SITKA — SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Health Promotion is offering a free program designed to help seniors 60 and older improve their quality of life and remain active and independent. The 8-week series of classes, called Wise Elders Living Longer (WELL-Balanced) begins February 1 at the Hames Center and open to all age-eligible Sitkans.
SITKA — As part of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s (MEH) overarching goal to provide the best care possible to individuals receiving medical care at MEH, the Hospital Nutrition staff, in partnership with NMS, recently began making traditional food options available to inpatients.
Juneau – Ads Show Why Alaska Needs Strong Action to Fight Tobacco Use. On November 26, under court order, tobacco companies Philip Morris USA, Lorillard, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Altria Group began a year-long advertising campaign telling the American people the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke.
SITKA — On January 5, 2018, Sitka Medical Center (SMC) opens Sitka’s first walk-in express care clinic. The Sitka Medical Center Express Care Clinic will fill the gap between visiting one’s primary care provider and an unnecessary trip to the emergency room with clinic hours on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays until 6:00 pm.
SITKA – The open enrollment period for obtaining or changing insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace is half over; it ends December 15. Read more
Juneau – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s (SEARHC) outpatient clinics and business offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. They will reopen on Friday, November 24, during regular business hours. Read more
SITKA — SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will introduce a Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) at no cost for Sitkans with type 2 diabetes beginning in February 2018.
Developed by Stanford University, the evidence-based program helps participants deal with the various types of diabetes symptoms, including fatigue, pain, and emotional issues. Read more
SITKA — This year the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period is only six weeks; November 1 through December 15, 2017. To help maximize SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s (SEARHC) ability to assist as many Southeast Alaska residents as possible, the SEARHC Outreach and Enrollment Team in Sitka will open their office each Saturday during open enrollment from 10 am-4 pm in addition to their usual weekly schedule of Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm. Read more
SITKA — SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently began offering free one-on-one lifestyle coaching at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital for all Sitka community members. Read more