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Mahaska Health Partnership Suggests Skin Safety Tips for Summer

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Now that the summer heat is in full swing, outdoor fun is being had by many. However, protecting your skin from the effects of sun exposure is important! Mahaska Health Partnership offers tips on keeping yourself safe from skin damage while enjoying the great outdoors. “Skin damage from the sun can happen […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Urges Proper Foot Care

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – When thinking about overall health, most people don’t think of their feet. However, they are just as important as the rest of your body! Mahaska Health Partnership encourages you to take your foot health seriously. According to MHP Podiatrist Dr. Mark Beers, many health conditions are reflected in your feet. “I have […]


Iowa Department of Agriculture

Iowans encouraged to visit a strawberry grower or shop at a farmers market to enjoy these fresh, delicious treats DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said that strawberry growers across the state are starting to welcome customers and expect prime picking season in early June. In many parts of the state, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Recognizes Mental Health Month

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Every American will be affected or impacted by mental illness sometime in their life. With May as Mental Health Month, Mahaska Health Partnership encourages everyone to understand what types of mental illnesses are out there and how to help those suffering get help. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner Kim Rutledge

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership recently welcomed Kim Rutledge, ARNP-BC, to a fulltime role in the Medical Group Walk-In. Rutledge has worked at MHP for the past five years but has more than 20 years experience as a nurse. “I have a passion for nursing and a strong desire to help others,” Rutledge explained. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice about Burns

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MAHASKA COUNTY – As the days get longer, barbeques, campfires and other outdoor activities are abundant and injuries like burns become more frequent. Mahaska Health Partnership offers advice for when to seek medical care should you or a loved one experience a burn. According to MHP Emergency Physician Kym Life, DO, there are three levels […]

Mahaska Health Partnership OB/GYN Performs Robotically-Assisted Hysterectomy

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Many conditions can affect a woman’s reproductive system, which includes the fallopian tubes, cervix and ovaries. When conditions cause severe symptoms, Mahaska Health Partnership OB/GYN Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Fowler can offer treatment options including robotically-assisted surgery, if needed. “One of the most common surgeries I perform with the da Vinci surgical robot […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Hospice Care

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MAHASKA COUNTY – For those needing care due to a terminal illness or aging, Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Services has options available to help a patient and their loved ones during their time of need. MHP Hospice Patient Care Coordinator Kim Stek, RN, explained who hospice is for. “People with terminal diagnoses often require healthcare […]

Two MHP Nurses named “100 Great Iowa Nurses”

MHP celebrates the naming of two nurses to the 2016 list of “100 Great Iowa Nurses.” Shown at the statewide ceremony on Sunday in Des Moines is MHP Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning, Honorees Heather Cook and Crystal Booy along with MHP CEO Jay Christensen.

Oskaloosa – Mahaska Health Partnership nurses Crystal Booy, RN, of Oskaloosa and Heather Cook, BSN, RN, of Pleasantville, have been named to the 12th annual listing of “100 Great Iowa Nurses.” Recipients were honored at a special celebration recognizing National Nurses Week on May 1 in Des Moines. The Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips for Potty Training

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MAHASKA COUNTY – For parents, deciding when to potty train their child can be a difficult decision. As a father and doctor, MHP Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Case Everett has some tips for parents looking to ditch the diapers for good. “There’s no magic age that indicates your child is ready for potty training,” […]


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