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01/30/14 Dr. Burkholder Retiring
Long-time Helena Family Physician and President of St. Peter’s Medical Group James Burkholder, M.D., will be retiring in February.  To thank Dr. Burkholder for his over 30 years of service to the community, St. Peter’s will be holding a reception in his honor on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4 – 6 p.m., at St. Peter's Medical Group, 2550 Broadway.  Patients, friends, co-workers and associates are
01/21/14 Class to Help Children Adjust to New Sibling Offered
"Hey, What About Me?" a class to help children adapt positively to a new sibling will be offered free of charge on  Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 a.m. - noon. at St. Peter's  hospital. The class helps children understand changes that are occurring in the family and provides activities and suggestions for developing their important new role as big brother or big sister. There will
01/16/14 Valentine Luncheon
The St. Peter’s Hospital Association will hold its annual Valentine’s Luncheon from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Hospital’s Education Center.  People do not need to be an Association member to attend.Lunch will be a specially prepared three-course meal:  Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries, Blue Cheese & Almonds with Champagne Vinaigrette; Sweetheart Quiche with roasted
01/16/14 DAISY Award Winning Nurse
On January 7, St. Peter’s Hospital presented the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to Brian McCord, a Certified Critical Care Nurse who works in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. McCord received four nominated from patients and their family members.  “My 87-year-old mother was in critical shape.  Brian was just extraordinary with is caring persistence in trying to get her heart and
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, 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
01/09/14 New Internist Joins Hospital
Victoria Wang, M.D., has joined St. Peter’s Medical Group as a specialist in Internal Medicine.  She moves to Helena from Laporte, Minn., where she most recently worked at the Cass Lake Indian Hospital in Cass Lake, Minn. Dr. Wang earned her medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass.  She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of
01/06/14 Dialysis Director on National Board
St. Peter’s Hospital Dialysis Unit Director Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA).  She will take over one of four national director positions during the 2014 Symposium in Anaheim, California in April. Pierce, a certified nephrology nurse, has been a member of the Association for 28 years and served in many
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
12/30/13 Look Good Feel Better
St. Peter’s Hospital hosts “Look Good…Feel Better,” Tuesday, Jan. 14, 3 – 5 p.m., at St. Peter’s Hospital, 2475 Broadway.  Look Good Feel Better is a free American Cancer Society program to help women affected by cancer treatment improve self-image and appearance with complimentary beauty sessions.  Products are donated by the cosmetic industry.   Women also learn ways to work
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