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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

Softball Fundraiser

Softball Tournament Benefits MHP Hospice Services

Eight softball teams from across the state competed in a Softball Tournament in memory of Victoria and Sam Legvold, held at the William Penn Activity Center in Oskaloosa on Jan. 28 and 29.

According to event organizer Carey Legvold, he wanted to raise money for a great local cause and bring men’s softball back to Oskaloosa. He talked with his softball team, Down 2 Play, and they were excited to host the tournament.

“Mahaska Hospice is special to me because they were so involved and helpful with Victoria Legvold (stepmother), and Sam Legvold (grandfather) through their passing,” Legvold said. “Not only were they a big help with them, but also with our family. They are really special people and we appreciate everything they did.”

Legvold’s team ended up placing second in the tournament. First place went to Elite Sports from Iowa City. This year’s efforts raised $650 and Legvold said he plans on making the tournament an annual event.

Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Services includes Mahaska Hospice, Keokuk County Hospice and the Hospice Serenity House, located on the MHP campus in Oskaloosa. Hospice Services Director Kim Lambert said donations like Legvold’s are vital to patient care. “This donation will go to our community funds, which are used to help cover the costs of services provided for uninsured and underinsured patients of MHP Hospice Services.”

For more information about how MHP Hospice Services is making healthcare personal, visit mahaskahealth.org.