Health Care

  • Chair: Lisa Von Bargen

Upcoming Committee Meetings

  • TBD

Previous Committee Meetings

Project Contact

Meilani Schijvens is the project manager for the Southeast Alaska Health Care Initiative: is external) 463-9234

SWOT Analysis

Health Care CEDS SWOT and Initiatives

Southeast Alaska Health Care Workforce Analysis

Health care jobs are critical to the Southeast Alaska economy, and more work needs to be done to attract and retain the level of workforce needed.

In 2019, the University of Alaska Southeast, University of Alaska Anchorage, Bartlett Regional Hospital, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), and Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) partnered with Southeast Conference to conduct a Southeast Alaska health care workforce survey. The purpose of the survey was to measure the future workforce needs of regional health care providers along with the obstacles to meeting those needs; and to understand the trends and economic value of health care in the region. Combining this information with with existing data will allow health care partners to develop better regional health care recruitment, retention and training strategies, and forecast future health care workforce needs so they can more effectively plan to fill those gaps.

Steering Committee:

University of Alaska:

  • Rick Caulfield UAS Chancellor,
  • Jeff Jessee UAA College of Health Dean,
  • Kathryn Craft UAA Senior Director of Statewide Health Programs and Development,
  • Karen Carey UAS Provost

Bartlett Regional Hospital:

  • Charles Bill CEO,
  • Dallas Hargrave Human Resources Director

Southeast Conference:

  • Robert Venables Executive Director

Alaska Behavioral Health Association:

  • Tom Chard CEO

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium:

  • Dan Neumeister COO

Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association:

  • Jeannie Monk, Senior Vice President, Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association


  • Matt Eisenhower Executive Director of Community Health Development and Foundation PeaceHealth Ketchikan

Petersburg Medical Center:

  • Phil Hofstetter CEO

Senior Citizen Support Services, Inc:

  • Sioux Douglas President

Ketchikan Pioneer Home:

  • Julie Sande, Administrator

Southeast Alaska Area Health Education Center:

  • Joan Pardes, Center Director.

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