Wrangell Medical Center Highlights
SEARHC Board Passes Resolution to Assume Responsibility for WMC
On Friday, October 26, 2018, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s (SEARHC) Board of Directors (Board) passed a resolution in favor of transferring responsibility for Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) to SEARHC. SEARHC will operate WMC while building a new healthcare campus, which will be adjacent to the Alaska Island Community Services Medical Clinic and include a critical access hospital and long-term care facility. The transition of WMC’s operations is expected to be completed by November 1, 2018. Click here to read the full press release.
wmc HONORED WITH HANDFUL OF AWARDS
Over the past few weeks, WMC and WMC staff have been on the receiving end of National Recognition. WMC Long Term Care was presented with a pair of Mountain-Pacific Quality Health “Gold Pan” awards September 27th in Anchorage. Click here to read more about the gold pans. LTC was able to follow that up by receiving an overall rating of “High Performing” from the US News and World Report. Click here to read the full article. To top it all off, CEO Robert Rang was presented with the AHA Grassroots Champion Award, for effective outreach to the community and elected officials. Click here to read more about WMC's Grassroots Champion.
On Monday, September 17, Wold Architects presented a design update for the new healthcare campus to the community of Wrangell. Those in the Nolan Center were treated to a presentation, complete with the new concept exterior design (pictured above), as well as detailed floorplans and a timeline for the proposed project. In advance of the October 2nd vote on Proposition 1, WMC is sharing the presentation to inform voters what the healthcare campus SEARHC has committed to construct may look like. Click here to find a downloadable version of the design update presentation.