• Having a Baby at MHP was all about Family for the Bellingers
    Having a Baby at MHP was all about Family for the Bellingers

    Bryon and Christy Bellinger are the proud parents of 11-year-old Terryk, and recently welcomed George Ivan, born July 6, 2016. They wouldn’t have dreamed o…

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  • After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days
    After Hysterectomy, Tami O'Day Back to Work in 11 Days

    With a household of eight to care for and a fulltime job, the last thing Tami O’Day of Oskaloosa was making time for was herself. Tami thought her 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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  • Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP
    Janean Wedeking’s Family Gets a Little Bigger with MHP

    Janean and Derek Wedeking know the value of family, both personally and professionally. Janean is a fourth year medical student who has been on rotations…

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  • Ginger Grubb Appreciates Coordinated Care at MHP
    Ginger Grubb Appreciates Coordinated Care at MHP

    There are few things in life more personal than who you trust with your well-being. For Ginger Grubb, choosing Mahaska Health Partnership for her healthcare…

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Provider Focus

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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25 August 2016
Every parent knows the excitement and fear of introducing solid food into their child’s diet. Everyone seems to have an opinion and the decision can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Shawn Richmond, MD, knows a thing or two about babies and when they may be ready to wear that suit of spaghetti you always dreamed of! In general, babies need to be about double their birth weight and able to hold their head up be...
18 August 2016
You’re 21 years old, you’re enjoying college, your first job and having fun with friends and dating. Someday… you’ll have kids, settle down, maybe get married; but right now, you just want to have fun. Sounds great! However, if you’re not taking care of your health today, the future you envision may not be possible. A sexually transmitted disease that goes untreated can cause long-term damage to your reproductive system. Protecting yourself is s...

Visitor Information

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Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry is located on Level 3. When arriving for the first time, use entrance #1, located off of C Avenue East under the large teal canopy. 

In order to keep the unit safe, we request that you do not bring a purse or tote bag onto the unit. A member of the treatment team must check possessions brought to the unit. If you choose to visit in the patient's room, please keep the room doors open.

Patients have the right to:

  • To accept visitors of their choosing for emotional support and comfort while receiving care. The visitors designated by the patient or support person may include, but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same sex domestic partner), another family member or a friend. The individual may or may not be the patient’s surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative.
    • MHP does not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation based on age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
    • The term “support person” means an individual recognized verbally or in writing by the patient to make visitation determinations on behalf of the patient.
    • A “support person” includes but is not limited to a person who is the patient’s spouse, a domestic partner, adult child, a sibling of the patient, another family member of the patient, a same sex partner, a person with whom the patient is in a civil union, or a same sex marriage, a friend, or a person who has durable power of attorney in health care or a health care proxy for the patient documented in a manner recognized under state law.
    • Facility shall encompass inpatient and outpatient services available at MHP.
    • At the time of admission to MHP, the patient or support person will be:
      • informed of their right to receive visitors whom he or she chooses
      • informed how to withhold or withdraw consent to receive visits by individuals through notification of a staff member of their request at any time
      • provided notification using alternative communication services to accomodate patients and support persons with Limited English Proficiency, visual impairment or health literacy challenges
      • provideda copy of MHP’s patient rights and responsibilities in written format as well as electronically on our website.
    • The patient’s visitors may be limited or restricted when clinically necessary to provide safe care to the patient and other patients. In the event of visitor limitation or restriction, an explanation will be provided to the patient or support person. The justified clinical restriction may include but not limited to such things as:
      • An order from a court limiting or restraining contact;
      • Behavior presents as direct risk or threat to the patient, hospital staff, or others in the immediate environment.
      • Infection control issues
      • Is medically or therapeutically contraindicated such as the patient needs rest or privacy.
      • The patient is undergoing clinical interventions that the treating health care professional believes to be in the best interest of the patient to limit visitors during that time.
      • Interferes with the care of other patients.
      • To provide a therapeutic milieu

An explanation for the limitation or restriction is provided to the patient or support person.

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