• Having a Baby at MHP was all about Family for the Bellingers
    Having a Baby at MHP was all about Family for the Bellingers

    Bryon and Christy Bellinger are the proud parents of 11-year-old Terryk, and recently welcomed George Ivan, born July 6, 2016. They wouldn’t have dreamed o…

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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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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
    After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days

    With a household of eight to care for and a fulltime job, the last thing Tami O’Day of Oskaloosa was making time for was herself. Tami thought her 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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  • Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP
    Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP

    Janean and Derek Wedeking know the value of family, both personally and professionally. Janean is a fourth year medical student who has been on rotations…

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Provider Focus

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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Latest News & Events

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...


We at Mahaska Health Partnership are committed to exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care.

As a public entity, Mahaska Health Partnership is managed by an elected Board of Trustees who works closely with our employed Executive Team to ensure MHP continues to provide quality and personalized healthcare resources to the communities we serve.

Board of Trustees

The MHP Board of Trustees is a seven-member group comprised of elected representatives from throughout Mahaska County. Members are elected every four years, with many trustees serving multiple terms. The Board is the governing body of MHP, serving as the sounding board and decision makers for new services and projects as well as staffing and community needs.

BeckySiefering2015Becky Siefering,

Becky Siefering lives in Oskaloosa where she owns Hawkeye Real Estate and Mahaska Title-Johnson Abstract Company. She is also involved with Beta Sigma Phi, the Oskaloosa Chamber of Commerce and Development Group and First Presbyterian Church.Becky's interests include Iowa State University athletics, antiques and spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoys being a part of the MHP Board of Trustees because it gives her an opportunity to give back to the community.

MarySexton2015Mary Sexton,
Vice Chair

Mary lives in rural Mahaska County. Mary is retired from her position as Mahaska County Clerk of District Court. She has served as a member at large since 1994.She may be contacted at 641.632.8389.

DavidLangkamp201David Langkamp,

David Langkamp has lived in Oskaloosa since 1978 and is a native of Dubuque, Iowa. He attended Upper Iowa University and Loras College before earning his mortuary science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. He and his wife, Shawn, own and operate Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; their son Andrew recently joined them in the family business.David has served with several community organizations and enjoys contributing to his community as a member of this board.

AmyMcGriff2015Amy McGriff,

Amy McGriff lives in New Sharon, IA. She is a graduate of Coe College with a B.A. in History/Pre Law and also holds a Paralegal A.A. Degree from Kirkwood Community College of Cedar Rapids. Amy holds a Certificate of General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America and has owned and operated her own insurance agency for the past 22 years. Along with holding all insurance licenses, Amy has been a Real Estate Broker for 15 years.Amy McGriff has served on several Boards including serving as Board President for the United Way of Mahaska County for two terms. Amy has served as a youth group leader for 15 years with the First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa. In her free time Amy and her husband Cary enjoy spending time with their three daughters.

PaulSwenson2015Paul Swenson,
Past Chair

Paul Swenson lives in Oskaloosa. He is President and CEO of TruBank. He may be contacted by the public at 641.673.8405.

JimHansen2015Jim Hansen

Jim works as the General Counsel and Secretary for Musco Sports Lighting of Oskaloosa and serves as Board Chairperson. Prior to joining Musco in 1994, Jim was in private practice.He holds a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Iowa and a B.A. from Grinnell College. He has been involved in a variety of community organizations including the United Way, the Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund, the Oskaloosa Board of Adjustment, Habitat for Humanity and the Oskaloosa Historic Preservation Commission.

MikeGrim2015Mike Grimm

Mike Grim lives in Oskaloosa and works at a bank in Eddyville. He has over 25 years of experience in banking and 10 years in transportation. After selling his small farm in Eddyville he continues to be involved with the following organizations: First Presbyterian Church of Oskaloosa, Eddyville Ruritan Club, Tallcorn District Ruritan, Eddyville Retirement Homes and the Eddyville Coop Burial Association.Mike enjoys classic cars and the Rollin' Oldies Car Club. He is a graduate of William Penn University and the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. He says he really enjoys being associated with a vibrant organization that is so important to the community. “My fellow MHP board members are an excellent cross section of Mahaska County business and community leaders."Mike may be contacted at 305 4th Avenue West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577.He may be reached by telephone at 641.676.3091.

Executive Team

More than 380 caring people make up the staff of Mahaska Health Partnership. Striving to be the healthcare provider of choice, one of our main focuses is making healthcare personal for our patients and visitors. Please feel free to contact a member of our Executive Team to share your ideas on how we can expand our services.

Jay-Christensen-2013Jay Christensen
Chief Executive Officer


MattWhitisWEBMatt Whitis, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Darlene2012 copyDarlene Keuning, RN, MS
Chief Nursing Officer

KristiRoose2015Kristi Roose
Director of Organizational Excellence

RossSchultz2015Ross Schultz
Director of Business Development

JackyBresnahan2015Jacky Bresnahan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources