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  • Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet
    Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet

    D is for Determination! Without it, Dean Strawn and his wife, Jane, along with his Physical Therapists at MHP, say he wouldn’t be walking, talking and m…

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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
    After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days

    With a household of eight to care for and a fulltime job, the last thing Tami O’Day of Oskaloosa was making time for was herself. Tami thought her m…

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  • Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP
    Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP

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  • Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP
    Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP

    Janean and Derek Wedeking know the value of family, both personally and professionally. Janean is a fourth year medical student who has been on rotations…

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FowlerHeadshotJeffrey Fowler, DO

Dr. Jeffrey Fowler is an OB/GYN at MHP who specializes in the obstetrical and gynecological care for women through every stage of life.

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22 September 2016
You’ve heard of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but what about prediabetes? When your blood sugar levels are high but not quite high enough to qualify as type 2 diabetes, you may be diagnosed with prediabetes. So what in the world does that mean? Well, according to MHP Registered Dietitian Lea Rice, it’s not a sentence for type 2 diabetes! In fact, this diagnosis is a great opportunity to look at your health and make adjustments before developing dia...
15 September 2016
Did you know that nearly 75% of all colon cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices? MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, does know, which is why he is such an advocate for healthy colon habits! Screenings are an important tool in monitoring the health of your colon but there is a lot you can do between screenings to help this important organ do its best work! Your colon is responsible for helping you digest food and get valuab...

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.”