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Groundbreaking held for new medical center


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Several people who played a role in getting a new hospital for Wrangell were invited to dig the ceremonial first shovelful of dirt during last Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony. Pictured here are (front to back): Mayor Steve Prysunka, June Durgen, and Harriet Brouillette of the SEARHC board of directors.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held next to the AICS clinic on Wood Street last Thursday, May 30, signifying the official beginning of construction of Wrangell's new hospital. Wrangell has been seeking a new hospital to replace the Wrangell Medical Center for some time now. The Southeast Alaska Health Consortium, SEARHC, acquired the medical center in 2018. Part of this acquisition deal was the construction of a new hospital. The new medical center, which will connect with the existing clinic, will be roughly 45,000 square feet and built by Dawson Construction. Wold Architects and Engineers...

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