Citizens of the Kenai Peninsula Borough recently made it clear that they did not want our Central Peninsula Hospital to be sold or join in a joint venture. I thought a partnership might be advantageous, but since the borough still owns our hospital, it must protect its assets.
If $20 million (or even much less) per year is diverted from the hospital's revenues, it will have a major negative impact on our citizens' tax bills and on the City of Soldotna and Kenai Peninsula Borough having funding to provide services.
Central Peninsula Hospital is a first class facility. With the added fourth OR, there should be no problem handling the surgical needs of the Peninsula. I will agree that their services are pricey, but it's not going to get better if there is a competing surgical center in Kenai.
I have no affiliation with the hospital or any parties involved.