Tag Archives: Providence

Community gathers to talk mental health, collaboration

Members of the community gathered to speak about Kodiak needs. Sandra Collins-Jackson stands far right. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The community continued a discussion about behavioral health and drug treatment at a Providence Alaska-organized luncheon yesterday. It was part of a regional community board which meets yearly in the communities where Providence works. They focused on the annual …

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Borough to Renew Hospital Lease with Providence

Providence hospital building. Courtesy of Providence Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is on the cusp of approving a ten-year lease renewal on the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. At its work session last night, assembly members spoke overwhelmingly in support of Providence’s continued use of the building on Rezanof Drive. Assemblyman Dave Townsend credited the negotiation teams for their …

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Providence Offers Free Screening for Depression

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Mental illness can be a taboo subject, which is why an organization in Kodiak is trying to bring it out into the open as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. Mary Guilas-Hawver is director of the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center and says, as part of building that awareness, Providence will offer depression screenings. She says depression comes …

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