The president and CEO of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), Charles Clement develops infrastructure, manages overall operations, and works with the group’s board of directors. Possessing extensive experience in executive healthcare management, Charles Clement has helped SEARHC reach numerous milestones.
Recently the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital was one of four 2016 Hospital Quality Achievement Award winners. Awards were accepted during the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) Annual Conference in Soldotna and were given by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The other hospitals that received the award include Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, and Alaska Regional Hospital.
The Hospital Quality Awards are the top award given by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. All winners must meet 11 different measures that focus on improving the quality of medical service and increasing patient safety. All hospitals in the state are eligible to win the award, regardless of size and location. Rather than focusing on patient numbers, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health prefers recognizing high levels of care in an attempt to improve the overall healthcare system in the state.