination efforts in the Y-K Delta.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Two doctors at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation were named “Alaskan of the Week” by U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan. 

Dr. Ellen Hodges and Dr. Elizabeth Bates were recognized for leading the effort to vaccinate people in the Y-K Delta region against COVID-19. The region leads the nation in getting the highest percentage of residents vaccinated.