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    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...

Nurses Week 2013

Mahaska Health Partnership Celebrates Nurses Week

In acknowledgement of Nurses Week, May 6 through 12, Mahaska Health Partnership would like to recognize the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Registered Nurses (RN), Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (P/MHNP), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) that are making healthcare personal at MHP.

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing is a profession described as an art and a science. Nurses play many roles, from caregiver and educator to researcher and advocate. The ultimate goal of a nurse is to return a patient to the best quality of life possible.

“Our nurses are dedicated and committed to making healthcare personal for our patients,” explained MHP Chief Nursing Officer Darlene Keuning. “They take the time to ensure patients have the best possible experience at MHP during sometimes difficult times.”

During Nurses Week, nurses all over the country are being saluted for their role in meeting the healthcare needs of the American people. The ANA is celebrating Nurses Week by recognizing the quality and innovation nurses display in patient care.

“MHP has over 150 full time nurses in 15 different departments who provide outstanding care and display incredible talent,” Keuning said. “Whether it be helping to prevent infections, providing direct patient care or going the extra mile to ensure patients return home safely, our nurses have a hand in every step.”

National Nurses Week is always celebrated through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. According to the ANA, Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing and a great example for all nurses to look up to. MHP joins this celebration because nurses are on the front lines of patient care and have a big impact on the quality of service we provide.

If you would like to recognize a nurse who made a difference during your experience with MHP, visit our facebook page or click here.