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03/09/17 Flu Restrictions Lifted
The current level of influenza activity in Montana has lowered substantially and St. Peter’s has lifted its visitor restrictions related to the flu.“We are not out of the woods yet,” cautions St. Peter’s Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Donald Skillman, who notes that influenza is commonly seen through the end of March. “The seasonal flu could pick back up at any time.”To help stay healthy,
02/22/17 St. Peter's Named As Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital
St. Peter’s Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Dr. Fred Olson, interim
02/16/17 St. Peter’s Hospital Association Upcoming Meeting
The St. Peter’s Hospital Association will hold its next monthly meeting Wednesday, March 1, from 10 – 11 a.m., at the hospital. Those attending should use the Main Entrance off of Winne Avenue.  The Association is a volunteer organization that was formed in 1921 to support St. Peter’s Hospital in providing healthcare services. Since its inception, the Association has provided over a million
02/09/17 Flu Precautions: Visitor Restrictions
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has characterized the flu virus as “widespread” in Montana, marking the highest level of flu activity. Like many areas in the state and nation, Helena is experiencing an influenza outbreak. Because St. Peter’s Hospital is experiencing high levels of contagious respiratory illness, it is limiting hospital visitors.  “We want our patients to get
11/16/16 Light A Life Memorials Now Accepted
St. Peter's Hospital Foundation is now accepting memorial and honor gifts for Light-a-Life, the annual fund-raising event for St. Peter’s Hospice. The official tree lighting and dedication of the Hospice tree is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8th, at the Helena Civic Center.  Following a brief indoor candle lighting ceremony, the 80-foot tall evergreen in front of the Civic Center
11/15/16 Annual Sock Sew December 5th
St. Peter’s Hospital Association is seeking volunteers to help sew stockings for patients who are hospitalized over the Christmas holiday, and to sew large stockings for babies born during December. All December babies get to travel home in their stocking!The sewing, cutting and gluing will begin at 9 a.m., on Monday, December 5, in the St. Peter’s Education Center and continue until the
10/26/16 St. Peter’s Hospital Announces New Executive Vice President
St. Peter’s Hospital is pleased to announce that Karin Olsen is the new Executive Vice President of the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation. She will oversee fundraising efforts for the hospital, direct planned giving, and engage with the community to educate and promote the mission of the hospital.Olsen joins St. Peter’s with over a decade of direct fundraising and foundation experience in
08/31/16 St. Peter's Honored with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award
St. Peter’s Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.  Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart
06/29/16 Community Sets 'Common Agenda' to Improve Health of All
Local health officials released a community plan Wednesday that identifies public health priorities in Lewis and Clark County and specific strategies to address them.The 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan was developed over four months by a task force of about 50 people. The group included representatives of the health-care profession, social services, business, education, civic and nonprofit
06/01/16 Dr. Fred Olson Selected as Interim CEO at St. Peter's Hospital
St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors today announced that Dr. Fred Olson has been selected to serve as interim chief executive officer of St. Peter’s, effective June 1st.   Dr. Olson has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and nearly 10 years in executive-level/clinical leadership positions in Montana. Most recently, Dr. Olson served as Executive Vice
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