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SEARHC clinics announce holiday closures

JUNEAU, Dec. 22, 2011 — All SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) health care facilities will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, for Christmas and on Monday, Jan. 2, for New Year’s. These closures are so SEARHC employees can spend time with their families during the holidays.

The SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau will offer reduced Saturday services on Dec. 24 (open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of 10-5), and regular Saturday services on Dec. 31. The Juneau clinic will not offer its normal Sunday services (noon to 4 p.m.) on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.

The SEARHC urgent care department at S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, for walk-in patients. But all other regular Saturday clinics offered at SEARHC facilities throughout the consortium will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

In addition, SEARHC will have staff working during the holidays to take care of any inpatients staying at the hospital in Sitka, and there will be 24-hour emergency room staff available at the hospital during the holidays. All SEARHC village clinics that normally provide off-hour emergency services will have staff on call during the holidays. SEARHC wishes everybody a safe and happy holiday season.

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