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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 representing 18 Native communities in the region. Among its other programs, it operates Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital and the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau. One of the largest private employers in the region before the merger, the deal with AICS extends its reach to 24 communities.

Established in Wrangell in 1989, AICS has provided a variety of cli...

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