A consultant’s plan recommends Sitka Community Hospital combine operations with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital.
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.
Dr. 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 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
Celebration, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
On March 18th, Sitka will host St. Baldrick’s Day, an event that invites participants to shave their heads and raise money for pediatric cancer research. To demonstrate how it’s done, cancer survivor 6-year-old Phinneas Edwards got a buzz cut in the middle of the Assembly floor.