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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hospital construction on track

Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is on track, according to Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. Construction began back in April, as land next to the AICS Clinic was cleared of trees and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Color run supports local organizations

City Park was crowded and colorful last Saturday as people came together for the annual Long Term Care Color Run. The event is sponsored by the Wrangell Medical Center and its Long Term Care unit. The...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Hello people of Wrangell; this is the latest update on my lawsuit against the hiring managers and some members of the city council. This week I have been inundated with several bundles of filed information from their lawyer in...

 

SEARHC to celebrate groundbreaking of Wrangell's new medical center

On Thursday, May 30, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at 232 Wood Street in...

 

Death Notice Lurine M. McGee

Lurine M. McGee, 96, passed away April 30, 2019 at Wrangell Medical Long Term Care. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Salvation Army working to meet needs in the community

The Salvation Army is probably best known for its work around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, said Major Michael Bates with the Wrangell Salvation Army. However, they work year-round t...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Women Pioneers of Alaska helping the elderly, preserving history

The Pioneers of Alaska is one of the older social organizations in the state. According to the organization's website, the first group of pioneers, or "Igloos," was founded in Nome in 1907. The...

 

Wrangell Medical Center's Long-term Care Center repeats top-ranking score for quality measures

For the second straight month, Wrangell Medical Center’s (WMC) Long-Term Care sits atop the state rankings for nursing home quality, based on an average of 11 quality measures used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With scores...

 

Chocolate Lovers Festival coming this weekend

Valentine's Day is always a popular holiday among those who enjoy eating chocolate. Chocolate and the holiday for love and romance have long been connected. In Wrangell, however, there is another...

 

Fish Factor: Commercial catches of Pacific halibut increased for 2019

Contrary to all expectations, commercial catches of Pacific halibut were increased for 2019 in all but one Alaska region. The numbers were revealed Friday at the International Pacific Halibut...

 

2018: A year in review, Part 2

April The Department of Transportation is finally able to get started on a major Wrangell road repaving project. Perforated by potholes, the borough’s Evergreen Avenue will be resurfaced and repaired, with pedestrian improvements and other fixes....

 

Governor's Christmas tree coming from the Wrangell Forest Service District

Students at Evergreen Elementary School have spent the past few days making Christmas ornaments. Some students drew pictures of Alaskan wildlife, others made miniature wreaths, and another class made...

 

WMC board holds last meeting before SEARHC transition

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met on Oct. 17 for their last meeting before the long-planned transition of authority to SEARHC. This comes after the successful passing of a ballot measure on Oct. 2 allowing SEARHC to take charge of th...

 

WMC board holds annual review

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met Wednesday night, Sept. 19, for their annual review of the medical center. The review covered a wide variety of topics, such as the medical center’s 2018 strategic goals. The three main goals were d...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Dan's Dispatch

During session, the Alaska State Legislature passed multiple bills that affect our senior citizens. It is the duty of the legislature to protect and serve all citizens. In my time in office, I have made it a priority to try to protect the interests o...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

New president, VP named at medical board meeting

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met July 18, at city hall for their regularly scheduled meeting. While not initially on the agenda, the board appointed a new president and vice...

 

A splash of color

Volunteer Scott Glaze sends forth a shower of colored powder along the route of this year's Color Run, a 5K fundraiser benefitting Wrangell Medical Center's long-term care unit. Held on Saturday at...

 

SEARHC confirms affiliation with city on hospital

In a press release last Friday, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announced it will officially move forward with formalizing an affiliation with the City and Borough of Wrangell regarding...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

SEARHC-WMC deal looks promising, parties say

After a series of meetings and public presentations last week, a proposed acquisition of Wrangell Medical Center by a regional health group looks more probable. Southeast Alaska Rural Health...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 17, 2018

SEARHC meetings to lay out hospital acquisition likelihood

A series of meetings between Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium and the City and Borough of Wrangell are planned for early next week. The regional health group is entertaining making an offer to assume control of Wrangell Medical Center, a...

 

Obituary: Agapia "Terri" Kozeroff, 79

Agapia "Terri" Kozeroff, 79, of Wrangell, Alaska, passed away on March 15, 2018 at Wrangell Medical Center. Terri was born May 1, 1938 on St. Paul Island, Alaska to Valentina and Gregory Kozeroff.... Full story

 
 By Ben Muir    News    April 12, 2018

If numbers work, hospital on its way to SEARHC management

If it proves financially feasible, Wrangell Medical Center may soon pass from municipal ownership to new management. At a public meeting held inside the Nolan Center on Monday evening,...

 

Blood tests at a discount during month of March

Wrangell Medical Center’s annual health fair is coming up, with a month of discounted blood tests available at the hospital in the month leading up. Starting back on Monday, five of the tests the hospital’s laboratory administers have been reduce...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

City and hospital to set transition committee amid revenue problems

Assembly members commiserated with city and hospital staff on Monday to discuss how to move forward on new organizational arrangement at Wrangell Medical Center. Currently the hospital is a public asset, managed by the City and Borough of Wrangell....

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Cod fish stocks crash throughout Gulf of Alaska - younger fish not surviving warm ocean temperatures to blame

Kodiak officials already are drafting a disaster declaration due to the crash of cod stocks throughout the Gulf of Alaska. The shortage will hurt many other coastal communities as well. Gulf cod catches for 2018 will drop by 80 percent to just under...

 

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