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Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital adds General Surgeon

November 26 2014

SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital is pleased to announce the recent hiring of general surgeon, Dr. Patricia McPherson. She begins work at the Consortium on December 1, and will be filling a position that has been vacant for quite some time.

Dr. McPherson earned her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and comes to SEARHC from her position as a surgeon at Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma. She did her internship and residency at East Tennessee State University which functions within three healthcare systems at four hospitals, (two tertiary referral/Level I trauma centers, a 114-bed Veterans Affairs Hospital, and a 348-bed community hospital).

While Dr. McPherson is new to Southeast Alaska, she is not new to the state; she received her two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage where she graduated with honors.

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Administrator, Noel Rea said, "SEARHC is very lucky to have a surgeon with Dr. McPherson’s skills and expertise joining our team. We look forward to her leadership in the coming year."

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