There are three civilian and one military general hospitals in Anchorage. There is also a civilian hospital 40 miles north in Palmer. In Anchorage, Providence Alaska Medical Center is the largest hospital in the state and part of the Providence chain. Alaska Regional Hospital is about 3 miles away and is slightly smaller. Both are nice, relatively new facilities in nice parts of town. Each have their advocates and critics, but neither could be considered bad places to work. Alaska Native Medical Center is a public health hospital exclusively for native Americans. It is a magnet facility, teaching hospital and has recently made local news by banning smoking not only inside but also on its entire campus of parking lots, green areas, etc. Elmendorf Air Force Base has a small hospital and I don't know if they use travelers. To the north, Mat-Su Regional is a brand new for-profit hospital in Palmer. It has only been open a year and reputedly has some growing pains. Still, it is a beautiful facility in a nice, small town.