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01/13/14 Donors Needed for January 16 Blood Drive
The public is encouraged to participate in St. Peter’s American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Jan. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hospital’s Education Center.Appointments may be made at www.redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code: st.petes, or call Mallory Frank at 444-2130. Walk-ins are welcome, but the wait may be longer as those with appointments are given first priority. St. Peter’s
01/03/14 Hospital Visitors Limited Because of Flu Outbreak
Like many areas of the country, Helena is experiencing an influenza outbreak.  Because St. Peter’s is experiencing high levels of contagious respiratory illness, it is limiting hospital visitors. A total of 15 patients have been admitted to St. Peter’s for treatment of the flu this season.  For the protection of patients and staff, St. Peter’s requests that infants, children and
12/30/13 Botox for Cosmetic Use Now Available
Beginning January 21, April Patton, M.D., with St. Peter’s Medical Group North, will offer BOTOX® for cosmetic use.  BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to soften the appearance of facial wrinkles and moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.  The procedure does not require extensive down time for recovery.Dr. Patton earned her Medical
09/06/13 Community Flu Shot Clinic Offered
St. Peter’s Wellness is offering two opportunities for the public to receive a flu shot the next two Friday afternoons. Flu shot clinics are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m., at St. Peter’s Medical Group North and Friday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Education Center.Flu vaccinations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $25 cash, check
07/12/13 Program Promotes Lifestyle Changes
Registration is now being accepted for St. Peter’s 10-month nutritional and physical activity course "Inch by Inch" which focuses on the prevention of diabetes and heart disease through lifestyle change.Classes begin the week of August 19 at St. Peter’s conference rooms.  Students may choose from classes held on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., or Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m.The
07/08/13 County Health Improvement Plan Released
Local health officials today released a community plan aimed at improving the health of all county residents. The plan focuses on five top health priorities: mental health, substance abuse, chronic disease, maternal and child health, and access to health care.The “2013 Lewis and Clark County Health Improvement Plan” was produced by the Lewis and Clark City-County Health Department and St. Peter’s
06/21/13 STAR Rehab Program Offered for Cancer Survivors
St. Peter’s is the first in the state of Montana to offer first-rate cancer rehabilitation services for survivors after earning STAR Program Certification from the Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. This certification uniquely qualifies St. Peter’s to offer premium Oncology Rehabilitation Services to survivors who suffer from
06/10/13 Parkinson's Disease Lecture is June 24
A free, informative session, “Discover Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease & Essential Tremor,” will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Red Lion Colonial Inn.Dr. Stuart Goodman, a neurosurgeon at St. Vincent’s Regional Neuroscience Center for Brain and Spine, and Dr. Nicole Clark, neurologist with St. Peter’s Medical Group, will discuss medication and surgical treatment
06/04/13 High School Sports Physicals Offered
St. Peter’s Medical Group is offering special high school sport physical clinics for the community on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12.The providers at St. Peter’s Medical Group Broadway, located at 2550 Broadway across from the hospital, will offer the sports physicals on a first-come, first-serve basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.  No appointment is required.The cost is $
04/18/13 Tobacco Cessation Classes Offered in May
Quit for Life tobacco cessation classes are being offered at St. Peter’s Hospital in May. Classes meet on May 7, 9, 14, 16, 22, and 28 from 5:30 -6:30 p.m. at the hospital.  The cost is $35. Register at www.stpetes.org, click on Classes/Events, or call 444-2130 before May 7. Quit for Life teaches a step-by-step method for changing behavior using positive thinking, alternative behaviors
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