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Health Matters: We must pull together in effort to defeat COVID-19

When I was a boy, I remember hearing stories from my parents about the Great Depression and World War II. Back then a common saying was “Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without.” Women would draw a dark line up the backs of their legs with an eyebrow pencil to mimic the seam of silk...

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Specially trained nurses care for assault, abuse victims

Every April, we recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a month focused on raising awareness about sexual assault and educating communities and individuals on preventing sexual violence. Sadly, sexual abuse and assault occur often in our community, impacting people of all ages and backgrounds. In 2019, the Friendship Center, a...

Estate Planning: Let’s Not Make This Difficult

March 1, 2021

By Stephen Mason Vice President, St. Peter's Health Foundation Many times in our personal and professional lives we become overwhelmed with our responsibilities and the list of “to dos” that...

400+ St. Peter's Employees: Support us, slow the spread

Dear Community: Our colleague, Registered Nurse Charlotte Skinner, RN, delivered a powerful message last week to the entire state of Montana. She said: “We need your help, Montana.” We want to reiterate this message. It is more important than ever that our community hears it loud and clear. COVID-19 is serious. It is true, the majority of people who get...

St. Peter's Leaders Beyond our Walls

Matt Aakre: Laboratory Services Operations Manager and Youth Sports Volunteer Extraordinaire If you can name a sport, one of Matt’s kids has probably done it – wrestling, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball. You can most often find Matt right alongside them, coaching youth sports for organizations like Bearcat’s Wrestling, Ambush Flag Football, Small Fry Football, Elkhorn Basketball, North Jefferson...

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...

Seven-week group program helps tobacco users quit for good

After smoking on and off for two decades, Courtney Cannon was sick of it: The terrible smell, the cost, the coughing and the health issues that were all complicated by smoking. But today, Courtney has left the smell, the wasted dollars and the unhealthy addiction behind because she has successfully quit smoking. Courtney credits her ability to quit largely to...