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Pies needed for annual teddy bear fundraiser

Did you know that when a child goes to the emergency room at our hospital or their family suffers a house fire or a boating accident, that they can be given a beautiful, comforting teddy bear to snuggle with? These bears are provided by the Beta...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 25, 2022

High school students earn achievements, scholarships

An award and scholarship ceremony held May 13 at Wrangell High School lauded the achievement of many students and presented seniors with scholarships to further their educations. Teachers Lisa Brooks,...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 2, 2022

Hospital manages with staffing shortage amid surge in COVID cases

Wrangell Medical Center has experienced staffing shortages due to the recent jump in COVID-19 cases, but it has not led to delays in procedures or rescheduling, said Carly Allen, hospital administrator. “We have been able to maintain full...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    January 27, 2022

Numerous local scholarships available to high school seniors

Wrangell High School seniors have potentially more than $70,000 in higher education scholarships available to them from local organizations. Funds range anywhere from a one-time $100 award to $5,000 per year for four years. Though application...

 

SEARHC continues free COVID testing under state contract

SEARHC soon will move into its second year of providing free COVID-19 testing for Wrangell residents and visitors to the community. The testing is covered under a state contract that had been scheduled to stop Dec. 31 but which has been extended to...

 

State extends contract for traveling health care providers

Wrangell Medical Center will get an extra month of help from three traveling health care professionals, as the state has extended its contract for the workers. Alaska is adding to its $87 million contract that brought in about 470 out-of-state...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 10, 2021

Opioid, substance abuse recovery center looks at former hospital site

An addiction recovery center operator is interested in possibly buying the former hospital to open a residential and outpatient treatment center in Wrangell. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Regard Recovery Centers planned to send a representative,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 30, 2021

Waterfall Foundation donates $10,000 to Wrangell-based cancer care group

Ever since Nancy Murkowski’s friend had a cancer scare in the early 1970s, Murkowski has made it a mission to raise funds to help fight the disease. On Aug. 20, the Waterfall Foundation, a nonprofit organization Murkowski founded more than 20 years...

 

August was busy month for COVID testing in Wrangell

After the number of people taking COVID-19 tests in Wrangell slowed down earlier in the summer, the volume doubled in August as the community reacted to the surge of new infections in town. The borough reported 48 cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell in Aug...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 5, 2021

Rally for Cancer Care fundraiser tees off this weekend

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds through its second year, many aspects of normal life are returning, including the annual Rally for Cancer Care golf tournament this weekend in Wrangell. The rally is a big fundraising event put on by the WMC...

 

Find Your Adventure at Wrangell's 4th of July

Friday, July 2 3-on-3 Basketball: Start at 10 a.m. At the covered play area behind Evergreen Elementary School. Chairperson: Christie Good Art Clark Scrap Fish Derby: 11 a.m. City Dock Summer Float...  PDF

 

Hospital will start opening departments on Saturday

The new Wrangell Medical Center is nearing the end of construction and will start a staggered opening on Saturday, with the long-term care unit first on the list and the rehabilitation unit scheduled...

 

SEARHC offers CNA training program in Wrangell

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will host a training program for certified nursing assistants in Wrangell, starting next week. While the program has existed in Wrangell in the past, it...

 

Hospital construction in final stages

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center, ongoing since a groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2019, is nearing completion. According to a Dec. 22 press release from the Southeast Alaska Regional...

 

Hospital construction nearly complete

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center is nearly done, according to a press release from the SouthEast Alaska Health Consortium. They are about 85 percent complete with the project, the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

New hospital nearing completion

The new Wrangell Medical Center is nearing completion, according to a press release from SEARHC. Several crews are on-site working on siding, concrete, drywall, and other aspects of the construction...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Progress made on new hospital

Progress has been made on the new Wrangell Medical Center, according to a press release from SEARHC. Thanks to increases in crew sizes, and new trades coming onto the project, the project has gained...

 

Police report

June 1 Sex offender registration Civil issue Four subpoenas served Agency assist: Harbor Summons service Traffic complaint June 2 Noise complaint Cat euthanized Agency assist: Vet Subpoena service Agency assist: Parole Search Agency assist: Hoonah...

 

Leaders review commercial COVID testing, CBW resources

On Wednesday, May 27, members of the Wrangell Unified Command met via videoconference to consolidate pandemic information and response from respective local organizations. Wrangell Medical Center...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Command talks COVID-19 isolation plans, testing, community resources

Wrangell's Unified Command participated in their weekly conference call on Wednesday, May 6, to provide organizational updates on COVID-19 developments and changes in respective protocols. The City...

 

SEARHC hospital staff receive COVID-19 tests

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently administered COVID-19 tests on all staff at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) and Wrangell Medical Center (WMC). Both hospitals...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 7, 2020

Three COVID-related items covered in special assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Monday evening, May 4, to discuss three agenda items related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Mike Dunleavy and the Department of Health...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Assembly hears calls to reopen economy, hospital's plans for handling virus

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met remotely last Tuesday, April 14, to hold one of their regularly scheduled meetings. It was a light agenda, as far as items requiring an assembly vote, but there was...

 

Medical director updates assembly and community COVID-19 team addresses mandate

On Wednesday, April 15, representatives from the City and Borough of Wrangell (CBW), Wrangell Medical Center (WMC), the Alaska Division of Public Health, the Alaska Island Community Services (AICS)...

 

COVID-19 stakeholders discuss mandates, surge plans, virtual care

On Wed., March 25, Wrangell COVID-19 responders participated in their weekly joint meeting to discuss the latest actions made in preparation for the coronavirus reaching the island. City and Borough...

 

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