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SEARHC Receives Landmark Support to Expand Care with the Passage of S.550

Juneau – SEARHC is extremely pleased with the unanimous passage of S.550, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2021. Thanks to the leadership and support of Senator Murkowski, Senator Sullivan and Congressman Young, SEARHC can continue advancing healthcare in the region and transform the nation’s oldest Native hospital into a 21st Century medical facility equipped to meet the needs of Southeast residents and visitors.

“We are grateful for the delegation’s leadership and support to unanimously pass S.550 and advance healthcare in our region,” said Charles Clement, President & CEO of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. “This legislation ensures SEARHC can continue its mission to provide high-quality care in the communities we serve.”

Slated to open in 2024, the modern health campus will feature improved acute and ambulatory services. SEARHC’s Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center Expansion & Construction project will expand access to care and bring further community impact to Sitka. To learn more, visit searhc.org/expansions.