JUNEAU – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) applauds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its decision to require all public housing agencies to go smoke-free within 18 months. The new rule includes not only residential units and common areas, but also a 25-foot non-smoking perimeter around the buildings to protect doorways, windows, and outdoor patios.

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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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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

SITKA – Susan Briles, Certified Master Medicare Counselor, and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Outreach & Enrollment Specialist will be giving a presentation called, “Getting Ready for Medicare in Alaska” on Friday, October 14, at 12 noon in the Sitka Public Library.

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