SEARHC hospital staff receive COVID-19 tests


Courtesy of SEARHC

Dr. Lynn Prysunka, medical director for the Wrangell Medical Center, being tested for COVID-19 by Chief Nursing Officer Blake Forrester on May 4. The photo was taken by Sondra Forrester. According to SEARHC's website 1,356 tests have been performed across the entire consortium as of May 8. According to a May 5 press release, a total of 155 tests have been completed in Wrangell. Seven tests are still pending results.

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently administered COVID-19 tests on all staff at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) and Wrangell Medical Center (WMC). Both hospitals utilized Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) tents outside the respective facilities to safely conduct staff tests off-site.

SEARHC recently received additional COVID-19 testing supply kits from the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Along with the recent addition of rapid test kits throughout the Consortium, the influx of supplies allowed for testing MEMC and WMC staff. Previously,...

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