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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...

Health Matters: Depression Symptoms Should Not Go Untreated

By St. Peter's Health Psychiatrist Dr. Bridid Crowley in the Independent Record on September 25, 2019 Depression is the most common psychiatric condition. Knowing common symptoms and knowing what to do if you or a loved on experiences depression is important. It is estimated that 6.7 percent of the population experiences a depressive episode within a given year. Nearly 17...

St. Peter's Urologist Discusses Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

From KTVH Helena news station St. Peter's Health is working to raise awareness about prostate cancer and highlighting some new treatment tools available at the hospital. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and the Centers for Disease Control reports about 13 out of every 100 American men will get it in their lifetime. Doctor Kevin Brown, a Urologist with St....

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,...