Leah VanLoon ARNP Joins Primary Care Team

Family Practice & Walk-In Clinic

  Leah VanLoon, ARNP serves as a provider for the Walk-In and Primary Care clinics at Mahaska Health. VanLoon is from the Eddyville area joined Mahaska Health with 16 years of prior nursing experience, most recently having worked as a Nursing Supervisor at ChildServe in Johnston, Iowa. She began her nursing education at Indian Hills…

Arthur Zacharjasz, ARNP-BC

Walk In Clinic & Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology

Arthur grew up in Illinois and spent the last 5 years as an intensive care unit nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Arthur graduated with honors from DePaul University with a Master of Science in nursing and went on to earn his Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license from North Park University School of Nursing.…

Jess Tokle

Family Practice

Family Nurse Practitioner Jessica Tokle decided to go into medicine because she enjoys helping patients and learning from them. Originally from Grinnell, Jessica is excited to be close to home again. During her first year of college, she discovered her passion for nursing and decided to obtain her masters in nursing. Jessica received her Family…

Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP

Family Practice

Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP joined Mahaska Health in December 2019 after receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Many may know her as she spent some time at Mahaska Health during her clinical rotations with Dr. O’Brien and Tonya Johannes. Tara grew up in Sully, Iowa and lives on a…

Kimberly Rutledge, ARNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner Kim Rutledge has more than 20 years experience in nursing. Personal growth and caring for others are two of Kim’s passion which she feels grateful to have channeled into achieving her advanced Nurse Practitioner degree. Kim chose to practice in the Medical Group: Walk-In because she knows the value and convenience a…

Lisa Nelson, ARNP-C

Geriatric Care

Lisa Nelson practices Geriatric Care for Southeast Iowa Geriatric Care located at 1710 South 2nd Street in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Specialty Geriatric Care Board Status American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Education University of Iowa College of Nursing Iowa City, IA

Melissa Lamb, ARNP

Allergy/ Immunology/ Pulmonology

Melissa Lamb, ARNP specializes in the areas of allergy, immunology and pulmonology and has been with Mahaska Health since 2006. Lamb joined the team at Mahaska Health after 5 years of extensive pulmonary specialty experience at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Melissa can empathize with patients because she has been on the patient side of…

Gayle Johnson, ARNP

Family Practice

For more than 30 years, Gayle has been a caring nurse in Grinnell, Iowa. She joined Mahaska Health in November 2019 and has loved the Mahaska Health environment as she provides expert care to the community. The relationship she has with her patients is very important and patients know Gayle sees them as an individual…

Robyn Griffiths, ARNP-C

Inpatient Medicine

Family Nurse Practitioner Robyn Griffiths is a full-time Hospitalist at Mahaska Health. She has a passion for nursing and pursued an advanced degree to be more involved in her patient’s healthcare decisions. Caring for people is an honor and a privilege for Robyn and she believes her Hospitalist role allows her to provide more personalized…

Kelley Dawley, DNP, ARNP

Adult and Geriatric Family Practice

Kelley joined Mahaska Health in 2020 and specializes in adult and geriatric care. She graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Allen College in 2019.   “I chose to become a provider because I thoroughly enjoy helping people improve the quality of their lives,” Kelley shared. Her philosophy and approach to medicine is to…