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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

PMC CEO and Hospital Board chair meet with SEARHC

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter and Hospital Board Chair Jerod Cook met with SEARHC leadership to discuss the future of healthcare in Petersburg. With the rise of discussions within the...

 
 News    August 5, 2021 

SEARHC agrees to construct new hospital in Sitka

SouthEast Alaska Regional Healthcare Consortium announced an agreement Friday to construct a new multimillion dollar medical center in Sitka. The Mt. Edgecumbe Expansion and Construction Project will...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 5, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state... Full story

 

Editorial: PMC facility to be funded by outside sources

A new group of citizens are advocating in favor of SEARHC to provide for the future health care needs of Petersburg. After all, it worked in Wrangell after the community leadership grew weary of...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

SEARHC yard signs spring up around town

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium yards signs have begun appearing around town, sparking discussions within the community about the future of healthcare in Petersburg. The prospect of...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Guest Commentary

WRANGELL - As of last week, employees, contractors and volunteers with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which operates in 19 communities, must show proof of vaccination against...

 

To the Editor

LeConte Bay To the Editor: All around the state we have names which have deviated from the pronunciation that was used at the time that they were named. There must be a natural human tendency to do...

 

To the Editor

There’s another way To the Editor: I want to thank our Mayor Mark Jensen for inviting the SEARHC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elliot Bruhl to the Borough Council Meeting. To hear another option for financing and managing our local hospital was...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SEARHC discusses possible partnership with borough

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium spoke about the possibility of collaborating with the Petersburg Borough, taking over the Petersburg Medical Center and building a new hospital facility...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SEARHC now offering behavioral health, dentistry

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has expanded its services in Petersburg and taken over two locally operated health providers in the past three months. After a series of funding cuts,...

 

To the Editor

SEARHC or not to SEARHC To the Editor: I listened to the representative from SEARHC at Monday's Assembly meeting. It was really nice of him to come and give an overview of SEARHC to the Assembly. I...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 22, 2021

A second retirement

In 2000, Richard Sprague sold his practice and retired, but two years later he was back in his office practicing dentistry again. Now in 2021, Sprague will again be retiring at the age of 81. Sprague...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

PMHS to transfer services to SEARHC

Petersburg Mental Health Services will be shifting its services and staff over to Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium beginning April 1. The decision to transfer services to SEARHC is a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 4, 2021

Two cases of COVID-19 identified within three days

Two active cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in town this week, according to the Emergency Operations Center. The first case was identified on Monday after an incoming traveler had a tested...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

EOC releases health alert aimed at fighting pandemic fatigue

With the hopes of encouraging residents to resist pandemic fatigue as Alaska approaches the eight month mark of battling COVID-19, the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center released a health alert...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

SEARHC offering free COVID-19 testing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has begun free asymptomatic testing of Petersburg residents and others throughout the region. Testing is offered from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. every Saturday...

 

Court report

June 30 – Julia Brusell was released O.R. on a charge of violating conditions of release. Defendant was given strict conditions not to possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs, be subject to search for prohibited items and not go onto the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Number of COVID cases in Wrangell rise to eight

WRANGELL - The number of COVID-19 cases in Wrangell has increased since last week's edition of the Wrangell Sentinel. As of Tuesday, June 23, there are eight total cases of the virus in town. The...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Wrangell up to three total COVID cases, one recovered

WRANGELL - After last week's announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wrangell, two other cases were confirmed shortly after. Wrangell now has three total cases of the virus. One case...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

First case of COVID-19 announced in Wrangell

WRANGELL - On Sunday evening, June 7, the first positive case of COVID-19 was announced in the community of Wrangell. A joint press release from the city and SEARHC reports that the patient is an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

$60,000 MOU approved for Wrangell cannery worker COVID-19 tests

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Wednesday evening, June 3, for a special meeting. City administration was wanting to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with SEARHC to provide...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

SEARHC shares consortium-wide testing numbers, says community-only information too specific

WRANGELL – The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, according to several members of Wrangell's local government, has been doing a very good job of communicating with them during the ongoing...

 

Testing numbers are relevant

While we applaud the work of Wrangell's health care providers as they prepare for the uncertain times before us, it's important to remember that they need us as much as we need them. Every citizen... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 26, 2020

Hospital construction nears end of first year of work

WRANGELL­– Despite concerns of COVID-19, construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center has continued largely unhindered. Work on the new hospital began back in April of 2019, with an official gro...

 

Suspect arrested following 2-year Kake murder investigation

KAKE — After continued and extensive investigative efforts by Juneau-based Alaska State Troopers, Isaac Friday, 27, of Waitsburg, WA, was indicted on the charge of Murder 1 in the 2017 death of Jade Williams on Dec. 19. The following day, Troopers...

 

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