Newby elected chair of SPH Foundation

The South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees elected officers at its annual meeting on Jan. 9. Angie Newby was elected chair; Phyllis Cooper, vice chair; Mary Ann Rowe, secretary; and Judith Lund, treasurer. Cooper was recognized during the meeting by fellow trustees and hospital administration for seven consecutive years as the foundation’s chair.

The foundation is a non-profit, charitable and fundraising foundation which supports the community health care mission of South Peninsula Hospital. In addition to awarding five scholarships annually to local residents pursuing CNA certification and allied health degrees, the foundation supports capital purchases and special projects, including support for diabetes education for uninsured patients. Tax deductible donations can be made by mail to SPHFI, PO Box 2548, Homer, or through the Pick-Click-Give program when enrolling for the Permanent Fund Dividend.

The next foundation meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. April 24 in the hospital’s conference room and is open to the public.

More information on the SPH Foundation can be found on the hospital’s website at