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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

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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...

Donor Registration Campaign

Mahaska Health Partnership joins
National Hospital Donor Registration Campaign

Mahaska Health Partnership has joined the Hospital Donor Registration Campaign as a Hospital Partner.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, the campaign brings together National Partners, local and regional organ, eye, and tissue donation organizations and hospitals throughout the nation to educate employees and hospital communities on the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

According to MHP CEO Jay Christensen, the goal of the campaign is to register 300,000 new registered organ donors in April. “It is incredibly important to support this donor registration campaign,” Christensen said. “A wonderful gift can be given during an extremely difficult family time that could improve life for others.”

MHP has partnered with the Iowa Hospital Association and the Iowa Donor Network to bring the Hospital Donor Registration Campaign to Iowa. Suzanne Conrad, CEO at Iowa Donor Network said, “We have enjoyed a close relationship with Iowa’s hospitals in identifying potential donors.  We are pleased that Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa is taking additional steps to educate and increase donor registrations in their service area.”

The need is real. Each day, 78 Americans receive life-saving organ transplants and thousands more benefit from cornea and tissue transplants. These extraordinary gifts have been generously donated by ordinary people of all ages and backgrounds who took just a few minutes in a busy day to indicate their decisions to become organ and tissue donors.

According to MHP Director of Nursing Projects Gloria Reed, broader awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation is crucial. There are more than 111,000 people awaiting an organ transplant in the United States and each week, more than 100 people on the national transplant waiting list die because no organ is available.

“In Iowa, there are more than 600 people waiting for an organ transplant,” Reed said.

Here are some facts about organ, tissue and eye donation:

  • One organ donor can save as many as eight lives and improve many more through eye and tissue donation.
  • Organ transplants have been successfully saving lives for more than 50 years.
  • Cornea transplants have been successfully restoring sight for more than 100 years.
  • Donated tissues such as skin, bone and heart valves can dramatically improve the quality of life for recipients, and even save lives.
  • Anyone can sign up to be a potential donor regardless of age, race or medical history.
  • More than 90 million people in the United States have registered their decision to donate.

To learn more about organ, eye and tissue donation, and to register your donation decision, visit www.IowaDonorRegistry.org and place Mahaska Health Partnership’s name in the “in honor of” box. For more information about MHP’s participation in this campaign, contact Reed at 641-672-3239.