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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 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...

World-class cancer care comes to Helena

In April, St. Peter’s announced its affiliation with Salt Lake City-based Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. This partnership elevates cancer care in Helena and gives our patients access to top specialists and innovative treatments. The many benefits of an affiliation with a nationally recognized cancer institute put cancer care at St. Peter’s on track to reach...

Telepsychiatry partnership adds to robust mental health care offerings

St. Peter’s continues to invest in a wide range of services, resources, caregivers and providers as part of a commitment to provide the right type of mental health care, in the right place and at the right time. Among the many St. Peter’s services that help address mental health issues in our community is the St. Peter’s Behavioral Health Unit...

The clean team: Behind the scenes of our state-of-the-art Sterile Processing department

The St. Peter’s Sterile Processing team is often referred to as the “heart of the hospital.” The 11-member team is in charge of cleaning, sterilizing and distributing every medical instrument and piece of equipment used across the health care system. The team is busier than ever supporting our growing surgical department, including a robotic surgery program that has completed more...

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...