JUNEAU – Last week, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) completed its latest Operational Site Visit conducted by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the agency that provides grant funding dedicated to the operation of our primary care clinics outside of Juneau and Sitka. The visit was extremely successful with the preliminary HRSA report showing SEARHC met 100% of the 19 measured criteria.

 The site visits are conducted on a three-year schedule with the goal of assessing SEARHC’s overall compliance with the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care’s 19 Program Requirements, which encompass the areas of clinical services, finance, management, and governance.

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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

JUNEAU – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is delighted to announce the opening of their new Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau. The new clinic is on the first floor of the SEARHC Dental building at 3245 Hospital Drive. Pediatric dental staff will begin seeing patients in the new space on Monday, May 22, 2017, with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house planned for June 22.

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JUNEAU – The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program (WISEWOMAN) is bringing state-of-the-art digital mammography technology to women in many Southeast Alaskan communities that would otherwise need to travel to have their mammogram performed. The WISEWOMAN program facilitates mobile mammography visits in the spring and fall each year to various communities in the region.

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WRANGELL – After more than a year of discussions between SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Alaska Island Community Services (AICS) about delivering sustainable and improved healthcare services for Wrangell and surrounding communities, today marks the official start of the merger between the two healthcare organizations.

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SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is honored to have recently been awarded a $1,039,603 grant by Indian Health Service (IHS) as part of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. The annual grant supports diabetes care and prevention services at SEARHC facilities throughout Southeast Alaska for five years, potentially bringing more than 5 million dollars to the region to help patients.  

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