About Us


The Foundation’s Vision
Community caring for our community.

The Foundation’s Mission

The Hospital Foundation was established to ensure that we never again face the prospect of a community without health care by:

  • providing first-class medical facilities and technology;
  • overseeing an excellent operator;
  • creating an environment that attracts quality, caring physicians who wish to be a part of the community; and
  • creating partnerships to deliver quality patient care.

The Foundation’s Core Values

Excellence In Care – We are dedicated to satisfying patient’s healthcare needs and are constantly looking to improve the Hospital Foundation facilities and technology to serve our community.

Friends In The Community – Our community is central to us and our decisions will be based on the evaluated needs of the Fairbanks community.

Faithful Stewards – We are committed to fiduciary responsibility that protects the economic viability of our community-owned healthcare resources.

Commitment to Partnerships – Our Foundation is committed to partnering in our Community relationships.

Act With Integrity – We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fairness in all our endeavors on behalf of the community.

Who makes up The Hospital Foundation?

The Hospital Foundation membership includes a wide variety of people from many facets of the community, all of whom share a common interest in providing healthcare to Fairbanks and Interior Alaska. The Hospital Foundation members elect Trustees who govern The Hospital Foundation’s business and oversee Foundation Health Partner’s operation of the hospital campus for the community.

Trustees and other members of the Hospital Foundation, working in volunteer committees, spend countless hours planning for the future of the hospital campus, administrators from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Tanana Valley Clinic, the local medical community, and community and state leaders. They do this not for personal benefit, or for the benefit of a few, but for the benefit of the entire greater Fairbanks area and Interior Alaska.

EmergencyWho oversees the hospital’s operations?

Historically, Banner Health operated the hospital campus for the benefit of our community. Beginning on January 1, 2017, the Foundation Health Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fairbanks Hospital Foundation will become the new operator. For the first time in history, Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center will be locally owned, AND operated. Foundation Health Partners will be governed by a 15-person Board of Directors. Those directors include:  Jeff Cook (Chairman), Gary Roderick, Roger Floerchinger, Joe Faulhaber, Steve Frank, Dr. Greg Johnson, Dr. Clay Triplehorn, Teri Kiss, Dr. Richard Hattan, Dr. Laura Brunner, Karen Perdue, Scott Bell and Dr. Mark Kowal.