Christopher Landess, MD, board certified in family medicine and Medical Director of the hospital’s emergency department is the newly elected Chief of Medical Staff, replacing Dr. Giulia Tortora, MD.
South Peninsula Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors welcomes one new director and two returning directors. Long time resident Beth Wythe was appointed in December. Beth served 12 years on the Homer City Council, with four as mayor. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and has worked in the Human Resources field for over 30-years. She currently is the Human Resources and Administrative Services Manager at Homer Electric Association. Beth fills a seat vacated by Lane Chesley, who served on the board for four years, the last three as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee.
Tom Clark and Walter Partridge were re-appointed to the board at the same meeting. Their three-year reappointments are through 2022, as is Wythe’s appointment.
Wythe began her term of service at the January board meeting, at which time officers were elected for the coming year. Thomas Clark was elected President; Walter Partridge Vice President, Melissa Jacobsen Secretary, and Matthew Hambrick Treasurer.
The board of directors meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in the hospital’s conference room. The next meeting is Wednesday, February 26th, and the meetings are open to the public. Updates are made on the calendar on the hospital’s website. Additional information on the board and a current roster is at https://www.sphosp.org/about-sph/board-of-directors/