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We Speak Mental Health Week 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This September, organizations and people from across our community are coming together to host free activities, training opportunities and more to support people affected by suicide and raise awareness. For a full list of activities, visit https://lcsuicideprevention.org/. St. Peter’s Health is hosting a series of free mental health training/education opportunities during We Speak Mental...

Health Matters: Colon cancer screening — understanding your options

As COVID-19 impacted the world, unfortunately, we watched colorectal cancer screening rates drastically decrease at the local and national levels. Reduced screening rates were caused, in part, by the reduced availability of services briefly in the spring of 2020. But sadly, even as care became available again, the rates have remained lower than usual. This Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we're...

Health Matters: Firsthand what to expect at your mammogram appointment

Over the last nine years, I have spent breast cancer awareness month in a wide variety of medical facilities throughout the country. I remember trudging through the crisp fall leaves of Boston as I commuted past Fenway Park on my way to the hospital. For a time, I spent my Octobers waking up early to spend long days riding in...

Watch our Virtual Community Forum from Oct. 27

Join CEO Wade Johnson and other members of our team on Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00pm for a Virtual Community Forum to learn more about our journey to become the gold standard for health care in Montana. In just a few years, we’ve made significant progress in our efforts to provide more care locally, become more involved in supporting community...