SPH Welcomes New Specialists

Podiatrist and Additional Ear Nose and Throat Specialists Now Offering Appointments in Homer

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes the following new providers to the Specialty Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street:


*Jared Kern, DPM – Podiatrist from Alaska Foot and Ankle Specialists in Anchorage; Call 907-569-3668 for information and appointments;  Next clinic date:  May 19
*Dwight Ellerbe, MD and Stephen Schaffer, MD of Alaska Center for Ear Nose and Throat in Anchorage are offering twice monthly visits to Homer; call 279-8800 for information and appointments. Next clinic: May 21 & 22

Discounted Bone Density Testing

10 million Americans are estimated to have osteoporosis, and 30 million more have low bone mass. Approximately one in two women over 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.

In recognition of National Osteoporosis Education and Awareness Month, South Peninsula Hospital is offering a $100 discount on bone density scans during the month of May. This 30 minute test identifies people who have or are at the risk for developing osteoporosis and is recommended for women over 50 and individuals with a family history of osteoporosis.

For more information or to set an appointment contact the hospital’s Imaging Department at 235-0362


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 www.mappofskp.net 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.

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.

Ebola Information


$100 Off Osteoporosis Screenings
Month of May
Call 235-0362 for appointment

Safe Sitter Babysitting Class
May 28 & 29
Ages 11- 13 years old; $75
Call 235-0285 for info and to rsvp

Relay for Life
American Cancer Society Fundraiser
June 12 & 13