SEARHC President/CEO to take ANTHC CEO position

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium President and CEO Roald Helgesen has announced he is leaving SEARHC to assume the CEO position at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

A transition plan is moving forward as SEARHC launches a nationwide search to replace Helgesen, whose last day with SEARHC will be in the middle of December. At ANTHC, he will run Alaska’s largest tribal health organization, one that provides services to Alaska Natives from every region in the state, including SEARHC.

At SEARHC, Helgesen leads a non-profit tribal health consortium of 18 Native communities that provides medical, dental, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and wellness services to Tlingít, Haida, Tsimshian and other Native people in Southeast Alaska. Established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act, SEARHC is one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the country. It is the largest private employer in Southeast Alaska with about 1,000 employees and an annual budget of nearly $115 million.

ANTHC was created in December of 1997 to manage statewide health services for Alaska Native people. All Alaska Natives, through their tribal governments and through their regional nonprofit organizations, own the consortium. ANTHC employs approximately 2,000 people and operates under a half-billion-dollar operating budget. ANTHC provides statewide services in specialty medical care; construction of water, sanitation and health facilities; community health and research; information technology and professional recruiting.


Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:01

Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:01

Juneau man charged with sex abuse of a minor, called danger to community

A 28-year-old Juneau man is facing trial on several counts involving sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, after being called a danger to the community by a prosecutor due to his alleged porn addiction.

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 08:32

Sealaska summer camp registration

The application period is now open for several Sealaska Heritage Institute camps and workshops for young adults.

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:03

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