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Michael Acarregui, MD, joins The Children’s Hospital at Providence


New executive director brings more than 25 years of experience in pediatrics, neonatology

ANCHORAGE, AK – Michael Acarregui, MD, has joined Providence Alaska Medical Center as the new executive director for The Children’s Hospital at Providence.

Dr. Acarregui has more than 25 years of experience working in the pediatric and neonatology fields. He earned his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University and trained in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern.
Dr. Acarregui comes to Providence from the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. During his tenure at the University of Iowa, he led various statewide initiatives including work in perinatal care and high-risk infant follow-up programs. For more than 10 years he has served as medical director for Iowa’s Vermont-Oxford Neonatal Network collaborative. Dr. Acarregui holds an Executive MBA from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Acarregui’s clinical experience has earned him national and international recognition. He has published numerous works, has taught internationally and has received multiple awards, including making the Best Doctors in America List by Best Doctors Inc.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Acarregui join Providence and look forward to the contributions he will make as part of the leadership team here,” said Richard Mandsager, MD, chief executive, Providence Alaska Medical Center. “He brings a wealth of health care experience for young Alaskans and their families.”
About The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Providence functions as a hospital within a hospital. The Children’s Hospital is known for its outstanding NICU, PICU, and Maternity Center. The 100-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and onsite clinics including neurological development, urology, endocrinology, orthopedics, genetics, cystic fibrosis, a subspecialty clinic and a center for special needs.​