SEARHC provides update to City and Borough of Sitka

    Sitka, Alaska (KINY) - The City and Borough of Sitka took a report from SEARHC President Charles Clement on Tuesday night.

    The presentation was on Sitka’s Integrated Health Care System.

    “Throughout the transition and into the future, all Sitka residents and visitors can expect to receive high-quality healthcare services from SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, including all former services and specialties offered by Sitka Community Hospital,” Clement stated in a report to the Assembly. “SEARHC has continued to provide services requested by the City and Borough of Sitka, with similar or expanded scope and level of access.”

    Services include acute care and inpatient medical treatment, ancillary and support services to include respiratory therapy, radiology and laboratory, and hospital rehab services to include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, surgery, Obstetrical services, Emergency Department services, and swing bed services.

    SEARHC is also the attending provider assigned to the Sitka Pioneer Home, and provides food services, including meal service to the jail.

    SEARHC will also begin a multi-year project to rejuvenate and modernize its hospital campus in Sitka with a new, state-of-the-art healthcare facility that increases access to healthcare across the region.

    According to Clement, the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center construction and expansion will bring added benefits to local and referred patients including a new 25-bed critical access hospital with four operating rooms, a new medical office building housing primary care and specialty clinics with 50 treatment rooms.

    Increased access to laboratory and radiology services will be available for both the clinic and hospital.


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