SHIIP volunteers have helped more than 1 million Iowans make informed decisions regarding Medicare plans over the past three decades. Last year, SHIIP helped more than 60,000 Iowans select the right plan and save over $32 million. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Iowa Insurance Division’s SHIIP program by designating Feb. 12 as SHIIP Volunteer Appreciation Day.
Read Article | published Feb 12, 2020
Infection Prevention and Public Health are closely monitoring all updates on coronavirus from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The CDC is updating IDPH and all state health departments on screening of patients, travel restrictions, and isolation precautions.
Read Article | published Feb 7, 2020
Mahaska Health is asking area residents, businesses, and organizations for their participation in a 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) feedback survey. The goal of the assessment is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the community’s health needs and perceptions and highlight the progress that was made since the last CHNA report in 2017. The results of the survey will also help inform local service agencies and policy makers as they work to provide services for the community.
Read Article | published Jan 24, 2020
Mahaska Health is excited to welcome Tara Stout, DNP, ARNP as the newest provider to the primary care team. Tara joins Mahaska Health after recently receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015, Stout served as a cardiovascular nurse with Unity Point Health in Des Moines, and in 2016, completed a Critical Care Nurse Residency Program with Unity Point where she gained additional critical patient management skills.
Read Article | published Jan 23, 2020
Silas Lee McCartney was born at 9:12 PM on January 2nd, making him Mahaska Health’s first baby of the new year. Silas weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long upon his birth. His parents are David and Candace McCartney of Rose Hill. Silas was delivered by Dr. Angela Godejohn and Dr. Tim Breon on Thursday, January 2nd. The McCartney family was scheduled to deliver at Pella Regional Health Center, but when Candace went into labor unexpectedly, they had to adjust their plans.
Read Article | published Jan 9, 2020
In this busy holiday season, I find it important that we take time to reflect on and celebrate the many gifts in our lives including family, friends, good health and happiness.
Read Article | published Dec 16, 2019
Mahaska Health is pleased to welcome Gayle Johnson, ARNP to the team as a primary care provider. Gayle has worked as a nurse in Grinnell, Iowa for the past 30 years and is excited for this opportunity to serve in a new capacity as a nurse practitioner. While at Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Gayle gained experience as a charge nurse in the medical surgical unit, clinic manager at satellite primary care clinic in New Sharon, and eventually served as clinical advisor for the medical surgical unit, intensive care unit, emergency department, and obstetrics.
Read Article | published Dec 3, 2019
As the fundraising arm of Mahaska Health, the Mahaska Health Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and increasing regional healthcare accessibility for our friends, neighbors and the communities we serve. We are a volunteer board who does this by promoting gifting to support the financial needs of the hospital.
Read Article | published Nov 22, 2019
Mahaska Health is excited to welcome Anna Throckmorton, ARNP as a new provider to the primary care team. For many, Throckmorton will be a familiar face as she has been a part of the Mahaska Health family for the past 15 years serving in various capacities, most recently as a registered nurse in the Birthing Center.
Read Article | published Oct 4, 2019
Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the United States. The Mahaska Health team will be hosting two events throughout October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Friday, October 11th and Free Women’s Health Night on Tuesday, October 15th. All funds raised from the Breast Health Awareness Walk will be used to provide mammograms and health screenings to women in the area with a financial need.
Read Article | published Sep 24, 2019