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  • 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
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  • Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP
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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...

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.”