Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) is an acute, specialty, primary, and behavioral-health provider committed to delivering comprehensive medical services to anyone living, working, or visiting Southeast Alaska.
MEH 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 MEH 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.
MEH ED services include the evaluation and stabilization of patients transferred from other facilities or communities as well as patients who may require transfer to higher levels of care. MEH 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).
Inpatient Hospital Services
MEH 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 mid-level 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 to personally answer or discuss questions you have about your illness, medications, and diagnostic and treatment processes during your hospitalization.
Critical Care Services
MEH Critical Care Services provide comprehensive, holistic, and culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary management of critically ill patients. We treat geriatric, adult, pediatric, critically-ill, and trauma patients. Our Swing Bed Program emphasizes rehabilitation and features specialized nursing care. The program is for patients who no longer require acute care in the hospital but need additional short-term care before going home.
The Surgery Department at MEH 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)
Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (S’ÁXT’ HÍT)
Location: 222 Tongass Dr, Sitka, AK 99835
MEH Short-Term Housing
Location: 201 Tongass Drive, Sitka, AK 99835
MEH Island Skillet
The Island Skillet provides Expressly For You-Personal Service DiningSM program. 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, table-side service.
Breakfast: 7 A.M. -10 A.M.
Lunch: 11 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Espresso Bar: until 7:00 P.M.