Tag: SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

SEARHC community council: Return to Home Health ‘not on the table’

Since the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium closed its Medicare-certified home health department in Sitka last September, many Sitkans have publicly opposed the change – through a petition with over 600 signatures and a well-attended listening session in November, which SEARHC did not attend. This week, for the first time since the closure, community members shared feedback directly with SEARHC administrators. That feedback is unlikely to bring the department back. Read More

SEARHC defends Home Health closure at Sitka Assembly meeting

What will home health look like in Sitka without a home health department at the local hospital? The top doctor at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium or SEARHC gave an update on the future of home health services at the Sitka Assembly meeting on Tuesday. While there wasn’t much new information, it was another opportunity for community members to voice concerns, and for SEARHC to address them. Read More

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