A federal grand jury indicted Wrangell doctor Greg Salard Wednesday, charging him with distribution and possession of child pornography.
The chief financial officer of Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services has resigned to pursue a different job opportunity. The WMC Board of Directors discussed possible courses of action to fill the CFO position, but they did not make a decision.
Wrangell Medical Center and Alaska Island Community Services this month announced a collaboration to improve staff response time when a patient may be a danger to themselves or the community. The two organizations teamed up to prevent delays in dealing with behavioral health issues.
The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors Wednesday approved its budget for the new fiscal year. WMC CEO Marla Sanger also updated the board on plans for the new hospital.
Medicare has extended a limit on physical therapy coverage to the Wrangell Medical Center. Starting in 2014, Medicare will cover physical therapy for Wrangell residents up to $1,920 each year.
The board returned to one of its most difficult issues from this past year. Dr. Greg Salard’s suspension of privileges has been a major point of contention.
The Wrangell Assembly wants to take away many of the powers of the town’s elected hospital board. It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between the Wrangell Borough and its publicly-funded hospital.