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Hospital construction still on track for 2021 opening

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center remains on schedule and on budget, according to SEARHC Vice President and Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. The future hospital will be about...

 

Wrangell Medical Center Wraps Up Successful CNA Training Program

Wrangell Medical Center (WMC), part of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), recently received notice of the successful certification of six new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

Wrangell Medical Center's Cathy Gross honored with quality and safety award

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Wrangell Medical Center’s (WMC) Cathy Gross, Registered Health Information Technician and WMC Performance Improvement Manager, has been named the 2019 winner of the Front-line Staff Outstanding...

 

SEARHC to receive Awards for Sitka and Wrangell Facilities

SouthEast Alaska Regional Healthcare Consortium's (SEARHC) Sitka Long-Term Care (SLTC) and Wrangell Medical Center Long-Term Care (WMC LTC) will be presented with a trio of quality awards this month...

 

Rally for Cancer Care golf tournament results

Last weekend was the Wrangell Medical Center Foundation's Rally for Cancer Care Tournament, held at Muskeg Meadows. The annual event draws sizable crowds from both Wrangell and Petersburg, to raise mo...

 
 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...

 

No Fireworks Display or Personal Use

Due to the dry conditions and water shortage concerns, there is a very high fire hazard and public safety (and property) concern. The City & Borough of Wrangell, along with the Wrangell Police... Full story

 

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...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

WMC to receive new administrator as Robert Rang steps down

Robert Rang came on as the Wrangell Medical Center's administrator in October of 2015. The hospital was only the latest step in a three-decade career. Rang said he started his career as a CNA, and he...

 

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...

 

Police report

January 28, 2019 Traffic complaint. Welfare check. Noise complaint: Loud music. Turned down before officer’s arrival. January 29, 2019 Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. January 30, 2019 Report of theft. Domestic violence: Unfounded. Agency assist:...

 

Borough assembly hears hospital update, approves legislative priorities

The Wrangell borough assembly met last Tuesday night to hear an update on the transition of the Wrangell Medical Center to SEARHC control. The regional healthcare consortium took over the medical center late last year and is in the process of...

 

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....

 

Police report

December 10, 2018 Traffic stop: Citation issued to Shane Legg-Privett, 40. Failure to provide proof of insurance. Verbal warning for faulty equipment. Civil issue. Agency assist: EMT’s. Found property. Agency assist: EMT’s. Traffic stop: Verbal...

 

WMC Auxiliary votes to disband in the near future

The Wrangell Medical Center Auxiliary is an organization that has worked to assist the hospital in providing services to its patients and to “promote the health and welfare of the community,” according to its stated purpose in the bylaws. With...

 

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...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Does the Wrangell Hospital Auxiliary have a future? For nearly half a century, the group has existed to raise funds and otherwise support our local hospital, paying many thousands of dollars for equipment and items to improve the...

 

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...

 

Wold Architects hold meeting at the Nolan Center to give update on new hospital

The Nolan Center was packed Monday night as Wold Architects held a meeting to update the community on plans for the new hospital. Members of the city government, SEARHC, the Wrangell Medical Center, and many residents came to hear the update....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

Fire alarm trips at Wrangell Medical Center

At approximately 10 a.m., Aug. 24, a fire alarm was tripped at the Wrangell Medical Center. The fire department responded quickly, with 14 members of the department showing up. The forest service...

 

Rally For Cancer Care golf tournament results

Last weekend was the annual Rally For Cancer Care golf tournament, organized by the Wrangell Medical Center Foundation. The tournament on Saturday was less of a serious competition and more for fun...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 2, 2018

Upcoming golf tournament rallying funds for cancer care

The hospital's charitable foundation is planning a big weekend August 11 and 12 for its annual golf tournament, hoping to boost its cancer care travel fund. The Wrangell Medical Center Foundation was...

 

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