Heidi Powers, ARNP, joined the Mahaska Health Walk-In Clinic Care Team in February 2021. She is happy to be back home in this community, as her hometown is Barnes City, Iowa. Heidi earned her Master of Science in Nursing (Family Practice) through Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska, and is certified through the American Academy of…

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Julie Lautenbach, PA-C, MPH serves the Mahaska Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine care team. After graduating from the Physician Assistant Program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2003, Julie began her career at Mahaska Health as a physician assistant in the orthopaedics department. For Julie, the most fulfilling part of the work…

Surgical Services,
Anesthesiology

  Matthew grew up in Lake Mills, Iowa and earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South Dakota State University in 2006. He began his nursing career at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, working as a Resource Nurse and later a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. He decided to further his education, becoming…

General Surgery

Rachel is a board certified Physician Assistant with a strong background in surgical services. Rachel joined the Mahaska Health general surgery team in 2020. She earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marietta College in Ohio. She most recently worked at Fairfield Medical Center in Cardiothoracic Surgery and holds years of clinical…

Occupational and Public Health

Arthur grew up in Illinois and worked 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. He is currently a…