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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 Mental...

St. Peter's Health COVID-19 press conference

September 16, 2021

This is a recording of the St. Peter's Health press conference held on Thursday, Sept. 16. St. Peter's encourages the community to take necessary steps to help slow the spread...

St. Peter’s Health Expands Facility Dog Program

September 15, 2021

Local health care system welcomes golden retrievers Mocha and Blue Bonnet St. Peter’s Health today announced the expansion of their Facility Dog Program, growing their therapeutic and holistic support offerings...

St. Peter’s welcomes four new providers

St. Peter’s Health Medical Group welcomes Hospitalist Dr. Timothy Missey, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Andrew Lester, Anesthesiologist Dr. Morgan Smith and General Surgeon Dr. Robert Maher. Dr. Missey earned his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona...

Health Matters: We’re all souls on board

My pen feels heavy as I sit here trying to organize my thoughts for this column. How do I convey to the reader the gravity of what people are feeling, experiencing and living with each day as the pandemic continues and once again surges? How do I put into words what we are all seeing and feeling? How do I...

Health Matters: All about the Delta variant and vaccination

You can't open a newspaper or look at social media without seeing information about the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant. As a laboratory scientist I have to clarify that SARS-CoV-2 is technically the virus, whereas COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus. But for purposes of this article, we’ll call it COVID-19. The Delta variant's rapid rise is capturing headlines, and...

St. Peter’s Health Welcomes Matthew Hoffman, DNP, FNP-C to Orthopaedics Team

Matthew Hoffman, DNP, FNP-C has joined the St. Peter’s Health Medical Group orthopaedics team. Hoffman most recently served as a registered nurse in the St. Peter’s operating room. He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Montana State University in Bozeman and his Bachelor of Arts in Nursing at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Prior to arriving in Montana he...