About Us

Established in 1982, Sitka Medical Center is a multidisciplinary medical practice offering preventative, acute, and chronic health care services, as well as pediatric and geriatric care to the people of Sitka, Alaska.  We strive to keep our community healthy with the latest and most trusted medical services to care for our residents and visitors whenever they are in need.

Sitka Medical Center is a division of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC).  SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska.

SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act.  The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management.  Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program.  In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986.  We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.

Our Mission

Alaska Native People working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities.

Our Vision

Partnering with our communities to promote a healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Cultural Identity
  • Service
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion

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Sitka Medical Center is a division of SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC).