SEARHC is among the nation's leaders in tribal health care. Our employees are dedicated professionals who have found unique career opportunities within our organization. At SEARHC we recognize the power of good people and welcome you to realize your goals as a member of our team.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality health services in partnership with Native people, and on finding ways to integrate traditional Native healing methods with top of the line, modern medical care.
At SEARHC, we take pride in the innovative abilities of our employees. That's one reason we are among the nation's leaders in tribal health care. By encouraging each other to think outside the box, SEARHC employees have been able to bridge gaps and enhance health care services provided to tribal beneficiaries.
Juneau was Juneau, it was Rockwell. Before that, it was Harrisburg. And even before that, it was a settlement for several tribes of native Indians.
Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian (sim-shee-an) people have lived in Southeast Alaska for thousands of years, but Tlingits are the most numerous in Juneau and Alaska's northern panhandle. Though their languages differ, all three tribes share common art, ceremonies, and legends. Because of the region's rich resources and constant food supply, Southeast Natives were able to develop a sophisticated social and cultural life.
It wasn't until a man named Joseph Juneau and his buddy, Richard Harris, teamed up with a Tlingit native that this plot of land got its big break: gold. The first rush of 40 miners brought a mix of trading posts, saloons, and missionaries to the area. Soon, Juneau became a bonafide town, the first to be settled after Alaska's purchase from Russia.
Gold mining met its demise during wartime, when it was deemed a non-essential activity, but Juneau's tourism industry was fast becoming a growing portion of its livelihood. In ever-increasing numbers since the early 1900s, Juneau's attractions and adventures have attracted travelers and cruise ship passengers, particularly in the summer months.
Today, Juneau is a thriving city offering a great blend of city amenities and small-town hospitality, all in the heart of Alaska's majestic mountains, rivers, glaciers, and forests. Nearly 31,000 people call Juneau home - many of them working in government, tourism, mining, and fishing, and all of them instilled with a deep love for this place. Such a mix of personalities makes Juneau unique.
Some of its oldest establishments are pubs, and there you'll find a diverse crew of bikers carousing with teachers, government workers sitting with salty boat captains, suits sharing drinks with tourists. Even descendants of the Tlingit and others from this region are prominent in the social and political fabric of modern-day Juneau, while evidence of their past is still seen and felt around town.