SEARHC http://searhc.org Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:13:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sitka Health Fair http://searhc.org/sitka-health-fair-2/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:02:11 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=4042 Saturday, May 5  |  8 am – 12 noon  |  Harrigan Centennial Hall  |  330 Harbor Dr. Join us at the Sitka Health Fair for local health & wellness resources. Talk with professionals about health, diabetes, nutrition, exercise, stress relief and more! This is a great time to get your vitamin D checked! 11 affordable […]

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Saturday, May 5  |  8 am – 12 noon  |  Harrigan Centennial Hall  |  330 Harbor Dr.

Join us at the Sitka Health Fair for local health & wellness resources. Talk with professionals about health, diabetes, nutrition, exercise, stress relief and more! This is a great time to get your vitamin D checked!

11 affordable blood tests available

  • Chemistry/Hematology (27 panels) – $45
  • Thyroid Screen – $35
  • Prostate Disease Screen – $25
  • Vitamin D Screen – $50
  • A1C Diabetes – $25
  • Ferritin – $35
  • Blood Typing – $20
  • Vitamin B12 – $35
  • Allergy respiratory – $195
  • Testosterone (men) – $55
  • Celiac Disease – $35

Contact Heleena van Veen @ 966-8914 or Heleena.vanveen@searhc.org.For more information about tests visit www.alaskahealthfair.org.

The Sitka Health Fair is sponsored by SEARHC

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Sitkans Invited to Lunch and a Medicare and Social Security Retirement Benefits Presentation http://searhc.org/sitkans-invited-lunch-medicare-social-security-retirement-benefits-presentation/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:40:42 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=4034 SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Cynthia Gibson, CFP® with Waddell & Reed, Inc. are inviting all Sitkans to lunch and a joint presentation* aimed at answering questions about Medicare and Social Security retirement benefits on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall. It is common for people to […]

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SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Cynthia Gibson, CFP® with Waddell & Reed, Inc. are inviting all Sitkans to lunch and a joint presentation* aimed at answering questions about Medicare and Social Security retirement benefits on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

It is common for people to be unsure of their Medicare options, the coverage they need, and when they should sign up to begin receiving Social Security benefits. Susan Briles, a Certified Medicare Specialist with the Outreach & Enrollment team at SEARHC, will speak about Medicare options and avoid the pitfalls and penalties that may surprise some. Cynthia Gibson, CFP® a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed will speak about how to make the most of the Social Security benefits available.  Both will be available for questions following their presentations.

SEARHC is a Certified Application Counselor agency offering free assistance to all Southeast residents.  For more information, call Susan Briles at SEARHC, (907) 966-8662 or Cynthia Gibson at Waddell & Reed, (907) 966-2803. Individuals may also find additional health insurance information by visiting SEARHC Outreach & Enrollment.

*SEARHC and Waddell & Reed, Inc. are not affiliated.

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SEARHC Announces Spring 2018 Mobile Mammogram Schedule   http://searhc.org/searhc-announces-spring-2018-mobile-mammogram-schedule/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:15:54 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=4016 JUNEAU – The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program (WISEWOMAN), in partnership with the Breast Cancer Detection Center, is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 mobile mammography schedule. The mobile van will visit Angoon April 26-27, Gustavus May 1, Kake May 4-5, Haines May 7-11, and Yakutat May 23-24. The WISEWOMAN team will also be available for appointments at […]

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JUNEAU – The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program (WISEWOMAN), in partnership with the Breast Cancer Detection Center, is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 mobile mammography schedule.

The mobile van will visit Angoon April 26-27, Gustavus May 1, Kake May 4-5, Haines May 7-11, and Yakutat May 23-24. The WISEWOMAN team will also be available for appointments at these times.

All women are at risk of getting breast cancer. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the second leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer) among Alaskan women. But, early detection of breast cancer through regular screening increases the chances of early intervention and long-term survival. SEARHC is removing the geographical barriers to mammography for women who would otherwise have to travel to receive breast cancer screening.

“SEARHC WISEWOMAN is delighted to provide this service and proud to be able to offer the latest digital technology to our patients and hope women take advantage of the convenience and cost savings of having the mobile mammography van travel to you. We also strongly encourage women to contact their local clinic to schedule an appointment with their provider for a Women’s Health Exam,” says Pam Sloper, a WISEWOMAN RN. She adds, “This is a great time to address all of your health concerns and talk with your provider about what screenings are right for you.”

