Programs We Support
Programs Supported by Donations to CPHF
Cancer Patient Support - Way Out Women
This fund was created to support the complex needs of oncology patients throughout the
peninsula, not just those who are cared for at Central Peninsula Hospital. Created by an
oncology nurse, it has benefited cancer patients from the age of 8 to 88 who need
financial help while they are in treatment.
Soroptimist Women's Cancer Fund
Dedicated to helping local women with early detection and treatment of cancer, the
Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula has contributed the proceeds of their
golf tournament each year. These funds are used to provide medications, travel to and
from treatment, and other assistance for women fighting cancer.
Breast Cancer Resources - Pink Ribbon Rally
Established by a group of local women who coordinate a fundraising event to support the
fight against breast cancer, this new fund will provide resources for the early detection
and treatment of this all-too-prevalent disease.
From purchasing medications to providing travel and even covering basic living
expenses, this fund was established with the purpose of helping our patients in a difficult
financial situation as they battle illness or recover from injury. This fund is managed by
the CPH Social Services department and distributed as patient needs are identified.
A key element of Central Peninsula Hospital's Planetree philosophy of care is providing
support beyond just the patient's medical necessity to include assistance for the entire
family. Donations have made it possible to purchase laptop computers on mobile carts
for patient use in our Outpatient Surgery, Medical/Surgical, Oncology, Maternity and
Intensive Care units as well as create a Family Resource Library at CPH. Other
contributions have been used to provide mobile video game units for kids in the hospital
and blanket warmers for medical/surgical patients.
Heritage Place Nursing Home
Small comforts make a tremendous difference to the quality of life for the residents of
Heritage Place. Funds from donations provided cable television in resident rooms, new
wheelchairs, blanket/towel warmers to provide added comfort to residents, a largecapacity
refrigerator to store resident food items, and much more.
Spiritual Care/No One Dies Alone
When faced with a terminal illness, our patients and their family need more than medical
expertise. The journey through end of life requires careful support and guidance, and the
CPH Spiritual Care Coordinator works with volunteers, clergy and employees to provide
that assistance. Two new programs were made possible by contributions to the
Foundation. Passage Baskets were created as a resource for family members losing a
loved one, and the No One Dies Alone program ensures that those without friends or
family nearby will have someone to be by their side and comfort them through the final
hours of life.
Serenity House Client Resources
For those in our residential treatment program, seemingly small obstacles can be the
difference between success and failure. Just providing transportation to Serenity House
when someone has made the decision to get help-or to continue in the outpatient
programs after they have completed the intensive residential treatment-has proven to be
a key factor in getting them, and keeping them, on the path to recovery. This fund is also
used by the staff at Serenity House to provide clothing, basic necessities, and additional
health care to their clients in need.
Serenity House Expansion and Relocation
Thanks to major investment from the Rasmuson Foundation ($295,000), the Alaska
Mental Health Trust Authority ($50,000) and local donors ($55,000), the Foundation was
able to commit more than $400,000 toward the $973,000 expansion of the only adult
residential treatment program on the Kenai Peninsula. The beautiful new residence,
which will allow the program to expand from 6 to 12 beds, is located on 40 acres of
agricultural land only 10 minutes from the Hospital. This will allow the program to
nearly double its treatment capacity and operate more efficiently while providing a safe,
healing and supportive environment for its clients.
Education, Injury Prevention and Wellness:
Safe Kids of the Kenai Peninsula
Child car seats checks, lifejackets at boat launches at local lakes and rivers, snow
machine and water safety fairs, child pedestrian safety programs and awareness
campaigns to reduce teen auto accidents make up the primary initiatives of Safe Kids
throughout the year.
Dr. Paul Isaak Memorial Scholarship
The Isaak family and many others in the community honored the work of pioneering
physician Dr. Paul Isaak by establishing a scholarship fund to assist local students in
achieving their goal to practice medicine on the peninsula.
Medical Equipment, Wellness Programs and much, much more!
Wheelchairs to transport hospital and nursing home patients, oxygen blenders and
analyzers to assist newborns struggling to breathe, infusion pumps to deliver
chemotherapy to cancer patients, blood/fluid warmers to assist in cases of severe trauma,
and support for our Healthy Lifestyles community wellness program are just a few more
of the items funded by donations to CPHF.