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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 Goes Live on Facebook

Mahaska Health Partnership Goes Live on Facebook

Mahaska Health Partnership made its social media presence known as the health system unveiled its new Facebook site to the public.

There are currently over 400 million people using Facebook across the globe and MHP officials said they plan to use their new social media presence to provide a sense of community to patients and visitors, encourage and facilitate significant conversation and share valuable health information that is easy to access.

“We know that our patients are using social media, so we need to be using it too,” Cathy Stahl, MHP marketing and development director said. “We are continuing our goal of making healthcare personal by going where our patients are and providing them with information and conversations that they find useful and interesting.”

But what is social media? Social media includes web and mobile-based technologies that provide an opportunity for interactive conversation between organizations, communities and individuals.

MHP is using its new Facebook page to post regular updates on the construction of its new Patient Care Wing, community event reminders and share interesting facts and tips to help community members live healthier lives.

“We want our social media presence to be more than just repeated information you can find on our website,” Stahl said. “People who ‘like’ us on Facebook will enjoy specialized content and a voice in our conversations.”

Stahl encourages you to visit the new MHP Facebook Page to ‘like’ the health system at https://www.facebook.com/mahaskahealth to take advantage of the exclusive promotions, up-to-date information and open forum dialogue.

From now until Sept. 30, register to win a 30-minute massage through MHP’s 30-WIN-30 Giveaway by visiting MHP’s Facebook Page. Fifteen winners will be drawn at random on Sept.17, and the other 15 will be selected on Oct. 1. Official rules are available upon registering.