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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

Governor's Volunteer Award

Three Mahaska Health Partnership Volunteers Receive Governor's Volunteer Award

Beacon resident Mary Richards, along with Oskaloosa residents Lona McGrew and Victoria Laird, as well as Victoria’s dog, Lincoln, received the 2013 Iowa Governor’s Award on June 28 for their selfless contributions to Mahaska Health Partnership.

According to MHP Volunteer Coordinator Kim Langfitt, criteria for selection included exceptional commitment to volunteerism, demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and work in their service to others. The program provides Iowa nonprofit, charitable and government organizations a way to honor their cherished volunteers with prestigious, state-level recognition.

“Mahaska Health Partnership is incredibly lucky to have volunteers like these,” Langfitt said. “I always know I can count on them to make healthcare personal for everyone they come in contact with at MHP.”

Richards began volunteering at MHP in April 2010 as a way to give back to her community. As an MHP Volunteer, Richards strives to do her best. “Mary is a vital part of our team in Behavioral Health Services,” said Langfitt. “She shows the utmost respect for others and we are blessed to have such a wonderful volunteer.”

McGrew’s volunteer service at MHP began in October 2010 and she is known for her dependability. “While visiting a friend in the hospital, Lona was asked if she could help out since we were short a volunteer. Lona agreed and even returned to continue helping after she took her friend home.”

Laird began volunteering at MHP in May 2010. She helped to re-start the Pet Therapy program by bringing Lincoln to weekly visits with patients at Inpatient Services and Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry. “Lincoln is an affectionate and loving dog who seems to instinctively know when patients need him,” said Langfitt. “Our patients always want to know when Victoria and Lincoln will be back.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Mahaska Health Partnership, please call Langfitt at 641-672-3342 or click here.