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Mahaska Health Partnership Asking for Community Input During Needs Assessment

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is asking for the community’s assistance in conducting a new Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The project is expected to take three months. According to MHP CEO Jay Christensen, the goal of this assessment update is to gain a comprehensive understanding of community health perceptions. While the results will be […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Mindful Holiday Eating

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Now that the holiday season is getting into full swing, delicious meals and treats galore can leave you nervous about the effect on your body. Mahaska Health Partnership Registered Dietitian Lea Rice has some advice for avoiding holiday weight gain this season. “The average person puts on one to two pounds each […]

Ottumwa’s Best Massage Winner Moves to Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Oskaloosa native, and winner of the Ottumwa Courier’s People’s Choice Award for “#1 Massage Therapist in Ottumwa,” Esther Rose recently joined Mahaska Health Partnership’s Massage Therapy team. Esther’s pride for Oskaloosa and Mahaska Health Partnership has always been part of who she is. “I was actually born at MHP,” Esther shared. “In […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Alzheimer’s Disease

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Approximately one out of eight people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease; a condition that affects the memory, usually in those 65 and older. Mahaska Health Partnership suggests ways to keep your mind healthy throughout life. “Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes someone to have a hard time remembering recent events, though they may […]

MHP Encourages Safe Sleeping Habits for Babies

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Whether you’re a new parent or soon to be one, the amount of information available for keeping your precious one safe can be overwhelming. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Case Everett, MD, offers tips related to safe sleeping. With newborns, sleep is a huge part of their everyday routine. […]

MHP Physical and Occupational Therapy Provides Multiple Benefits

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – If you’re struggling with an injury, long-term pain or weakness and stiffness, physical therapy may benefit you. Mahaska Health Partnership Physical and Occupational Therapy recently underwent major renovations to better serve patient’s therapy needs. When it comes to physical therapy, each patient’s treatment is individualized to best meet their needs. “Our patients […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Mental Health in the Workplace

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes to health, people usually focus on physical, not mental aspects. Mahaska Health Partnership Behavioral Health Licensed Independent Social Worker April Davis explains the importance of mental well-being and its effect on your overall health, especially in the workplace. “Your career plays a big part in your life, with most […]

MHP’s Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Scheduled for Oct. 1

Mahaska Health Partnership Drive-thru Flu Clinic (submitted file photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health is continuing its annual “Drive-Thru Flu Clinic” on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 am to Noon on the MHP campus, entrance #1. “All people have to do is drive under the teal awning off C Avenue East, and we will be waiting to provide their flu vaccine,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Healthy Colon Tips

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Did you know there are actions you can take to help promote colon health? MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, offers some tips on keeping your colon healthy. According to the American Cancer Society, close to 100,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer every year. Colorectal cancer is the third most […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Updates on Flu Vaccines

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Flu season is approaching and Mahaska Health Partnership wants patients to know vaccination clinics have been scheduled on the Oskaloosa campus. Starting in September, patients can receive their flu vaccine during a regular appointment with their primary care provider or have their vaccine administered during a hospital stay. For those looking to […]


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