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Jocelyn Bergh, PA-C, MPAS, Joins Martin Community Health Center

Jocelyn Bergh

(Martin, SD)

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Jocelyn Bergh, PA-C, MPAS, to Martin Community Health Center. Bergh will join Tony Berg, MD, Diane Inch, MPA-C, MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, Nancy Webb, CNP, and Mark Cali, MPAS, PA-C, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Bergh attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 2012 with a degree in Spanish and Global Studies. She then received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) in 2020 from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD.

“I enjoy fitting puzzles together, and more than that, I enjoy putting puzzles together with others. That is where being a PA and working with patients and other health care professionals comes in,” stated Jocelyn Bergh, PA-C, MPAS, “I’m looking forward to working as a team with my patients and my colleagues to become puzzle masters.”

Bergh, who is originally from Murdo, SD, is married to husband, Ferdinand. They have two daughters, Roslyn and Bonnie. In her spare time, Bergh enjoys bicycling, hiking, baking, painting, crocheting, knitting and stargazing.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Mark Cali, MPAS, PA-C, Joins Martin Community Health Center

Mark Cali

(Martin, SD)

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Mark Cali, MPAS, PA-C, to Martin Community Health Center. Cali will join Tony Berg, MD, Diane Inch, MPA-C, MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, and Nancy Webb, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Cali received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) in 2006 from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. He comes to Martin Community Health Center with many years of experience, including providing care for Indian Health Service for three years.

“I have spent a lifetime in various service-related work and activities. It’s something I got from my parents. I’d call it a gift of understanding the rewards of service to others,” stated Mark Cali, MPAS, PA-C, “I look forward to getting to know my new neighbors and joining the Martin community.”

Cali, who is originally from Perry, NY, is married to wife, Lynn. They have a son and daughter who are both grown and out of the house. In his spare time, Cali enjoys history, current events and metal working.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Curtis Collins, DDS, Joins Jerauld County Dental Clinic

Curtis Collins

(Wessington Springs, SD)

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Curtis Collins, DDS, to Jerauld County Dental Clinic. Dr. Collins will join Hilary Haley, DDS, Lisa Kolousek, RDH, and Marissa Schelske, RDH to provide dental care services to the Wessington Springs community.

Dr. Collins attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 2012 with a degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to receive a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2020 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.

“I chose dentistry because I loved the personal interaction I get to have with my patients,” stated Curtis Collins, DDS. “So not only can I impact their oral health, but also impact their lives.”

Dr. Collins, who is originally from North Platte, NE, is married to wife, Andrea. They have four children: Alicia, Amelia, Easton and Cecilia. In his spare time, Dr. Collins enjoys sports, Husker athletics, fishing, hunting and spending time with family. He is currently available for appointments at Jerauld County Dental Clinic.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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 Announces Nurse Manager

Darcie Lee, Registered Nurse, of De Smet, South Dakota, was recently named Horizon Health Care’s Nurse Manager, a new position within the organization.

The Nurse Manager position was created to provide leadership and support to clinic nursing staff to ensure the delivery of high-patient care. She will work closely with medical leadership to implement and oversee clinical programs to maintain compliance, develop and implement workflows to support evidence-based nursing care, and lead meetings and training sessions for clinic care teams in all twenty-four Horizon medical locations.

“I’m looking forward to being a voice at the table for the nurses in our organization, as well as a resource in solving any problems that may arise, so nursing staff can remain focused on providing high-quality patient care,” said Lee.

Lee graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. She joined Horizon Health Care in 2018 as an RN for De Smet Community Health Center and served as the nurse for the De Smet School. Prior to Horizon, she has eight years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse at local hospitals.

Lee has used her passion for health and wellness to be involved with numerous committees in the De Smet community, such as: De Smet Wellness Coalition, De Smet Cardiac Readiness Community Committee, De Smet School COVID Taskforce, and was Girls on the Run coach for the past three years. She has also had the honor of being a participant in the EmBe Center for Nursing Workforce Leadership Program and Farmers Union Enterprise Leadership Program in the 2019-20 cohorts.

“We are excited to have Darcie step into this new role for our organization,” said Misty Rudebusch, MPAS, PA-C, Horizon Health Care Medical Director. “She brings a wealth of knowledge to the position, and her motivation and desire to provide support and leadership for our nurses and clinics across the organization will be a tremendous asset.”

Lee’s new position will be located from Howard due to proximity to the Horizon administration building, but she will continue to reside in De Smet with her husband, Robert, and children, Everett and Rosie Jo.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Geoffrey Whitney, DMD, Joins Horizon Health Care

Geoffrey Whitney

(Yankton, SD)

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Geoffrey Whitney, DMD, to Alcester Dental Clinic and Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services. Dr. Whitney joins Jacqueline Creelman, RDH, to provide dental care to the Alcester and Yankton communities.

Dr. Whitney attended Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Biology. He later went on to attend Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois, graduating in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences and in 2020 as a Doctor of Dental Medicine.

