ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Board members with Girdwood Health Clinic, Inc. are concerned the non-profit may be forced to move out of its building if they can’t come to a lease agreement with the building’s owners.
If that happens it would leave Girdwood without a health clinic.
Turnagain Arm Health Clinic owns the building and has rented the facility to Girdwood Clinic since 2005.
Girdwood Clinic was sold and became Girdwood Health Clinic Inc., then, in Dec. 2011 it became a non-profit facility.
TAHC does not have a lease agreement with GHCI.
If the two sides can’t agree to a lease, GHCI said it may be forced to close forcing people in Girdwood to drive to Anchorage for treatment.
“You either get in your car, and either you drive, or a friend drives or you take an ambulance. If you take an ambulance it’s close to $2,000 for the trip.” said Mary Jo Thill, a board member with Girdwood Health Clinic Inc.