October 2012                         The latest news from St. Peter's HospitalIssue No. 20

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Events and Classes
Register for following classes at www.stpetes.org, or 444-2130

Menopause Answers

Thursday, Oct. 4,  6:30 to 8 p.m. 
Family Nurse Practitioner Leslie Wilson speaks on frequently asked questions and problems associated with menopause, $5  

Celebrate Your Survivor 
Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6 - 7 p.m.
Cancer survivors are encouraged to invite family and friends to tour mammography and learn about early detection 
Call 495-6780 for information  

Enchanted Forest Gala
Saturday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
Benefits pediatric patients 
$125, call the Foundation to purchase tickets, 444-2370 
Custom sapphire jewelry raffle 
$10 per ticket, purchase at 
www.enchantedforest.eventbrite.com  Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield  
   
Taking Care of Your Girls  
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 - 7 p.m. 
A free presentation for mothers and teen age daughters to learn more about breast health together 
Sponsored by Komen Montana
Call 495-6780 for more information 
 
Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer
Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m.  
A free presentation for colorectal cancer patients, their families and others; register at 406-582-1600. 
 
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Quality Award Received 

MPQH
St. Peter's Hospital was presented with a Quality Achievement Award from the Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundation (MPQHF) on September 21 at the Montana Hospital Association Convention in Billings. The hospital received the higher of two awards given by the MPQHF. St. Peter's is recognized for its outstanding performance in giving excellent care for heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, and preventing surgical infection. The award also recognizes the hospital's strong click here to read more

Flu Shots Offered 

St. Peter's Wellness is offering public flu shot clinics in October at the hospital: Monday, Oct. 8, from 5 - 7 p.m. and  Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The cost is $25 cash, check or credit card. Insurance billing will not be accepted. The vaccine administered is acceptable for those 36 months of age to the elderly. Children under the age of nine must have click to learn more

St. Peter's TV & Radio Programs 

Tune in for informative health information on St. Peter's monthly local television and radio programs:
TV - Pulse of St. Peter's, HCTV, Mondays, 5 p.m., Channel 11or www.helenacivictv.org. October's guest is Radiation Oncologist Andrew Cupino, MD.
RADIO - Headline Helena, 950 AM, October 3, 9 a.m. with guest Kari Parmer, RN, on breast health
Coffee Break, KBLL, 1240 AM, October 16, 9 a.m. & October 17 on 950 AM, 8:50 a.m., Helena's only female Urologist Lynne McCormick, D.O.

Muffin Recipe       

October's healthy recipe was submitted by St. Peter's employee Missy Poortenga, BSN, RN.  Click here  for a

fresh grain salad filled with avocados and tomatoes with a lime juice and olive oil dressing.

Contact Information 

St. Peter's Hospital           
2475 Broadway, Helena, MT  59601
One number for all calls:  457-4180.