John Solheim, President and CEO of St. Peter's Hospital in Helena for the past 11 years, has resigned his position effective April 30, 2012, Rick Hays, Chair of the St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors, announced today.
The organization will undergo a national search for a new President & CEO. During the search, St. Peter’s Vice President of Human Resources/Physician Services Tom Gregg will serve as interim President & CEO.
St. Peter’s is the second hospital in Montana to offer spine surgery with the O-arm, a complete multi-dimensional surgical imaging system. With the O-arm, surgeons are able to perform less invasive procedures and confirm the precision of advanced surgical procedures before the patient leaves the OR. As a result, patients have faster recovery times and improved outcomes.
Patricea Rushford, 18, of Bozeman, welcomed Helena’s first baby of 2012. Baby boy Nickoli Scott Keys was born at 10:19 a.m. Monday, January 2, weighing 6 pounds, 15.5 ounces. He will go home with adoptive parents Maryann Costello and Galen Hollenbaugh of Helena.
St. Peter's Hospital has joined the Hospital Donor Registration Campaign as a Hospital Partner.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the campaign brings together national partners, local and regional organ, eye, and tissue donation organizations, and hospitals throughout the nation to educate communities on the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation. The goal of the campaign is to register 300,000 new organ donors by April 30, 2012.
For the holidays, you can give a sick friend, relative or loved on a gift that’s inexpensive, guaranteed to fit and bring a smile to his or her face. Go and visit them, whether they are at home or in the hospital. Following are a few tips to make sure you’re spreading joy, not germs or problems:
The public is welcome to view St. Peter's expanded Pediatric Rehabilitation Department at an open house Friday, Jan. 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Those planning to attend should use St. Peter’s East Entrance. Rehabilitation staff will be available to provide tours and answer any questions. Light refreshments will be served.