South Peninsula Hospital




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The History of South Peninsula Hospital

Opening under the name "Homer Hospital" in 1956, this community owned and operated hospital started as a dental, medical and public health clinic and two-bed hospital.  Since then, the hospital has relocated, expanded and changed our name to South Peninsula Hospital to better reflect the broader geographical area that it serves.  

The hospital originally opened as a territory public utility district, then the City of Homer ran it from 1964-69 when the Kenai Peninsula Borough took ownership and established the South Kenai Peninsula hospital service area.  The SPH Auxiliary started in 1970, and the SPH Foundation was founded in 2003; both ancillary groups support the mission of the organization.

A three-time Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, South Peninsula Hospital is the largest employer in the community with more than 400 employees.  From emergency services, inpatient, imaging, laboratory and physical therapy, to primary care, functional medicine, sleep medicine, infusion clinic, ob/gyn, and specialty clinic, South Peninsula Hospital is proud to provide the level of care expected by the 14,000 residents it serves.


Awards

South Peninsula Hospital’s performance is measured in a number of ways, including the tracking of clinical care, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction.  Quality and patient safety are the cornerstones of the performance at South Peninsula Hospital.  A Quality Committee monitors the vital work of ensuring that the highest quality of care is delivered to each patient and the hospital staff incorporates the organization’s values-based behaviors to support that care.

South Peninsula Hospital has been three times named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital out of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals nationwide. 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 the more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals.

Hospital COMPARE Quality Data

Nursing Home COMPARE Quality Data

Recent Examples of our Outstanding Performance:

