By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

SEARHC's expanded long-term care unit to accept residents early next year


August 31, 2022

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s expansion of its long-term care unit at the Wrangell Medical Center remains on target for construction completion at the end of 2022.

In June, SEARHC broke ground on an 1,800-square-foot addition to increase the unit’s capacity by four beds.

According to Lyndsey Schaefer, director of marketing and communications at SEARHC, the additional beds will be available for use in early 2023.

Spots in the 14-bed long-term care unit are “hard to come by,” said Schaefer. Once construction ends and the new beds are made available, they will be fi...

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