BG Thomas Tickner Visits USACE Alaska District's Alternate Care Facility
Ella Goss, CEO of Providence Alaska Medical Center, discusses the equipment requirements for each patient pod during a tour of the newly constructed alternate care facility with Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner, commanding general for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Pacific Ocean Division; Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint, command sergeant major for the Pacific Ocean Division; and Col. David Hibner, acting commander of the Alaska District; on April 21 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. After receiving a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Corps' Alaska District assisted the state by converting a portion of the arena into an alternate care site capable of treating up to 51 patients. The project was completed and turned over to state medical officials on April 17. Tickner praised the collaborative efforts of federal, state and local authorities to lower the risk and keep Alaskans safe during the coronavirus health crisis.