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County medical society honors Gem of the Year

Sunday, August 27, 2017


Katie Altenhof was honored as the Mahoning County Medical Society Alliance Gem of the Year, in July, at a garden party at the home of Amanda Watanakunakorn.

This is an annual award presented to a member who serves both the Alliance and the community with distinction.

Altenhof was born and raised in Canton and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in middle school childhood education specializing in Science and Mathematics.

She has been an active member since moving to the Mahoning Valley in 2010. She has served on many committees and was president of the organization in 2014 in which she raised over $10,000 for the Rich Center for Autism and Angels for Animals.

As part of the Gem of the Year award, the Alliance will donate $100 to the Beatitude House, the recipient’s charity of choice.

Altenhof is a volunteer with the TWIGS, Together with Important Goals, crafts program at Akron Children’s Hospital, the Butler Institute of American Art and Mercy Hospital of Boardman.

She lives in Poland with her husband, Dr. Brent Altenhof, an anesthesiologist.