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Health Matters: Do I need my flu shot?

As the pandemic rolls on and the dangerous Delta variant continues to take the spotlight, many people are asking, “What about flu season?” Last year, the flu season was essentially nonexistent. Without universal infection prevention precautions like masking in place, we will likely experience flu season differently this fall and winter. In efforts to reduce our chances of a “twindemic,”...

St. Peter’s Jensen and Dahlstrom honored with inaugural BEE Awards

St. Peter’s Health’s Suzette Jensen, CNA/CHHA and Patty Dahlstrom received inaugural BEE Awards. 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, their family members and colleagues. Jensen is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and has been with the St. Peter’s Home...

Health Matters: Knowledge is power when it comes to breast cancer prevention

When I think of breast cancer, I think of education, emotional support and awareness. When I think of breast cancer, I think of encouragement, hope, strength and patients with superwoman capabilities. When I think of breast cancer, I don’t normally think of guilt. Guilt. What an ugly word, guilt. Yet, there it is at the tip of my tongue as...

St. Peter’s welcomes new providers to medical group

St. Peter’s Health Medical Group welcomes Primary Care Providers Dr. Robert Johnson and Dr. Kelsey Hoffman; Hospitalist Dr. David Goodwin; and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Anita Lowe Taylor. Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Brigham Young University. He completed his Family Medicine...

Canine Caregivers: Introducing Mocha and Blue Bonnet

Two special new team members have joined St. Peter’s: Mocha and Blue Bonnet are trained therapy dogs who work with their handlers throughout the hospital and clinics to provide comfort and calm in a way only dogs know how. Funded by community and employee donations, the Facility Dog program expands St. Peter’s therapeutic support offerings for patients, employees and visitors...

Get to Know: The Maher family of doctors

It wasn’t a given that Drs. Katrina and Robert Maher would follow in their father’s footsteps. Dr. James Maher practiced medicine for more than 33 years in Helena before retiring in 2015. Katrina and Robert grew up in Helena and medicine was just a part of life. As kids they rounded at St. Peter’s with James and flipped through anatomy...

St. Peter’s welcomes four new providers

St. Peter’s Health Medical Group welcomes Hospitalist Dr. Timothy Missey, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Andrew Lester, Anesthesiologist Dr. Morgan Smith and General Surgeon Dr. Robert Maher. Dr. Missey earned his medical degree at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona...

Health Matters: All about the Delta variant and vaccination

You can't open a newspaper or look at social media without seeing information about the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant. As a laboratory scientist I have to clarify that SARS-CoV-2 is technically the virus, whereas COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus. But for purposes of this article, we’ll call it COVID-19. The Delta variant's rapid rise is capturing headlines, and...