Celebrating 60 Years of Care
Many thanks to those who helped at the party. Click here to enjoy the Slide Show!
Use the password “Anniversary” to access the album.
South Peninsula Hospital is a non-profit hospital that was founded in 1956, then as a three-bed PUD (public utility district). It has grown over sixty years into a state-of-the-art critical access hospital with 9 ER beds, 3 birthing center beds, and 18 acute care beds, with an attached Long Term Care and numerous ancillary clinics and medical offices. The hospital is the result of a unique partnership between the Kenai Peninsula Borough (service-area tax support for the facility and capital investments), City of Homer (for the land), and SPH, Inc., (the non-profit organization which provides the healthcare).
The hospital is governed by a nine member Board of Directors. An elected Service Area Board provides public recommendation on capital spending with tax dollars and scope of services. The hospital employees over 400 local residents, and is the area’s largest employer, contributing over $20,000,000 annually into the local economy in payroll alone. That, combined with service contracts, materials acquisition and leases, creates significant impact to the southern peninsula’s economic well-being. Some ancillary project funding is provided through grants, the South Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Inc. and the South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary.