Out-of-state health workers help at Wrangell hospital


October 7, 2021

Wrangell Medical Center this week welcomed eight temporary out-of-state health care workers assigned to the hospital under a state-financed program to bring as many as 473 professionals to help relieve staffing pressures across Alaska.

The state is spending $87 million in federal money to bring in the workers, allocating them to 14 hospitals and care centers around the state, as many of the facilities are at or near capacity amid a surge in COVID-19 patients the past month.

Some school districts also are included in the program for nurses.

The contract covers 90 days.

Wrangell had five additio...

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