Tag Archives: Wrangell Medical Center

Assembly discusses new system for hiring local contractors

City Hall - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KSTK NewsThe Wrangell Borough Assembly discussed a policy proposal Tuesday for a system to choose local contractors to work on borough projects. The policy would create a pool of qualified, licensed contractors to be hired for projects that cost less than $25,000.

Wrangell hospital project closes contracts, starts fresh

The City and Borough of Wrangell and the Wrangell Medical Center closed a settlement this month with a company formerly contracted to help finance a new hospital building. After the hospital project stalled in 2012 with more than a million dollars spent on contracts, city and hospital officials are hoping for a fresh start.

Salard’s jury trial set for February

The jury trial of a Wrangell doctor accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has been bumped nearly two months. Doctor Greg Salard’s defense attorney asked for delay until Feb. 23, 2015.

Wrangell doctor indicted on child porn charges

A federal grand jury indicted Wrangell doctor Greg Salard Wednesday, charging him with distribution and possession of child pornography.

WMC chief financial officer resigns

WMC logoThe 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.

WMC, AICS collaborate to improve response time for critical behavioral health issues

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.

Wrangell Medical Center board approves budget

WMC logoThe 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 enacts limits on Wrangell physical therapy visits

Web Tile 3Medicare 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.

Hospital board discusses alcoholism, privileges

WMC logoThe 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.

Wrangell tries to strip hospital board powers

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.