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Mahaska Health (submitted photo)

Mahaska Health is excited to celebrate our nurses and all that they do each and every day. We would like to wish a heartfelt “Happy National Nurses Week” to all nurses in Mahaska County and beyond who have dedicated their lives to providing excellent care to those in need. Each year, May 6th through May […]

Mahaska Health Uses CDBG Grant to Expand Telehealth Services

A Mahaska Health Press Release Mahaska County – Mahaska Health, in partnership with Mahaska County was recently awarded a $49,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). The IEDA designated $2.4 million in grant funds to support infectious disease response. Funds were available to most cities and counties in Iowa, […]

Mahaska Health to Resume Elective Procedures April 27th

Mahaska Health (submitted photo)

During her address on April 24th, Governor Reynolds issued a new State Public Health Emergency Declaration, which replaces her March 26 order to ban all elective surgeries and nonessential medical procedures. Under the new order, which takes effect at 5:00 am on April 27, hospitals and providers may resume elective surgeries and nonessential medical procedures […]

Mahaska Health Celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week

MAHASKA COUNTY – April 19 – 25 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and Mahaska Health wants to recognize the dedicated volunteers who faithfully donate their time to the health of the community. Each year, more than 140 dedicated volunteers participate in 10,793 hours of volunteer hours at Mahaska Health and Hospice services. Volunteer Coordinator Kim […]

Community 1st Credit Union donates $15,000 to ICUF Emergency Relief Fund

OTTUMWA, IA – Community 1st Credit Union has announced a $15,000 pledge to the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s newly formed Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be used to assist Iowans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a major disruption to the state’s economy, the income of many Iowans and the health of […]

Muse Music Providing Creative Options

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Nestled just half a block south of the Oskaloosa Square, along South Market, a little bit of musical heaven opened up. Ashley Schultz had worked for her Grandpa Pat Flaherty at his music store inside Penn Central Mall. When he retired, Ashley decided to open a store of her own, one that […]

Mahaska Health Welcomes Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health is excited to welcome Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP as the newest provider to the primary care team. Tara joins Mahaska Health after recently receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015, Stout served as a […]

Gayle Johnson, ARNP Joins the Mahaska Health Primary Care Team

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health is pleased to welcome Gayle Johnson, ARNP to the team as a primary care provider. Gayle has been worked as a nurse in Grinnell, Iowa for the past 30 years and is excited for this opportunity to serve in a new capacity as a nurse practitioner. While at Grinnell Regional […]

Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary Donates $65,000 for Serenity House Charity Care

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary recently donated $65,000 to the Hospice Serenity House, proceeds from this year’s Share the Love fundraiser held in February. According to Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary President Amber Coffey, the donation will benefit the Hospice Charity Care program. “No one is turned away from the Serenity House due to an […]

Community 1st Credit Union Helps Sieda Community Action to Share the Warmth

A Community 1st Credit Union Press Release Ottumwa, Iowa, November 6, 2019– Sieda Community Action is pleased to recognize Community 1st Credit Union as the sponsor for the 2019-2020 coat drive. From now through March 1, 2020 Community 1st Credit Union will be collecting new or gently-used coats at their locations in Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield, […]


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