SITKA – The SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) Laboratory recently had its biennial inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). After two days of inspection by a professional analyst, the results of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s 2017 CAP inspection was once again nearly perfect.
Sitka – Today, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) proposed to the Sitka Assembly (Assembly) that SEARHC lease the Sitka Community Hospital (SCH) facility and acquire all of its operating assets and operations to create a sustainable healthcare delivery system for Sitka.
“As community and healthcare leaders in Sitka, we are at a decision point regarding healthcare delivery,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Clement. “With Alaska facing serious fiscal challenges and the 2018 state budget cuts to Medicaid reimbursement, two stand-alone hospitals pose unnecessary risk and uncertainty. Read more →
On May 22, the new and expanded Children’s Dental Clinic in the SEARHC dental building in Juneau will begin seeing patients. The expansion has been in the planning stages since 2014 and was the logical next step in providing all children in the community, many of whom are recipients of Denali Kid Care, with access to dental care. With more space and more dentists, SEARHC can care for the oral health of more children in Juneau.
The SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau opened to all community members in April 2015. Up to that point, SEARHC pediatric dental services were solely available for Alaska Native/American Indian patients. To meet the already growing needs of their existing patients, as well as the community as a whole, SEARHC added two new pediatric dentists and made the decision to open their children’s dental services to the entire community.
To finance this expansion, SEARHC applied for various grants and received several generous awards, including significant contibutions from the Rasmuson Foundation; the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust; Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP; and the State of Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs.
The public is invited to the open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony set for June 22.
And those little old ladies from the villages built a very strong foundation; they developed their bylaws, made sure everything was in order and what they structured back then is still in place today.