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Emergency call service to be discontinued


Twenty-three area residents were issued letters last week informing them Wrangell Medical Center will no longer be offering its Call Care services after July 31.

The program helped primarily elderly residents, allowing them to summon help in the event of a fall or other medical emergency with a call device worn around the neck or on the wrist. Hospital staff would immediately respond to Call Care alarms by notifying a designated care provider to check on the participant in the home.

In a letter dated June 16, the hospital’s interim head Marla Sanger explained the system is being phased ou...

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