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SEARHC to Acquire Sitka Physical Therapy and Expand Services

SITKA – Sitka Physical Therapy, LLC (Sitka PT) and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) announced today that they are preparing to affiliate. 

Combining Sitka PT with SEARHC will provide improved access to quality physical therapy services for all Sitkans and greatly enhance the sports medicine services offered to SEARHC patients. The affiliation will also strengthen the Consortium’s already excellent staff, and high-quality service portfolio in delivering pain management, rehabilitation, and long-term care services.

Both SEARHC and Sitka PT share a commitment to ensuring Sitkans benefit from ongoing access to timely, top-level care. The acquisition is expected to be effective September 1, 2018.

“Sitka Physical Therapy has been a key provider and is well respected in the community,” said SEARHC President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Clement. “Our patients are our top priority. With the expansion of orthopedic services and the affiliation with Sitka PT, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital patients will benefit from additional resources, state-of-the-art treatment and recovery, and prevention services.”

Founded by Eric Speck, MSPT, ATC in 1999, Sitka PT is Sitka’s only private outpatient physical therapy practice offering a comprehensive menu of rehabilitative services. Co-owned with Alicia Haseltine, PT, DPT, CMPT, the practice staffs four highly skilled providers and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries as well as on-sitelocal sporting event coverage.

“We pride ourselves in offering personalized, one-on-one active treatment with an emphasis on total wellness and fitness that is exclusively under the care of a licensed physical therapist,” said Speck. “By teaming with SEARHC, we seize an opportunity to collaborate with high-level providers and support services which will further our mutual goal of providing the best orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for Sitka and Southeast.”