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Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) - Wrangell
310 Bennett Street
Wrangell, AK 99929

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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.

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Wrangell, AK

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Wrangell is a close-knit community and has small town charm. Mother Nature provides excellent outdoor activities throughout the year. Wrangell boasts clean air, water, streets, and safe neighborhoods for the 2300 people calling it home. It is a full-service community with great health care facilities, modern communication systems as well as dependable transportation by air and water to and from the island. Wrangell is rural and remote but is easily accessible. Winters in Southeast Alaska are considered mild with temperatures that seldom drop below freezing. Spring and Fall are cleansing with plenty of fresh rain. Summer has the perfect mix of warmth and light summer breezes with Fireweed and Forget-Me-Nots painting the beautiful landscape.

Wildlife abounds in the area. Eagles, shorebirds, herons and songbirds dot the trees on Mt. Dewey overlooking downtown and along the Zimovia Highway bike path. A variety of boat excursions take you to scenic areas to view black and brown bears, migratory birds, eagles, sea lions, harbor seals, and whales. Go fishing for the tasty salmon and halibut. During July and August, Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory, managed by the US Forest Service, is a favorite spot to view brown and black bears feasting on salmon. The Stikine River, a designated wilderness area is abundant with wildlife that lured the Hudson Bay Company to establish a settlement here.

Outdoor adventure and activities await you. The protected waters in Southeast Alaska are filled with Islands and bays and harbors rich with wildlife just waiting to be explored. The waterways provide excellent sea kayaking and opportunity for exploration by wildlife charter tours. Fishing is spectacular. Halibut and all 5 species of salmon are key targets by visiting fishermen. Nearby lakes and streams provide excellent opportunities for both spin cast and fly fishing. Wrangell also has the only regulation USGA rated golf course in Southeast Alaska. Muskeg Meadows has tournaments almost every weekend.

Wrangell Island has over 100 miles of forest roads that offer mountain bikers, hikers, RV'rs, and other explorers access to remote lakes, rivers, campsites and scenic overlooks. Several maintained trails provide immediate immersion into the surrounding lush temperate rainforest. If you prefer a bird's eye view of the surrounding area, flightseeing to glaciers, fjords, or cabins on remote lakes, or to Telegraph Creek in British Columbia are fun options.

Wrangell is where ancient and active art converge. All through town is evidence of the rich artistic heritage of Wrangell's earlier residents. Revealing itself today in many aspects of our everyday life is the current growth of culture awareness and local artistic creations. Wrangell has a burgeoning arts community.

Hungry? Local restaurants and dining establishments offer a range of cuisine and atmosphere from locally caught and processed seafood to take-out menus or waterfront dining opportunities. Community Market is a local community producers’ market with Vendors who sell items that are locally grown, caught, harvested, raised, hand-crafted, or hand-baked, as well as artisan work and local services, all in a fun social atmosphere. Lots of great products are available and changed monthly. Fresh bread, local books, jewelry, crafts, natural soaps and lotions, eggs, food products, plant starts, clothing, and gift items are available.

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