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St. Peter's Health welcomes Dwight Thompson, PA

St. Peter’s Health announced today that Townsend resident and Physician Assistant Dwight Thompson, PA will join the nonprofit health care organization as a primary care provider. Thompson will continue to serve the Townsend community, and in mid-April will begin delivering care using telehealth until the Townsend clinic opens in May and the spread of COVID-19 has decreased locally. “This is...

Health matters: young people should think about heart health

Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in this country. Many people find out about their heart problems the “hard way” -- having a heart attack, most often in middle to advanced ages. For younger adults, heart disease may seem like an “old person” problem. However, younger adults should be thinking about their heart health for a...

You can quit! Evidence-based tobacco cessation program now available

It’s estimated that 75 percent of tobacco users indicate that they want to quit, but only four percent can do so successfully on their own by quitting “cold turkey.” That’s why St. Peter’s Health has teamed up with the American Lung Association to bring a new evidence-based tobacco cessation program to the Helena area. The goal of the seven-week program...

Milestone reached: over 50 robotic surgery procedures completed at St. Peter’s Health

Nephrectomy – prostatectomy – cystectomy. Or, in non-medical terms: The surgical removal of all or part of the kidney, prostate and bladder. These are all surgeries that we are able to complete here in Helena thanks to robotically-trained surgeon and urologist Dr. Kevin Brown, the da Vinci Xi™ robot and a skilled Operating Room team. Program Launch The St. Peter’s...

Health Matters: Why should you care about influenza?

By St. Peter's Health Physician Assistant LeeAnne Storey, PA-C in the Independent Record on December 24, 2019. In the midst of holiday joy, influenza (the flu) may not occupy your thoughts. But taking a few moments now to educate yourself about influenza might spare you some misery and lost work. It’s no exaggeration to say your efforts could even save...

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...