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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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29 September 2016
Some dates are hard to forget…birthdays, anniversaries, major holidays, significant life events…but what about dates for health screenings? Unfortunately, those do get forgotten or put off and they shouldn’t! Just like you mark your calendars for events you look forward to, you should also mark it for events that can save your life! Ladies, I’m talking to you, if your calendar is only filled with your family’s activities and your annual mammogram...
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...

Nursing Assistants Week

Mahaska Health Partnership Recognizes Nursing Assistants Week

In acknowledgement of Nursing Assistants Week, June 13 through 20, Mahaska Health Partnership would like to recognize the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) that are making healthcare personal at MHP.

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From left: Ashlee Taylor, Tonya VanDusseldorp, Khearston Sherman, Tammy Hill,
Darcie Russell, Maleah Hill, Kim Hol, Darcy Lucas, Lindsey Gerard, Chelsea Tremmel,
Kim Davis, Connie Cochran, Yoma Lancial, Alyssa Donohue, Jennifer DeJong,
Shelly Buehneman, Jane Rozenboom and Kris Robertson.

According to the Iowa Workforce Information Network, CNAs provide personal care, monitor and assess health status, and maintain a secure environment in which patients can heal under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

“Whether they are working behind the scenes or directly with a patient, CNAs play a vital role in the healing process of a patient,” explained MHP Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning. “Our CNAs deserve this genuine recognition of the selfless duties they perform on a daily basis.”

This year marks the 36th anniversary of celebrating Nursing Assistants Week and the unique contributions CNAs make to ensure patients are appropriately cared for.  Nursing assistants are key players in the lives of the patients they serve.

“CNAs can be found in the hospital and in the home,” Keuning said. “Their compassion and dedication to providing high quality care is what our patients remember, long after they have left our doors.”

Nursing assistants are on the front lines of patient care and have a big impact on the quality of service MHP provides. CNAs are often the eyes and ears of what is going on and can alert nurses if any situation should arise.

If you would like to recognize a nursing assistant who made a difference during your experience with MHP, please click here.