Deb McKee is the rock for her family. As a single mother for most of her children’s lives, she shares a very tight-knit bond with her children, Heather and Brad. It’s no wonder Deb’s breast cancer diagnosis in October 2016 shook them all to their core.
When it came to having another child, Kim and Josh Stutting of Oskaloosa were apprehensive due to complications with their two previous pregnancies.
When his primary care physician referred Steven C. Cardis to Orthopaedic Surgeon Sreedhar Somisetty, MD, for total knee replacement surgery, he had no experience with Mahaska Health Partnership. The Montezuma resident sure is glad he listened to his doctor!
Eric and Dee Dee Lehigh of Oskaloosa has always entrusted Mahaska Health Partnership with their daughter, Miranda’s, care. From her birth six years ago with Ed Hirl, MD, to allergy treatments with Melissa Lamb, ARNP-BC, they wouldn’t take her anywhere else.
When BJ Bowie needed a hernia repaired, there was no question where he wanted to go for care. He didn’t realize the surgery could be done robotically; he didn’t know his operation would take place in MHP’s new patient care wing; he only knew the people who would be caring for him.
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.
Childbirth is an exciting time full of changes, emotions and feelings. For some moms, these changes can be difficult. Molly Pregon, an art teacher for Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont schools, was no exception.
Kelsey Nevins of Drakesville delivered her first child, Ethan, now age 2, at a hospital in the area. When she and her husband, Matt, found out they were expecting a second child, she started with a different doctor until she was approximately 12 weeks pregnant.
Farming is a way of life for many in our region, and harvest is the busiest time of the growing season. For Robert Stout, who farms about 10 miles outside of Oskaloosa, it’s not only what he does, it’s who he is.
George and Pauline Blake have been members of the Oskaloosa community for their entire lives. Both of them believe in keeping their business local, so they have doctored at Mahaska Health Partnership for all of their healthcare needs. While all of the physicians who have cared for them have left a lasting impression, George and Pauline have taken a particular liking to General Surgeon Dr. Paul Riggs.
As a young wife and mother of two daughters who are always on the go, Amy Vroegh was almost crippled by heavy periods and cramping. She suffered for five years before a consultation with MHP’s OB/GYN Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Fowler changed her life.