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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

SEARHC confirms affiliation with Wrangell on hospital

WRANGELL — In a press release last Friday, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announced it will officially move forward with formalizing an affiliation with the City and Borough of...

 

Court report

May 9 — Michael Oman Boseman was arraigned on charges of Assault 4, DUI, three counts of Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. He entered a not guilty plea and was released on a $1,000 appearance bond, a $500 performance...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

SEARHC-WMC deal looks promising, parties say

WRANGELL - After a series of meetings and public presentations last week, a proposed acquisition of Wrangell Medical Center by a regional health group looks more probable. Southeast Alaska Rural...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 17, 2018

SEARHC meetings to lay out Wrangell hospital acquisition likelihood

WRANGELL — A series of meetings between Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium and the City and Borough of Wrangell are planned for early next week. The regional health group is entertaining making an offer to assume control of Wrangell Medical...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 19, 2018

Wrangell emergency response receives first Walker Foundation grant

WRANGELL - Wrangell's emergency services were the recipients of the first-ever grant from the Walker Foundation, a benevolent fund established after the acquisition of Alaska Island Community...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 12, 2018

Wrangell hospital on its way to SEARHC management

WRANGELL — If it proves financially feasible, Wrangell Medical Center may soon pass from municipal ownership to new management. At a public meeting held inside the Nolan Center on Monday evening, representatives of the City and Borough of Wrangell...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

Wrangell SEARHC-hospital partnership to be explored further

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly in a special meeting last week adopted a letter outlining its intent to potentially partner up with Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium on Wrangell’s hospital. Held on March 22, the early evening...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 8, 2018

Brian Gilbert fundraiser and golf tournament cancelled

WRANGELL — Wrangell Medical Center Foundation last month issued a letter to supporters informing them it would forgo its annual fundraiser weekend this year. For the past ten years the Brian Gilbert Memorial Golf Tournament and fundraiser dinner...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 7, 2017

Wrangell assembly to seek consultant for hospital future

WRANGELL — At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borough Assembly approved moving ahead with seeking a consultant on the hospital’s future, while members also learned city computers had been targeted by a hacking attack. A letter recommending...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 23, 2017

Wrangell hospital submits letter for third party partnership

WRANGELL — Following talks earlier this month with the city, the hospital board drafted a letter requesting that it move forward with finding a third party partnership. At their November 15 meeting, Wrangell Medical Center governing board...

 

SEARHC help office adds Saturday hours for health enrollment period

This year open enrollment in the state’s health insurance marketplace has been shortened to six weeks, beginning yesterday and running through December 15. Enabled through the Affordable Care Act, Americans meeting certain criteria can apply for...

 

Kake man found dead during moose hunt trip

On Sept. 26, at about 7 p.m., Juneau based Alaska State Troopers who were visiting the community of Kake responded to a report of an unconscious male found not breathing in the woods approximately 23 miles southeast of Kake near a logging road....

 

Trooper report

On May 23 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales received a report of a MVC-I after the fact in Hydaburg. Jean Bland, 69, of Hydaburg, reports on, May 22, she was stopped in the roadway when another vehicle struck her...

 

SEARHC-AICS merger completed

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has completed its acquisition of Alaska Island Community Services (AICS), with the transition formally taking effect on April 1. Started in 1975, SEARHC is a non-profit tribal health consortium...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

AICS-SEARHC merger delayed until April

WRANGELL – A planned-for merger between two regional healthcare providers has been put on hold for two months. Alaska Island Community Services was to merge with larger organization SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) on February...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Petersburg news highlights for 2016

January Public Works rolled out the borough's highly anticipated blue cart recycling program. The borough received $820,117.61 from the annual raw fish tax. Dave Zimmerman was hired as the new...

 

School News

Petersburg High School 2008 graduate, Alix Oyler, has graduated summa cum laude from University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). She received a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science on December 18 with Departmental Honors. She will start work at...

 

SEARHC applauds decision to prohibit smoking in HUD public housing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) applauds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its decision to require all public housing agencies to go smoke-free within 18 months. The new rule includes not only...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

SEARHC healing circle helps handful of locals

SEARHC held a community healing circle last Thursday night at the ANB Hall. The event was organized by Natocha Lyons in order to help members of the community discuss any issues they are having. Findi...

 

Courts

September 22 Steve Waddle appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for arraignment. Waddle entered a not guilty plea to Criminal Trespass in the second degree and Resisting/Interfering with Arrest. Waddle was released on his own recognizance, and...

 

Borough manager's report

Petersburg Borough manager Stephen Giesbrecht gave the following manager’s report to the assembly on Sept. 6: We continue to have wait lists for Elderly Housing and Assisted Living facilities. Medicaid provider certification renewal has been...

 

Freeze it, dry it, can it:

Preserving the local bounty harvested from the sea or the land, from the wild or from one's garden, is a great way to ensure you eat well over the winter months when markedly less is growing and the...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    February 26, 2015

Tribal administrator position cut due to budget deficit

Petersburg Indian Association (PIA) announced the departure of Tribal Administrator Bobbi Scherrer in a press release yesterday. Scherrer’s position and two part-time positions will be eliminated from PIA due to a budget deficit. “My first act... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    February 12, 2015

New tribal administrator joins PIA staff

Bobbi Scherrer began her work as the Petersburg Indian Association's (PIA) tribal administrator late last month. Scherrer is returning home to Petersburg after working for Southeast Alaska Regional... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

“Thank you” to emergency responders To the Editor: The motto for Alaska’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is, ‘Neighbor Helping Neighbor’ and in the past several weeks, I’ve been able to witness communities walking the walk, not just...

 

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