SEARHC opens Prince of Wales eye clinic in Klawock Mall
November 30, 2012
The new clinic space is located in the Klawock Mall (6488 Klawock-Hollis Highway, Space 4), between the credit union and the post office. SEARHC optometrist Dr. Annelle Maygren, OD, has been working out of the Alicia Roberts Medical Center since this summer, and the new location will allow her to offer a full range of eye-care services.
SEARHC optometrist/POW Eye Clinic manager Dr. Annelle Maygren cuts the ribbon Nov. 19 during the grand opening for the new POW Eye Clinic in the Klawock Mall. In the background are SEARHC Board Chair Frederick Olsen (with hat and camera), SEARHC President/CEO Charles Clement and Tim Booth from the SEARHC Behavioral Health/Suicide Prevention program in Klawock.
Two new optometry assistants — Vivian Stuart and Chrissy Hayes — have been hired to help Dr. Maygren in the clinic. The two assistants are being trained to help with eyeglass frame fitting, a service the POW optometry clinic hasn’t been able to offer in the past unless someone from the Sitka optometry clinic was in town.
“It is exciting to expand the eye care services on Prince of Wales,” said SEARHC S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Eye Clinic Manager Dr. Pam Steffes, OD, whose clinic in Sitka provided intermittent eye care to Prince of Wales Island until Dr. Maygren was hired. “This will allow us to offer full-time comprehensive eye care to our POW patients, a service that has been needed for a long time.”
“The opening of our new eye clinic went very well; we had a great turn out,” said Joyce Moore, SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center Administrator. “Watching the transformation happen from the ground up was exciting, it took a great deal of work and coordination. Thank you to everyone who played a role in making this happen for our people. To be able to provide eye care on a permanent basis is a great service for all our patients here on POW.”
POW optometry patients can call the new eye clinic’s phone number of 755-4967 to schedule an appointment.
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