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)
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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.
Veterans in remote Southeast Alaska face a lack of access to health care, transportation limitations and the high cost of living. But in Haines, older vets have a support network at the American Legion Hall.
For decades, the question of whether Sitka can afford two hospitals has percolated, with little success at consolidating services. That era may be coming to a close.
The old question of ‘Can Sitka afford two hospitals?’ became new again, as the Citizens’ Task Force heard a budget report from Sitka Community Hospital yesterday In his remarks, hospital CEO -- and task force chair -- Rob Allen raised the question of how the hospital could work more efficiently with its neighbor across the bridge.
Under Medicaid expansion, thousands of more people are now eligible for health care from the state.