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Joint media statement from Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital and Sitka Community Hospital

August 19 2015

SITKA – The following statement may be attributed to SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital and Sitka Community Hospital:

“Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital and Sitka Community Hospital are deeply saddened by the devastating impact of the recent landslide and flooding in Sitka. Our hearts go out to those affected by these events, particularly the family and friends of William Stortz, Elmer Diaz, and Ulises Diaz.

"We are reaching out to families and first responders to offer meals and supplies as well as other support services. We are currently exploring options to provide Sitka residents displaced by the landslide with additional services and assistance.

"We will continue to provide as much support as possible as they navigate the days and weeks ahead.

"Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital and Sitka Community Hospital will work together with other organizations and healthcare providers in Sitka to care for our friends and neighbors who have been affected by this disaster.”

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