December 07 2010All SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) health care facilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, for Christmas Eve and on Friday, Dec. 31, for New Year’s Eve. These closures are so SEARHC employees can spend time with their families during the holidays. SEARHC clinics that offer regular Saturday services also will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 25, for Christmas Day. The SEARHC urgent care department at S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka will be open on Saturday, Jan. 1, for walk-in patients. But all other regular Saturday clinics offered at SEARHC facilities throughout the consortium will be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. In addition, SEARHC will have staff working during the holidays to take care of any inpatients staying at the hospital in Sitka, plus there will be emergency room staff available at the hospital for the holidays. All SEARHC village clinics that normally provide off-hour emergency services will have staff on call during the holidays. SEARHC wishes all of you a safe and happy holiday season.