Hospital construction in final stages


December 31, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell's new hospital is nearly complete, with a move-in date scheduled for mid-January of 2021.

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center, ongoing since a groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2019, is nearing completion. According to a Dec. 22 press release from the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, the project has reached 95 percent completion.

"WMC staff are excited to begin caring for patients in the new facility," said SEARHC Vice President and WMC Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff in the press release. "Select staff have already relocated to completed construction in the Clinic area. The majority of WMC staff are scheduled to begin move-in mid-January. The n...

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