The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, the city of Hydaburg and the Hydaburg Cooperative Association will host an open house for the newly renovated and expanded Hydaburg Health Center at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the clinic.
The open house will feature the Haida Nation Dance Group, tours of the clinic, a ribbon-cutting and food. After the open house, there will be a community meeting about health care that starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Hydaburg Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.
The center recently underwent a year-long, $2.1 million renovation and expansion that was funded by the Denali Commission and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The clinic previously was 3,200 square feet, which was inadequate for the level of services provided and the floor plan did not allow staff to efficiently provide care. The renovation and expansion addressed some code and condition issues related to the clinic’s health and safety. In addition, the project expanded the building to 4,500 square feet, which will allow for future upgrades in service.