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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 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: We’re all souls on board

My pen feels heavy as I sit here trying to organize my thoughts for this column. How do I convey to the reader the gravity of what people are feeling, experiencing and living with each day as the pandemic continues and once again surges? How do I put into words what we are all seeing and feeling? How do I...

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...

St. Peter’s Health Welcomes Matthew Hoffman, DNP, FNP-C to Orthopaedics Team

Matthew Hoffman, DNP, FNP-C has joined the St. Peter’s Health Medical Group orthopaedics team. Hoffman most recently served as a registered nurse in the St. Peter’s operating room. He earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Montana State University in Bozeman and his Bachelor of Arts in Nursing at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Prior to arriving in Montana he...

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...

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...

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...