The SEARHC WISEWOMAN program not only makes mobile state-of-the-art digital mammography technology possible for women in the region, but the program also provides free clinical breast exams, Pap tests, cardiovascular screenings for all women ages 30-64, and mammograms for women ages 40-64 who meet income and insurance guidelines.

For more information about mobile mammography or to make an appointment, please contact your local clinic, or call the SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program at 1-888-388-8782. 

To learn more about the services available visit the SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health program.

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Kake Healthy Lifestyle Sessions http://searhc.org/kake-healthy-lifestyle-sessions-2/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:09:39 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=4036 Every Wednesday  |  April 4–June 20  |  Kake Health Center conference room Healthy Lifestyle sessions are held on Wednesdays, starting April 4 through June 20, time to be announced. 12 Healthy Lifestyle sessions will be at the Kake Clinic conference room at SEARHC. Must be 18 years or older to participate.  Goals: lose 7% of your body […]

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Every Wednesday  |  April 4–June 20  |  Kake Health Center conference room

Healthy Lifestyle sessions are held on Wednesdays, starting April 4 through June 20, time to be announced. 12 Healthy Lifestyle sessions will be at the Kake Clinic conference room at SEARHC. Must be 18 years or older to participate. 

Goals: lose 7% of your body weight by eating healthier and exercising 150 minutes/week. The small group setting and evidence-based curriculum help support life-long changes.

Call Georgie Davis-Gastelum in Health Promotion at SEARHC: 785-6514, or email: georginad@searhc.org. 

 

 

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SEARHC Presents Doc Talks in Sitka http://searhc.org/searhc-presents-doc-talks-sitka/ Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:46:30 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=4007 3 Events  |  April 17th, May 1st and 15th  |  Sitka Public Library  |  320 Harbor Drive Join us at the Sitka Public Library for free health focused presentations by Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital providers. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided. These events are free and open to the entire community. No registration necessary.  Tuesday, April […]

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3 Events  |  April 17th, May 1st and 15th  |  Sitka Public Library  |  320 Harbor Drive

Join us at the Sitka Public Library for free health focused presentations by Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital providers. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided. These events are free and open to the entire community. No registration necessary. 

Tuesday, April 17, from 6-7pm at the Sitka Public Library
“Diabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It!” presented by Kelly Lakin, RD, LD

Tuesday, May 1, from 6-7pm at the Sitka Public Library
“Why Bike? The Astounding Benefits of Riding a Bicycle” presented by Irbert Vega, MD

Tuesday, May 15, from 6-7pm at the Sitka Public Library
“Exercise As Medicine” presented by Gio Villanueva, PT, DPT, ATC

For more information call 966-8728 or contact Jo DeBell at jod@searhc.org.

 

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Opioid Abuse Education: Challenges and Service provided (Juneau) http://searhc.org/opioid-abuse-education/ Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:16:10 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=4013 William and Mary Johnson Youth Center  |  299 Garteeni Hwy (upstairs)  |  Juneau Join us to learn about opioid abuse, the dangers and what can be done to support those who want to recover. We will also provide information and answer questions about The referral process Follow up support services for those in recovery How families bring […]

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William and Mary Johnson Youth Center  |  299 Garteeni Hwy (upstairs)  |  Juneau

Join us to learn about opioid abuse, the dangers and what can be done to support those who want to recover.

We will also provide information and answer questions about

  • The referral process
  • Follow up support services for those in recovery
  • How families bring support to those who are struggling with addiction

 

For questions please contact:
Jay Dick, BHA1 at SEARHC, 907-945-2754
Valerie Gosselin, Public Health Nurse, Division of Public Health, State of Alaska, 907-465-1253

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Go further with food http://searhc.org/go-further-with-food/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:46:14 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=3962 Tuesday, March 27, 5:30pm–7pm  |  Sitka Kitch  | 505 Sawmill Creek Road  |  FREE Join SEARHC Registered Dietitians & Health Educators for a free, fun, informative talk celebrating this year’s National Nutrition Month theme, “Go Further With Food.” You will get tips on: Grocery staples to buy for your household Preventing food waste Making a […]

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Tuesday, March 27, 5:30pm–7pm  |  Sitka Kitch  | 505 Sawmill Creek Road  |  FREE

Join SEARHC Registered Dietitians & Health Educators for a free, fun, informative talk celebrating this year’s National Nutrition Month theme, “Go Further With Food.”

You will get tips on:

  • Grocery staples to buy for your household
  • Preventing food waste
  • Making a variety of meals using grocery staples and subsistence food
  • Using leftovers to fertilize your garden

For more information contact Heleena van Veen at 907.966.8914or heleenav@searhc.org.