South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time
The Director of Acute-Care Services is responsible for championing and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effective, and efficient nursing care and support services to patients in the following specialties: ED, Trauma, Forensics, Medical-Surgical, OB-GYN, ICU/Intermediate Care, Swing-bed, Observation, and Respiratory Therapies/CV Testing, Infusion/Chemotherapy Clinic, and Out-Patient Services. This Director will provide clinical leadership and role model respectful, constructive, interdisciplinary, and collaborative communications, critical thinking, and problem-solving.  He/she will positively influence and promote engagement and education of staff in evidence-based care practices. This position requires focus on patients’ and providers’ experiences and rounding to evaluate care, clinical needs, safety, and environmental integrity. The Director will seek organization and workflow opportunities with staff and providers. He/she will assure that quality improvement targets,...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
Jun 16, 2021
Full Time
The Cook is responsible for preparing and serving nutritionally adequate and culturally acceptable food for patients, employees, visitors and special hospital events. KNOWLDEGE AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Cook requires the incumbent possess the minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a course of study in culinary arts, or a formal apprenticeship program, and have at least 2 years experience in commercial food production. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of: Standard recipes & culinary techniques, and the ability to create recipes. Have a history of following standardized recipes and batch food production as well as basic understanding of nutrition with emphasis in therapeutic diets. Have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing. The Cook must also have the ability to operate all equipment within the dietary department. The Cook must hold a manager's level food safety certification from...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
Jun 07, 2021
Part Time
The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess is responsible for improving the quality of care for all hospital patients. This is accomplished by preparing and following patient and resident diet sheets for tray accuracy throughout the Acute Care and LTC resident's hospital stay. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess the minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Previous foodservice experience is desirable, but not required. The individual must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Good physical and mental health with the ability to lift heavy objects is required. The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess will maintain a clean, well groomed and professional appearance. The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess must possess a Serv-Safe certificate. ENVIRONMENTAL: The South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22 bed acute care hospital and a 28 bed nursing home located at the southern end of the Kenia Peninsula. The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess can be in direct contact with hospitalized patients and health...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
Jun 04, 2021
Part Time
The Barista is responsible for preparing and selling coffee drinks by following prescribed recipes and preparation techniques for coffee drinks, such as, espresso, caffe latte, cappuccino and other refreshments. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Barista position is a technical position operating within the Nutrition Services Department. The Barista reports to the Manager of Nutrition Services. ENVIRONMENT: The South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22 bed acute care hospital and a 28 bed nursing home located at the southern end of the Kenia Peninsula. The Barista can be in direct contact with hospitalized patients and health care providers. The Barista is exposed to food, grease, steam, water, detergents and other cleaning chemicals, heat, cold, and noise. There are risks of cuts, falls, burns, back injury due to lifting, and frequent temperature changes. This position requires working rotating shifts. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess the minimum of a high school diploma or GED....
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
Jun 04, 2021
Part Time
The Clinic Medical Billing Specialist (CMBS) posts insurance and agency payments correctly and accurately. The CMBS works the account aging report to find open insurance claims, follow up, and corrects or re-bills when needed. Files appeals and verifies coverage and benefits for patients. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The Clinic Medical Billing Specialist position requires the minimum of a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. A Medical Billing certification is preferred along with two to three years experience in medical billing. Excellent keyboarding skills and basic knowledge of computers is required. This position requires the ability to maintain productivity through long periods working at a desk. This position must present a professional appearance, deal courteously and respectfully with patients and staff. Must be able to perform work with attention to detail, be able to post accurately, and be able to maintain strict confidentiality. ENVIRONMENT: Homer Medical Center/South...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
Jun 02, 2021
Full Time
The Environmental Services Technician works as a member of the Environmental Services team to assist in achieving its primary goal of maintaining the hospital and campus buildings in a clean, safe, orderly manner and providing quality laundry service. This position performs a variety of assigned housekeeping and laundry tasks in all areas of the facility and other areas as assigned; to meet, hospital, departmental and regulatory standards. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED.  Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a diploma or high school equivalency.  Must be able to read, write and speak English and follow verbal and written instructions.  Must demonstrate the ability to lift and/or push and pull up to 45 lbs. and pass a Job Function Test. Must be able to perform work with attention to detail and be flexible in work assignments.  Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of employee's,...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 28, 2021
Part Time
Functions as a member of the Acute Care /ER health team to provide personal care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Charge Nurse.  The PCT strives to assist patients to maintain and/or regain their optimal state of health and self-care and to provide dignity and comfort.  Collaborates with team members to coordinate all unit activities and the flow of information between the AC/ER department and other ancillary departments and entities.  Facilitates maximum reimbursement for patient services through accurate and complete registration process.  Assists in providing clerical support, answering phones, order entry in CPSI when needed and stocking of the units.  KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must have successfully completed a Certified Nurse Aide course of study, be certified by the State of Alaska, and maintain this certification on a biannual basis. Must keep current with CEU...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 28, 2021
Part Time
Functions as a member of the Acute Care /ER health team to provide personal care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Charge Nurse.  The PCT strives to assist patients to maintain and/or regain their optimal state of health and self-care and to provide dignity and comfort.  Collaborates with team members to coordinate all unit activities and the flow of information between the AC/ER department and other ancillary departments and entities.  Facilitates maximum reimbursement for patient services through accurate and complete registration process.  Assists in providing clerical support, answering phones, order entry in CPSI when needed and stocking of the units.  KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must have successfully completed a Certified Nurse Aide course of study, be certified by the State of Alaska, and maintain this certification on a biannual basis. Must keep current with CEU...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 28, 2021
Full Time
Member of the LTC Facility health team functioning as a CNA II to provide direct assistance/personal care, including exercises and meals, to residents under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse.  The CNA II strives to assist residents to maintain and/or regain their optimal state of health and self-care, and to provide dignity and comfort.  The LTC CNA II may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet resident/patient care needs.   PRACTICING EXCELLENCE: Providing quality care while safeguarding resident rights are two goals for the LTC health team.  To meet these goals for the residents, all staff integrates the following LTC core values in the care they provide to our residents in order to practice “Excellence”:             *Compassion/Patience                        *Flexibility             *Gentleness                                         *Happiness/Joy             *Respect/Honesty...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 28, 2021
Part Time
Functions as a member of the Acute Care /ER health team to provide personal care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Charge Nurse.  The PCT strives to assist patients to maintain and/or regain their optimal state of health and self-care and to provide dignity and comfort.  Collaborates with team members to coordinate all unit activities and the flow of information between the AC/ER department and other ancillary departments and entities.  Facilitates maximum reimbursement for patient services through accurate and complete registration process.  Assists in providing clerical support, answering phones, order entry in CPSI when needed and stocking of the units.  KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must have successfully completed a Certified Nurse Aide course of study, be certified by the State of Alaska, and maintain this certification on a biannual basis. Must keep current with CEU...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 28, 2021
