Tag Archives: SEARHC

Consultant: Sitka hospital must unite with SEARHC to survive

Kennedy told the board that "comprehensive integration" would keep all current staff employed by both institutions, and mean an end to Native hiring preference at SEARHC. (ECG image)Sitka Community Hospital must integrate operations with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or risk closing within three years.

Sitka’s hospitals consider integrating operations

Sitka Community Hospital. (Photo courtesy of the Sitka Community Hospital Foundation)A consultant’s plan recommends Sitka Community Hospital combine operations with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.

PTSD treatment available for veterans

The Sitka National Cemetary on Veterans Day, 2014. (photo by Mike Hicks)George Bennett Sr., Rural Veteran Liaison with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Alaska VA Healthcare System, talks about telebehavioral health services for veterans with PTSD. The service is provided in coordination with SEARHC. Downloadable audio.

Doctor offers coaching in palliative care

lucille-marchandDr. Lucille Marchand, a family medicine doctor from the University of Washington, is leading talks in palliative care in Sitka. She is joined by Martha Pearson, Health Promotion Manager at SEARHC, to talk about emergent conversations within medicine about planning for the end of life. Downloadable audio.

Pokemon swarm Sitka streets

617af198-e461-4fc8-8d40-51456a6939d6Pokemon GO is based on an incredibly popular Japanese franchise. There are video games and trading cards, TV shows and toys. And now, there’s a game for smart phones that’s taking the world - and Sitka - by storm. Downloadable audio

Photos: Paddling to Celebration 2016

DSC_0058Celebration, a 4-day festival honoring Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures began yesterday (06-08-16). And while some of the festival goers arrived by plane or boat, several dozen pulled themselves to shore.

Clement seeks a shared vision for SEARHC, Sitka Community Hospital

SEARHC CEO Charles Clement. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has no active plans to merge with Sitka Community Hospital, but SEARHC CEO Charles Clement believes the two organizations should discuss a shared vision.

A walk a day keeps the doctor away

Sec. Vilsack's direction to produce a plan that is "ecologically, environmentally, and economically sustainable" is a significant challenge, as managers reckon with a forest that is huge, but also fragile. (Flickr photo, Joseph)For the month of April, Sitka's park will have a 30-day walking challenge where visitors can "walk and win" for prizes with a punch card.Downloadable audio.

City proclaims special day for Hames Center duo

FullSizeRender (1)At last night's meeting (03-22-16), the Sitka Assembly recognized the service of Cindy Edwards and Brant Brantman for revitalizing the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center through a volunteer-run model.

State explores privatizing pioneer homes


The state-funded pioneer homes operate in six locations and provides care to 440 of Alaska’s senior citizens. But lawmakers are worried that the state can no longer afford operations. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)

The pioneer home system is older than the … more