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JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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01 December 2016
Whether you’re a woman in need of her yearly mammogram or bringing your child in for an X-ray of a possible broken bone, radiation can be a concern. Do you know what radiation really is?MHP Director of Radiology does! In fact, her entire department would be lost without it! Radiation is used in various medical imaging tests to help determine the best treatment option for patients without extreme measures such as exploratory surgery. The ionizing ...
17 November 2016
Ever leave the Thanksgiving table feeling like you are the stuffed turkey? We’ve all had that experience at one time or another and it can lead to what’s so fondly referred to as a food coma and tight pants, which nobody enjoys! The average person gains one to two pounds every holiday season. May sound innocent enough but if you keep that on over 10 years, it adds up to 20 pounds! Keeping control during your holiday celebrations can leave everyo...

CCIC Donates to Food Cupboard

MHP Cancer Care and Infusion Center makes donations to Ecumenical Food Cupboard

The Mahaska Health Partnership Cancer Care and Infusion Center’s Annual Christmas Basket Auction raised $1,635 for a local charity.

This year’s proceeds were designated to benefit the Ecumenical Food Cupboard, a volunteer-

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Shown at the check presentation are, from left MHP
CCIC Nurse Sally Blake, Ecumenical Food Cupboard
Manager Shirley Frey and CCIC Nurse Sandy Long. 

based local organization providing emergency food distribution and hygiene supplies (including diapers and baby care items) to families and individuals who are referred by area ministries and assistance agencies. Located at 205 South D Street, the Ecumenical Cupboard is operated by Church Women United.

According to Ecumenical Cupboard Manager Shirley Frey, the need for daily necessities has grown dramatically.  In 2009, 548 family units were helped. “In October, we helped 1,810 family units. That is more people than we assisted in the whole year in 2010,” Frey said.

Blake said that CCIC received 16 holiday baskets to auction, donated by MHP departments. She said CCIC staff would like to thank everyone who donated baskets and/or placed bids in the auction. “Your generosity is truly appreciated,” Blake said. “We are so blessed to be a part of the MHP family. As a team, we are truly making healthcare personal for our community.”