Mayo Clinic Pulmonary Conference in Homer

South Peninsula Hospital will host the 2014 Mayo Clinic Update on Pulmonary Care Conference on July 25-27 at beautiful Lands End in Homer, Alaska.  This conference utilizes the expertise of leading Mayo Clinic physician researchers and will feature 18 presentations on common clinical topics, including pulmonary embolism, pulmonary infections, management of common respiratory problems, COPD, asthma and lung cancer. The conference schedule  includes ample free time to enjoy all that Homer has to offer: fishing, hiking, kayaking, glaciers, shopping and more.

Intended for pulmonologists, intensivists, hospitalists, internal medicine, family practice and emergency medicine physicians, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons, as well as mid-level providers.  Visit the conference website for complete course offerings, CME information and registration information. 


Greg Hough, MD, now offering Surgical Services
HoughGreg Hough, MD, provides a full range of surgical services, including the most current of minimally invasive procedures and advanced laparoscopic procedures.  He offers consult and surgery for conditions involving the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, liver, pancreas and rectum.
SPH Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital was recently named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital out of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals nationwide. 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.
SPH Sponsors Student Physical Exam Clinic

Physical exams will be offered to high school students at the Student Sports Physicals Clinic at Homer Medical Center on Saturday, August 2 from 8am-1pm. No appointments are offered, however students are asked to arrive according to the following schedule: Last names beginning in A-E arrive at 8:00am; last names beginning in F-J should arrive at 9:00am; last names beginning in K-O should arrive at 10:00am; last names beginning in P-T should arrive at 11:00am and last names beginning in U-Z should arrive at 12:00pm.

Health Needs Assessment Completed

South Peninsula Hospital is one of numerous partnering agencies working together to improve community health in our local MAPP coalition (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership).  MAPP utilizes a local health needs assessment as the foundation of a community health improvement plan, and has just completed the 2013 comprehensive health needs assessment.  The hospital's assessment report can be viewed here, or visit the project website at to download a copy.  In addition to participating at the local level to address the findings prioritized by the community through MAPP, South Peninsula Hospital is working to address many of the findings in ways unique to hospital mission and capacity.  An SPH Implementation Strategy was approved at the Board of Directors meeting in June, 2014, which outlines some of those actions.



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