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Church Challenge a Part of Run in the Sun on Aug. 4

Run In The Sun 2017 (submitted photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY – The 8th Annual MHP Foundation Run in the Sun is set for Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Lacey Recreation Complex Community Stadium. Proceeds from this 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk will benefit the MHP Hospice Serenity House. According to MHP Foundation Chair Sandy Bailey, this is the second year of the Church […]

MHP Offers 3D Mammography for Breast Imaging

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership has added new, state-of-the-art breast imaging technology by Siemens called 3D breast tomosynthesis. This technology, the most advanced in the region, takes aim at improving breast cancer detection, reducing false-positive findings and cutting patient call-backs. “Not all mammography technology is created equal,” said MHP Director of Radiology Julie Hartke. […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital Auxiliary Donates New Monitoring Machines

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital Auxiliary recently donated an infant-fetal heart monitor and vital sign machine to MHP for use in the Birthing Center and Inpatient Services. Each monitor donated cost more than $3,000. According to Birthing Center Director Heather Cook, the new infant-fetal heart monitor provides the Birthing Center with more […]

MHP offers free “Introduction to Cholesterol” class on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa

MAHASKA COUNTY – According to the American Heart Association (AHA), too much bad cholesterol or not enough good cholesterol can increase your risk of a cardiac event. But how do you improve your cholesterol levels? Mahaska Health Partnership is sponsoring a free class, “Introduction to Cholesterol” on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 3 pm […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Offer Reduced-rate Cholesterol Screenings Feb. 14

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership will be offering reduced-rate cholesterol screenings on Valentine’s Day, which is Wednesday, Feb. 14. The screening will be held in Oskaloosa and in New Sharon. “We’re hoping to continue to raise awareness of heart disease, heart attack and stroke by hosting this event,” said MHP Cardiac Rehab Nurse Renee […]

MHP offers flu clinics until further notice

MAHASKA COUNTY – In response to the widespread level of influenza in our community, the MHP Medical Group is now offering a flu vaccine clinic Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm by registering at door #4 on the MHP campus, until further notice. According to Executive Director of Clinics Andrea Hagist, RN, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership to Limit Visitors

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Beginning immediately, Mahaska Health Partnership will limit the number and age of visitors to specific areas of the hospital. “We recognize the healing power of having friends and family close by,” said MHP Interim CEO Chris Jepsen. “However, with the current situation regarding the wide-spread influenza this season, we feel it is […]

Mahaska County Residents Encouraged to Participate in Live Healthy Iowa Challenge

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Live Healthy Iowa’s (LHI) 10-Week Wellness Challenge encourages Iowans to make healthy lifestyle changes and the Mahaska Wellness Coalition urges Oskaloosa residents to participate. Registration for this simple, affordable and fun competition is open now and the challenge kicks off on Jan. 22. “The Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Wellness Challenge is a […]

MHP earns national recognition for Patient-Centered Care

ational Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Medical Group recently received the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition. This national recognition is for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork […]

Benefits of Massage in Cold Weather

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – The cold and flu season is well upon us, when the weather gets cooler and germs are more prevalent, a massage to boost the immune system would be a good way to stay healthy, energized and reduce stress. According to the American Massage Association, medical studies have found that massage may boost […]


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