NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Seward City Council will have a special meeting on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. for the purpose of: Ordinance 2013-013, Authorizing Employees Of The Seward Community Health Center To Be Non-PERS Employees Of The City For A Limited Time, And Amending Portions Of Titles 2 And 3 Of The Seward City Code. Resolution 2013-117, Expressing An Intent To Exercise The Right To Approve The Selection Of The Executive Director Of The Seward Community Health Center. Resolution 2013-118, A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Seward, […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN The Seward City Council, the co-applicant for the new Seward Community Health Center grant funding,...
HEIDI ZEMACH for Seward City News - The Seward City Council held a work-session Monday evening to learn exactly what...
Governor Sean Parnell announced that Alaska will not participate in Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act....
Great American Smokeout 2013 – Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society (ACS) Great American Smokeout (GASO). Americans set a date to make a plan to quit, plan in advance, then quit smoking that day. By quitting – even for one day – smokers will be taking an important step forward towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. One Day Starts Today! How many times have you started a sentence with “One day…?” “One day, I’ll go back to school.” “One day, […]Read more ›
38th GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT is November 21st – It’s Your Time to Quit! Soldotna, ALASKA — November 21 marks the 38th annual American Cancer Society‘s Great American Smokeout (ACS GASO), a day highlighting the dangers of tobacco use and the challenges of quitting. ACS GASO encourages smokers to use the annual date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. The number one thing tobacco users can do to improve their health and extend their life is to quit. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier […]Read more ›
Swimmers started their season with the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) with a fun filled day at the pool. Head coach Matt Hershock with assistant coaches Emilee Sawyer and Katie Cornwell started the day with a review of the swimmers code of conduct. A document that all swimmers and parents read and sign stating that they will be kind, courteous and good sports with others and especially their team mates. Then, it was swim, swim, swim. The Seward Tsunami’s head coach Matt Hershock begins his eighth season with the club. He has seen many of his swimmers start out as […]Read more ›
Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability: A Simulation of Hearing Distressing Voices Friday, November 22nd, 2013 A unique learning opportunity during which participants experience what is commonly referred to as auditory hallucinations. The 3-hour training includes A presentation on the phenomenon of hearing distressing voices The simulation experience And a discussion period Training participants will learn about the subjective experience of hearing distressing voices, increase their understanding of the day-to-day challenges facing people with psychiatric disabilities, become more empathic toward voice hearers, and be inspired to consider changes in clinical practice which would better address the needs […]Read more ›
Today, November 11, 2013, is the first day of the Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) swimming. SEWARD TSUNAMI SWIM CLUB (STSC) is a developmental and competitive swim team that provides a supervised aquatics program for Seward area youth ages 5-18. STSC is a member of Alaska Swimming, Inc., Alaska committee of United States Swimming (USS), which in turn is the national governing body for the sport and the organization which registers and insures athletes, sanctions events, and conducts competitions and development programs. STSC is a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. Swimmers (40+ swimmers […]Read more ›
The City of Seward and the Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) received notification of grant award for a new access point Primary Care Out-Patient Clinic. The Board of the SCHC working collaboratively with the City of Seward and Providence Seward Medical and Care Center (PSMCC) will implement this new primary care clinic over the next four months. The clinic will be located within Providence Medical Center. The Community Health Center will incorporate services from Providence such as lab and radiology. Providence will continue to manage In-patient, Emergency Services, ancillary services and Seward Mountain Haven. This grant will support quality sustainable […]Read more ›
By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – SEWARD, Alaska - Seward received some very welcome news today. Seward will receive $774,000 from U.S. Health and Human Services Affordable Care Act funds to create a Federally-Qualified Community Health Clinic in Seward that would provide improved primary health services here. The grant amount was even higher than Seward had hoped for, and to get the award, it had to compete with hundreds of other communities across the U.S. The Seward Community Health Center Board, and City of Seward have just 120 days with which to implement the new health center and […]Read more ›
Press Release from the Department of Health and Social Services State to waive administrative fee statewide for flu vaccine Fee waiver in effect until the end of the year for eligible Alaskans ANCHORAGE — In an effort to encourage more Alaskans to get immunized against the flu, the Alaska Division of Public Health will be waiving the standard $28 administrative fee for the flu vaccine at all state public health centers in Alaska, now through the end of the year for certain Alaskans. Those who qualify could always receive the shot with no charge for the vaccine itself, but […]Read more ›
