Sanger report stresses tech, credentialing for WMC


Greg Knight

Wrangell Medical Center IT manager Bob Shymanski shows off the new server rack that controls medical recordkeeping and other technology aspects of running the hospital. The WMC Board of Trustees and CEO Marla Sanger have made new technology a priority.

Wrangell Medical Center interim CEO Marla Sanger was ebullient about new technology being instituted at the hospital in her most recent report to the WMC Board of Directors at their June 19 meeting at the Nolan Center.

Sanger’s report highlighted her use of weekly updates to the board – and how new technology is helping save money at the facility.

“Nearly every weekly update mentions an electronic medical record ‘go live’ or new computer module or some other change that staff and physicians are working hard to absorb,” Sanger wrote. “We are not alone. In fact, WMC is ahead of...

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