Open Accessibility Menu

Personnel and clinic updates at St. John’s Health

Welcome to Dr. Jake Breeding

Dr. Jake BreedingSt. John’s Health General Surgery announces the arrival of board-certified surgeon Jake Breeding, MD, who provides general surgery services including trauma and colonoscopies.

“We welcome Dr. Breeding, who complements the practice of Dr. Randy Kjorstad and Dr. Eric Wieman,” said Jim Berrett, administrative director for St. John’s Health Physician Practices.

Dr. Breeding received a pre-med degree from Kansas State University, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Kansas-Wichita. Prior to joining St. John’s, he practiced at Salina Regional Health Center in Kansas, where he was trauma medical director and helped establish a Level III trauma center. Dr. Breeding’s professional interests include trauma, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Breeding and his wife Keri have three children who enjoy volleyball, football, basketball, and track. In his spare time, Dr. Breeding enjoys skiing, hunting, hiking, fishing, shooting precision rifles, and spending time with his family.

Martha Stearn, MD, to retire

Dr. Martha Stearn is retiring on July 17 after seeing patients at St. John’s Health for nearly 40 years.

Dr. Martha Stearn portrait“In addition to being one of the first internal medicine physicians in Teton County, Martha will be remembered for her commitment to expanding memory care services throughout our region,” said Dr. Marty Trott, medical director of St. John’s Physician Practices. “Due to her professional expertise and compassion, Martha inspired the community and many clinicians to change the way they view and work with patients experiencing Alzheimer’s and other memory problems.” The new memory care programs at Sage Living will benefit many seniors in our community due to the local groundwork Martha established in this field.

Dr. Stearn founded St. John’s Cognitive Health in 2009 and has been an adjunct clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Utah. She has been featured in numerous Wyoming Public Radio and Wyoming Public Television pieces related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Village clinic in the Cody HouseClinic at Teton Village now open for the summer season

St. John’s Clinic at Teton Village is open for the summer season, through September 30.

“We are now open in the summer to better serve the needs of residents and visitors to Teton Village,” said Hilary Frenette, director of primary care. “Another big change is that we are now billing as an urgent care center, rather than a doctor’s office. This should make it much more convenient for patients and their insurance companies.”

As it does during the winter season, the clinic serves walk-in patients for recreational injuries, altitude sickness, and other ailments. The clinic has on-site X-ray and offers telehealth visits.

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, the clinic will be open as follows:

Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm

Friday: 11 am - 7 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

The clinic is located at 3345 Cody Lane, in the Cody House building, just above the Bridger gondola. 307.739.7346


Media contact:

Karen Connelly, Chief Communications Officer,, 307.739.7380