In covering other stories at Mahaska Health Partnership, we've often been told that MHP is designated as a critical access hospital. We wanted to find out exactly what that means. But as we learned more about the financial benefits of being a critical access hospital, we got into a broader discussion on MHP's profitability. I met up with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Matt Whitis in the emergency room. He says MHP gets a little extra in Medicare reimbursements since it's classified as a critical access hospital.
It's been a long football season for second year Oskaloosa Head Coach Mark Schilb and his Indians. After a promising 2011 campaign many fans had high expectations for similar success this fall. However,
The individual responsible for elections in each county is the county auditor. This year's election is guaranteed to bring about some change in our local Auditors office. CRI's Jon Hoffmann tells us about one dedicated public servant who is about to call it a career.
Whether you have children or not, schools matter. Experts say good schools mean high property values, a better-educated workforce, and more successful young people. As part of our continuing coverage of Election 2012, CRI is focusing each week on the issues that affect voters in Oskaloosa and Mahaska County. This week, we're taking a look at education from the viewpoints of administrators and teachers.