State extends contract for traveling health care providers


December 16, 2021

Wrangell Medical Center will get an extra month of help from three traveling health care professionals, as the state has extended its contract for the workers.

Alaska is adding to its $87 million contract that brought in about 470 out-of-state health care workers to assist hospitals, clinics and schools stressed this fall by the heavy workload of COVID-19 patients and testing, and to provide relief for overwhelmed medical staffs in multiple communities.

In September, the state signed up Atlanta-based DLH Solutions to bring the workers to Alaska under a 90-day contract.

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