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Office Max coming to Juneau

The national chain OfficeMax is coming to Juneau. The office supply company says it will serve all of Southeast Alaska. OfficeMax plans to open a retail store in Nugget Mall early next year. It owns two stores in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks. OfficeMax already has business contract customers throughout Southeast Alaska, according to company…

BRH board to seek sole oversight of top executives

To most people it probably seems like an odd arrangement, but it’s fairly typical in the health care industry. Bartlett Regional Hospital is owned by the City and Borough of Juneau and governed by a board of directors appointed by the CBJ Assembly. The board hires a professional management company – Quorum Health Resources –…

Bartlett to add new signage

It’ll soon be easier to find where you’re going at Bartlett Regional Hospital. This week, the board of directors for Juneau’s community-owned hospital approved funding for three new signs. Two will point visitors to the emergency room and the third will identify the main entrance. During renovations over the past few years, the emergency room…

BRH board chooses to stay with Quorum

The Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors wants to stick with Quorum Health Resources as the management provider for Juneau’s city-owned hospital facility. But members have a backup plan if an agreement with the company can’t be reached. The board voted unanimously last night (Tuesday) to enter into contract negotiations with Quorum, the hospital’s management…

Update: Bartlett board delays management contract decision

No decision from Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Board of Directors on a new management contract. The board met yesterday (Monday) for more than eight hours – the last three in executive session – without reaching consensus. It’ll take the issue up for further discussion tonight (Tuesday) at its regular monthly meeting. The first five hours of…

Management companies make their pitches to BRH board

For the first time in 14 years, the board of directors for Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital is using a competitive bid process to select a management company. The board tonight (Monday) will hear presentations from three firms that responded to a June request for proposals. Tennessee-based Quorum Health Resources has managed the city-owned hospital since…

No more supplies at Capital Office

Juneau’s Capital Office no longer sells office supplies. “We’re just moving our business in a different direction,” says owner Ted Quinn. He says the 65-year-old company will concentrate on interior design and furniture for professional offices statewide. The office supply on Commercial Boulevard near Costco has been quietly phased out. Capital Office opened in 1946,…

Foraker CEO: Alaska nonprofits face funding crisis

Tough times in store for Alaska’s nonprofit sector… For years, organizations in the state have paid the bills by relying on government grants, as well as contributions from corporations and private foundations. But those revenues are drying up, according to Anchorage-based nonprofit consulting firm Foraker Group and the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and…

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