Former WMC chief takes over in Valdez

 

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Barbara Bigelow, the former CEO of Wrangell Medical Center, has been hired on as the administrator of Providence Valdez Medical Center.

A former administrator at Wrangell Medical Center has been named as the new head of Providence Valdez Medical Center.

Officials with Providence Health and Services said last week that Barbara Bigelow will begin her new job at the hospital on Aug. 5.

She was named as the interim administrator at WMC after the departure of Kendall Sawa, who announced in October his desire to make a move to Washington State. Sawa replaced former CEO Noel Rea after the former WMC Board of Directors terminated him.

Bigelow, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., has lived in Alaska since 1979, and joined PeaceHealth in 199...



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