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Newby elected chair of SPH Foundation

The South Peninsula Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees elected officers at its annual meeting on Jan. 9. Angie Newby was elected chair; Phyllis Cooper, vice chair; Mary Ann Rowe, secretary; and Judith Lund, treasurer. Cooper was recognized during the meeting by fellow trustees and hospital administration for seven consecutive years as the foundation’s chair.

Gov. Walker's budget proposal would reduce funding for Alaska Construction Academies

The Alaska Construction Academies might see a steep decline in funding next year if the Legislature accepts Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget cuts.

The governor’s fiscal year 2018 budget, released Dec. 15, proposes a $600,000 reduction in general fund dollars for the Alaska Construction Academies, an Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development program that offers free basic construction training to high school students and adults in Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan, Fairbanks, the Mat-Su Valley and on the Kenai Peninsula.

Study: Replacing aging North Pacific fishing fleet would cost $11.3 billion

Rejuvenating Alaska’s large vessel fishing fleet could be nearly an $11 billion boon for Outside shipyards, according to a new McDowell Group report.

Iin a study commissioned by the Port of Seattle and the Washington Maritime Federation, the Alaska-based research firm pegged $11.3 billion as the cost to completely replace the 414 fishing and processing vessels longer than 58 feet that participate in North Pacific fisheries off the coast of Alaska.

Downey appointed new chief of staff at SPH

Dr. Rob Downey, M.D., is the newly elected 2017 Chief of Staff for the South Peninsula Hospital Medical Staff.

Dr. Downey offers an outpatient functional medicine practice, and is the Infection Prevention/Employee Health Physician and Long Term Care Assistant Medical Director for South Peninsula Hospital. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is a certified practitioner by the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Downey replaces outgoing chief of staff Dr. Sarah Spencer.

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