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September 20, 2018

Newton Clinic has added to its roster of nearly 20 health-care providers with the arrival of nurse practitioner Kelsey Tish. Tish graduated from Newton High School in 2009, and then attended the University of Northern Iowa and Allen College in Waterloo. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing...

August 2, 2018

Continuing education is important for any career, but it is especially important for health-care providers. Thanks to a donation from the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses, Skiff Medical Center’s nursing staff will greatly benefit from funding designated to support training and education. The Society of Forty Men and...

June 1, 2018

Skiff Medical Center’s Radiology department recently upgraded its mobile radiology van, thanks to funding received from a Prairie Meadows Community Betterment grant. Skiff’s mobile radiology program utilizes a minivan to transport X-ray equipment to serve patients in the community at nursing homes, senior living centers and at the Newton Correctional...

June 1, 2018

Elisabeth Engel, registered nurse at Skiff Medical Center, was recognized for making a remarkable impression on patients, families and staff during the organization’s DAISY award ceremony on May 9. The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses was presented to Engel following the nomination from colleagues Keri Schippers, Donna Spidel, Ashley Foster...

May 30, 2018

Skiff Medical Center’s Radiology department recently upgraded its mobile radiology van, thanks to funding received from a Prairie Meadows Community Betterment grant. Skiff’s mobile radiology program utilizes a minivan to transport X-ray equipment to serve patients in the community at nursing homes, senior living centers and at the Newton Correctional...

May 30, 2018

The Skiff Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored the winners of the 2018 Auxiliary scholarships, totaling $11,000. The scholarships, for students pursuing higher education in health-related fields, are awarded on the basis of academic and professional achievement, along with other factors. Geneva Trost Field of Medicine scholarship Katherine Hadsall – $1,000...

May 29, 2018

From gentle C-sections and breech deliveries to gynecological surgeries and good old-fashioned family medicine, a trio of providers with more than 60 years of experience between them is making obstetrics in Newton and Jasper County more innovative and personalized than ever before. Drs. Patrick Edwards, Esgar Guarin and Darryl Johnson...

May 10, 2018

The Pink Ribbon Support Group recently made a contribution to the Skiff Foundation to purchase an IV fluid warmer for the Skiff Cancer Clinic. This important piece of equipment warms IV fluids to body temperature, which increases patient comfort while receiving treatment.  Skiff is incredibly grateful for the relationship with...

May 10, 2018

The doctor who is getting people back on their feet is already well known for having a smile on his face. Surgical podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Olson is one of the newest medical providers in our community, and Newton Clinic administrator Mark Thayer describes him as “one of the happiest guys.”...

April 26, 2018

Members of the Skiff family recently said farewell to a beloved friend and former coworker when Dwight Diltz passed away on April 11, following a 14-month battle with brain cancer. Dwight was born May 15, 1967 in Des Moines. He graduated from North Polk High School with the class of...

April 26, 2018

A group of 73 Iowa hospital trustees, including Skiff’s own Lois Vogel (pictured at right with COO Sonja Ranck), have become the latest graduates of the Iowa Hospital Association’s Board Certification Program. The trustees were recognized on April 20 at the IHA Governance Forum held at the IHA Conference Center...

April 26, 2018

Lives are often saved by caregivers at Skiff. Sometimes, though, it’s the caregivers themselves who find their lives changed for the better because of Skiff. Kaylin Dohman has been a nurse at Skiff for more than three years, and it was there she met the man who would turn out...

April 26, 2018

Skiff Medical Center now has more than $55,000 to go toward a stress treadmill for cardiac testing and pulmonary function testing equipment for Respiratory Therapy, thanks to the significant success of the sixth annual Skiff Gala fundraiser on April 14 at DMACC. Funds were brought in through business sponsorships, ticket...

April 12, 2018

Foundation and Mission Manager Leisa Zylstra, right, is seen with IMPACT Community Action Partnership representative Amy Hansen with the large collection of personal care items donated by Skiff staff through a recent Mission on the Move. From IMPACT: "We are so appreciative of your support. Your donation of more than...

March 29, 2018

This past autumn, the Newton Fire Department raised $2,000 through sales of pink shirts for breast cancer awareness. Pictured taking part in the donation to the Pink Ribbon Support Group are Captain Chad Ray (kneeling), Kyle Esrey, Todd VanManen, Darlene Illingworth, Andrea Birkenholtz, Linda Hotger, Carol Hopkey, project coordinator Mike...

March 27, 2018

Frank Buckley jokingly refers to himself as a “bionic guy,” because he’s had four joint replacement surgeries, all of which were done by orthopedic surgeons who practice at Skiff. “And that’s just the start,” he said. “I’ve had my thyroid removed. I’ve had physical therapy at Skiff. I’ve had so...

March 6, 2018

The Philips Imaging Center at Skiff is now home to two new state-of-the-art ultrasound machines, made possible in part by a sizable grant and local donations. The LOGIQ E9 XDclear 2.0 system helps clinicians quickly acquire the information they need, in both routine and difficult procedures, to guide decisions that...

March 3, 2018

Skiff Medical Center generates 261 jobs that add $16,436,578 to Jasper County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association.  In addition, Skiff employees by themselves spend $4,247,579 on retail sales and contribute a quarter of a million dollars in state sales tax revenue. The IHA study...

March 3, 2018

Sometimes the quietest people speak the loudest with their actions. This is particularly true with Nick Schlatter, a radiology tech at Skiff Medical Center. Known by his colleagues as a soft-spoken professional who doesn’t seek the spotlight, he nonetheless left a big impression on his patient, Marvin Morris. Marvin, who...

March 2, 2018

The Skiff Auxiliary is proud to have been offering scholarships to local area residents since the late 1950s. Throughout the years, the number of scholarships offered has increased proportionately to the generosity of donors and funds raised by the Auxiliary in their gift shop at the hospital.  Auxiliary scholarships are...

February 25, 2018

Skiff Medical Center is proud to now be serving as a pilot hospital for the Mercy Lung Cancer Screening Program, which is designed to provide early cancer detection for an at-risk population. Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer in American adults, as well as the leading cause...

February 15, 2018

Being in kindergarten means facing lots of new challenges. For Ainsley Yenger, that was especially the case, as she was facing a routine – but frightening – surgery. “She’d been having issues with snoring and not breathing comfortably at night,” said Reanna Yenger, Ainsley’s mom. “The decision was made that...

February 2, 2018

Skiff Medical Center is pleased to announce Mike Huntsman as the new hospital chaplain. Huntsman, who has a background of more than 20 years in the military, government work and law enforcement, also serves as a chaplain at Mercy – Des Moines. He is currently in the formation process of...

February 1, 2018

Fitness is a priority for Tom McDonnell, a Newton police officer. That added insult to literal injury when he tore a ligament in his knee while running last March. Tom had total ACL repair a few weeks later, followed by physical therapy at Skiff Medical Center. For the next four...

February 1, 2018

In Skiff’s most recent Mission on the Move, 173 pounds of food were donated to the Berg Middle School food pantry. Items donated included granola bars, cereal, fruit and macaroni and cheese. The food will be used to provide breakfast and snacks to children at school and will also be...

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Skiff Medical Center, a member of Mercy Health Network, is located in Newton, Iowa. We provide services to Jasper County residents in all major health areas, including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, hospice, home care, laboratory, respiratory, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The Skiff Specialty Clinic hosts more than 20 physicians specializing in cardiology, dermatology, ENT, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and urology.
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