Tag Archives: SEARHC
Sitka’s other hospital has a new chief. The Southeast Regional Health Consortium announced Thursday that Jeff Prater has been hired as the new administrator at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. He took over this week from Interim Administrator Noel Rea.
Sitka’s local hospital is in trouble. Deep financial losses that have only just become apparent have shaken the institution, and have cost the chief financial officer his job. Sitka Community Hospital will ask the Sitka assembly for a $1-million loan this week, but city officials are not calling the emergency infusion of cash a fix.
Martha Pearson, Health Promotions Director at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), spoke about the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Study.
Dr. David Vastola, a pediatrician at SEARHC, and Cindy Edwards talk about pediatric injury, from "near misses" to serious incidents, and what parents can do to protect their children. Dr. Vastola invites all Sitkans to his Doc Talk 7 PM Wed Oct 8 at the Hames Center.
Dr. Irbert Vega of SEARHC demystifies sexually transmitted infections and treatment options. Alongside Cindy Edwards, he invites all Sitkans to a Doc Talk tonight at the Hames Center at 7pm.
Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital administrator Noel Rea discusses SEARHC's decision to drop facility fees, and to make healthcare services available to all in the community -- even without a referral. The hospital now offers tele-radiology on nights and weekends, a new mammography machine, and other services intended to keep SEARHC viable into the future. Rea also says that, contrary to urban myth, there is no danger of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital closing.