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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...

New ways to care for our community

The COVID-19 crisis changed the way most people do their work, and that couldn't be more true for the staff and caregivers at St. Peter's Health. Preparing to care for people during a pandemic has meant that many have new job duties, new routines and a new appreciation for teamwork. Here are a few of their stories: Life in the...

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: 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...