According to an article in the Wrangell Sentinel, construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center, Wrangell, Ak., remains on schedule and on budget. The status report comes courtesy of SEARHC vice president and hospital administrator Leatha Merculieff, as quoted in the Sentinel.

Reporter Caleb Vierkant writes: “The future hospital will be about 44,500 square feet, attached to the AICS Clinic off of Wood Street, and cost about $30 million. Construction began in the spring of this year.” Despite minor delays getting trusses shipped to Wrangell, an island in the Alaska panhandle of southeastern Alaska, all major structural materials are now on the island. Officials confirm the hospital is on target for a 2021 opening.