South Peninsula Hospital

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

 

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)
Dr. Paul Eneboe poses for a photo in his pottery shop in August 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Homer doctor celebrates 50 years caring for community

Editor’s note: McKibben Jackinsky is a former Homer News reporter who currently writes as a freelancer for the paper. This article was commissioned from Jackinsky… Continue reading

Dr. Paul Eneboe poses for a photo in his pottery shop in August 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)
Dr. Hal Smith at his retirement party at South Peninsula Hospital on Sept. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Dr. Smith retires

After 32 years of practicing emergency medicine in Homer, Dr. Harold “Hal” Smith, MD, retired in September from South Peninsula Hospital, the hospital announced in… Continue reading

Dr. Hal Smith at his retirement party at South Peninsula Hospital on Sept. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Dr. Christina Tuomi, DO. (Photo provided)

New physician hired a Homer Medical Clinic

A new physician, Dr. Christina Tuomi, DO, has joined the active medical staff at South Peninsula Hospital, the hospital announced in a press release on… Continue reading

Dr. Christina Tuomi, DO. (Photo provided)
Dr. Paul Raymond’s proposed 20,000-square-foot medical building would go on this empty lot between Homer Medical Clinic and South Peninsula Hospital, as seen on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The Homer Advisory Planning Commission at its Sept. 19 meeting approved a Conditional Use Permit for the building. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Planning commission approves new medical center

Editor’s note: This article has been changed to note that South Peninsula Hospital only encouraged its employees to speak out on Dr. Paul Raymond’s planned… Continue reading

Dr. Paul Raymond’s proposed 20,000-square-foot medical building would go on this empty lot between Homer Medical Clinic and South Peninsula Hospital, as seen on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The Homer Advisory Planning Commission at its Sept. 19 meeting approved a Conditional Use Permit for the building. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Planning commission holds hearing on new medical clinic

The Homer Advisory Planning Commission holds a public hearing on a conditional use permit application for a new meidcal clinic to be built on Danview… Continue reading

New physician and medical director joins SPH medical staff

South Peninsula Hospital is getting ready to welcome a new medical director into its midst. Dr. Christopher Landess will join the medical staff as its… Continue reading

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

Propostitions to move hospital service area boundaries head to ballot

Two proposals that would alter the boundaries of the South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area have made it onto the ballot this October. The Kenai… Continue reading

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