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MHP Awards Scholarships
Mahaska Health Partnership recently awarded three $500 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a career in a health-related field.
According to MHP CEO Jay Christensen, scholarship winners were chosen by the MHP Board of Trustees. They must have attended high school in Mahaska County and be accepted to an accredited school leading to a health-related career.
The 2012 MHP Scholarship winners are Megan LeAnn Street of Cedar, who attended Eddyville-Blakesburg High School and plans to attend Indian Hills Community College for nursing; MacKenzie J. McGraw of Oskaloosa, who attended Oskaloosa High School and plans to attend Simpson College in Indianola for a biochemistry degree, with future plans to apply to pharmacy school; and Katlin A. Ray of New Sharon, who attended North Mahaska High School and is going to Des Moines Area Community College to study physical therapy.
“Mahaska Health Partnership recognizes a great need for the training of new healthcare professionals in our service area,” Christensen said. “We also want to continue recruiting capable, competent local employees.
“These scholarships are a way for MHP to both give back to our community and to foster the growth of healthcare as a profession. We are grateful for the opportunity to make healthcare personal by helping students continue their education in a field of service and caring.”
Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, call 641-672-3240 or visit www.mahaskahealth.org.