• 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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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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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 ...
17 November 2016
Ever leave the Thanksgiving table feeling like you are the stuffed turkey? We’ve all had that experience at one time or another and it can lead to what’s so fondly referred to as a food coma and tight pants, which nobody enjoys! The average person gains one to two pounds every holiday season. May sound innocent enough but if you keep that on over 10 years, it adds up to 20 pounds! Keeping control during your holiday celebrations can leave everyo...

End of Life Care

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When you or a loved one needs the physical, emotional and spiritual care of a hospice provider, Mahaska Health Partnership Home Health and Hospice Services is here for you. We’d like to be your first choice when you need end of life care in Mahaska county, or surrounding areas.

You know it’s time to call hospice when:

  • You see a sudden decline in your loved one’s condition
  • Your loved one has reached a point where they need clinical care that goes beyond what can be provided in the home
  • Your loved one is having to make frequent visits to the emergency room
  • The condition or level of care of a hospitalized patient makes it impossible for them to go home safely

The Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa takes pride in providing hospice services and end of life support to our neighbors and friends in their time of need. As your local hospice provider, we feel it’s our job to not only provide care, but to enhance quality of life as much as possible while your loved ones are with us. With that in mind...

  • We built Serenity House in 2010 with all the features and amenities to meet your loved ones’ needs.
  • We are managed by local community members who are your neighbors and friends.
  • We are conveniently located on the Mahaska Health Partnership hospital campus.
  • We are a non-profit organization.
  • We offer bereavement care following your loved one’s death.
  • Our dedicated trained volunteers are integral to our hospice program, providing support and comfort to patients and their families.
  • We offer physical, occupational, massage, speech and music therapy to aid in your loved one’s comfort.
  • We offer our services in partnership with MHP in Mahaska County, Keokuk County and surrounding counties.