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SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic now offers state-of-the-art LightScalpel procedures None 

SEARHC Children’s Dental Clinic now offers state-of-the-art LightScalpel procedures

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Children’s Dental Clinic now provides state-of-the-art laser surgery using the LightScalpel CO2 laser for oral surgery procedures. The laser replaces instruments that would have bruised or crushed tissue causing lengthy, uncomfortable recovery periods as well as scarring.

Sitka Health Summit chooses two community wellness projects None 

Sitka Health Summit chooses two community wellness projects

Starting a series of trauma-informed community conversations and reducing Sitka’s carbon emissions were the theme as Sitka residents gathered to choose two community wellness projects to pursue in 2017-18 at the 11th annual Sitka Health Summit Oct. 11-13, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus.

SEARHC WIC Staff Receives Perfect Evaluation by the State of Alaska None 

SEARHC WIC Staff Receives Perfect Evaluation by the State of Alaska

At the WIC Coordinators Conference held earlier this month, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) was awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” for having zero findings during their most recent biennial State of Alaska Management Evaluation. Zero, in this case, means no errors.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Hires New CEO None 

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority Hires New CEO

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees announced today the hiring of Mike Abbott as Chief Executive Officer. Abbot is currently the Municipality of Anchorage Municipal Manager. Abbott is a long-time Alaskan and has a distinguished career in public service. He will begin at the Trust on November 1.

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Anchorage Bariatrics welcomes new bariatric surgeon to its team

Anchorage Bariatrics, the state’s leading bariatric practice, has expanded its team with the addition of partner Dr. Sean Lee. Dr. Lee joins Anchorage Bariatrics from the Center for Obesity and Metabolism at Augusta University in Georgia, where he led and facilitated the bariatric surgery program as a nationally recognized bariatric surgery Center of Excellence.

Anchorage-based btyDENTAL is Fastest-Growing Company in Alaska None 

Anchorage-based btyDENTAL is Fastest-Growing Company in Alaska

Broadview Networks, a leading cloud services provider, has released a map naming btyDENTAL as the fastest-growing company in Alaska. Broadview created the map using data from the annual “Inc. 5000” report.

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SEARHC can help navigate health coverage options during this year’s shortened open enrollment period

The open enrollment period for obtaining or changing insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace has been shortened to just six weeks this year. Enrollment begins November 1 and ends December 15.

Free 3D mammograms at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in October promote breast cancer awareness None 

Free 3D mammograms at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in October promote breast cancer awareness

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) is offering free 3D mammogram screening to women who make an appointment in October. 3D mammography is the latest breakthrough in early breast cancer detection and is only available in Sitka at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.

The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute Welcomes Well-Known Surgeon 9-14-2017 None 

The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute Welcomes Well-Known Surgeon 9-14-2017

The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is proud to welcome Mark M. Levin, M.D., M.S. Dr. Levin will join the AHVI team on September 18.

SEARHC awarded $1.7M grants for women’s health screenings and preventive care None 

SEARHC awarded $1.7M grants for women’s health screenings and preventive care

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) was recently awarded a $927,871 grant for breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). The annual grant supports breast cancer screenings (mammograms), cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests), diagnosis, and case management at SEARHC facilities throughout Southeast Alaska for five years, potentially bringing more than 4.6 million dollars to the region to help patients. This funding includes support for the mobile mammogram vehicle that travels by ferry to multiple rural Southeast Alaska communities without access to mammography.