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Thursday May 21, 2015

SEARHC opens behavioral health services to all of Juneau

JUNEAU – In its ongoing endeavor to become the provider of choice in the region, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will soon be opening its Juneau Behavioral Health services to the entire community.

Up to now, SEARHC’s behavioral health services in Juneau were available solely for Alaska Native/American Indian patients. Beginning Monday, June 1, the SEARHC Juneau Behavioral Health clinic will be accepting all patients.     [Read more]

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Thursday May 7, 2015

SEARHC earns high praise for After-Hours Nurse Triage Line

JUNEAU – In February 2014, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) began the implementation of its After-Hours Nurse Triage Line throughout the Consortium’s outpatient clinics. The goal was to make a free resource available that enables patients to obtain health care information and triaging services when their local clinic is not open.

This year, SEARHC is receiving two awards for having implemented this service for its patients.     [Read more]

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Thursday January 15, 2015

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Hires Hospital Administrator

SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Hospital Administrator, Jeff Prater. He began work at the Consortium on January 13th. Prater fills a position held by Interim Administrator, Noel Rea who has been an integral part in the management of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital over the past 18 months.     [Read more]

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Wednesday November 26, 2014

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital adds General Surgeon

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.     [Read more]

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Friday November 14, 2014

SEARHC Receives “Chasing Zero” Award

SITKA  – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is proud to have been presented with the 2014 Chasing Zero Award by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. Both SEARHC’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka and Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau received the award for maintaining zero Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) for the past two years. In order to win the Chasing Zero Award, hospitals must maintain zero CAUTIs for a full year.     [Read more]

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Thursday October 9, 2014

SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

JUNEAU – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) would like to remind everyone that now is the time to get vaccinated against the influenza virus. Contrary to the belief by some that influenza is simply a bad cold, the influenza virus, commonly referred to as “the flu” is much more serious.     [Read more]

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Monday September 29, 2014

SEARHC to conduct behavioral risk study

JUNEAU – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is sponsoring the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a biannual telephone survey that will be conducted over a two month period this year from October to November. At least 600 households in Southeast Alaska will be invited to participate in a 15 minute, confidential, telephone survey that focuses on gathering health related information. Health care indicators of interest include things like healthcare access, quality of life, and health practices that affect the prevalence of chronic disease.     [Read more]

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Wednesday September 3, 2014

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital hosts free health-related speaker series

SITKA – Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital is hosting “Doc Talks,” a free, health-related speaker series that will run on Wednesday evenings, starting September 10th. Each Wednesday from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, a Mt. Edgecumbe provider will present a different topic and will be available to answer questions from the audience. Community members may choose to attend as many as they like.     [Read more]

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Monday August 11, 2014

SEARHC offers Group Medical Visits to diabetes patients in Juneau

JUNEAU – Beginning on September 16th, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will be offering the option of Group Medical Visits at the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau to its patients living with diabetes.     [Read more]

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Wednesday July 23, 2014

SEARHC Reaches Settlement with U.S. Indian Health Service

JUNEAU – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has reached an agreement with the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) to settle SEARHC’s outstanding claims against the IHS for unpaid contract support costs (CSC).     [Read more]

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Thursday July 17, 2014

SEARHC Answers Questions on Obtaining and Using Health Insurance at SE Alaska Fair

HAINES – Navigator Michelle Kittle and Andrea Thomas, SEARHC Outreach and Enrollment Manager are hosting a booth at the SE Alaska Fair from July 31st – August 2nd to assist people with questions about the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplace. Some people now have insurance for the first time and are not clear about how to use it.     [Read more]

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Wednesday July 16, 2014

SEARHC Wins American Heart Association Award

JUNEAU – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has been awarded the designation of being a “Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite” by the American Heart Association for recognizing the importance of a healthy workplace for its employees, and creating a culture of wellness.     [Read more]

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Monday July 14, 2014

SEARHC Hosts Presentation on Obtaining and Using Health Insurance

SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is hosting a free presentation on Thursday, July 24th, from noon to 1:00pm at UAS, in Room 106 to assist those that have signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace and would like to know more about how their insurance works.     [Read more]

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Monday July 07, 2014

SEARHC adds medical provider in Haines

HAINES – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Adam McMahan for the Haines Health Center. He will be filling a position that became vacant when Dr. Noble Anderson transferred to Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau and will begin seeing patients there in early August.     [Read more]

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