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  • Dean Strawn Credits MHP Physical Therapy for Getting Him Back on His Feet
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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
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  • Larry Spoelstra Gets to the Bottom of Health Concerns with Collaborative Care at MHP
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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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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...

Celebrating EMS Week

Mahaska Health Partnership Celebrates EMS Week

Mahaska Health Partnership is celebrating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 19-25.

EMS Week aims to bring together local communities and medical personnel to promote safety, and honor those who dedicate their lives to provide lifesaving services on the “front-lines” of medical care. All day, every day MHP’s EMS staff is ready to respond at a moment’s notice to any situation requiring medical assistance.

“Everyday our EMS crew has the responsibility of responding to emergency situations quickly to perform high quality, lifesaving care,” said MHP Emergency Services Director Andrea Hagist. “They work closely with other first responders, fire, police and sheriff deputies, to perform a vital public service.”

When you call 911, the dispatcher, located in the Mahaska County Law Center, will collect information that will help determine what services need to be sent to help you. The dispatcher will then send for appropriate medical help. A first responder or police officer may arrive first, followed by paramedics to provide immediate intervention for your medical needs.

“If you’ve ever had to call 911, you know the value of emergency medical services,” Hagist said. “I am very proud of MHP’s EMS team and all of the pride they take in their work.”

To further benefit the community, Hagist said MHP is a designated Level III Trauma Center. This means when serious, life-threatening injuries occur, MHP has a trauma response team which must be immediately ready upon a patient’s arrival to assess, resuscitate, stabilize and either treat or transfer the patient.

“Our trauma care begins with the arrival of our highly-trained paramedics at the scene and continues on with the arrival of the patient in our emergency department,” Hagist said. “MHP has two trauma surgeons, Dr. Timothy Breon and Dr. Paul Riggs, who are available on-call, in the event of a traumatic injury in our county.”

According to Hagist, MHP’s Emergency Department is staffed around the clock with dedicated emergency physicians, nurses, and paramedics trained in trauma care. Additionally, the staff from Surgical Services, Anesthesia, Radiology, Laboratory as well as Respiratory Therapists are integral to MHP’s trauma team.