SEARHC Doctor Returns to Juneau as Chief of Staff

January 20 2014

JUNEAU – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Noble Anderson back to Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau. He began his tenure on Monday, January 20.

Dr. Anderson is returning to Juneau as a Family Practice Physician and Chief of Staff after several years at the SEARHC Haines Medical Clinic as the Medical Director there. Dr. Anderson has also worked at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka. He will also now serve as the Chief of Staff for the SEARHC Executive Medical Committee which oversees Medical Staff credentialing and other similar activities.

According to ELMC Medical Director, Dr. Catherine Buley, “ELMC was fortunate to have an opening for a new provider and it is always beneficial to have an experienced staff member join our team. Dr. Anderson had previously worked in Juneau and is well known to providers and patients here.”

Anderson earned his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia). He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, Va.). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in premedicine from The Penn State University (State College, Pa.). In addition to his work in SEARHC clinics in Juneau, Sitka and Haines, he has worked as a locum tenens physician (traveling physician) with stops in Sitka, Bethel, Kotzebue and Ketchikan in Alaska, as well as other assignments in Washington State and California.

Dr. Anderson explains, “After spending the last five years in the beauty of Haines, my wife and I are excited to explore the many opportunities that the bigger city of Juneau has to offer.  I am looking forward to a return to inpatient hospital medicine and obstetrical care.” He adds, “My new position as Chief of Staff for SEARHC will be more easily managed from the central position of Juneau than it would have from Haines.  My focus will be to provide high quality care to my patient panel and to help work on an administrative level towards even higher standards of excellent care for all SEARHC patients.  I will also continue to travel to Skagway five times each year to provide the native beneficiaries in that town a more direct link to SEARHC.”