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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...

St. Peter’s Gallagher, Kniepkamp and Elliott named to Helena’s 20 under 40

Congratulations to the St. Peter's team members honored this year as part of the Helena Independent Record's 20 Under 40 Katie Gallagher, Communications & Engagement Manager Katie oversees public and community relations, marketing and employee engagement at St. Peter’s, ensuring both employees and the public get the important information they need about their local health care system. Her communication leadership...

Sunscreen Summer

By Gina Morigeau, Medical Aesthetician Summer is the most important time of year to practice sun safety. In Montana, our residents like to make the most of the pleasant summer weather by spending as much time outside as they can -- hiking, fishing, boating, and enjoying all summer has to offer. That means most of us are also increasing our...

Myths About Wound Healing

When one thinks of a wound, many of us think about a trip and fall as a kid, a brief stint of tears, Mom kissing it better, applying some mercurochrome and putting a band-aid on. It was all too soon forgotten because it would quickly heal on its own. However, as we age, wound healing can become more complicated and...

Health Matters: Four things to know about fall prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for persons aged 65 and over. According to our 2018 Community Health Survey over 45% of Lewis & Clark County residents over the age of 45 fell at least once that year. At St. Peter's Emergency Department we saw over 800 patients due to a fall in the past year...

Health Matters: COVID and Ambiguous Loss

The last fourteen months have been grueling. It has been said often; yet, it cannot be said enough. The last fourteen months have been rough. We navigated unfamiliar and uncharted territory. When lockdown began, it felt doable. Hunker down for a couple of months, slow the spread, take on some home improvement projects, and engage in a new hobby like...