News & Events
March 2012                         The latest news from St. Peter's HospitalIssue No. 12

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Lectures and Events 

Helping Through Hospice
Better Living Lecture
Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m.
Education Center
Presented by Hospice Social Worker Lynne Grant, sponsored by Touchmark on Saddle Drive.

Supermarket Survival with Diabetes
Diabetes Education Lecture
Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m.
Meet at Safeway
Presented by Diabetes Educators Sue Larson, R.D. & Cynthia Overturf, R.D.
Sponsored by Medtronic
Call 444-2116 for more information

Organic, Sustainable or Raw...What Should I Buy?
Well Nourished Lecture
Tuesday, March 20, 6 p.m.
Education Center
Presented by Yvonne Tapper-Gardzina, M.S., R.D.
Sponsored by Real Food Market & Deli

Safe Sitter 
March 18 & 19; or March 26 & 27; or March 28 & 29 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $50, register on-line
Babysitting skills for ages 11 - 13
Oh Baby!
A wellness fair for those who are pregnant or care for young children, Thursday, March 22, 6 p.m., at the hospital.  Free health information and demonstrations on all aspects of child care, from prenatal and infant care to raising a healthy toddler
Learn more here.

St. Peter's also offers

CPR/First Aid

Quit for Life  - tobacco cessation

Arthritis Pool Exercise

Able to Be Fit - for those with limited mobility 

Parenting Classes

Click on the class for more information or to register; or call 444-2130  


Support Groups
St. Peter's and the community offer several support groups for those affected by various illness. 
Click here to view a list.

"One Bill" is Here!   

By popular demand, patients at St. Peter's will now receive one consolidated bill for most hospital and clinic services.  The new billing system also allows patients to pay online.  Staff worked for nearly three years to build the new system which was the result of patient feedback.  The final system was devised following recommendations received at several patient focus groups.  Because the emergency physicians, anesthesiologists and pathologists are independent, patients using those services at the hospital will continue to receive additional statements from those entities.  Questions about the new system or hospital bills may be directed to Business Office Director Sheri Renney at or 444-2184.  Questions about St. Peter's Medical Group clinic bills may be directed to Laurie Coverdell-Hall at or 447-2813.   

Hospital Visitor Precautions   

Several cases of Norovirus and influenza have been reported in the community.  For the protection of patients, staff and volunteers, St. Peter's Hospital requests that individuals with flu-like symptoms or other illness refrain from visiting patients.  Anyone who had symptoms within the past week should not come to the hospital.  Please express well wishes to loved ones who are hospitalized by phone or card instead of a personal visit.  To read more about what St. Peter's is doing to protect people from the viral illness currently circulating in the region and how you can protect yourself, click here.

Medical Tips on TV 

Medical MinuteHeart attack symptoms to nutrition tips...St. Peter's new televised Medical Minute segments feature local physicians and medical professionals offering useful health tips - in just 60 seconds!  The Medical Minute airs on Beartooth NBC, Channel 1, on Mondays during the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts and  throughout the week.  It also airs on KHBB, Channel 5, at various times.  This month Registered Dietitian Jennifer Colegrove shows how to identify processed, sweetened and empty-calorie foods; understand portion size, and many more practical tips that you can easily remember and use when it comes to shopping, meal planning and eating.  Past Medical Minutes can be viewed here.

New Class for Moms & Daughters 

St. Peter's is offering a new "Growing Up and Growing Strong with Mom" workshop for girls and their mothers or other trusted female guardian in a safe and nurturing environment at the hospital on Saturday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Presented by Pediatrician Michelle Danielson, M.D., of Partners in Pediatrics, the workshop is geared toward girls ages 10 to 13 to learn about and navigate together the sometimes rocky road of adolescence, puberty and maturity.  Each daughter will receive a small gift; light refreshments will be served.  The fee is $10 for mom/guardian and daughter; $5 for each additional daughter. Call 444-2130 with any questions. Click here to register.

Contact Information 

St. Peter's Hospital           
2475 Broadway, Helena, MT  59601
Call 457-4180 for all clinic appointments.