October is Breast Health Awareness Month

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.

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/

Health Fair Exhibitor Applications Accepted

Exhibitor applications are now being accepted for the 40th annual Rotary Health Fair, set for Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9am-1pm at the Homer High School. The purpose of the Rotary Health Fair is to promote individual wellness and promote learning and education to improve one’s overall health.  Exhibitors are encouraged to provide learning centers or demonstrations to share their particular educational message. 

Application Standards
Letter of Invite
To Apply online

The deadline to apply for exhibitor space is September 29, 2023.

Find complete information and the link to apply at rotaryhealthfair.org or by calling 907-399-3158. The deadline to apply for exhibitor space is September 29, 2023.

Healthy in Homer August 2023 – your local monthly health & wellness e-newsletter!

August always promises to greet us with the bright, vibrancy of fireweed, my all-time favorite color. I love watching the hills & trails become blanketed in a riot of hot pink pigmentation. The Sandhill cranes continue to grace us with their strut, summertime spell of birdsongs enchant every outdoor venture. Hooray for summer, steeping in it like wildflowers infusing a good cuppa’ tea! I invite you to take a breath, take a scroll, and enjoy the day!!

Homer Steps Up! 2023 Results!

In its 7th year, the annual event is coordinated by South Peninsula Hospital, in partnership with SVT Health & Wellness, South Peninsula Behavioral Health, the City of Homer, SPARC and the Homer Chamber of Commerce.  South Peninsula Hospital Foundation provides a grant for the cash prizes and the weekly Homer Bucks prize drawings.

Over $3,000 in cash and prizes were awarded in the 2023 Homer Steps Up walking challenge that ran May 1-28, 2023. 665 individual participants (an increase over last year), on 70 total teams (an increase over 60 teams last year) made up of took a total of 165,129,433 steps. Together they walked the equivalent of over 3 times the earth.

New this year, the Homer Foundation sponsored $1000 for the top three teams to donate $500, $300 and $200 respectively to a local non-profit of their choice.

This year’s winning team, the Sweaty Betty’s, is the returning champion, and wins bragging rights, the traveling trophy, Champion T Shirts and a $500 award to a charity of choice. Sweaty Betty’s logged a cumulative average of 756,071 steps (actual total steps: 6,048,509). Team members were Jen Liston, Theresa Halpin, Samantha Keeley, Mary Liston, Cindy Llenos, Juley Kalugin, Lila Johnson and Melinda Erickson – Team Captain. They are donating their $500 to Homer Little League.

2d place team was The Blue Mile, very close on the heels of first place with 715,524 steps (cumulative average) and actual total steps: 3,577,630. Team members were Philip Christopherson, Shaun Green, Lisa Ravenscroft, Cathy Knott and Chris Stillford  – Team Captain. They are donating their prize money ($300) to Christian Community Church.

The 3rd place team was the Water Willies with a cumulative average of 488,371 steps and total actual steps of 2,930,177. Team members were Ralph Skorski, Sean Love, Michael Szocinski, Jason Hoffman, Todd Cook and Michael Swoboda – Team Captain. They are donating their prize money ($200) to Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park

Each week, 9 individual participants won Homer Bucks in a steps-based random prize drawing, one participant won each weekly question answer prize drawing for a Yeti mug, and 9 individual participants won cash prizes at the end of the challenge.  Visit homerstepsup.com or the Homer Steps Up Facebook page for more info and pictures!


South Peninsula Hospital is seeking a vendor to provide brokerage services for worker’s compensation, employer’s liability, crime, and business auto Insurance programs.
Complete details here.  Deadline to submit is May 15, 2023.

Free Community Yoga Wednesdays in April

Free community yoga continues in April, presented by Erin Brege of Icy Mermaid Yoga. Erin is a certified yoga instructor, local Spanish teacher and global traveler who believes fully in the wellness power of yoga. Free community Yoga is every April in Wednesday from 6-7pm at SPARC, 600 Sterling Highway. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, a water bottle and some extra layers to this free event.  Questions, call (907) 235-0285 or email wellness@sphosp.org.

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Know Your Numbers: Understanding Lab Results

Thank you to all who attended “Know Your Numbers: Understanding Your Lab Results”, a free community forum to help individuals interpret their lab results from the annual Rotary Health Fair.

Michael Hennigan, MD, Endocrinologist, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, provided the free presentation on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00-7:30pm at Kenai Peninsula College discussing the purpose of each test and what the results mean, followed by a question and answer period.  Dr. Hennigan is a visiting specialist to the South Peninsula Hospital, offering endocrinology clinics at the South Peninsula Family Care Clinic on a monthly basis.

To view the video recording of this presentation, click here.

For a PDF of Dr. Hennigan’s slides, click here.

Rotary Health Fair

In-Person Health Fair Returns Saturday, November 5th!

Our free in-person fair event returns on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 from 9am-1pm at the Homer High School!

Over fifty exhibits will offer health information, screenings, demonstrations and more – click here for a printable PDF of the full exhibitor list. Don’t miss the Nolan the Colon inflatable walk-through experience, free flu shots, CPR trainings, Great Candy Exchange, and more! Click here for the full event flyer and visit rotaryhealthfair.org for more information.

Rotary Health Fair is in it’s 39th year and is sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital. This year marks the return of the in person fair after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.