Just six weeks removed from the initial Community Meeting, Wold A&E and SEARHC will be back at the Nolan Center for Round 2.
The Steering Committee has just released a schedule for the Feasibility Update of the Wrangell Community Healthcare Solution. Meetings begin in Wrangell Sunday, May 20th, with a presentation to the Stakeholder Committee, and commence on Tuesday, May 22nd, with a presentation to the Borough Assembly. The three-day schedule is highlighted by a 6:30 p.m. Community Meeting on Monday, May 21st, which will find the architects again presenting in the Nolan Center to hopefully another packed house.
While you shouldn't need more reason to attend the Community Meeting, especially if you were present for the April 9th event, know that Wold A&E is coming armed with a concept of a potential WMC/AICS Clinic shared-campus. That's right, the architects will present initial designs to the Stakeholder and Steering Committees, WMC and AICS staff, the Assembly, and the community. So please, if you want to lay your eyes on the rough draft SEARHC and Wold are putting forward, show up on the evening of Monday, May 21st, and bring your family and friends.
Now is the time in the post where I tell you to hold off con celebrating quite yet. This is just a feasibility update. They are just presenting a concept design. There are quite a few more hurdles between us and the finish line. But this is a step in the right direction. This means Wold was able to take the feedback from their April visit and create a campus design that addresses WMC staff and patient needs. More importantly, it means SEARHC took a look at those plans, and probably a ballpark price for construction, and they weren't scared off. Not only were they not scared off, but just a month removed from the last visit, they have scheduled work session #2 to keep the ball rolling.
So mark your calendar, set a reminder on your phone, pitch a tent in the Nolan Center lawn for all I care. Just know that once muddied future of healthcare in Wrangell will get a little clearer the evening of May 21st, and we'd love for you to be a part of this important update and discussion.
One last time, tell your family, friends and neighbors the following:
Wrangell Community Healthcare Solution
Feasibility Update Community Meeting
6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21st