SITKA – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) is offering free 3D mammogram screening to women who make an appointment in October. 3D mammography is the latest breakthrough in early breast cancer detection and is only available in Sitka at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.

All women are at risk for breast cancer – it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer) among Alaskan women. Regular screening can often find breast cancer early when treatments are most likely to be successful and increase the chances of long-term survival.  Read more

SITKA – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Outreach & Enrollment team is hosting a Senior Health Fair at the Swan Lake Senior Center on Friday, September 29, 2017, from 9:00 am to noon.                             

Attendees can look forward to learning more about Medicare and Medicaid options, independent living assistance, healthy lifestyle choices, senior community activities and much more. Read more

SEARHC is offering a $100 gift card toward a new bike!

To show our appreciation for all patients that have seen a SEARHC provider within the past year, we’re offering a $100 gift card towards a new bike from Sitka’s Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop.

In partnership, Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop is also offering $50 worth of safety accessories when you purchase a bike with this offer.

This offer is open to new patients as well. Come see a SEARHC provider in Sitka before the end of September to qualify.

Learn more by contacting 966.8938 or fitnesscenter@searhc.org.

Construction will bring state-of-the-art technology to ER

SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is renovating and expanding emergency department services at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH). The expansion is part of a continued initiative to optimize technology and improve access for all patients at MEH.

“The new emergency room will bring state-of-the-art equipment to Sitka,” says Dr. Daniel Sparks, SEARHC surgeon. “Having a dedicated trauma bay will allow us to stabilize and treat the most acutely ill patients.” Read more

SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital will host three new free “Doc Talks” presentations at the Sitka Public Library in September.

SEARHC medical providers and health educators firmly believe the best way to prevent illness and injury is through education. Reaching out to the community with a variety of topics presented by Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s medical providers is an excellent way to give Sitkans an opportunity to learn more about health-related issues that interest them. Read more

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 – Children having high quality, affordable health coverage means they receive medical attention if they get sick or injured and the routine preventive care that keeps them healthy. Many families are aware that free and low-cost health insurance is available through Medicaid/Denali KidCare. Still, some parents are not aware their children are eligible, leaving a substantial number of children uninsured. Read more