Randy Wiest, MD, board certified family practice physician at Homer Medical Center, is retiring from his medical practice at the clinic at the end of this month. Dr. Wiest has practiced here for twenty years, providing care for all stages of life. He has been a member of Active Medical Staff at South Peninsula Hospital and provided physician coverage in the hospital’s Emergency Department and Acute Care unit.
The public is invited to a Retirement Party for Dr. Wiest on Friday, March 31 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Beluga Lake Lodge.
South Peninsula Hospital is offering a hospital boot camp in Homer April 7-8 for hospital and physician leaders. Led by Horty, Springer & Mattern Attorneys, this is a don’t-miss event for all hospital leadership positions, and a great reason to visit Homer this spring! Register online by Monday, March 13!
Safe Sitter class will be offered during school spring break on Thursday and Friday, March 16 & 17, 2017. The class is designed for students in 6th – 8th grades and teaches basic child care, infant and child CPR, first aid, safety for the sitter, behavior management and business etiquette.
The class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises to prepare students for when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR.
The class will run from 9:00am to 2:30pm both days. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $75 per person; scholarships are available based on need. Space is limited! Please call the hospital’s education department at 235-0258 for more information and to register.
The South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees elected officers at its annual meeting held Monday, January 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 Foundation 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 C.N.A. 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 PFD.
The next Foundation meeting is Monday, April 24 at 3:30pm in the hospital’s conference room and is open to the public. Click here for more information on the SPH Foundation.