• Persistence Pays off When it Comes to Jane Humble's Health
    Persistence Pays off When it Comes to Jane Humble's Health

    Jane Humble of Fremont has rarely been sick, so when she came down with a bug that kept her in bed for a month, her family knew it was serious. “I went t…

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  • Making the Switch to MHP was Perfect Choice For Stice Family
    Making the Switch to MHP was Perfect Choice For Stice Family

    When Sarah and John Stice of Ottumwa found out they were pregnant with their first child, the obvious choice for obstetrical care was local. “We originally b…

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  • BJ Bowie Appreciated Faster Recovery Time After Robotic Hernia Repair
    BJ Bowie Appreciated Faster Recovery Time After Robotic Hernia Repair

    When BJ Bowie needed a hernia repaired, there was no question where he wanted to go for care. He didn’t realize the surgery could be done robotically; h…

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  • Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet
    Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet

    D is for Determination! Without it, Dean Strawn and his wife, Jane, along with his Physical Therapists at MHP, say he wouldn’t be walking, talking and m…

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

    When it comes to healthcare, being able to continue working without interruption is a common concern for many, Larry Spoelstra is no different. “I’ve liv…

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Provider Focus

JohannesHD2016SmallTonya Johannes, ARNP-BC

Tonya Johannes, ARNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner at MHP who treats patients of all ages and has a special interest in skin care. 

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08 December 2016
When it comes to your diet, you’re always looking for the best way to squeeze in those good for you items, right? We all want to be healthy and mindful of what we put into our bodies, but sometimes there are nutritional gaps due to our body’s inability to absorb certain nutrients or a personal disdain for vegetables on the dinner table.Whatever your reasons, it may be time for a check-up in the nutritional department. Family Practice Physician Va...
01 December 2016
Whether you’re a woman in need of her yearly mammogram or bringing your child in for an X-ray of a possible broken bone, radiation can be a concern. Do you know what radiation really is?MHP Director of Radiology does! In fact, her entire department would be lost without it! Radiation is used in various medical imaging tests to help determine the best treatment option for patients without extreme measures such as exploratory surgery. The ionizing ...

Home Health and Hospice Services

HomeHealth

We provide home health and hospice services throughout Mahaska and Keokuk counties, as well as surrounding areas. If you live in or near southeast Iowa and are in need of home care or end-of-life care, we’re here for you.

We understand that many of our patients wish to stay in their homes for as long as possible, and our staff is dedicated to ensuring that they do. The partnership between our Home Health program and Hospice Services means that we are uniquely able to meet each of our patients’  personal needs and give them the best possible quality of life.

Home healthcare can, in fact, be a cost-effective option compared with long-term residency in a care setting. Our skilled nurses provide at-home services including assessments, blood draws, wound care, IV therapy, medication instruction, and pain management, among others, while our Certified Nursing Assistants are in charge of daily living services, such as light housekeeping, bathing, meal preparation and errands.

When hospice care is needed in the home, we provide pain management, all therapies, and regular visits by RNs and CNAs. Our program includes Home Tele-Monitoring which allows patients, or their caregivers, to check vital signs daily. Then, the information is automatically sent for review by a Registered Nurse, so we can catch possible issues early. For more information on our Home Health Services for Mahaska and surrounding county residents, please visit our Home Health Services page.

Although hospice care is usually centered around the home whenever possible, in some cases, a patient’s symptoms can only be managed in an inpatient facility. Mahaska Health Partnership’s Hospice Serenity House opened in 2010 to meet that need in our community. It’s staffed 24-hours per day by Registered Nurses and Certified Nurses’ Aides who are specially trained to meet the needs of hospice patients. For more information about the Serenity House, please visit our Serenity House page.