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Kenai Conversation: Hospital history


Central Peninsula Hospital is celebrating a half century in business this year.

But for a long time, the hospital was just an idea — one spurred by the central peninsula’s growing population but stalled over intense community rivalries and funding drama.

Local historian Clark Fair wrote about those growing pains in a series for the Peninsula Clarion. He and CPH Spokesperson Bruce Richards join us on Kenai Conversation to talk about the hospital’s early days and how far it’s come since 1971.


Aug. 4, 2021 Kenai Conversation pt. 2

You can read Fair’s history of CPH here.

Sabine Poux is the news director at KDLL. Originally from New York, she's lived and reported in Argentina and Vermont, where she fell in love with local news. She covers all things central peninsula but is especially interested in stories related to energy and fishing. She'd love to hear your ideas at
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