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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 […]

Conquer Holiday Stress with Tips from Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY— The holiday season is often a time spent celebrating with family and friends. However, along with family fun and traditions can come stress and seasonal depression from holiday demands. Mahaska Health Partnership Social Worker Alyssa Wright said you may be able to enjoy the holidays more if you minimize seasonal-related stress. “Your number […]

Safe Haven Babies Always Welcome at Mahaska Health Partnership

Birthing Center Director Heather Cook stands in front of one of the Safe Haven stickers located at Mahaska Health Partnership. MHP is among the health care facilities in Iowa that proudly provides Safe Haven zones.

MAHASKA COUNTY—In August, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) officials used the state’s Safe Haven procedures for the 30th time since the law went into effect in 2002. A girl was born August 21 at an Iowa hospital and the infant was released to the custody of the DHS. Through Iowa’s Safe Haven law, […]

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

Mahaska Health Partnership

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 […]


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