Full Time
The LTC Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Registered Nurse (RN) provides skilled nursing assessments and direct care to the LTC resident. This person takes as active role in planning resident care and ensures the quality of care given to the resident. The LPN/RN may function in the role of charge nurse and/or floor nurse by administering medications/treatments to the resident; oversee, monitor, and coordinate care performed by assigned staff per State/Federal regulations. The LPN/RN may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet resident/patient care needs. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska Must keep current with CEU credits as required by the State of Alaska Maintains BLS certification. A minimum of one (1) year experience in Gerontology, preferable in a Long Term Care facility, is desired. Speaking, listening, and writing skills...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 28, 2021
Full Time
The LTC Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Registered Nurse (RN) provides skilled nursing assessments and direct care to the LTC resident. This person takes as active role in planning resident care and ensures the quality of care given to the resident. The LPN/RN may function in the role of charge nurse and/or floor nurse by administering medications/treatments to the resident; oversee, monitor, and coordinate care performed by assigned staff per State/Federal regulations. The LPN/RN may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet resident/patient care needs. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Alaska Must keep current with CEU credits as required by the State of Alaska Maintains BLS certification. A minimum of one (1) year experience in Gerontology, preferable in a Long Term Care facility, is desired. Speaking, listening, and writing skills...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 28, 2021
Full Time
Overall coordination of nursing activities within the Long Term Care Facility directed toward providing a healthy, supportive environment for the delivery of quality resident care. Functions as a resource person and supervisor for staff working in LTC. Assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and practice standards. Serves as a liaison with other hospital departments, as well as community agencies where appropriate. The RN Clinical Care Coordinator(s) may function in the role of floor nurse/charge nurse by administering medication and treatments to the resident, oversee, monitor, and coordinate care performed by assigned staff, and/or may function as RN on duty per State/Federal regulations. KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE:  Must possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska. Must keep current with CEU credits as required by the State of Alaska. Maintains BLScertification. Wound care certification. A minimum of three (3)...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 26, 2021
Utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide patient care to patients according to established standards and practices. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Registered Nurse requires the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. The RN must stay current in BLS and ACLS. ENVIRONMENT: Homer Medical Center/South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed critical access hospital, 28 bed long term care facility, orthopedic and family practice clinics located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, stooping and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries.  Generally,...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 21, 2021
Full Time
Utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide patient care to patients according to established standards and practices. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Registered Nurse requires the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. The RN must stay current in BLS and ACLS. ENVIRONMENT: Homer Medical Center/South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed critical access hospital, 28 bed long term care facility, orthopedic and family practice clinics located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, stooping and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries.  Generally,...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 19, 2021
Full Time
The Environmental Services Technician works as a member of the Environmental Services team to assist in achieving its primary goal of maintaining the hospital and campus buildings in a clean, safe, orderly manner and providing quality laundry service. This position performs a variety of assigned housekeeping and laundry tasks in all areas of the facility and other areas as assigned; to meet, hospital, departmental and regulatory standards. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED.  Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a diploma or high school equivalency.  Must be able to read, write and speak English and follow verbal and written instructions.  Must demonstrate the ability to lift and/or push and pull up to 45 lbs. and pass a Job Function Test. Must be able to perform work with attention to detail and be flexible in work assignments.  Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of employee's,...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 19, 2021
Part Time
The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess is responsible for improving the quality of care for all hospital patients. This is accomplished by preparing and following patient and resident diet sheets for tray accuracy throughout the Acute Care and LTC resident's hospital stay. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess the minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Previous foodservice experience is desirable, but not required. The individual must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Good physical and mental health with the ability to lift heavy objects is required. The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess will maintain a clean, well groomed and professional appearance. The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess must possess a Serv-Safe certificate. ENVIRONMENTAL: The South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22 bed acute care hospital and a 28 bed nursing home located at the southern end of the Kenia Peninsula. The Dietary Aide/Host/Hostess can be in direct contact with hospitalized patients and health...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 17, 2021
Part Time
Under general supervision in an outpatient clinical setting, provides initial patient triage, assists with coordination of care, administrative services, assists providers, nurses and other support staff with direct patient care, and performs specialized medical procedures of a routine nature, as dictated by established clinical protocol or as directed by a provider. QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: The qualified individual shall possess the core competencies to complete the tasks given. This individual must have a working knowledge and experience with computer applications, be detail orientated, and able to multi-task. The ability to type, edit, and proofread work are essential skills for this position. EDUCATION / TRAINING / EXPERIENCE: Must be at least 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or have a GED equivalent. This position requires knowledge of clinical practices and procedures and clinical competencies. A prior or current CRNUAD and/or EMT-1, Health Care...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 12, 2021
Part Time
The Dietary Aide is responsible for assisting the cook in the preparation and service of meals for patients, employees, visitors, and special hospital events.  The Relief Cook is responsible for preparing and serving nutritionally adequate and culturally acceptable food for patients, employees, visitors and special hospital events. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Dietary Aide requires the incumbent possess the minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Previous foodservice experience is desirable, but not required. The individual must have the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Good physical health with the ability to lift heavy objects is required. When working in the capacity of Relief Cook, the individual must have at least one year of experience in food preparation. The individual must have knowledge of standardized food production. It would be beneficial to understand basic nutrition with emphasis in therapeutic diets. He/She must have the ability to...
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK 99603
May 12, 2021
Full Time
The Occupational Therapist assumes professional responsibility for providing evaluation and treatment of clients requiring services as defined by state of Alaska’s Occupational Therapy Practice Act. https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/PT-OTStatutes.pdf CHALLENGES:   To provide high quality occupational therapy services to a wide variety of clients in an efficient, professional manner. To maintain clinical expertise while practicing in a small department in a rural community. Occupational therapy program development. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The occupational therapy position requires: A degree in Occupational Therapy from a university accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, a license to practice occupational therapy in the state of Alaska, or the ability to acquire same in an appropriate time frame. Current CPR certification.  Three or more years of experience in occupational therapy are preferred in a variety of clinical setting. ENVIRONMENT:...