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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 invests $9 million in state-of-the-art surgical suite

From the Helena Independent Record: St. Peter’s Health is beginning a $9 million renovation that will increase the number of operating rooms and provide a new robot-assisted surgical program. Four phases of renovations are expected to last the next year and a half. Construction will up the number of operating rooms from five to six, offer expanded space and new...

Health Matters: Coping with chronic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

"Are we really dealing with this still?” Honestly, this is what comes to mind when I think about COVID-19 these days. As a clinical psychologist, I often ask patients to identify their emotions. My COVID-related emotions vary from anxiety, grief, uncertainty, fear and frustration, to optimism, gratitude and hope. But my prevailing emotion several months into this pandemic can best...

Health Matters: Walking Your Way to Better Health

By Jaime Larese, MS, RDN, LDN and Kyla Peterson, PT DPT OCS When thinking about establishing an exercise routine, often we envision dragging ourselves from our desks, changing into clothes we can sweat in, placing earbuds in to listen to upbeat music, and having to jack the treadmill or elliptical up to high speeds to see benefits. This vision often...

Health Matters: Caring for Alzheimer's caregivers

By Dr. Nicole Clark It is estimated that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's dementia today. This includes one in 10 people over the age of 65. We have all been impacted by the disease in some way—a parent, a favorite aunt, a neighbor; everyone knows someone who has suffered with the disease. I would like to focus today...

Successful quitter: Group program participant celebrates non-smoker status

"I can still hear Jaime saying, 'You're a non-smoker.' " Valerie* was a tobacco user for about 25 years. She hid her habit from most people. Only those who were close to Valerie knew that she smoked. Valerie decided to enroll in the Freedom from Tobacco class at St. Peter's Health because she wanted to quit using tobacco. Plus, she...

St. Peter's Ambulance Manager Named EMS Career Provider of the Year

Nominated by several agencies across the tri-county area, St. Peter’s Health Ambulance Manager David Webster has been named the Montana EMS Career Provider of the Year. Webster’s work in Emergency Medical Services started long before his career at St. Peter’s. In fact, it started when he was in high school when he worked for Beaverhead County Search and Rescue, before...

Nurses Ross and Kyle recognized for exceptional care

Lisa Ross, RN and Kelsey Kyle, RN, PMH-C were recognized as DAISY Award Winners for Extraordinary Nurses of 2020. Daisy winners are selected quarterly from nominations submitted by St. Peter’s Health patients, colleagues and family members. Ross is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who has been with St. Peter’s Health since 2014. She was nominated by a...