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Health Matters: Hearing and its connection to our health

Hearing loss is like a silent predator, it sneaks up on you. It is usually very gradual and people, often times unknowingly, develop compensation strategies to deal with it. These strategies can include lip reading, avoidance of difficult situations and increasing the volume on their TV or radio. Unfortunately, these strategies will only take you so far. Hearing loss and...

St. Peter’s Roll and Suurendonk Receive BEE Awards

St. Peter’s Health presented BEE Awards to Lead Environmental Services Aide Sarah Roll and Health Unit Coordinator Sharla Suurendonk. A companion to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the BEE Award is given to any exceptional general or professional St. Peter’s staff member nominated by patients, family members and/or colleagues. A nurse on the St. Peter’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)...

What Forensic Nurses Want You to Learn About Sexual Violence

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), sexual violence is defined as an all-encompassing, non-legal term that refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape or sexual abuse and intimate partner sexual violence. It can occur any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity. Montana’s criminal code defines sexual violence as sexual...

St. Peter’s Coburn Named to Becker’s 50 Community Hospital CFOs to Know in 2022

St. Peter’s Health Chief Financial Officer Nathan Coburn, CPA, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2022 “50 Community Hospital CFOs to Know.” Coburn oversees all financial operations at St. Peter’s, including accounting, financial reporting, cash management, budgeting, community benefit, capital asset planning and strategic initiatives. He was recognized by Becker’s for his leadership and guidance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic...

Health Matters: Youth vaping, the new smoking epidemic

Having been on the market for over a decade now, many of us have at least some familiarity with vaping. Whether it is because you or a loved one use the products, or you’ve seen the big blooms of vapor being exhaled from someone in public, they seem to be more and more common. So what exactly is vaping? Vaping...

Making Healthy Food Taste Great

America is in the midst of an epidemic and in this article we’re not referring to the still-global COVID-19 pandemic. There is another well-rooted epidemic in our country that impacts the health of millions and shows no sign of letting up: obesity. According to the Center for Disease Control, over 42% of Americans qualified as obese in 2018. Another 20%...

Health Matters: Colon cancer screening recommendation is reduced to age 45

March is national colon cancer awareness month. Colon cancer is rising among young individuals and according to the National Cancer Institute, it’s the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. As a result, colon cancer guidelines have changed. Now, everyone should be screened for colon cancer beginning at the age of 45. Screening options There are...

Board-Certified Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Joins St. Peter’s Health

St. Peter’s Health Cancer Care welcomes Elizabeth Bigger, MD. Dr. Bigger comes to St. Peter’s with 15 years of clinical experience providing oncology and hematology care. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. and her Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University in New Haven, Conn...

St. Peter’s Health’s DePaso and Vogley-Turner Receive DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses

St. Peter’s Health Registered Nurses Rick DePaso and Jannine Vogley-Turner received DAISY Foundation Awards for Extraordinary Nurses. DAISY awardees are selected quarterly from nominations submitted by St. Peter’s patients and their family members. DePaso has been with St. Peter’s since 2015, most recently caring for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). In DePaso’s nomination, a patient relayed a number...