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COVID-19 vaccination experience shared COVID-19 vaccination experience shared

When the staff at Providence St. Joseph called last Wednesday to schedule my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, I was surprised at the tears that popped into my eyes. After all, it’s been 11 months of masking up and keeping my distance from all but a handful of friends and family members. Is the end o...

COVID-19 numbers surge in Lake County

Lake County has posted its highest number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last spring. As of Sunday, the county posted 179 active cases, up 25 from Friday, with two deaths since the pandemic began.  The uptick mirrors an increase in coronavirus infections across the state that has many hea...

Vote for health on Election Day

Now more than ever, it is imperative that voters participate this Election Day. Our nation is not just facing the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic but also significant unemployment, which means that millions of people are temporarily depending on federal and state programs and support. As we look for better d...

Hospitals prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases Hospitals prepare for increase in COVID-19 cases

LAKE COUNTY – Healthcare providers know it’s just a matter of time before more people come down with the virus locally. Abigail Byers, St. Luke Community Healthcare’s director of nursing, said the hospital has different options for how to deal with the virus, depending on how the situati...

$105,000 raised for 3D Mammography $105,000 raised for 3D Mammography

News from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center POLSON – Providence Montana Health Foundation has raised $105,000 through a fundraising campaign to provide a 3D mammography system at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.  At a private event held on July 13, donors raised funds for the mammo...

Wellness fair focuses on supporting women Wellness fair focuses on supporting women

PABLO – About 1,400 people filtered through the Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday at the Salish Kootenai College campus, which is about 100 more than last year. “Growth has really occurred with the number of health screenings we’ve been able to offer,” said Niki Graham, even...

Man charged with slashing another’s forehead

POLSON – A 37-year-old Finley Point man has been charged with assault with a weapon after allegedly slashing another man across the forehead with a knife. William James Redwood was charged after Polson Police responded to St. Joseph’s Hospital on April 2 where a man was being treated for a cut...

Charlo community helps school, designs fun run Charlo community helps school, designs fun run

The Charlo community is pulling together to help the school upgrade the outdoor sports complex, and in an effort to raise a portion of the funds to make it happen, they are holding several races called the Ultimate Viking Challenge – competition is optional. “With budget cuts over the years, t...

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