By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Medical loan closet will need new home after property sale


April 10, 2024

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Don McConachie Sr. stands at the storage unit used for the community medical equipment loan closet. The volunteers need to find a new home for the hospital beds, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs and other equipment after the borough sells the former hospital property where the storage unit is located.

The community's medical equipment loan closet that has been in a number of locations over the years will likely have to look for a new home once more.

With the forthcoming sale of the former hospital next to Evergreen Elementary School later this month to Georgia-based real estate developer Wayne Johnson, the Wrangell Community Loan Closet will have to move its reserve of medical equipment to a new location.

Don McConachie Sr., who runs the service, talked on April 4 with borough manager Mason Villarma. "He wasn't aware that we were in here, but now that he is, he's doing what he can to find a...

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