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MHP Encourages Participation in the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16

MAHASKA COUNTY— The Great American Smokeout is an annual event set for the Thursday before Thanksgiving, aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and help motivate people to quit. Mahaska Health Partnership’s Cardiopulmonary Services Department encourages smokers to participate. Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, according to the CDC’s 2014 […]

Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check During National Diabetes Month

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MAHASKA COUNTY—November serves as National Diabetes Month, which brings communities across the country together to raise awareness of diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Mahaska Health Partnership Diabetes Educator Sharon Ferguson aims to support and educate individuals year-round on the subject of diabetes, but says November always has a special importance. Diabetes, one […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Family Practice Physician Susan Harte, DO

Family Practice Physician Susan Harte, DO

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to welcome Family Practice Physician Susan Harte, DO, to its Medical Staff. “Dr. Harte practiced at MHP 18 years ago, working as a locum tenens in our Emergency Department,” MHP CEO Chris Jepsen shared. “She was employed by another company we contracted with to provide Emergency Physician […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Concussion Awareness

MAHASKA COUNTY – For parents with student athletes, concussions continue to be a major concern. Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice Physician Case Everett, MD, encourages adults working with children to learn the signs and symptoms of concussions and the best course of treatment. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), a concussion is a […]

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Not Stopped By A Little Rain

Rain didn’t stop 75 people from participating in the Drive-Thru Flu Clinic sponsored by Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health on Saturday, Oct. 7. The entrance #1 awning provided the perfect shelter for those wanted to receive their flu vaccination in the comfort of their cars. Joan K. Wefer of Oskaloosa is shown receiving her flu shot from MHP Public Health Nurse Judi Veldhuizen. Weekly Flu Vaccination Clinics are also being offered at MHP, entrance #4 on Wednesdays from 7 am to 6 pm. Appointments are not needed. In addition, flu vaccines are available by appointment; please call 641.672.3360. (submitted photo)

Rain didn’t stop 75 people from participating in the Drive-Thru Flu Clinic sponsored by Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health on Saturday, Oct. 7. The entrance #1 awning provided the perfect shelter for those wanted to receive their flu vaccination in the comfort of their cars. Joan K. Wefer of Oskaloosa is shown receiving her flu […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Lunch Packing Safety Tips

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MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes to packing a lunch, it’s important to make sure you keep food clean, separated and at the proper temperature to avoid health hazards. When it comes to food, it’s important to avoid cross-contamination or improper storage. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 42,000 reports […]

MHP Birthing Center Recognized Nationally for Quality, Affordable Medical Care

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MAHASKA COUNTY – In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality maternity care, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) announced that Mahaska Health Partnership received designation as a Blue Distinction Center in Maternity Care. According to MHP Chief Nursing Officer Chris Jepsen, Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals recognized for delivering […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Aids in Preventing Falls

MAHASKA COUNTY – No matter who you are, a fall can leave you injured and unable to perform daily tasks for an extended period of time. Taking precautions to prevent falls is the best way to ensure safety in and outside of the home. Mahaska Health Partnership Occupational Therapist Aimee Wagner, OTD, shares tips on […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Hold Flu Vaccine Clinics on Wednesdays

MAHASKA COUNTY – Flu season is approaching and Mahaska Health Partnership wants patients to know vaccination clinics have been scheduled on the Oskaloosa campus. From Sept. 20 through Oct. 25, MHP will host flu vaccine clinics on Wednesdays. On these days, patients can walk-in at entrance #4 to get a flu shot between 7 am […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Monthly Breast Self Awareness Exams

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MAHASKA COUNTY – With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, Mahaska Health Partnership Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Angela Godejohn, MD, explains the important aspects of self breast awareness exams. While most of the major organizations no longer recommend self breast exams as part of breast cancer screening, breast self awareness is still […]

         

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