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HornerStanley Horner, DO

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

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Bacteria Can Also Be Good for You?!

When you think of bacteria, you think of getting sick, right? Well, believe it or not, there are actually lots of bacteria both inside our bodies and out in the world that are good for us. Crazy right? These are called probiotics, pro-good, get it?

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Published Apr 20, 2017

Ten Ways for Women to Keep their Health In Check

As a wife, mom or otherwise caretaker, it’s easy to put your health on the backburner while you worry about everyone else. “Schedule that mammogram? I’ll do it tomorrow. When was the last time I got my blood sugar checked? I’m sure it’s normal, I feel fine!”

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Published Apr 13, 2017

About the Hospice Serenity House


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The MHP Hospice Serenity House was built in 2010 for hospice patients in Mahaska County and surrounding communities who need special care. Any hospice patient is welcome, regardless of the hospice service he or she is currently using. No one will be turned away or denied hospice services, regardless of their ability to pay. That is our commitment to you.

We created Serenity House on our Oskaloosa campus to be a home away from home for patients and their families when they are most in need of end-of-life care and comfort. The setting allows staff to respond quickly to sudden changes in a patient’s condition and to provide a meaningful experience during a patient’s last days.

What kind of care is provided?
General Inpatient Stay: Short-term for pain control, acute or chronic symptom management that cannot be provided in other settings.
Respite: Short-term (up to 5 days), temporary care of a patient to relieve a primary caregiver.
Residential: Patient lives at the Hospice Serenity House for an extended period of time when staying at home is no longer an option.

Hospice Serenity House Amenities
Northern view of the Serenity Gardens
Private balconies
Individual temperature controls
Multiple lighting levels
Room service dining
Cable TV and DVD Blu-ray players
Semi-private sleeping accommodations for caregivers
Ample wardrobe space
Complementary Wi-Fi, laptop also available
Family kitchen and dining area
Family room
Children’s play area with games and videos on main level of house
Family showers and restroom
Chapel/library

Where is the Hospice Serenity House Located?
The Hospice Serenity House is located on the far north side of the Mahaska Health Partnership campus in Oskaloosa, Iowa. As you approach our campus from 12th Street, drive past the large purple sign that says “Entrance #4” and turn into the next driveway on the right.  

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