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We Speak Mental Health Week 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This September, organizations and people from across our community are coming together to host free activities, training opportunities and more to support people affected by suicide and raise awareness. For a full list of activities, visit https://lcsuicideprevention.org/ . St. Peter’s Health is hosting a series of free mental health training/education opportunities during We Speak ...

St. Peter’s Health Medical Group Welcomes New Nurse Practitioner Biljana Moratelli to General Surgery Team

Nurse Practitioner Biljana Moratelli earned her Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Petersburg College. Biljana is certified as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the ...

What is hometown commitment? St. Peter's community benefit investment tops $25M

Hometown commitment means caring for the health and wellness of our community beyond the walls of our clinics and hospital In fiscal year 2022, St. Peter’s gave back more than $25 million in the form of financial relief for patients and their families, donations to local non-profits and organizations, free and low-cost health and wellness education, and subsidized health services ...

Health Matters: Tips for keeping your bones strong and healthy

There are 206 bones in our body and each plays a critical role in protecting our organs, providing structure and giving a good anchor for our muscles to cling on to. This is why maintaining good bone health is so important. Did you know that our bones are constantly changing and growing? It’s hard to wrap your head around because ...

St. Peter’s Health Medical Group Welcomes New Hospitalist, Dr. Meghan Combs

Dr. Meghan Combs earned her medical doctorate from the University of Washington School of Medicine after completing her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Montana State University. Dr. Combs went on to complete her internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine. As a hospitalist, Dr ...

St. Peter’s Health 2nd Annual Olson Institute Honors Employee Scholarship Recipients, Unveils Donor Recognition Display

St. Peter's Health recently celebrated academic excellence and philanthropic generosity at its 2nd annual Fred C. Olson Learning and Development Institute scholarship ceremony. The event honored 17 dedicated health care professionals and unveiled a magnificent donor recognition display, highlighting the health system’s deep appreciation for its benefactors. The Olson Institute, named after the late St. Peter's Health CEO and board ...

St. Peter’s Health Medical Group Welcomes New Radiologist Dr. Drake McArthur to Diagnostic Imaging Team

Dr. Drake McArthur, DABR earned his Doctor of Medicine at Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Dutch Caribbean. Dr. McArthur completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Tulane University of Louisiana, serving as chief resident during his final year of training. He went on to complete a musculoskeletal fellowship at the University of Arizona. As a radiologist, Dr. McArthur specializes ...

St. Peter’s Rickman and Stevens Receive BEE Award

St. Peter’s Health presented BEE Awards to Certified Nursing Assistant Ryan Rickman and Physical Therapist Mary Stevens. A companion to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the BEE Award is given to any exceptional general or professional St. Peter's staff member nominated by patients, family members or colleagues. The patients and colleagues who nominated Rickman said his compassionate care and ...