SPH Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital out of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals nationwide in 2013. This marks the third time in as many years to receive this designation.
The top 100 critical access hospitals scored best on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index, which includes a unique set of measures rating Market Strength, Value-based Strength and Financial Strength as key pillars for benchmarking. It incorporates 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.

iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. manages the HealthStrong Awards Program, which recognizes exceptional performance among all eligible U.S. general acute care hospitals, including all rural hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Orthopedic Care Offered

Dr. Adcox relocated from Texas where he has been practicing orthopedics for nearly 10 years. He received a bachelor’s and master’s of science in biology from Texas Tech University, and earned his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Texas Medical School. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and completed his spine fellowship at South Texas Spinal Clinic, where he continued on as medical staff for several years.

The clinic is open Monday through Friday and located just below the hospital at 4201 Bartlett Street, Suite 201, in the Kachemak Professional Building, next to Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 235-0310.

Diabetes Education Now Offered

A referral is required.  Diabetes education is covered by many insurance programs.

For more information or to register, call 235-0369 or 235-0320.

Completing the Hospital Expansion

concept3In a special mail-in election the service area voters approved issuing $14.7 million in bonds to complete the next phase of the expansion. The bid for this final phase was awarded to Jay Brandt Construction, and work began in June of 2008. Part of this phase, including the new patient wing featuring 18 single occupancy rooms and a rooftop helicopter landing pad, opened in October, 2009. The remodeled and relocated laboratory and pharmacy opened in May, 2010.  The newly remodeled Surgery Center and Family Birthing Center opened in July, 2010.  The final piece of the project was completed in April, 2011, and is an addition to house a new MRI, located near the front entrance and connecting to the Imaging Department.