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By Dan Rudy 

Emergency response receives first Walker Foundation grant

 

April 19, 2018

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Steve Prysunka and Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department Cpt. Dorianne Sprehe demonstrate how the department's new automatic resuscitation system works for SEARHC regional director Mark Walker (at center). Walker's eponymous foundation provided grant funding for the device, which will help emergency responders provide CPR to patients during transit.

Wrangell's emergency services were the recipients of the first-ever grant from the Walker Foundation, a benevolent fund established after the acquisition of Alaska Island Community Services last year by Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium.

Governed by an appointed board, the Foundation supports activities that promote health and the welfare of the Wrangell community.

"It's on a project by project basis. We currently have about $3.75M," explained Mark Walker, formerly CEO for AICS and currently Southern Region Director for SEARHC. The fund's principal will be cultivated through managed...



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