Take a letter: SEARHC-hospital partnership to be explored further
March 29, 2018
The Borough Assembly in a special meeting last week adopted a letter outlining its intent to potentially partner up with Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium on Wrangell’s hospital.
Held on March 22, the early evening meeting covered some of the pros and cons of third party partnership for managing Wrangell Medical Center. The hospital is public asset owned and managed by the borough, one of only a handful in the state still run independently of a larger healthcare service.
WMC has been “hemorrhaging money,” assembly members have been informed by city and hospital staff alike over...