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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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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 ...

Wound Ostomy Continence Care

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Wound Ostomy Continence Care

Do you suffer with painful wounds that won’t heal, loss of bladder or bowel control, or issues with your ostomy? Mahaska Health Partnership’s Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) Nurse, Cindy Donohue, is trained to handle these sensitive health issues with care, counseling and support.

According to the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, a WOC Nurse is a specialist who uses education, preventive care, counseling and various therapies to treat chronic or difficult wounds, new or complex ostomy patients and people with incontinence concerns.

“As a WOC Nurse, I have advanced education and ten years of clinical experience in this area, which helps me assist people with these concerns,” said MHP WOC Nurse Cindy Donohue. “Having a WOC nurse care for you can often lead to faster healing time and improved quality of life.”

A WOC Nurse should be contacted if you are experiencing the following:

• Pressure ulcers

• Chronic or non-healing wounds

• Surgical wounds that fail to heal

• Wounds of the legs and feet which can be caused by diabetes

“There are certain conditions that can put some people at greater risk for developing non-healing wounds,” said Donohue. “Incontinence, limited mobility, chronic disease such as diabetes, and age can all play a big role in the development of a chronic wound.”

When you seek the help of a WOC Nurse, he or she will assess your wound and determine the cause, define treatment options, coordinate care with your healthcare provider and implement preventative measures for the future. For more information about the different types of care a WOC Nurse can provide, contact MHP’s WOC Nurse Cindy Donohue at 641.672.3403.