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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

MHP Awards Scholarships

Mahaska Health Partnership Awards Scholarships

Mahaska Health Partnership recently awarded two $750 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a career in a health-related field.

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Josie Beecher, Oskaloosa High School   Brittany Brown, North Mahaska High School

Scholarship winners were chosen by the MHP Board of Trustees. They must have attended high school in Mahaska County and be accepted to an accredited school leading to a health-related career.

The 2013 MHP Scholarship winners are Josie Beecher of Oskaloosa, a senior at Oskaloosa High School who plans to attend the University of Iowa for physical therapy; and Brittany Brown of New Sharon, who attends North Mahaska High School and will be studying for a career as a child life specialist at William Penn University in the fall.

“Mahaska Health Partnership is honored to be able to present scholarships to students planning to enter a health related career,” MHP Board of Trustee Secretary Becky Siefering said. “We understand firsthand the value of well-trained healthcare professionals who are dedicated to the work they do.

“These scholarships are a way for MHP to both give back to our community and to foster the growth of healthcare as a profession.
We are grateful for the opportunity to assist
local students in reaching their educational and career goals.”