By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough lists old hospital for auction


Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

The borough's capital facilities director, Amber Al-Haddad, stands in what had been the long-term care unit at the Wrangell hospital building. The borough is taking bids on the unused property, with offers due by June 30.

The borough has listed the former Wrangell Medical Center for sale to the highest bidder until June 30, at a minimum bid of $830,000, the value assigned by an April appraisal.

The hospital has been vacant since health care provider SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium moved into its new building in February 2021. The borough has been spending close to $100,000 a year to heat and insure the empty structure, and the assembly has decided to sell the surplus property.

The lot is 1.95 acres, on Bennett Street between Reid Street and First Avenue next to the elementary school. It is being...

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