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Horizon Health Care, Inc. and allPOINTS Health Services Merger Final

(HOWARD, SD) – As of June 1, 2017, Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and allPOINTS Health Services have successfully completed the previously announced merger that will expand Horizon’s network to include 31 medical and dental clinics across the state of South Dakota.

All located in southeastern South Dakota, Horizon will now operate: Alcester Community Health Center, Alcester Dental Clinic, Elk Point Community Health Center, and Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services.

While the clinics will see a few visual changes outside with new logos and signage, patients can be assured that the providers and staff they have formed relationships with over the years will still be providing quality care. “We are pleased with how smoothly the preparations for this merger went and are eager to continue building relationships in these communities that allPOINTS Health Services has created throughout the years,” said John Mengenhausen, Horizon Health Care, Inc. CEO. “We have a great team in our five newest Horizon locations and we will remain committed to serving our rural patients who deserve affordable health care.”

Many of the clinics will be changing hours as of June 5th to offer a more consistent, open schedule. Details regarding these hours can be found on the website and in local media outlets.

This merger will bring new opportunities to Horizon’s southeastern sites in years to come, including access to Horizon’s telemedicine capabilities. These telehealth services will provide patients with expanded access to services and communications with mental health professionals and specialty physicians, without having to leave their local clinics and travel long distances.

An open house and ribbon cutting celebration will be held in each location in mid-August to commemorate the merge and introduce Horizon Health Care to each of the communities.

For over 39 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 31 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Horizon Health Care, Inc. and allPOINTS Health Services Merger on track for June 1, 2017

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and allPOINTS Health Services (allPOINTS) are on track to merge their organizations on June 1, 2017; a date previously announced in January 2017. The respective community health centers will form a network of 31 medical, dental, and school-based clinics throughout the entire state of South Dakota that will operate as Horizon clinics.


The clinics will not be closed during the merger transition, but there are a few changes that can be expected at the time of the transition. The allPOINTS clinics will be changing names to: Alcester Community Health Center, Alcester Dental Clinic, Elk Point Community Health Center, and Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services, to be consistent with the names of other Horizon clinics. However, the phone numbers and addresses for each of the facilities will remain the same.

Patients can expect to be greeted by their same primary care provider and support staff that they are accustomed to through the transition, but there will be some new faces added to the clinics. Dr. Nelson Batoon and Anna Waldner, CNP, both current Horizon providers, will be transferring to the Elk Point, Alcester, and Yankton clinics and will begin seeing patients on Monday, June 5th. Dr. Batoon will see patients at all three locations and Anna Waldner will be available in Alcester. A former familiar face with allPOINTS, Kristin Morrow, CNP, will be returning to the organization at the time of the merger and will be located in Elk Point. She previously served patients in Alcester while she was with allPOINTS. Other current allPOINTS providers, Traci Holmquist, CNP, Holly Haberman, CNP, Dr. Paul Cortez, and Jack Creelman, Hygienist will all continue to see patients in their respective locations.


Horizon has also hired a new Regional Office Manager, Janet Fulk, to oversee the Southeastern medical and dental clinics currently operated as allPOINTS. Janet had been overseeing the Physician Assistant’s program at USD since 2004, prior to joining Horizon. She has already started training with the organization and will begin managing the facilities at the time of the merger.

For 39 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 97,000 patient visits annually in 26 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River and Woonsocket. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Horizon Health Care, Inc. and allPOINTS Health Services to Merge

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and allPOINTS Health Services (allPOINTS) board members and leadership are pleased to announce the intended merger of their respective community health centers to form a network of 31 medical, dental, and school-based clinics throughout the entire state of South Dakota.

“After months of discussion leading up to this decision, we are pleased with this opportunity to join forces with allPOINTS and add five well-established medical and dental clinics to our network,” said John Mengenhausen, CEO of Horizon Health Care, Inc. “Both organizations have a rich history in striving to improve the quality of life for those we serve through delivery of affordable health care in many of our state’s most rural areas. Horizon will continue to provide allPOINTS Health Services’ patients with access to the same quality health care they currently receive.”

allPOINTS Health Services is a Community Health Center with five medical and dental clinic locations in the communities of Alcestor, Elk Point, and Yankton, SD. Horizon and allPOINTS have been fortunate to have a long-standing relationship throughout the years, especially over the past fifteen years. Since 2003, Horizon has provided direct support to allPOINTS in the area of information technology, and most recently, the organizations have shared a partnership in the Prairie Health IT Network that provides shared IT staffing and health information technology training to staff.

Once the merger is complete, the allPOINTS clinics will operate as a part of Horizon Health Care, Inc. The current allPOINTS employees and providers will continue to serve patients at each clinic site. AllPOINTS Board Chair, Jerry Miller, has served on the board for the past five years and believes the merger will strengthen the services current patients are accustomed to. “We have given this decision a lot of consideration and wanted to move in the direction that was best for the nearly 3,000 patients we serve each year,” said Miller. “As a board, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to our patients and staff for their support over the past years. We have had great success in recent partnerships with Horizon and I feel confident that they will continue to strive for excellence.”

As the organizations work to integrate their locations and services, Mengenhausen and Sally Rosin, Horizon Board Chair, hope to have the merger completed by June 2017. “Throughout this upcoming integration period, Horizon is dedicated to merging the two organizations with minimal disruptions to patient care. As a board, we strongly believe that leveraging the strengths in both organizations will allow Horizon to improve and align processes in the delivery of quality patient care. We have a very exciting road ahead of us,” said Rosin.

For 39 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 83,000 patient visits annually in 26 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River and Woonsocket. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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