The Seward Health Fair will be on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the AVTEC gym from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. AVTEC gym is located at 519 4th Ave. Seward, AK. This year, the AVTEC Student Health Fair and Seward Community Health Fair will be combined for a 1/2 day event. The Health Fair offers: * Free Blood screening tests * Free Blood pressure checks * Free Weight and height checks * Free Vision, hearing, and dental screenings * Exhibitors teaching health and safety topics. Blood tests offered at the Seward Health Fair may include: * Cholesterol (lipid) panel, Comprehensive metabolic panel, […]Read more ›
(From a joint senator’s press release) U.S. Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK), Max Baucus (D-MT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Al Franken (D-MN) have co-sponsored legislation to correct an inconsistency in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could have prevented health care benefits for thousands of Alaska Natives and American Indians. The current version of the health care law contains several important provisions for Native Americans including permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. However, the law contains several different definitions of “Indian” which led to conflicting interpretations of eligibility for benefits and requirements for coverage. The new legislation […]Read more ›
Brent Ursel PA-C The sky is falling, the sky is falling. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding white horses bearing the names ACA. The ACA is the worst thing to happen to America since pureed liver. President Obama is personally heading up Death Panels to decide who in America lives and who dies. There is a lot of hysteria, misinformation, and disinformation being circulated about the Affordable Care Act, AKA, “ObamaCare”. The ACA was passed three years ago and has been implemented in stages. Today, October 1st, is the start of the new fiscal year (and government shutdown over the issue) and hearalded the […]Read more ›
Providence Seward Mountain Haven is hosting a Blood Drive… Friday, October 11th 8:30am-1:30pm Donate in the LIFEmobile! Don’t get turned away, make your appoinment today!! Contact: Brittany @ 224-2988 “Remember – Eat Well, Drink Plenty of Fluids, & Bring Photo ID”!Read more ›
Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced awards of approximately $67 million to the nation’s federally-qualified health centers, including $19 million made available by the Affordable Care Act, to establish 32 new health service delivery sites across the United States. These new sites will increase access to preventive and primary health care to more than 130,000 additional people, Sebelius said in a press release. “Health centers have a proven track record of success in providing high quality health care to those who need it most,” said Secretary Sebelius. “New health center […]Read more ›
The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.” Guy Kawasaki Active Abilities Physical Therapy is excited to announce that they will be partnering with Advanced Physical Therapy of Anchorage. Owner of Active Abilities PT and long time resident of Seward, Tina McLean, says the decision was an easy one. Advanced Physical Therapy has been in business in Alaska for 13 years and has clinics throughout the state in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Wasilla, and Soldotna. Ms. McLean has studied and worked with Advanced Physical Therapy through […]Read more ›
HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN Local residents spoke out at the last City Council meeting and urged Seward to do something about the smell and health hazards emitted by coal-burning stoves. “It gets especially bad on a winter’s day when you get that temperature inversion that pushes everything down.” said Ben Pazdernik, of Birch Street, attending Monday’s Sept 9th 2013 council meeting with his wife Rebecca. He’s a boat captain, and both are small business people who sell nutritious health products. Residents know all of the obvious health implications that go along with breathing coal, he said. It’s pretty blatant, and […]Read more ›
See what students in our Ocean Sciences Club are saying about the ocean and what it means to them in this great video they made! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjqO2ktcjvA The Alaska SeaLife Center’s Ocean Sciences Club for Seward secondary students began in September 2012, thanks to the Seward Community Foundation and Alaska Airlines Foundation. Over the course of the school year, students dug into a wide range of ocean topics — including a seabird necropsy, a comparative dissection of cephalopods, sea ice studies, Steller sea lion physiology, and other hands-on explorations. A mini-grant from NOAA provided the club with video cameras to record […]Read more ›
By Heidi Zemach for SCN The nauseating stench of the Seward wastewater lagoon at Lowell Point dominated Monday night’s September 9, 2013 City Council meeting. No, you couldn’t smell it at the meeting, but the Lowell Point residents who filled the council chambers did a good job of describing it, and the image wasn’t pretty. With all the hot summer days gone, and colder days here to stay, the passive waste lagoon facility is still stinking as it has been for the past three months, and that is particularly alarming to area residents who cater to the burgeoning summer tourist […]Read more ›
By Heidi Zemach for SCN U.S. Senator Mark Begich no longer makes headway in one battle to win back acceptance for the Alaska seafood industry, than he finds himself battling the matter on still another front. The Alaska Senator recently contacted Wal-Mart’s CEOs who sent company executives to meet with Alaska seafood experts this week, and those they met with managed to convince them to continue to purchase Alaska seafood for sale at their box stores across the U.S., even though they don’t use the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) criteria or label. The executives met yesterday (Thursday) with Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), […]Read more ›
SEWARD HS POOL SCHEDULE AUG 19 – DEC 22 2013 OPEN SWIM M, W, F 6:30 – 7:50 pm Sun (starting Nov 3) 4:00 – 5:20 LAP SWIM M, W , F 6:30 – 8:00 am 5:00 – 6:30 pm T & Th 11:00 – 12:30 Sun (starting Nov 3) 5:30 – 7 pm Parent & Tot Swim T & Th 11:00 – 12:30 WATER EXERCISE T & TH 6 – 7 pm Oct 1 – Nov 21. See what 8 weeks of water exercise will do for you! Fee: regular admission . Childrens Swim Lessons T & Th […]Read more ›