JUNEAU – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) once again had a very successful survey demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety. The Joint Commission recognizes SEARHC’s dedication to continuous compliance with their standards, which address important functions relating to the care of patients and the safety of a hospital environment.

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In addition to a gynecologic cancer awareness and information table at the Cancer Connection 2016 Community Health Forum, Let Every Woman Know will be showing the documentary NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE (NED) at 2pm in the Egan Room:

NED / 2 p.m. / Egan Room

Six GYN cancer surgeons take on the Big C with Rock ‘n’ Roll … Their patients become the band’s most ardent fans … Below the belt cancers and a below the radar cause enter the spotlight … The result: NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE, an intimate, humorous, and inspiring documentary from award-winning Spark Media.

NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE, the words every patient dreams to hear, interweaves the harrowing experiences and remarkable courage of women, devoted families, and dedicated doctors. As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, the surgeons are transformed into rising rock stars, and their patients and loved ones jump on the bandwagon, infusing the struggle for survival with heart, hope and Rock · n’ Roll.

Wrangell – Today, Alaska Island Community Services (AICS) and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announced they are formally affiliating to enhance access to quality care for Wrangell residents and patients. As part of the affiliation, AICS will retain its name, and both organizations will be guided by a shared set of principles. AICS will continue to have a strong local voice and presence in Wrangell, and a local advisory council comprised of community members will be established to receive feedback and information regarding the community’s healthcare needs for planning purposes. Read more

Do you have any good community wellness ideas for Sitka? It’s time 10th annualSitka Health Summit planning day, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in Room 229 at the University of Alaska Southeast-Sitka Campus.

One of the highlights of the Sitka Health Summit has been the annual community wellness planning day. During planning day, Sitka residents get together to discuss the health needs of the community and create community wellness projects to address these needs.

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Learn self defense!  Increase your confidence & safety.  $5/person and scholarships are available.  Please bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothes.

  • When: Sat, October 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

For more information visit www.awareak.org or contact Swarupa at AWARE 586-6623 or Donnyel at Donnyel.Burras@juneau.org