Central Peninsula Hospital
Central Peninsula Hospital is located at 250 Hospital Place in Soldotna. The staff at Central Peninsula Hospital strives to offer each patient the highest quality patient-centered care in a healing environment.
There are many community programs and classes put on by Central Peninsula Hospital. One of the community programs that is offered on the Kenai Peninsula is Safe Kids. Their mission is to prevent the number on killer of children, unintentional injury. The Coalition works to educate adults and children while providing safety devices to families in need and pass and strengthen laws to empower families and their communities to protect children 14 and under. Another program taught by the Central Peninsula Hospital is the Safe Sitter courses. Safe Sitter is a not-for-profit, medically oriented instructional program. It is designed to train young persons, ages 11 to 13, how to be safe babysitter. While in this course they will learn how to handle major and minor medical emergencies and proper child-care skills. Another great course taught by Central Peninsula Hospital is Prepared Childbirth. If you are an expectant parent then the healthy pregnancy and childbirth classes are perfect for you. They course is designed to help you understand how to have a healthy pregnancy along with how to cope with physical and emotional challenges and what to expect in labor. If you have any questions about breastfeeding or any other choices that new parents face then they are happy to help you.
There are endless lists of special services that are provided by Central Peninsula Hospital. These services are provided to help make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The staff at CPH believes that along with physical and emotional needs of each patient that spiritual needs demand attention too. Whatever you beliefs are, the staff at Spiritual Care is available to assist you. There is a beautiful all-faith Sanctuary located in the Mountain Tower along with volunteer Chaplains that are on call 24-hours a day. Healing Touch is another service provided and it is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy. It works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal and is safe for all ages. You may find that therapeutic massages are beneficial to you and include a relaxing, stress reduction, improved circulation and release of any tight painful muscles. Any letters or packages that patients receive while in the hospital are delivered to them each morning and any that arrive after being discharged are forwarded to your home. At the entrance of the hospital you can purchase newspapers. Central Peninsula Hospital is even a wi-fi zone. In the Mountain View Tower Family Lounge is a freestanding game station. A Nintendo Game Cube on a cart can be brought to the patient’s room upon request.
Central Peninsula Hospital also has a sleep center to help people with sleeping disorders. Central Peninsula Hospital’s Sleep Center offers the absolute best and latest techniques and technologies for studying sleep disorders. The people who administer the exams, Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, have met the rigorous educational and work experience requirements to become credentialed by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists to ensure that you get the very best testing out there. The techniques used are painless and look for things like muscle tension, leg movement and breathing. The Central Peninsula Hospital Sleep Center is equipped with a comfortable lab that is used to monitor sleep patterns that range from blood pressure to brainwave activity. After all the testing is done your doctor will use this information to determine the right course of treatment for you.
Central Peninsula Hospital has plenty of volunteers there who are treated like family and are a part of the hospital team. There are many ways that volunteers are able to help, whether they are answering the phones, interacting with the patients or just simply stocking the shelves. They provide lots of valuable service to the hospital and are greatly appreciated. Some volunteers are placed in the hospital gift shop. There they sell items to customers and help keep the gift shop organized, clean and stocked. The Information Desk and Escort Service is another place where volunteers can work. They greet everyone as they enter the hospital, give them directions on where they need to go and even escort people to their destinations. There are even Patient Comfort Volunteers who make it their duty to make sure each patient is comfortable and have everything they need for their stay. The items that are available to help patients with their stay are: fleece blankets, small pillows, eye-glasses, stress balls, and large print puzzle books. They will even sit there and talk with patients, read with them, or write letter for them. The Sewing, Knitting and Crocheting Volunteers create lap quilts, baby hats, socks and bibs for our pediatric patients.