The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC, a $1.3 million grant to expand and renovate the SEARHC Haines Health Center.
The center currently provides primary medical care, dental, physical therapy, emergency and frontier extended stay care services in the clinic, with behavioral health and health promotion services being offered in leased space outside the clinic. The construction project will increase the size of the clinic with a 700-square-foot addition and make changes in the existing layout to improve patient flow and efficiency. The expanded facility will improve the overall quality of care for patients and the work environment for staff. Patient confidentiality also will be improved.