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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

Emergency Department Donation

Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Department Receives Donation

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints recently donated handmade teddy bears and blankets for pediatric patients who visit the MHP Emergency Department.

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Shown with the donations are, from left: Abigail VanEgmond and Diane Ottosson of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and MHP Director of Emergency Services Andrea Hagist.

According to Diane Ottosson, the gifts were created through the “Santa’s Workshop” activity group at the church, and the youth groups took part in making this donation happen. “Young children stuffed the bears while older ones were able to tie the blankets or sew the bear patterns,” Ottoson said. “We’re hoping the bears and blankets will find their way into the hands of little ones who might be going through something scary or traumatic and that they bring comfort.”