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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...

Nurses Edens and Montgomery recognized for extraordinary care

Every quarter, we recognize nurses who deliver exceptional care by awarding the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The nurses are selected quarterly from nominations submitted by St. Peter's Health patients, family members and colleagues. Congratulations to the summer 2019 recipients: Daisy Award Recipient - Sheryl Edens, RN (Endocrinology) In the words of the patients who nominated Cheryl: "I'd been receiving...

Health Matters: For the love of fruits and vegetables

By Registered Dietitian Yvonne Trapper-Gardzina in the Helena Independent Record on July 31, 2019. Have you ever heard the saying, “food is medicine”? It can certainly be true if you select the right food to nourish your body. Fruits and vegetables are some of the best medication available, and they do not even require a prescription. Study after study point...

Improving Community Health: Clinical Pharmacy Manager recognized for antibiotic stewardship efforts

From the Helena Independent Record on July 29, 2019 Antibiotics can become ineffective when they are overused, and Thomas Richardson is working to help prevent that from happening in Helena and throughout the state. As the pharmacy clinical manager for St. Peter’s Health, Richardson launched the multi-disciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in 2015 to fight the antibiotic resistance epidemic. The team,...

Meet the newest member of our surgical team: the da Vinci Xi® Robot

Meet the newest member of our surgical team: the da Vinci Xi ® robot! Join physicians and staff from St. Peter's Health and Helena OBGYN and Associates at an open house on Monday, July 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Regional Medical Center (enter through main entrance). You will be able to: Get behind the controls of...

Health Matters: The tough conversations are important

By Registered Nurse Care Manager Dave Ellis, RN in the Helena Independent Record on June 26, 2019. As a registered nurse care manager, I work closely with a patient’s care team, which includes your primary care provider, medical assistants, nurses, pharmacists, counselors and social workers. The role of the RN care manager is to help provide comprehensive, coordinated and quality...

Health Matters: Protect yourself and loved ones from sun exposure

By Nurse Educator Karrie Fairbrother, BSN, RN, DNC, CDE from the Helena Independent Record on May 29, 2019 As a school kid, I remember being told that the skin was your largest organ, but not much more than that. According to the International Society of Dermatology, our skin protects us from viral and bacterial infection, regulates and maintains body temperature,...

Join us for Family Fun Fest!

Family Fun Fest is Helena's premier health and wellness event for kids brought to you by St. Peter's Health and PacificSource Health Plans. This year's event will be held Saturday, August 10 from 8:30am -12:00pm at Helena's Centennial Park and Great Northern Town Center. Children attending get a free t-shirt while supplies last! This free event is open to all...

Nurses Recognized for Providing Extraordinary Care

Every quarter, we recognize nurses who deliver exceptional care by awarding the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The nurses are selected quarterly from nominations submitted by St. Peter's Health patients, family members and colleagues. Congratulations to the spring 2019 recipients: Daisy Award Recipient - Christine Erickson, LPN (Psychiatry) In the words of the colleague who nominated Christine Erickson, LPN for...