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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...

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Regular screening beginning at age 50, or earlier depending on family history or other circumstances, is the best way to prevent colorectal cancer. It is the second most common type of cancer causing death in the US today. Colorectal cancer doesn’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. Many times it’s diagnosed by the...

Safe housing connection provides stability for breast cancer patient

On March 4, 2021, Sue signed a lease and received her keys to her brand new home at Rocky Mountain Development Council's Red Alder affordable housing subdivision on Helena's westside. Like for so many in our community, the past year has been challenging for Sue. At times, the challenges seemed insurmountable. She was undergoing on-going and complex treatment for breast...

Participant story: Inch By Inch program jumpstarts health journey

"If COVID-19 allows it, I might try something I never thought I would ever do – a women's triathlon." These are the words from 49-year-old Rebecca, who just recently participated in the St. Peter's Health Inch by Inch program. A year ago, if you asked Rebecca if she'd participate in a triathlon, she would say no way. But today, thanks...

Health Matters: Colon cancer screening — understanding your options

As COVID-19 impacted the world, unfortunately, we watched colorectal cancer screening rates drastically decrease at the local and national levels. Reduced screening rates were caused, in part, by the reduced availability of services briefly in the spring of 2020. But sadly, even as care became available again, the rates have remained lower than usual. This Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we're...