President’s Update for August 23, 2013

In this edition...

Internship Spotlight on UAS Student Charles Paul

Please join me in recognizing student intern Charles Paul. Charles is completing an internship with SEARHC in Health Information Management (HIM). He is learning the coding process for inpatient/observations/day surgeries/outpatent. This includes coding the visit then doing the data entry into RPMS and Stockell. Charles will also learn Discharge Analysis for inpatient charts and the Charge Entry process for billing. Charles is a University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) student earning his degree in Health Information Management. He currently works as a Pharmacy Billing Specialist and formerly worked in Medical Records.

1st Annual Blueberry Festival begins this week in Klukwan

The 1st Annual Blueberry Festival will be held in Klukwan on August 30 & 31, 2013. The Festival is open to all Chilkat Valley residents. Several businesses in Haines have donated prizes or offered discounts on Blueberry or Blue items in their stores for the festival days.

The idea for the Blueberry Festival came from brainstorming ideas for activities and events to hold in Klukwan, under the SEARHC Behavioral Health Prevention SPF/SIG grant. The SEARHC WISEWOMAN program in Haines, the Klukwan SEARHC Behavior Health Prevention program, the SEARHC DV Prevention Program in Haines, Klukwan Organizations and several volunteers have been busy organizing events for the two day festival. Events include a Blueberry pancake feed, Blueberry Jams/Jellies Contest, Blueberry Dessert Contest, Blueberry Arts & Crafts Contest, Blueberry Photo contest and MUCH more.

For more information visit the Klukwan Blueberry Festival on Facebook at

Charles Clement
Charles Clement President/CEO
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Juneau, AK 99801
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Just a reminder...

SEARHC Online Specialty Clinic Schedules

SEARHC frequently brings in traveling medical specialists to hold specialty clinics at a variety of facilities. This can save the expense and inconvenience of flying to Anchorage or Seattle for services not available in Southeast. Some SEARHC medical providers make regular trips to smaller, remote clinics to provide specialty services that aren’t normally available in those villages. All specialty clinics, except for medical field trips and specified dental clinics, must be referred through a SEARHC provider (no self-referrals).

If you would like to check the Specialty Clinic Schedules you can find them on They are listed under both the “Services” menu and the “Patient Information” menu and at the following links: Dental Clinic Field Trips, Medical Field Trips, Juneau Specialty Clinics and Sitka Specialty Clinics.

Traditional Food Guide Calendar and Tlingit Traditional foods poster available

SEARHC Traditional Foods Program recently published a Traditional Food Guide Calendar and a Tlingit Traditional foods poster. The guide and poster will be distributed to help promote harvesting and eating traditional, local foods. Go to SEARHC Traditional Foods program to view or download a copy of the guide and poster.