President’s Update for July 26, 2013

In this edition...

Matthew Ione Resignation Announcement

I would like to announce the resignation of Matthew Ione, Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer. Matt has been with SEARHC for three years. Prior to his current position as Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, he served as the Human Resources Director. Matt recently accepted a position a little closer to his original roots in Nome, Alaska, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority. This will be a great opportunity and a chance to work near family for both he and his wife.

Please join me in wishing all the best to Matt and his family. I would personally like to thank him for what he’s done for SEARHC during the time he has been a part of our family. Matt’s last day with SEARHC will be Friday, August 9th.

July Kake Culture Camp

Several dozen high school and middle school youth spent the past week attending the 25th annual Culture Camp in the Organized Village of Kake. Over the week, participants did traditional food gathering and processing and learned crafts like cedar weaving. The camp is focused on building community and improving public health for residents of Kake. This joint project with SEARHC WISEFAMILIES-Kake and the Organized Village of Kake is bolstered by a SEARHC Community Transformation sub-award.

Prince of Wales Free Health Screenings

  • SEARHC Health Promotion is offering free Health Screenings at Alicia Roberts Medical Center from 7-11am on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 30th and 31st.
  • Health Promotion is also offering free Health Screenings at the Craig Tribal Hall from 7-11am on Thursday, Aug. 1st
  • Free SEARHC Health Screenings are also being offered at the Klawock Tribal Hall from 7-11am on Friday, August 2nd. 

The fasting screenings include: blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. Please call Alexis Forde, Health Educator, at #755-4925 for an appointment.

July Hydaburg Culture Camp

SEARHC Health Promotion offered berry picking and low-sugar jam making at the Hydaburg Culture Camp, July 22-24th.  A good time was had by kids and adults alike as they picked a variety of ripe berries and took home a jar of fresh jam!

Charles Clement
Charles Clement President/CEO
3100 Channel Drive, Ste. 300
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 463-4000

Just a reminder...


SEARHC frequently brings in traveling medical specialists to hold specialty clinics at a variety of facilities. This can save the expense and inconvenience of flying to Anchorage or Seattle for services not available in Southeast. Some SEARHC medical providers make regular trips to smaller, remote clinics to provide specialty services that aren't normally available in those villages. All specialty clinics, except for medical field trips and specified dental clinics, must be referred through a SEARHC provider (no self-referrals).

If you would like to check the Specialty Clinic Schedules you can find them here on our website. They are listed under both the "Services" menu and the "Patient Information" menu. Our Dental Clinic Field Trips, Medical Field Trips, Juneau Specialty Clinics and Sitka Specialty Clinics are all located on these pages.