Celebrate SPH’s 60th anniversary

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Celebrate SPH’s 60th anniversary

It was 60 years ago in July that Homer opened the doors on the first hospital, providing two hospital beds, a place for visiting doctors, and the public health clinic. Residents worked hard to create the hospital 60 years ago, and decades have passed with continued support and commitment to the evolution and expansion of hospital services.

All residents of the community are invited to celebrate 60 years of care at the SPH Anniversary Party on Saturday, July 9, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the hospital’s lower level parking lot. Enjoy live music, hospital tours, a visit from the Lifemed helicopter, lunch by BlackJaxx Barbeque, kid’s activities, a chance to visit old friends or make new friends and more. A community photo will happen at 1p.m., right in front of the hospital, commemorating the vision that this town had more than 60 years ago.

A “roving reporter” will be on hand with a microphone to prompt story telling from the early days of the hospital’s history, so no matter what your role in history, if you served on a building committee, were one of the first patients, was a service area board member, are a user of the hospital, worked on a construction crew, are a former or current employee or more, there will be an opportunity to record your voice, and your story, for posterity.

The community has changed in many ways in 60 years, but one thing remains: Residents then, and now, value a locally controlled community hospital. See you Saturday to celebrate 60 years of care … in the community, by the community and for the community.

Derotha Ferraro

Director of Public Relations

South Peninsula Hospital

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