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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

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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

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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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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 ...

Preparing for New Birthing Center

MHP Preparing for Special Deliveries in New Birthing Center

The Stork Report began in January and keeps moms-to be, and anyone else, informed of the progress on MHP’s new Birthing Center as it relates to pregnancy.

Stork Report participants receive expert information every four weeks via email from MHP obstetrics providers including OB/GYN Jeffrey Fowler, DO; and Family Practice Physicians Leigh Gilburn, DO; Ed Hirl, MD; Stephen Mineart, MD; and Shawn Richmond, MD.

“The new Birthing Center will have five labor-delivery suites complete with guest accommodations,” said MHP Birthing Center Director Chyann Vroegh. “Features include whirlpool tubs and personal refrigerators in addition to the amenities our patients currently enjoy, such as room service dining and free wifi.”

In anticipation of the first babies born in MHP’s new Birthing Center, area businesses have been very generous. “We’re creating five gift bundles with donations from local businesses,” Vroegh explained. “The first babies born in each suite will receive gifts in celebration of our opening.”

The following businesses have made contributions to the Stork Report gift bundles: America’s Best Value Inn; The Antique Peddler; B&B Bedding, Inc.; Bank Iowa; Debbie’s Merle Norman; Edward Jones-David Ahmad; Fareway; First National Bank Midwest; Gardner Collier Jewelry; Lifetime Dental Solutions; Mahaska Drug; MidWestOne Bank; Oskaloosa Herald; Ottumwa Radio, LLC; Robert Auld Investments; Scentsy-Chris Dickerson; Signature Homestyles-Alicia Orman; Smokey Row Coffee Co.; Tassel Ridge Winery; and Town Crier. To view a photo gallery of the donations, visit www.mahaskahealth.org and click the Stork Report box on the right hand side.

Vroegh said it’s not too late to sign up for the Stork Report. “Even if you sign up now you’ll still receive a commemorative gift and be invited to a special reception for Stork Report participants when the new Birthing Center opens,” Vroegh said. “I encourage anyone who is expecting or who may become pregnant to sign up. It’s great information and the special reception will be a great opportunity to visit all of the physicians who provide obstetrics services at MHP.”

To sign up, click here!