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CPH can handle Peninsula's surgical needs

Posted: January 30, 2012 - 9:37am

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.

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abby1968 01/30/12 - 11:00 am
CPH and Surgical

I have to agree with the Borough Mayor and the Assembley.
We have a wonderful hospital which improves constantly. If we develope an outside surgery unit, it should be owned and operated by the hospital, not a few doctors who wish to become millionaires on the backs of the general mostly retiree public. We are fast becoming a retirement community and a business such as this would cause the hospital to lose income needed to bring in more services and would raise our already very high property taxes.

As for the population wishing to have this business, everyone we have talked with re this subject is totally against this outside surgical unit. Where do these people get their information? Thank you Mr Mayor for your forethought and knowing how things really are here.
If this "business" were allowed, then most of the people we live around and know, would then simply go to Anchorage to have our surgeries. This about about a few doctors who are trying to make more money and charge more for their services. I have seen this happen to small areas in the lower 48 and it simply awful. The hospitals are then forced to sell out to large outside companies who are bean counters and don't care at all about services. We would even lose some of our wonderful services at our hospital should this be allowed to go through.
Again , Thank you Mr Mayor and our Assembly.

akmscott 01/31/12 - 08:41 pm
Oh my yes!More options and

Oh my yes!More options and some competition can only be bad for everyone-right?

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