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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 Health invests $9 million in state-of-the-art surgical suite

From the Helena Independent Record: St. Peter’s Health is beginning a $9 million renovation that will increase the number of operating rooms and provide a new robot-assisted surgical program. Four phases of renovations are expected to last the next year and a half. Construction will up the number of operating rooms from five to six, offer expanded space and new...

St. Peter's Health Medical Group Welcomes New General Surgeon, Rheumatologist, and Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

St. Peter's Health Medical Group welcomes General Surgeon Dr. Matthew Goldes, Rheumatologist Dr. Kent Blakely, and Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist Dr. Matthew Miller to the St. Peter's Health medical staff. A Helena native, Dr. Goldes earned his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the...

Health Matters: Challenge yourself to prioritize mental health

By Dr. Bridgid Crowley One in five Americans suffered from mental health symptoms in 2020 according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health. Young adults between 18-25 years of age had the highest rate of psychiatric symptoms. Excessive worry and sadness, trouble sleeping and other psychiatric symptoms are common in our community. When we experience these symptoms, it...

St. Peter’s Health Invites Community to Participate in First Annual Whole Foods Challenge

St. Peter’s Health is inviting the community to participate in the local health care system’s first annual Whole Foods Challenge. Registration is free and open now. The challenge officially starts September 12 and ends on October 16. The self-guided, four-week exercise focuses on helping participants understand and follow a whole foods, plant-based diet. According to St. Peter’s Health Primary Care...

Health Matters: Back to school means childhood vaccination season

Back-to-school time is fast approaching and that leaves many parents rushing to make sure their child is prepared for a new academic year. In the midst of shopping for new clothes and school supplies, getting back to a normal sleep schedule, and making sure they haven’t forgotten their multiplication tables they worked so hard on last year, here’s one more...

St. Peter's Health Dr. Coil and Rock Receive BEE Awards

St. Peter's Health presented a BEE Award to Emergency Physician Dr. Andy Coil and Executive Assistance Caitlin Rock. A companion to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, St. Peter's presents BEE Awards to any exceptional general or professional St. Peter's staff member nominated by patients, family members and/or colleagues. The staff member who nominated Dr. Coil was experiencing post-traumatic stress...

St. Peter's Pratt Receives DAISY Award

St. Peter's Health Registered Nurse Kelsey Pratt received the DAISY Foundation Award for Extraordinary Nurses. DAISY Awardees are selected quarterly from nominations submitted by St. Peter's patients and their family members. Pratt is a labor and delivery nurse. She received several nominations, one of which said, "Kelsey was nothing but kind and supportive while our little one was being born...