Patients in recovery come from throughout Southeast Alaska and all over the state, making travel a concern as COVID-19 health restrictions tightened in March.
A $2.5 million expansion of Bartlett Regional Hospital would go toward a 4,000-square-foot addition to house the Rainforest Recovery Center. It would take pressure off of the emergency room.
Rainforest Recovery Center staff picked up Steven Jay West, 57, who though intoxicated, was described as “walking and talking” in the downtown area. A few hours later he was found dead.