Wellness Wednesdays

Join us Wednesday, Dec. 6 as we learn about one of humanity’s oldest and easiest forms of food preservation: fermentation from Ash Shover!

This session will provide a brief history of fermentation, tips for success for those new to the practice and understanding of the benefits that fermented foods provide. Stop by to try some samples and learn about how fermentation can benefit you! We’ll also have soup and warm bread to enjoy during the presentation.

At 6pm we’ll move into a Yin yoga class taught by Metis Riley. Yin yoga is a slow, low-to-the-ground practice; poses are held for a few minutes with the aid of props, allowing gravity and time to move the body deeper into the posture. This class is suitable for all ages and experience levels!

Breast Health Education – October 24th Panel Discussion Recording and Slides

We hope you enjoy this recording of the October 24th Breast Health Education panel discussion at Kachemak Bay Campus, sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital in cooperation with Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. Panelists include Dr. Robin Holmes from KBFPC, SPH Radiologist Dr. Edson Knapp, Dr. Sherry Johnson from Far North Surgery, and breast cancer survivor Kim Donich. Topics include screening guidelines, personalized care ,mammogram myths, abnormal result navigation, surgical options, and more.

View presentation slides here.


Down with Downey Continues

“Down with Downey: Live at 5” is a health, wellness, and functional medicine lecture series that will continue into winter!

Join Dr. Downey on Facebook Live every 2nd Thursday for valuable insights on living a healthier and more fulfilling life. Stick around for the Q&A to get your questions answered! Upcoming dates and topics: November 9 – Covid and Long Covid; December 14 – Thyroid problems; January.

No Facebook? Live watch party at Kachemak Bay Campus- KPC, Pioneer Hall. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

If you missed a talk, don’t worry! Go to https://vimeo.com/sphosp to watch previously recorded lectures.

October is Breast Health Awareness Month – Panel Discussion Tuesday

Join Dr. Knapp and Kim Donich from Imaging for important information on breast health. Can’t make it in person? Join us remotely on zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89685117464?pwd=SFh4T2o1c1h3bndiUkJBdmNvR3hWQT09

South Peninsula Hospital is partnering with numerous organizations throughout October to generate awareness and information surrounding the importance of cancer screenings and prevention as part of overall breast health. All offerings are free and open to the public.

End of Life Decision Making by Dr. Tortora

Thank you to all the many community members who attended this year’s installment of the free educational presentation “End of Life Decision Making” with Dr. Giulia Tortora from Homer Medical Center, local Estate Planning Attorney Lindsay Wolter, and Hospice of Homer Death Doula Morgan Laffert! These amazing professionals gave their presentation on end-of-life planning covering living wills, medical power of attorney, legal and medical decisions, and emotional considerations. For those of you who could not attend in person, or just want to watch again, we are happy to provide this recording, as well as the slides and handouts.

If you are having difficulty viewing the video on this page, click here to open the video in a new window.

Presentation Slides

Estate Planning Handout

Alaska POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form

Alaska Advance Health Care Directive

The Five Wishes Document

Request for Proposal

RFP – South Peninsula Hospital is seeking proposals for an employee housing development. Proposals can be existing facilities or new developments. Deadline is 5:00pm October 20, 2023. Complete details here.

Love your community owned hospital?

South Peninsula Hospital is accepting applications for its Board of Directors. Be part of leadership for the largest community-owned healthcare provider and employer on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Prior experience in healthcare, finance, leadership, and community or volunteer service is helpful. The deadline to apply is September 30th. Call 907-235-0241 or read more at https://www.sphosp.org/about-sph/board-of-directors/interested-in-serving/

Next Upcoming Safe Sitter 2-day Course for Grades 6-8

The next upcoming Safe Sitter, Inc. course at South Peninsula Hospital will be held on Friday October 13th and Saturday October 14th from 9-2:30 both days. The Friday falls on a school-in-service day.
Safe Sitter teaches young teens in grades 6th-8th grade how to practice important safety skills, how to handle emergencies, how to treat illnesses and injuries, CPR basics, and more. In addition, students learn important business skills, like how to screen jobs, set a wage, and work with employers.
Class size is limited, so email wellness@sphosp.org to get your child registered today! Click here for a PDF flyer to print or email.

Coming soon Down with Downey!

Join South Peninsula Hospital and Seaworthy Functional Medicine Clinic for “Down with Downey: Live at 5,” – a health, wellness, and functional medicine lecture series! MD and IFM-certified Dr. Rob Downey will lead an engaging presentation covering diverse topics, from thyroid issues and gut health to long Covid and fatigue.

Every second Thursday of the month, we’ll gather on Facebook Live to gain valuable insights and experiences from Dr. Downey, empowering us to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Stick around for the live Q&A session afterward, where you can interact directly with Dr. Downey and get your questions answered!

Upcoming dates and topics: October 12 – Puzzling Gut Problems; November 9 – Covid and Long Covid; December 14 – Thyroid problems.