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Salard vs. WMC, Salard asks court to reinstate privileges

On Tuesday April 3rd, arguments will be heard in the case of Wrangell Physician Dr. Greg Salard vs. Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) in Superior Court.

Superior Court Judge Kevin G. Miller will hear testimony regarding Salard’s request for a “stay” pending appeal which would allow for the Doctor’s privileges to be reinstated at WMC while the appeal process continues.

This case stems from a decision made in early March by the hospitals Hearing Committee to deny Salard his privileges to work at the city-owned hospital.

Dr. Salard works as a physician for Alaska Island Community Services (AICS), which contracts with Wrangell Medical Center. At this time Salard is not authorized to work at the hospital. That infringes on his contract with AICS and ability to work with hospital and long-term care patients.

Oral arguments will be heard at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday April 3rd at the Wrangell Court House. The hearing is open to the public.

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