By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward City Council’s regular Monday meeting March 10th, was interesting in that we heard about the difficult working conditions in which the city finance department finds itself, without working software and lacking experienced staff. We also learned more about the latest finances of Providence Seward Medical & Care Center, and briefly […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The new Community Health Clinic, (CHC) opens its doors in Seward Monday, March 10th, in the Providence Seward Medical & Care Center building, exactly where the former clinic was. Patients who spoke with Sharon Montagnino, the CHC board and clinic interim executive director at a meet and greet Thursday evening were saddened to learn […]
Seward Community Health Center will be holding an informational night on Thursday, March 6 from 6 to 7 pm in the waiting room at the Health Center site. This opportunity is for all new patients to have questions answered about services, making appointments and how to register for the discount fee program.
A report from the American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Section, was released earlier this week. Current findings show that water-borne plume of “radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster may reach the U.S. West Coast within weeks”. The cesium-134 laced fallout has steadily made its way across the Pacific Ocean via the Kuroshio current. Once it reaches North America, the plume […]
Need Public Assistance? Food Stamps Medicaid Adult Public Assistance Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) General Relief Native Assistance Heating Assistance Applications available at the Qutekcak Native Tribe Interviews available for native and non-native applicants No wait time, walk-Ins welcome Contact: Mariah Johnson, Fee Agent Qutekcak Native Tribe P.O Box 1467 Seward, AK. 99664 907-224-3118 […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Thirty-nine faculty and staff members from AVTEC-Alaska’s Institute of Technology, and three others from SeaView Community Services and the Seward Boys & Girls Club attended a QPR Gatekeeper Training suicide prevention training at AVTEC last week during in-services. The class was provided by the UAA Center for Human Development’s Training Coordinator Eric Boyer, using […]
SEWARD, Alaska – PRESS RELEASE from the Seward Community Health Center February 18, 2014 After more than three years of work by the community, the Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) will become a reality next month. The Seward CHC is working diligently to prepare for opening its doors on Monday, March 10th. Many details will be taken care of in […]
The Resurrection Bay Garden Club gives thanks to UAF Cooperative Extension Agent Lydia Clayton for her terrific talk on soil and the publications she provided! Almost two dozen participants learned a great deal about soil structure, nutrient and microorganism needs, soil testing and much more. The seed swap that followed was marvelous – thousands of seeds were up for grabs, […]
Glacier Family Medicine Clinic will offer additional appointment slots beginning Monday Feb 17th-Friday Feb 28th to help ease the burden on those requiring health care while the transition from Providence Seward Family Practice Clinic to the new Seward Community Health Center is being undertaken and the Providence outpatient clinic will be closed. The GFMC staff will endeavor to do their absolute best to […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN - The Seward City Council took the first step toward addressing the many deferred-maintenance problems at the city’s aging sewage lagoon at Lowell Point by transferring 500 thousand dollars from its Water Enterprise Fund to the Wastewater Enterprise fund, and appropriating those funds toward future mitigation efforts yet to be named. At Monday night’s Feb 10th […]
American Red Cross of Alaska Shelter Operations Training will be held Saturday, Feb 8th 9am-5pm at the K.M. Rae Building. Sheltering operations includes, shelter fundamentals and shelter management. These classes compliment KPB CERT training and are given at no cost. This training is open to the public. Please rsvp to Alex Fontey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Composting with Worms Composting in the winter is no fun! The weekly long, slow trudge out to the compost pile at 20 F below isn’t even an Alaskan’s idea of a good time. Fortunately there is an easy, fun alternative for composting during the Alaskan winter: Vermicomposting! Vermicomposting is the feeding of kitchen food scraps to worms. In addition […]
Peninsula Community Health Services of Alaska will be in Seward on Wed. Jan 22nd at the Library from 1 pm to 4 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please join the Seward Prevention Coalition, on January 29th at the Seward Middle School, for their Third Annual Town Hall Meeting. This year’s meeting is centered around Community Action to Prevent Underage Drinking & Drug Use. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. The event starts at 5:30pm with a FREE Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Native Youth Olympic Students and dessert […]
Jumpers, Seward Firefighters, Alaska SeaLife Center divers, Harbor staff and Polar Bear Jump Volunteers brace themselves against the rain during the 29th annual Polar Bear Jump held earlier today in efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Some jumpers took the plunge in lively costumes while others distinguished themselves with their unique twists, turns, somersaults, and flops as […]
Seward Elementary School is proud to partner with the American Heart Association for its annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Please help a school child raise funds for this awesome jump-roping marathon that betters the lives of all of us! If you need more information, please contact Mrs. Ray at Seward Elementary School (907-224-3356).
Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Air Quality is investigating what occurred during an open burn when Orion Marine Services Contractors LLC (DBA West Construction) burned the old Small Boat Harbor D-float dock and other materials on behalf of the City of Seward without a black-smoke burn permit. The burn, which took […]
By HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN – PSMC Administrator Joe Fong, and Seward Community Health Center Interim Director Sharon Montagnino, addressed some public misconceptions and concerns that some residents seem to have about the transition at Monday night’s City Council meeting. The Seward CHC opens February 26, 2014 in the hospital building where it the clinic now exists at Providence, replacing the hospital’s […]
Cooking Dried Beans, Peas and Lentils A southern tradition to bring luck and prosperity in the upcoming year is to serve black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Whether or not you’ve recently eaten black eyed peas to honor this tradition consider serving legumes throughout the year for a healthful option at any meal. Legumes- dried […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Recreation Committee’s first meeting of the year 2014, which took place Wednesday Jan 8th over lunch at Apollo’s Restaurant, was a productive one. It was attended by 11 people, including a couple of community members. Most committee members offered enthusiastic suggestions for the future winter activities and events that it could become involved […]
Brent Ursel PA-C Influenza, or THE FLU, has been marching across the United States in the past few months. Here in Alaska, the State Department of Epidemiology started seeing an uptick in reported cases, mostly of Influenza A, in mid December. Over the past several days, medical facilities in Seward have been seeing an increase in the number of people […]
Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) has openings for the following positions: FT Front Desk Staff – SCHC is seeking upbeat and experienced individuals to join the front office team. Ideal candidates will have great customer service skills, the ability to multitask, team player and support the organization’s mission to ensure the safety and well-being of each patient. MEDICAL ASSISTANTS- SCHC is seeking […]
Brent Ursel PA-C As we start another year, and many people have to start their deductible all over again (and many State employees have new insurance), I thought I would re- publish a primer on insurance terminology. Deductible-This is the amount you must pay BEFORE your insurance will kick in. The amounts vary widely and can start as low as $200.00 and […]
SEWARD, Alaska – The City of Seward and the Seward CHC Board of Directors were recently awarded a 330 federal grant to open and operate a federally funded community health center. Under the 330 Public Law, community health centers provide all required primary, preventive, enabling health services and additional health services as appropriate and necessary, either directly or through established written arrangements and referrals, […]
SEWARD, Alaska – By HEIDI ZEMACH for SCN – Twenty-five women took advantage of the opportunity to have digital screening mammograms provided locally Friday December 20th when Providence Imaging center’s Mobile medical coach pulled up to the parking lot at Seward Providence Health & Services’ Center. Having these important screenings done locally can save a day-long trip to Anchorage, and […]
Glacier Family Medicine Clinic is pleased and excited to announce that Susan Porter will be joining the team at Glacier Family to perform ultrasounds and also take x-rays. Susan has over 30 years of experience as a radiological/ultrasound technican and has lived in Seward for the past 22 years. She was first employed by Seward General Hospital for her first 5 years in […]
At a Special City Council Meeting at noon Monday, December 16th, Seward City Council members helped pave the way for the Community Health Center Board to continue its speedy efforts to open a new federally-funded Community Health Clinic inside the Seward Province Hospital building by its March 2nd, 2014 deadline. The new clinic will replace the hospital’s existing in-patient […]