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Dr. Stanley Horner is an Allergy/Immunology Specialist who recently joined the MHP Medical Group. 

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Deciphering Pregnancy Symptoms

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, but it can also be full of surprises for first-time moms.

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Published Jun 22, 2017

Five Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or would like to see lower numbers, you’re not alone! In fact, about 1 in 3 adults in the United States have high blood pressure. The scary thing is, only around half of those people have it under control! Not only does high blood pressure mean your heart is working harder to get blood flowing through your body, your risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death, increases.

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Published Jun 15, 2017

Nurses Receive Certification

Mahaska Health Partnership Birthing Center nurses Jodi Chipman, Kelli Kindley and Chyann McGlothlen have met the requirements for certification in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing specialties.

Chipman and Kindley became certified in October 2010 and McGlothlen became certified in March 2011. McGlothlen, who is also the director of the Birthing Center, said certification offers extensive advantages throughout the healthcare system -- benefiting patients and their families, nurses and their colleagues, and the medical practices and facilities that employ these certified professionals.

“It is, quite simply, an asset to the entire nursing field,” McGlothlen said. “Certification exams are a fair and accurate measure of real-world competency. Thanks to an extensive test-development process, certification exams are a true gauge of a nurse's ability to provide excellent care.”

The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is a not for profit organization that provides a national credentialing program for nurses, physicians and other licensed health care personnel.  NCC's certification program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). This accreditation means that NCC's certification program was subjected to rigorous third-party review and found to meet "the highest national voluntary standards for private certification."

McGlothlen said that another Birthing Center nurse, Sharon DeKock, is also RNC-OB certified. “Currently, MHP has four of only 171 certified nurses in Iowa. We are so proud of our nurses who have an expanding knowledge-base needed to function in an increasingly complex health environment.”