A business professional with nearly two decades of experience, Charles Clement is the CEO and president of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau. Charles Clement manages 1,000 employees and has developed infrastructure in support of 18 communities in Southeast Alaska, in addition to overseeing government contracts and federal grants for the organization.
SEARHC is a nonprofit organization established in 1975 as a result of the Indian Self-Determination Act. It is the work of the consortium’s to provide excellent health care to Alaskan communities.
One of the services offered by SEARHC is its Nurse Advice Line, a phone-in advice hotline that allows individuals to get help during hours when clinics are closed. Available in 12 communities, the service enables patients to speak to a professional such as a medical services representative or a registered triage nurse when faced with unexpected health concerns.
The Nurse Advice Line can help patients determine whether or not their present health concern requires immediate medical attention, advice which can be of great benefit particularly to those residing in rural areas. The nurse can talk the patient through the steps of at-home care in the case of minor concerns or connect the patient directly with emergency services if the situation warrants.
The Nurse Advice Line is also available to those who require answers to general health-related inquiries.
Since 2012, Charles Clement has served as the president and CEO of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau. An involved health care industry professional, Charles Clement maintains affiliations with many similar organizations, including the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, which works to promote the health and well-being of the state’s Alaska Native and American Indian community.
Through its charitable arm, the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is currently working to raise funds for the construction of a new housing facility for patients of the Alaska Native Medical Center. When it opens in early 2017, the six-floor facility will provide 202 rooms and a variety of amenities for those who travel to Anchorage for health services at the medical center.
In addition to featuring communal kitchens and gathering areas, the new patient housing facility will offer a business center, direct access to the Alaska Native Medical Center, and special accommodations for expectant mothers and their families. The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation recently raised $108,000 for the project at the 2016 Raven’s Ball, but it still needs additional support. For more information, or to make a contribution to the project, visit www.inspiringgoodhealth.org.
A health care industry executive with nearly 20 years of experience, Charles Clement serves as the president and CEO of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau. Alongside his work at the company, Charles Clement gives back to the community through his support of local organizations, such as the Alaska Children’s Trust.
In its efforts to support the needs of children throughout the state, the Alaska Children’s Trust oversees a variety of programs and activities that seek to strengthen families, prevent abuse and neglect, and improve access to learning opportunities. Since 2013, the group has managed the Alaska Afterschool Network, which is supported by the State of Alaska Department of Education as well as local nonprofit groups.
The ultimate goal of the Alaska Afterschool Network is to improve student performance and promote healthy youth development through high-quality afterschool programming. To achieve this goal, the Network creates collaborative opportunities within the afterschool community, raises awareness about the importance of afterschool activities, and advocates for public policies and systems that support afterschool programming throughout Alaska.