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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: 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 Medical Group Welcomes New Pulmonologist Mollie Lane, MD and Nurse Practitioner Angela Axmann Grabinger, FNP-C, FNP-BC, RN, BSN

Pulmonologist Dr. Mollie Lane earned her Doctorate of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. She received her Master of Science in Health Care Leadership at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Montana State University. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical...

Q&A with Addiction Medicine team Dr. Kyle Moore and Megan Zawacki, PA

Dr. Kyle Moore and Megan Zawacki, PA work together to offer crucial Addiction Medicine services and treatment to the Helena community. Describe Addiction Medicine in just a few words. Addiction Medicine is a recognized medical specialty focused on diagnosing and treating addictions (and associated conditions) that impair a person’s health and wellness. What’s the number one thing you want people...

St. Peter’s Health Medical Group Welcomes New Pediatric Hospitalist Meaghan Lafferty, MD and Nurse Practitioner, Amanda Evans, MSN, FNP-C

Pediatric Hospitalist Dr. Meaghan Lafferty earned her medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Yale University. She completed her pediatric residency at Brenner’s Children Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and she is certified in General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. As a Pediatric Hospitalist...

Health Matters: Hearing and its connection to our health

Hearing loss is like a silent predator, it sneaks up on you. It is usually very gradual and people, often times unknowingly, develop compensation strategies to deal with it. These strategies can include lip reading, avoidance of difficult situations and increasing the volume on their TV or radio. Unfortunately, these strategies will only take you so far. Hearing loss and...

St. Peter’s Roll and Suurendonk Receive BEE Awards

St. Peter’s Health presented BEE Awards to Lead Environmental Services Aide Sarah Roll and Health Unit Coordinator Sharla Suurendonk. A companion to the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, the BEE Award is given to any exceptional general or professional St. Peter’s staff member nominated by patients, family members and/or colleagues. A nurse on the St. Peter’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU)...

What Forensic Nurses Want You to Learn About Sexual Violence

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), sexual violence is defined as an all-encompassing, non-legal term that refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape or sexual abuse and intimate partner sexual violence. It can occur any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity. Montana’s criminal code defines sexual violence as sexual...

St. Peter’s Coburn Named to Becker’s 50 Community Hospital CFOs to Know in 2022

St. Peter’s Health Chief Financial Officer Nathan Coburn, CPA, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2022 “50 Community Hospital CFOs to Know.” Coburn oversees all financial operations at St. Peter’s, including accounting, financial reporting, cash management, budgeting, community benefit, capital asset planning and strategic initiatives. He was recognized by Becker’s for his leadership and guidance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic...