SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has hired Elliot J. Bruhl, M.D. to assume the newly created systemwide position of Vice President/Chief Medical Officer (VP/CMO).
For business owners, increasing healthcare costs are squeezing out other investments and limiting growth opportunities. But it is not all bad news; positive things are happening too.
Sober pop-up bars appearing and alcohol-free drink options being added to the menus of famous restaurants and bars across the globe are proof that living a sober lifestyle is gaining popularity. Alaska is no exception.
Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel), Zack Fields (D-Anchorage), and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) released a memorandum from the non-partisan Division of Legal and Research Services confirming that the Governor of Alaska is legally obligated to accept federal funding to cover the Medicaid expansion population in Alaska.
Healthcare employment has recently seen consistent increases—not many sectors in Alaska are seeing that trend. What isn’t common knowledge, however, is the process involved in filling the positions that fuel the growing demand for jobs.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board of trustees directed $650,000 in funds for two Anchorage housing projects. Trustees approved $150,000 for RurAL CAP’s Sitka Place, and $500,000 for the United Way of Anchorage’s Anchored Home Pay for Success project.