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Social Services

The BBAHC Medical Social Worker assists patients and families with safe hospital discharges, finding long term placement homes, and assuring they have appropriate equipment in their homes for safe environment. The social worker advocates for patient and family needs, including legal documents, advance care planning and safety.


The Social Worker assist patients with:

  • Medical Equipment requests
  • Renewal for Medical Equipment
  • Advance Directives
  • Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms
  • Power of Attorney
  • Report of Harm to Seniors

Social Services Provider


Danita Kollars LMSW, Social Worker

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.