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SEARHC provides comprehensive medical services at two hospitals in Southeast Alaska; Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) in Sitka and Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) in Wrangell.
The Emergency Department is where providers, nurses and specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for patients with serious illnesses and injuries. If your emergency requires a higher level of care than can be provided at a Critical Access Hospital, you will be stabilized and medically evacuated to another facility.
Inpatient Care, also known as acute care, is for patients who are admitted for short-term medical treatment of an illness or injury. An acute care stay at the hospital is measured in days rather than weeks and includes outpatient and short-stay care. Acute care patients are provided with a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day, an on-call physician 24 hours a day, and room amenities including local calls, internet access, cable TV and meals.
Transitional Care, also known as swing bed care, is for patients who are admitted for longer term medical treatment of an illness or rehabilitation of an injury. The program offers care to patients who require extra time to heal or become stronger before returning home. A swing bed stay at the hospital can be measured in weeks or months.
Outpatient Care provides medical treatment that doesn’t require an overnight stay. Some examples of Outpatient Care are routine Primary Care visits, bloodwork and urine tests, colonoscopies, mammograms and chemotherapy.
Our team at the SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center is committed to understanding and respecting your preferences and your personalized birth plan. We have 24/7 on-call coverage for anesthesia and cesarean delivery (C-section), as well as a full-time, board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, who may be consulted for high-risk patients or operative deliveries when needed. Board-certified physicians are available for emergency care. The team of highly trained and experienced staff will do everything possible to make your child and family feel safe and comfortable through the labor and delivery process.
SEARHC’s respiratory therapy team treats pulmonary conditions to help patients regain as much of their daily function as possible. Respiratory therapy uses exercises and treatments that help patients suffering from asthma, emphysema or pneumonia recover lung function or maintain and improve respiratory function.
SEARHC provides comprehensive surgical services for patients of all ages. We also offer same-day surgery which allows many patients to leave after a few hours to recover comfortably at home.