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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,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services Upgrades Equipment

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services recently installed two Siemens Dimension EXL 200 and a Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyzer. Pictured with some of the new instruments are, from left, Crystal Phillips, Krystal Thompson (kneeling), Janet Braden, Barb Fisher, Lab Director Tim Schroeder, Marcia Larson (kneeling), Beth Smith, Ashley Steffen and Leah Connelly.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is continuously striving to improve services provided to the community. One way this is achieved is through the acquisition of newer, state-of-the-art technology. The latest additions, two Siemens Dimension EXL 200 and a Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyzer, were recently installed in MHP Laboratory Services. Not only do these instruments […]

Oskaloosa Free Clinic to close after more than 20 years in community

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After providing basic medical services in Oskaloosa since 1994, advisory board members of the Oskaloosa Free Clinic announced that Tuesday, May 3, would be the free clinic’s last day. “It’s really brought out a lot of mixed emotions,” said Dr. Matt Whitis, volunteer medical director of the Oskaloosa Free Clinic (OFC) and long-time volunteer physician. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Aging Skin

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Throughout life, your skin goes through a number of changes. Family Nurse Practitioner Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, who provides primary care at Mahaska Health Partnership, shares some of the common skin conditions you may develop and how to treat them. “There are many factors that play a role in the condition of your […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares the Importance of Lung Health

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MAHASKA COUNTY – Breathing, like many other bodily functions, can often be taken for granted, until it becomes a problem. Unfortunately, there are many people who struggle daily with getting enough air. Mahaska Health Partnership shares some of the common causes of breathing difficulties and available treatment options. “Breathing is an essential function of our […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Organ and Tissue Donation

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MAHASKA COUNTY – April is designated as National Donate Life Month, a time when people are encouraged to register YES to become organ, tissue and eye donors. Mahaska Health Partnership encourages you to consider your options when thinking about organ and tissue donation. According to the Iowa Donor Network, organ and tissue donation is a […]


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