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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 […]

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, […]


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