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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

Audit Results

MHP Receives Audit Results

Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPAs, have released an audit report on Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

According to Chris Nelson, audit partner, MHP’s revenues totaled $37,363,100 for fiscal year 2011, which runs from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. This is a 7.3 percent increase from the prior year. The revenues included $33,762,200 in net patient revenue, $390,700 of other operating revenue, $1,915,400 from county taxes and $89,800 in interest on investments.

Expenses for the year totaled $35,226,800, a 7.9 percent increase from the prior year, and included $15,376,400 for other professional services, $9,050,100 for nursing services and $5,935,500 for fiscal and administrative services.

Nelson said the increase in revenues and expenses is primarily due to increases in inpatient and outpatient services provided.  

“I’m pleased that we had a growth in volumes despite the volatile national economy,” said MHP CEO Jay Christensen. “That continued growth will allow us to seek additional opportunities to provide services to our patients.”

A copy of the audited report will soon be available for review in the office of the Auditor of State and the Hospital Administrator’s office.