South Peninsula Hospital

6 South Peninsula Hospital staff test positive for COVID-19

Six staff members at South Peninsula Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past three weeks, according to hospital Public Information Officer Derotha Ferraro.… Continue reading

 

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

South Peninsula Hospital restarts most of it services

Precautions and COVID-19 screening are in place

 

Swains join South Peninsula Hospital health care team

A husband and wife team have joined the South Peninsula Hospital health care team. Registered Nurse Stephanie Swain and Dr. Matthew Swain are the latest… Continue reading

 

Homer health worker heads to New York to help during pandemic

Correction: This story has been changed to remove a reference that Lenox Hill Hospital treats only COVID-19 patients at this time. It also is treating… Continue reading

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

South Peninsula Hospital continues testing, preparations for COVID-19

As the state of Alaska slowly reopens sections of its economic sector, Homer’s local hospital continues its work testing for COVID-19, the illness caused by… Continue reading

Signs on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the main entrance to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, warn visitors not to enter until they have been met by hospital staff. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
South Peninsula Hospital staff practice using the alternate COVID-19 testing site being set up at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. The site will only be opened if increased referrals for testing necessitates it. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro)

South Peninsula Hospital gets rapid test machine, sets up alternate testing site

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South Peninsula Hospital staff practice using the alternate COVID-19 testing site being set up at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. The site will only be opened if increased referrals for testing necessitates it. (Photo courtesy Derotha Ferraro)

A look inside the hospital’s alternate COVID-19 care site

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Anna Worster, RN, the Director of Surgical Services at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, stands in the surgery waiting room, which has been converted into a three-person inpatient room. The surgery department will be the area for patients hospitalized with other medical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Capacity expands at South Peninsula Hospital while Homer Public Health tracks down case contacts

With two Homer residents confirmed to have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, South Peninsula Hospital staff and public health nurses are… Continue reading

Anna Worster, RN, the Director of Surgical Services at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, stands in the surgery waiting room, which has been converted into a three-person inpatient room. The surgery department will be the area for patients hospitalized with other medical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)
This 2014 photo shows the South Peninsula Hospital campus in Homer. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Local hospital update: 37 COVID-19 tests have been performed

19 tests have come back negative; hospital further restricts building access

This 2014 photo shows the South Peninsula Hospital campus in Homer. (Photo courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Making an entrance

Homer’s first baby of 2020 couldn’t wait for parents to get to hospital

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes new general surgeon

South Peninsula Hospital has hired Dr. Jeffrey Larsen, board certified general surgeon, to be on its active medical staff, the hospital announced in a press… Continue reading

Rotary Health Fair returns for 36th year

As the weather cools and the propensity for getting sick increases, lower Kenai Peninsula resources have a reliable annual resource to turn to — the… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

West Wing of Homer Medical Center hosts open house

Homer Medical Center’s West Wing moved into a building that was formerly a home across Bartlett Street from the main center campus eight years ago.… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

New South Peninsula Hospital CEO starts work

South Peninsula Hospital’s new CEO, Ryan Smith, had his first official day of work on Monday. The former SPH chief financial officer and former CEO… Continue reading

Smith named South Peninsula Hospital CEO

A former Central Peninsula Hospital Chief Executive Officer and South Peninsula Hospital Chief Financial Officer has been named the new CEO for South Peninsula Hospital.… Continue reading

South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Woodin resigns as South Peninsula Hospital CEO

Just over a year as he came onboard as Chief Executive Officer for South Peninsula Hospital, Joe Woodin announced his resignation on Tuesday, April 16.… Continue reading

South Peninsula Hospital CEO Joseph Woodin attends an open house for the expanded and remodeled Homer Medical Clinic on March 30, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)

Former SPH nurses allege age discrimination

A group of former South Peninsula Hospital nurses have filed a civil suit alleging age discrimination by hospital managers. In a suit filed on March… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Photo provided)

SPH welcomes new orthopedic staff

South Peninsula Hospital Orthopedics and the office of Dr. Brent Adcox welcome Dharti Patel, Physician Assistant, to its care team. Patel moved to Homer this… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)

SPH announces new Chief of Staff, new and re-appointed board

Dr. Giulia Tortora has been elected as the new Chief of Medical Staff at South Peninsula Hospital, replacing Dr. Katie Ostrom. Tortora will serve as… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)
An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)

After complaints, state board finds Homer physical therapist didn’t violate regulations

Two complaints made against a physical therapist at South Peninsula Hospital to the state’s licensing board for therapists have been reviewed and closed. An unidentified… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)
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