 

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Healthy Smiles are Out of this World at SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic http://searhc.org/healthy-smiles-world-searhc-childrens-dental-clinic-juneau/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:39:11 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=3951 Kids in Juneau get to be imaginary astronaut cadets in training while SEARHC’s pediatric dentists pretend to be veteran astronaut instructors and the rest of the dental staff make appearances as friendly aliens. WHEN:  Tuesday, February 27, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm WHERE:  SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive (1st floor) in Juneau […]

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Kids in Juneau get to be imaginary astronaut cadets in training while SEARHC’s pediatric dentists pretend to be veteran astronaut instructors and the rest of the dental staff make appearances as friendly aliens.

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 27, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHERE:  SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive (1st floor) in Juneau

WHAT:  The young “Cadets in training” will rotate through the Children’s Dental Clinic “space stations” performing various fun tasks and playing games that relate to good dental health.

SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic pediatric dentists and staff think it’s important that children have a positive experience when they come to the dentist’s office as well as in the treatment room.

Join us for this out-of-this-world, space-themed open house celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month at SEARHC. All Juneau kids age 3-5 years old and their parents or caregivers are invited.

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Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital keeps newborns safe with Hugs and Kisses® http://searhc.org/mt-edgecumbe-hospital-keeps-newborns-safe-hugs-kisses/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:00:03 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=3930 SITKA — Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) recently installed and deployed the Hugs Wi-Fi Infant Protection solution, along with the matching mother/infant component of the Hugs system; Kisses® Mother as an additional layer of security in its Labor and Delivery Department. “Implementation of Hugs Wi-Fi Infant Protection Solution along with its Kisses Mother/Infant Matching provides additional […]

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SITKA — Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) recently installed and deployed the Hugs Wi-Fi Infant Protection solution, along with the matching mother/infant component of the Hugs system; Kisses® Mother as an additional layer of security in its Labor and Delivery Department.

“Implementation of Hugs Wi-Fi Infant Protection Solution along with its Kisses Mother/Infant Matching provides additional security, increased safety, and improved patient experience.”

The Hugs technology is a comprehensive infant security system that protects newborns against the risk of abduction not only in the Labor and Delivery Department but anywhere in the hospital covered by Wi-Fi. Each infant wears a tiny Hugs Wi-Fi tag on his or her ankle attached with a special tamper-detecting band. Protection of the baby begins immediately once the tag is attached. The Hugs system provides some unique benefits including hospital-wide infant security by monitoring all exits. The status and location of infants can be tracked anywhere within the hospital’s Wi-Fi coverage, and exits remain protected even if communication to the hospital’s server is temporarily interrupted. And, infants detected outside the Labor and Delivery unit with no record of a staff member transporting the baby to another area of the hospital automatically triggers an alarm. MEH also added the Kisses® component of the Hugs system to match newborn babies to their mothers automatically to further augment security for each infant. Each mother receives a Kisses tag which is programmed to be “bonded” with her baby’s Hugs tag to wear around her wrist. Whenever the two tags meet anywhere in the hospital, the Hugs tag checks for a proper match to the individually programmed Kisses® tag worn by the baby’s mother. When a match is verified, the tags make a specific sound letting staff know the infant is with his or her mother. Charles Clement, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium President, and CEO said, “SEARHC takes our patients’ safety, security, and protection seriously, and protecting the infants born at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital is critically important. Providing Hugs and Kisses as an additional safeguard to the newborns in our care is just one of the recent upgrades we have implemented at MEH, and our staff continues to seek innovative solutions, educational opportunities, and technology to advance the medical care and experience we provide to our patients.”

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Changing Our Weighs in Haines & Klukwan http://searhc.org/changing-weighs-haines-klukwan/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:53:45 +0000 http://searhc.org/?p=3916 12 weeks of Weight Watchers at SEARHC SEARHC WISEWOMAN & Weight Watchers are offering 12 weeks of Weight Watchers weekly meetings and online tools. Weight Watchers meetings begins Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:45pm weigh-in, 5:00pm meeting Haines Health Center & the Klukwan Clinic Space is limited, so if you’re ready to make the commitment, please […]

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12 weeks of Weight Watchers at SEARHC

SEARHC WISEWOMAN & Weight Watchers are offering 12 weeks of Weight Watchers weekly meetings and online tools.

Weight Watchers meetings begins

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 4:45pm weigh-in, 5:00pm meeting
  • Haines Health Center & the Klukwan Clinic

Space is limited, so if you’re ready to make the commitment, please call 907.766.6366 to reserve your spot today!

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