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By Dan Rudy 

No new nurse for Wrangell Public Health


After the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, Wrangell seems set to be permanently without a residential nurse at its Public Health Center due to anticipated budget cuts to the program.

In March the Wrangell office’s nurse Ty Esposito retired from her position. At the time, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services had dispelled concerns that the office and another in Haines would be closed down. The nursing position for Haines’ PHC had been vacant since October.

As the Legislature creeps ever closer to finalizing a budget for next year, ADHSS is expecting cuts to its fund...

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