Supporters to hold vigil Friday for fired Helena oncologist

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This billboard in support of Dr. Thomas Weiner appeared along U.S. Highway 12 in East Helena in late June of 2021.

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Members of the Patients and Friends of Dr. Tom Weiner Facebook page will have a prayer vigil for him Friday, on the one-year anniversary of the day the oncologist was forced to leave St. Peter’s Health amid a dispute with the administration that continues to this day.

The vigil will be 4-7:30 p.m. at Broadway Street, across from St. Peter’s Health hospital. Signs of support will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Participants will switch to candles at 6:30 p.m., organizers said.

Dr. Thomas Weiner 

The public may attend.

Weiner, who had been with the hospital for nearly 25 years, sued the hospital Dec. 10, claiming wrongful termination, and he has asked for a jury trial and for the award of damages and court costs to be

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