HAL Donates Soboleff-McRae Building to SEARHC

HAINES, NOVEMBER  – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will be the new owner of the Soboleff-McRae Veteran’s Village – Wellness Center, after the donation from the non-profit organization Haines Assisted Living (HAL) was recently approved. The HAL Board of Directors approached SEARHC with the potential donation of the facility after recognizing SEARHC as a valued partner in providing healthcare services to the community of Haines.

“This donation recognizes HAL and SEARHC’s mutual desire to enhance and continually improve the quality of life for the people of Haines and Southeast Alaska,” said SEARHC President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Clement. “SEARHC is committed to engaging in community partnerships and this opportunity continues the good work of HAL.”

“The donation of the facility will further enhance the respective missions of both HAL and SEARHC,” said HAL Executive Director James Studley, “There are benefits mutually related to each other’s respective healthcare organizations.”

On the first-floor of the dual-purpose facility, the Haines Wellness Center (HWC) is currently occupied by non-profit health organizations, such as Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL), Hospice of Haines and Cornerstone Home Health, and the SEARHC Haines Dental Clinic. SEARHC will also relocate Lynn Canal Counseling Services (LCCS), Haines’ outpatient behavioral health clinic, to vacant commercial space in the HWC.

The Soboleff McRae Veteran’s Village (SMVV), located on the second floor of the facility, provides Veteran housing.  The SMVV is home to 11 apartments for lease to Veterans or surviving spouses, with four units designated for low income Veterans.

The current private and commercial tenants will benefit from the skilled SEARHC Facilities team which will provide maintenance services for the 18,000 square foot facility, in addition to the Haines Health Center and Klukwan Clinic.

The ownership transaction is anticipated on or before January 1, 2020.