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SEARHC Completes Merger with Sitka Community Hospital

 

Sitka Community Hospital
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Juneau-based healthcare executive Charles Clement has guided SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) since 2012. Under Charles Clement’s tenure, SEARHC recently expanded its network of healthcare providers into the city of Sitka through a recent merger.

To improve its ability to provide high-quality healthcare to its patients, SEARHC recently consolidated with Sitka Community Hospital. In April, SEARHC completed negotiations with Sitka’s Assemly to take over the city’s hospital facilities. After a delayed closing date, all transactions were completed on August 1.

More than 130 former Sitka employees will join SEARHC as staff. The healthcare group will now provide outpatient health services as well as urgent, long-term and emergency care at five facilities previously managed by the hospital.

All health systems will operate under new names associated with the SEARHC consortium. Sitka residents will be able to access all care services throughout the transition period. SEARHC has also expanded the city’s urgent care services to include imaging and lab testing.

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Alaska Resilience Initiative Promotes Community Healing

Alaska Resilience Initiative
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A Native of Tsimshian and Athabascan heritage, Charles Clement holds a degree in economics and political science from Northern Arizona University. Since 2012, he has led the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) as president and CEO. Outside of work, he supports charitable organizations including the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT).

Since its establishment in 1988, the ACT has worked to prevent child abuse and other adverse childhood experiences through programs such as the Alaska Resilience Initiative (ARI). The ARI is a collaboration among non-profits, state, and government organizations aimed at healing systemic trauma and promoting mental health and justice. The ARI provides national and state-specific information about trauma, as well as resources such as tailored, in-person trainings. Volunteers join in the mission to prevent and heal childhood trauma by joining in periodic workgroupsthat advocate for policy and budget changes in hospital and school systems across the state. For more information about the Alaska Children’s Trust or the valuable work of the ARI, visit www.akresilience.org.

SEARHC Unveils Name Change for Mountainside Urgent Care

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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A respected leader in the healthcare sector, Charles Clement serves as the president and CEO of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau, Alaska. Alongside his other duties, Charles Clement oversees rebranding initiatives throughout the consortium designed to give community members a renewed sense of appreciation and investment in their healthcare centers.

July brings changes to the Sitka Medical Center Express Care Clinic. SEARHC announced earlier this year the changing of its name to Mountainside Urgent Care. SEARHC recognizes the name Mountainside and what it has meant to Sitka residents over the years.

Mountainside Urgent Care will also expand its services. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, and is a place where Sitka residents can receive high-quality acute care for a number of conditions.

In addition to Mountainside, four other SEARHC medical centers will receive new names this year. Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital will be renamed Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center, Sitka Community Hospital will be known as Sitka Long-Term Care, and Mountainside Family Healthcare Clinic will be renamed Mountainside Family Clinic. Last, Oceanside Therapy Center will be known as Oceanside Physical Therapy.

SEARHC Begins Building New Wrangell Hospital

 

SEARHC Works with Sitka Community Hospital through Challenges

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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Charles Clement is a leader in the Alaska health care sphere who directs the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) as CEO and president. One major project that Charles Clement and SEARHC have been involved in centered on working to ensure that surgeries would go forward after Sitka Community Hospital experienced internal turmoil and suspended its surgical care.

As the city confronted issues of employee attrition at the city hospital and worked out a hospital sale agreement draft, SEARHC stepped up and arranged care locally. In tandem with this action, the Sitka Assembly began discussions on ways in which SEARHC could help operate Sitka Community Hospital and ensure retention of highly qualified medical professionals.

These talks led to a plan whereby SEARHC would take over the hospital, pending a financial report that lays out financial liabilities and fulfills federal and state filing requirements needed to complete the transaction.

Child Passenger Safety Courses at SEARHC

 

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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Charles Clement is the president and chief executive officer of SEARHC in Juneau, Alaska, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to taking on his current role, Charles Clement spent 13 years as chief operating officer of Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage.

SEARHC is a not-for-profit organization committed to optimizing the health of all Southeast Alaska residents, with initiatives designed to address not only physical health, but psychological and spiritual health as well. SEARHC provides the local community with services on an array of health topics, including safety courses regarding child passengers in automobiles.

In the past, SEARHC and the Alaska CPS Coalition have joined together to bring child passenger safety courses to local communities, thereby providing residents with the opportunity to join the more than 36,000 certified child passenger technicians (CPST) throughout the United States. In addition to helping individuals become an educational resource or active advocate for child passenger safety, CPST safety courses feature a thorough tutorial on car seat safety checks, an invaluable skill for any parent or guardian.

CPST training courses take place over the course of three days. Individuals must be able to attend the complete course in order to achieve certification. To learn more about safety training courses and other services by SEARHC, please visit www.searhc.org.

SEARHC Grants Skagway Traditional Council $50,000

 

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SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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Charles Clement, who is Tsimshian and Athabaskan, serves as president and CEO of the Native American-run Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) serving 26 Alaskan communities. As an aspect of his work, Charles Clement and the SEARHC board of directors recently awarded grants to 15 of the communities the organization serves, including $50,000 to the Skagway Traditional Council.

The Skagway Traditional Council is a federally recognized Native American tribe for the Skagway Tlingit and Haida Indians. The mission of the council is to uphold the tribe’s sovereignty and government and to protect and nurture their members economically and otherwise. The Council oversees several other projects, including the Sheldon Museum and the Sealaska Heritage Center.

The Council will be able to use the money from SEARHC within the year to support local Alaska Native and American Indian residents with recreation center memberships. They will also make improvements to area bathrooms, adding in grab bars and non-slip mats for safety. In addition, the Council will be able to make non-smoking patches available along with helmets for the region’s youth.