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Family Nurse Practitioner Jen Scott, ARNP-C, treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in cardiac care. 

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Oh my Heart!

With a new little one, the tests, forms and information are abundant. Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Dr. Shawn Richmond knows this all too well! One test that all of his little patients receive is a pulse oximetry to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood. Sounds big but it’s actually quite small. The test uses little sticky monitors (think of a band-aid), that are applied to a baby’s foot and hand. Don’t worry, this test is totally painless, but provides insight on their health, often before any signs and symptoms could be noticed. Pretty neat huh?

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Published Feb 23, 2017

Shake Those Hips!

When it comes to your body, aches and pains can really throw you for a loop! One common complaint is hip, knee and shoulder pain, at least in MHP Orthopaedic Surgeon Sreedhar Somisetty, MD’s, office! Some may think replacing those joints will fix all; however, Dr. Somisetty likes to remind patients that it’s not a race to the finish line and taking baby steps will get you on the road to recovery!

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Published Feb 16, 2017

Nurses Receive Certification

Mahaska Health Partnership Birthing Center nurses Jodi Chipman, Kelli Kindley and Chyann McGlothlen have met the requirements for certification in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing specialties.

Chipman and Kindley became certified in October 2010 and McGlothlen became certified in March 2011. McGlothlen, who is also the director of the Birthing Center, said certification offers extensive advantages throughout the healthcare system -- benefiting patients and their families, nurses and their colleagues, and the medical practices and facilities that employ these certified professionals.

“It is, quite simply, an asset to the entire nursing field,” McGlothlen said. “Certification exams are a fair and accurate measure of real-world competency. Thanks to an extensive test-development process, certification exams are a true gauge of a nurse's ability to provide excellent care.”

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not for profit organization that provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel.  NCC's certification program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). This accreditation means that NCC's certification program was subjected to rigorous third-party review and found to meet "the highest national voluntary standards for private certification."

McGlothlen said that another Birthing Center nurse, Sharon DeKock, is also RNC-OB certified. “Currently, MHP has four of only 171 certified nurses in Iowa. We are so proud of our nurses who have an expanding knowledge-base needed to function in an increasingly complex health environment.”