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2018: A year in review, Part 1

The past year has been a busy one for the community of Wrangell, and also one full of changes. Elections have come and gone, the school district saw a new superintendent and two new principals, a high school swimming and diving team was organized,...

 

SEARHC and Swedish Medical Center to expand specialty services in SE Alaska

Beginning this fall, according to a press release from the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, specialty services in Southeast Alaska will be expanded thanks to collaboration between SEARHC and Swedish Medical Center. The press release...

 
 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...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Assembly gives blessing to Shoemaker bid

In its first relatively short meeting since concluding its budget process earlier this month, the Borough Assembly nonetheless found time to wade into some sizable items Tuesday. Members approved moving ahead with a contract offer to Tamico RnR JV...

 

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    June 14, 2018

Assembly moving ahead with SEARHC hospital transfer

The City and Borough Assembly took its next serious step in redirecting Wrangell Medical Center’s future on Tuesday, authorizing a resolution to pursue a strategic affiliation with Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium. Earlier this year the...

 
 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...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    April 26, 2018

Assembly to tackle budget at upcoming workshops

Next week the Wrangell Assembly is scheduled to parse over its line items and budget figures for the coming fiscal year. Bound drafts were handed out to members at their Tuesday evening meeting, to digest before a pair of sessions set for May 1 and...

 
 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,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 5, 2018

Steering committee to chart course for WMC's future

An important roundtable discussion on the future of public health care provision in Wrangell is set for this weekend, followed by a community meeting Monday night. At the behest of the City and Borough Assembly, a steering committee made up of...

 
 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....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

2017 – a year in review

Another year begins this week, and 2018 both holds promise and poses challenges to Wrangell residents. Economic trials will perhaps be of the greatest concern as state coffers seem set to dry up and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 7, 2017

Assembly to seek consultant for hospital future

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borough Assembly approved moving ahead with seeking a consultant on the hospital’s future, while members also learned city computers had been targeted by a hacking attack. A letter recommending hiring a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 9, 2017

Hospital costs could see city looking for managing partner

In a special workshop at City Hall on Monday, administrators at Wrangell Medical Center and members of its governing board met with the City and Borough Assembly to discuss the cost of a new...

 

SEARHC help office adds Saturday hours for health enrollment period

This year open enrollment in the state’s health insurance marketplace has been shortened to six weeks, beginning yesterday and running through December 15. Enabled through the Affordable Care Act, Americans meeting certain criteria can apply for...

 

Health insurance marketplace enrollment starts Nov. 1

The open enrollment period for obtaining or changing insurance plans through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace has been shortened this year to just six weeks, a regional health provider cautioned resident...

 

SEARHC opens new pediatric dental clinic in Juneau

An open house and ribbon cutting was held for a new and expanded Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau on June 22. First admitting patients the previous month, the office is maintained by Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium at its dental...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    June 22, 2017

Basketball camp hones skills and values

arpen their skills on the basketball court last week, during a two-day clinic hosted at the high school. The Alaska Native Sisterhood Association brought down Damen Bell-Holter, a professional player...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

SEARHC-AICS hosting meeting on drug and alcohol addiction

Residents are invited to attend a special presentation at the local clinic this evening, focused on understanding and treating addiction. Targeting problems with alcohol and opioids, Dr. Janice Sheufelt will lead the public presentation, which begins...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Wrangell Tribe hires new tourism coordinator

Wrangell Cooperative Association has created a new position for tourism development, hiring Rachel Moreno for the job. The move is one intended to better coordinate the Tribe’s participation in the visitor industry, a growing segment of the economy...

 

SEARHC-AICS merger completed

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has completed its acquisition of Alaska Island Community Services (AICS), with the transition formally taking effect on April 1. Started in 1975, SEARHC is a non-profit tribal health consortium...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

AICS-SEARHC merger delayed until April

A planned-for merger between two regional healthcare providers has been put on hold for two months. Alaska Island Community Services was to merge with larger organization SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) on February 1, but the con...

 

A look back at 2016

For Wrangell, the past year was one mixed with successes and setbacks, shared tragedies and uplifting moments. Sales taxes collected over the spring and summer tour seasons neared all-time highs,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 22, 2016

Another apartment goes smoke-free in Wrangell

Another housing unit has officially gone smoke-free, according to Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s local health promotion department. This fall the new owners of the Stikine Native Organization building on Front Street – colloquially...

 

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