Tag Archives: SEARHC

Sitka providers back new parenting program

Dr. Matt Hirschfeld introduces Triple P to Sitka health and welfare professionals. (KCAW photo/Greta Mart)

Parenting is one of the most difficult and complex tasks many of us will undertake in our lifetimes. Kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Yet across cultures, there is a deep-rooted reluctance among parents to ask for help. Sitka is one of the communities being considered for a new program designed to teach healthy parenting. more

Workshop: How dementia affects eyesight

Erin Matthes and Zachary Desmond of Brave Heart Volunteers and Pam Steffes of the SEARHC eye clinic discuss how eyesight and dementia interact. Brave Heart is holding a workshop on eyesight and dementia this Wednesday, July 16, from 12-1pm. more

Clement: After two hard years, SEARHC ‘turning outward’

SEARHC CEO Chuck Clement says he's spent the last two years "putting out fires." (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)

The CEO of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium says it’s been a rough couple of years, but the organization’s finances have stabilized. Charles Clement is only 39 years old, but he told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week (1-29-14) that the experience had cost him some gray hairs and about 25 pounds. After taking the top job at SEARCH in early 2012, he had the unpleasant responsibility of reporting a $4-million dollar loss the previous year. more

SEARHC turns medevacs over to private company

A Guardian Flight turboprop prepares to take off from Skagway's airport in June. The company is taking over all medevacs for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. (Image courtesy Guardian Flight Facebook page)

Guardian Flight takes over all SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium medevacs on Tuesday, Oct. 1. more

Sitka Medical Center sold to SEARHC

Sitka’s last remaining private medical clinic has been sold. Sitka Medical Center announced on Monday (1-21-13) that it had finalized the sale of its operations to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC. Representatives on both sides of the transaction say the sale means no visible changes in staff, and no planned changes in care, for patients of either organization. more

Court ruling a boon to Tribal health care

While SEARHC and Sitka Community Hospital share many of the same obligations to provide care without regard for a patient’s ability to pay, there is one little-discussed component of the Affordable Care Act unique to SEARHC: The law permanently reauthorizes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, which expands Indian Health Service funding, and updates its priorities. more