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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

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.