Healing Hand Foundation
Charles Clement is the CEO and president of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Juneau. A business management professional with 19 years of experience, Charles Clement has served on the board of numerous associations and currently serves as a director for the Healing Hand Foundation.
The Healing Hand Foundation, established in 2001, assists the Native and veteran populations of Alaska who require additional funding for medical expenses not covered by state health insurance or private insurance companies.
The foundation offers financial assistance to those seeking three categories of medical need:
1. Medical Goods. These items include supplies and equipment such as wheelchairs, eyeglasses, walkers, and dentures.
2. Pharmaceuticals. Some medications, such as specialized cancer or blood pressure drugs, are not covered by health insurance.
3. Patient Travel. If a referral for treatment requires a patient to travel to a different city, Healing Hand Foundation can cover escort travel expenses.
Individuals can support the Healing Hand Foundation through a basic donation, or they can choose to have a set contribution deducted from their payroll each period.
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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.
Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation
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.
Alaska Children’s Trust
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.
For more information about the Alaska Children’s Trust and the Alaska Afterschool Network, visit www.alaskachildrenstrust.org.
Alaska Children’s Trust
Charles Clement serves as president and CEO of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which is based in Juneau. The nonprofit tribal health consortium supports the wellbeing of Native Alaskan communities. Charles Clement is also a supporter of the work of the Alaska Children’s Trust, working to empower Alaska’s youth.
The Alaska Children’s Trust exists to protect children of Alaska against abuse and neglect. Founded in 1988, the charity has helped Alaskan children grow up safely for almost three decades.
The trust’s Start Small. Dream Big. campaign features interviews with Alaskans who have achieved their childhood dreams in one way or another. Whether they aspire to be firefighters, artists, or professional athletes, youth can watch videos for inspiration and learn how many opportunities are available to them in Alaska.
The campaign also offers tips for parents, teachers, coaches, and other mentors of young people. The advice helps today’s leaders encourage the young people they know to facilitate their growth into successful Alaskans.
For the past three years, Charles Clement has served as president and chief executive officer of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Juneau, Alaska. Prior to this endeavor, he worked as vice president and chief operating officer for Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage. An outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting and fishing, Charles Clement belongs to the Halibut Coalition.
Based in Juneau, the Halibut Coalition aims to protect the sustainability of the Pacific halibut. It also promotes effective, informed management of the halibut fishery and allocates halibut among all areas in Alaska. To keep individuals informed of its goals, the organization hosts, sponsors, and works in conjunction with other organizations at events throughout the year.
One event in which the Halibut Coalition takes part is the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting. The 2016 event, scheduled for January 25-29 at the Centennial Hall Convention Center in Juneau, marks the organization’s 92nd annual meeting. Presentations will cover the fishery, harvest decisions, and information pertaining to the 2015 stock assessment. The final day of the meeting will cover catch limits and regulations as approved by the commission. Those who cannot attend can view the open sessions via webcast.
President of Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium in Juneau, Alaska, Charles Clement manages a $125 million operation. Staying current on topics impacting the health care industry, Charles Clement and SEARHC maintain a strong relationship with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).
ANTHC is in the progress of constructing a 202-room patient housing facility in Anchorage. Supporting the Alaska Native Medical Center, the infrastructure is slated to open fall 2016 and will provide lodging for patients and families traveling to Anchorage to receive care. ANTHC believes the project will ease the burden of travel and hotel expenditures for both the patients and the Alaska Tribal Health System.
With 30 rooms dedicated to pre-maternal patients and their families, the facility will connect directly to the medical center via a sky bridge. Patients with high-risk pregnancies or who require specialty medical care or infusion and radiation therapy will have improved access to treatment as well. Planned building features include communal living spaces, cooking areas, self-serve laundry rooms, and an exercise room.