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The future of healthcare in Wrangell celebrated


December 20, 2018

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell Mayor Steve Prysunka handing over the key "The Future of Healthcare" in Wrangell to Charles Clement, CEO of SEARHC. The Wrangell Medical Center has been handed over to SEARHC control while a new hospital is being constructed, which is expected to be complete by 2021.

City officials, Wrangell Medical Center staff, SEARHC representatives, and many community members were present at the Nolan Center as the "future of healthcare" in Wrangell was celebrated. The party, which took place on the evening of Dec. 13, commemorated the SEARHC takeover of the medical center. SEARHC, a health consortium that serves Southeast Alaska, agreed to a four year lease of the medical center and to construct a brand new hospital. The new facility, which will be added to the AICS clinic, is planned to be about 44,500 square feet. Construction is expected to begin next May and is...

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