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Interim CEO steps in

...Allen said he can serve until April, when his Sitka boat tour business begins for the visitor season, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported.The Sitka Assembly voted in December to extend a line of credit to the hospital from $500,000 to $1...
Health consortium closes medical training unit

...Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has ended a Sitka-based emergency medical training program.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported that the closure ends three decades of training in first aid, CPR and emergency medical services.Consortium...
Sitka Community Hospital board selects interim CEO

...departure of his predecessor.Rob Allen was selected at a special meeting of the hospital board Wednesday, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported.For now, Allen replaces Jeff Comer, who resigned suddenly amid the hospital's financial problems...
Sitka hospital CEO says he was assaulted, plans to depart

...better description of his alleged assailants.Comer took over as CEO of Sitka Community Hospital in September. The Sitka Sentinel reported that Comer had notified the city administrator, Mark Gorman, last Wednesday of plans to step down as CEO...
Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

...Administration for Native Americans, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported the lab will allow the tribe and six other tribal organizations to assess vulnerability in their communities...
Sitka man charged in police standoff

SITKA - A Sitka man is facing three felony assault charges after an early-morning standoff with police Sunday ended with the use of tear gas. Responding to a call about 1 a.m.
Sitka hospital to request loan from city

...emergency.Administrators are planning to go before the city Assembly today to make a formal request, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported."We have zero days' cash on hand," hospital CEO Jeff Comer said. "The perfect storm has hit, and...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2014

...of Sitka voted to give Sitka Community Hospital an extra line of credit. According to the report published in the Sitka Sentinel, the hospital on Baranof Island is out of money and needs help to stay open. New Sitka hospital CEO Jeff Comer...
Troopers investigating bear shooting in Sitka

SITKA - Alaska Wildlife Troopers will investigate the shooting death of a young brown bear in Sitka.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported wildlife officials found the bear dead near a residential area and golf course Tuesday.The bear was found...
Sitka fishermen continue herring fishery

...Seine boats fishing off Sitka took in 5,000 tons of herring Sunday in the second opening of the 2014 season.The Sitka Sentinel ( reports the total was just under the 5,300 tons caught Thursday in the first opening...


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