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Mike Powers, FACHE,CEO, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital/ Denali Center

Mike Powers  

Michael K. Powers serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Fairbanks Memorial Hospital/Denali Center. Previously, he served as the hospital's Chief Financial Officer from 1986 to 1995. Prior to joining Fairbanks Memorial Hospital/Denali Center, Mr. Powers served at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and Clinics in Richmond, Va. He also served at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis.

Mr. Powers holds a Master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

Mr. Powers is involved in numerous health services activities, including serving as two-time past President of the Alaska Hospital & Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) and as an Executive board member of the Interior Community Health Center for 13 years. The American Hospital Association certified Mr. Powers as a state delegate and member of the Regional Policy Board 9 in 2013. He served in the same capacity from 2000-2002. He currently sits on the ASHNHA Legislative Committee and is Chair of the ASHNHA Political Action Committee. Mr. Powers is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Aside from health services activities, Mr. Powers is deeply engaged in the community – he serves as Vice Chair on the University of Alaska Board of Regents, Chair for the Academic & Student Affairs Committee, as Treasurer of the Nanook Innovations Corporation, and on the Executive Committee of the Fairbanks Concert Association. 

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