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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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You’ve probably heard of a lymph node, but do you know what they do? Well, as part of a larger network called your lymphatic system, these nodes plays a big role in assisting your body in removing waste and preventing fluid buildup, a pretty important role wouldn’t you say?

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Published Jul 20, 2017

Don’t get shell shocked!

Peanut allergies are the most common food allergy among children today. Recent research suggests the roasting process has changed the body’s ability to recognize the proteins in the food and process them without an immune response.

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Published Jul 13, 2017

Governor's Volunteer Award

Three Mahaska Health Partnership Volunteers Receive Governor's Volunteer Award

Beacon resident Mary Richards, along with Oskaloosa residents Lona McGrew and Victoria Laird, as well as Victoria’s dog, Lincoln, received the 2013 Iowa Governor’s Award on June 28 for their selfless contributions to Mahaska Health Partnership.

According to MHP Volunteer Coordinator Kim Langfitt, criteria for selection included exceptional commitment to volunteerism, demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and work in their service to others. The program provides Iowa nonprofit, charitable and government organizations a way to honor their cherished volunteers with prestigious, state-level recognition.

“Mahaska Health Partnership is incredibly lucky to have volunteers like these,” Langfitt said. “I always know I can count on them to make healthcare personal for everyone they come in contact with at MHP.”

Richards began volunteering at MHP in April 2010 as a way to give back to her community. As an MHP Volunteer, Richards strives to do her best. “Mary is a vital part of our team in Behavioral Health Services,” said Langfitt. “She shows the utmost respect for others and we are blessed to have such a wonderful volunteer.”

McGrew’s volunteer service at MHP began in October 2010 and she is known for her dependability. “While visiting a friend in the hospital, Lona was asked if she could help out since we were short a volunteer. Lona agreed and even returned to continue helping after she took her friend home.”

Laird began volunteering at MHP in May 2010. She helped to re-start the Pet Therapy program by bringing Lincoln to weekly visits with patients at Inpatient Services and Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry. “Lincoln is an affectionate and loving dog who seems to instinctively know when patients need him,” said Langfitt. “Our patients always want to know when Victoria and Lincoln will be back.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Mahaska Health Partnership, please call Langfitt at 641-672-3342 or click here.