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08/17/15 MT Hospitals Help Save Funding for Shaken Baby Prevention program
Helena, Mont. – With an imminent cut of funds from The Children’s Trust Fund source, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies-Montana (HMHB-MT) faced the devastating reality that it would no longer have the resources to continue its work in preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome across the state. Making matters worse, there were two incidents in the past four months in Helena alone where young Montana
08/07/15 DAISY Award
Kaycee Snelling, RN, on St. Peter’s Surgical Unit is the newest recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Snelling was nominated by four of her patients. Their comments included, “Kaycee always makes me smile. She cares about what you have to say and always listens. Her kindness and professionalism is the image of St. Peter’s philosophy.”The DAISY Award ( was
08/04/15 Diabetes Support Group
Those affected by diabetes are invited to attend a free support group at St. Peter’s Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Clinical Nutrition Conference Room.  (Please use the East Entrance.) A family member or support person is also welcome to attend.The Diabetes Support meets on the second Thursday of each month.  For more information, please call 444-2364.
08/04/15 Look Good, Feel Better Meets
St. Peter’s Hospital hosts “Look Good…Feel Better,” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 3 – 5 p.m., at St. Peter’s Hospital, 2475 Broadway. Look Good…Feel Better is a free, non-medical, national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and thereby manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.  The group is
08/04/15 Better Breathers Support Group
“Better Breathers Club,” a support group for those with chronic lung disease and their loved ones, will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Hospital. The group is facilitated by St. Peter’s Hospital Chaplain Kim Pepper, assisted by guest speakers.  Please call 447-2409 for more information.  It is recommended that those attending use the Main Entrance of the
08/03/15 Security Additionon Women & Children's
Staff and visitors to the W & C Unit are now required to ring a buzzer or use their employee badge for access. The security doors are also under 24 hour video surveillance. SPH made the $96,000 investment in the new technology to provide security for staff, patients and the youngest members of our community. “We rarely see any problems,” says Health Unit Coordinator Carrie Scoles, “but having
08/03/15 Lab Receives Seal of Approval
Congratulations to the Laboratory staff, who  received the official Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission following their surprise survey in late April. The surveyor arrived a full three months early this year. During the inspection, the surveyor noted positively that the St. Peter's Lab had one third of the issues he normally sees in a lab this size (none affecting
08/03/15 Additional Radiologist Joins Staff
St. Peter’s Hospital welcomes new radiologist Chris Gabel, M.D.  Dr. Gabel earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toledo College of Medicine, in Toledo, OH.  He completed a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in  Rochester, NY.  He served as Chief Resident in Radiology at Rochester General Hospital.Dr.
08/03/15 St. Peter's Add Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterologist J. David Bohler, D.V.M., M.D., has joined St. Peter’s Medical Group.Dr. Bohler earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, S.C., where he also completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology.  Prior to earning his medical degree, Dr. Bohler completed a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
07/14/15 New Scanner Improves Cancer Care
Installation began last week in the Cancer Treatment Center for a new state-of-the art PET/CT scanner. Previously, patients and staff had to rely on a mobile scanning unit that visited SPH once a week. The new PET/CT scanner also eliminates the need for patients to be transported through the hospital from the CTC to DI, thus offering more comfort and privacy for patients. A PET/CT scan combines
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