Bristol Bay Area Native Corporation
- 6000 Kanakanak Rd.
Dillingham is home to about 2,347 residents that reside on the outskirts of the largest state park in the country, the Wood-Tikchik State Park. In Dillingham you enjoy some of the best sport fishing that Alaska has to offer. All five species of the Pacific salmon as well as freshwater rainbow trout, arctic char and Dolly Varden swim through the waters of Dillingham. Thanks to the fishing community in Dillingham it is the fastest growing community in its region. There are about 230 commercial fishing licenses it supports as well as four processing plants whose workers double the size of the city’s population in the summer months.
Some of the activities that occur in Dillingham are: Kayaking, canoeing, rafting, boating, fishing, hunting, and much more. The only way in and out of Dillingham is by plane.
Formed by Bristol Bay tribes in 1973 to provide health services to residents of Southwest Alaska, BBAHC now serves 34 villages and employs over 360 health care professionals.
Located in Dillingham, Kanakanak Hospital is a 16-bed facility providing 24-hour medical, pediatric and obstetrical care. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO). Offices for a number of BBAHC’s ancillary departments – Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Community Health Aide Program, Emergency Medical Services, WIC and the Infant Learning Program – adjoin the hospital. Also located on hospital grounds are Anamta (“Our Mother’s”) House, a pre-natal boarding home, and the Bristol Ay Counseling Center.