Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (S’ÁXT’ HÍT)
Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) is an acute, specialty, primary- and behavioral-health provider committed to delivering comprehensive medical services to anyone living, working, or visiting Southeast Alaska.
MEMC is also a 25-bed critical access hospital with a broad range of medical specialties and primary care services (in close partnership with Alaska’s other health facilities) to support a comprehensive spectrum of healthcare and related services.
The Emergency Department at MEMC is a Level IV Trauma Center staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by board-certified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who specialize in care for patients with serious illnesses and injuries.
MEMC ED services include the evaluation and stabilization of patients transferred from other facilities or communities and patients who may require transfer to higher levels of care. MEMC will provide emergency medical screening and stabilization to all individuals in accordance with the Emergency Medical Services/Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act Policy (EMTLA).
***PLEASE NOTE: SEARHC patients may see a delay in billing due to the finalization of regulatory documents associated with the recent merger. For services received prior to August 1, patients will receive a bill from Sitka Community Hospital. For services received after August 1, patients will receive a bill from SEARHC.***
Inpatient Hospital Services
MEMC provides 24/7 in-house hospitalists dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to patients. Your primary care physician (PCP) and our board-certified physicians and midlevel providers will plan and manage your treatment together throughout your stay.
Once admitted to the hospital, your hospitalist coordinates your course of treatment, including ordering diagnostic imaging studies and lab work. Your hospitalist works with you and your family and will personally answer or discuss questions you have about your illness, medications, and diagnostic and treatment processes during your hospitalization.
Critical Care Services
MEMC Critical Care Services provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary management of critically ill patients. Our Swing Bed Program emphasizes rehabilitation and features specialized nursing care. The program is for patients who meet additional special criteria and no longer require acute care in the hospital but need additional short-term care before going home.
The Surgery Department at MEMC provides comprehensive surgical services for patients of all ages. Our surgery facilities often allow patients to come in for same-day surgery and leave after a few hours to recover at home with family and friends when an overnight stay is not necessary. Your provider will determine the length of your stay based on the procedure.
Our surgical services include:
- 24/7 General Surgery
- 24/7 Anesthesia Services (including epidural services)
- Colonoscopy / EGD
- Dental Services
- Pediatric Dental Care
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
MEMC SHORT-TERM HOUSING
Location: 201 Tongass Drive, Sitka, AK 99835
The Island Skillet at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center, a cafeteria style grill, provides Expressly For You-Personal Service DiningSMprogram. It is an innovative concept of meal order and delivery for hospital patients and is based on the long-standing practice of fresh food and personal, tableside service.
Breakfast: 7am-10am | Lunch: 11am-1:30pm | Espresso Bar: until 7:00pm