“I’m excited to start my career with Horizon,” stated Geoffrey Whitney, DMD. “Treating the underserved is a big reason for becoming a dentist. I believe everyone deserves quality healthcare.”

Originally from Huron, SD, Dr. Whitney enjoys playing music, fishing and spending time with family. He is currently available for appointments at Alcester Dental Clinic. Beginning in September, he will also be available for appointments at Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services. The clinic has relocated to a new location on Broadway Ave in Yankton and will be open for dental care in September. For more information on Horizon Health Care’s new Yankton clinic location, visit www.horizonhealthcare.org/yankton-clinic.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, Joins Woonsocket Community Health Center

Katlyn Rostyne

(Woonsocket, SD)

Horizon Health Care (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, as the new medical provider at Woonsocket Community Health Center.

Rostyne attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend Maryville University of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO, graduating in 2018 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner.

Rostyne has been a provider for Horizon Health Care for nearly two years, previously located at Horizon’s Martin Community Health Center, prior to transitioning to Woonsocket to be closer to her hometown and family. In addition to providing care in Woonsocket, she will also be an on-call provider and doing rotations at the Avera Weskota Hospital in Wessington Springs.

“As a Huron native, I am more than excited to join the Woonsocket and Wessington Springs communities,” said Katlyn Rostyne, CNP. “I am ready to practice closer to home and keep high quality health care close to your home. I am looking forward to helping with all health care needs from pediatric to adult health. I do offer services such as well child exams, sports physicals, adult wellness, shoulder and knee joint injections for chronic pain, and birth control options, etc. I believe that everyone has personal health goals that are achievable and hope to bring your community education and support to meet them.”

Katlyn enjoys camping, fishing, softball and spending time with her family. She is currently available for appointments at Woonsocket Community Health Center.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Gregory Gauthier, DDS, Joins Martin Dental Clinic

Gregory Gauthier

(Martin, SD)

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Gregory Gauthier, DDS, to Martin Dental Clinic. Dr. Gauthier will join Tory Sasse, RDH, to provide dental care services to the Martin community.

Dr. Gauthier attended Loyola University Chicago, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He then went on to receive an Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Gauthier comes to Martin Dental Clinic with over 35 years of dental experience, having previously owned a private practice.

“After 35 years in private practice, I started working for Indian Health Services and felt very fulfilled providing care for people who otherwise would not receive it,” stated Gregory Gauthier, DDS. “Everyone deserves dental care regardless of their economic challenges.”

Dr. Gauthier, who is originally from Naperville, Illinois, is married to wife, Lois. They have a son, Gregory M. In his spare time, Dr. Gauthier enjoys reading and gardening. He is currently available for appointments at Martin Dental Clinic.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Amanda Thoms, CNP, Joins Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services

Amanda Thoms

(Yankton, SD)

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Amanda Thoms, CNP, to Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services. Thoms joins Thyra Crissey, CNP-PMHNP, and Meghan Curry O’Connell, MD, MPH to provide primary care medical services to the Yankton community.

Thoms attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA, graduating in 2018 with a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner.

“I chose to be a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner to be able to care for people of all ages,” said Thoms. “I enjoy getting to care for the entire family. I believe that getting to know my patients is very important.”

Originally from Wakonda, SD, Thoms enjoys being outside, boating and spending time with family and friends. Beginning in August, she will be available for appointments at Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services. The clinic has relocated to a new location on Broadway Ave in Yankton and will be open for medical care in August. For more information on Horizon Health Care’s new Yankton clinic location, visit www.horizonhealthcare.org/yankton-clinic.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Kimberli Hastings, CNP, Joins Fort Thompson Community Health Center

Kimberli Hastings

(FORT THOMPSON, SD

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Kimberli Hastings, CNP, to Fort Thompson Community Health Center. Hastings will provide primary care medical services to the Fort Thompson community.

Hastings attended Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls, SD, graduating with a Licensed Practical Nurse diploma. She then went on to receive an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from the University of South Dakota, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University.

“I chose to become a Nurse Practitioner because I loved being a nurse and helping patients, but I wanted to go the extra step to be able to prescribe their medications and help further in their health plan decision-making,” stated Kimberli Hastings, CNP. “I feel the best care for patients is achieved when they are a part of the decision making and hope to provide the best care while keeping patients involved in what is happening.”

Hastings, who is originally from Mt. Vernon, SD, is married to husband, Brady. They have a son, Tucker, and a daughter, Harleigh, and are expecting another child in October. Hasting is currently available for appointments at Fort Thompson Community Health Center.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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Alexandra Bachman-Williams, PA-C, Joins Horizon Health Care

Bachman-Williams, Alexandra

(EAGLE BUTTE, SD)

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Alexandra Bachman-Williams, PA-C, to Family Health Center of Eagle Butte and Isabel Community Clinic. Bachman-Williams joins Carla Schweitzer, CNP, in Eagle Butte and Melissa Nehl, CNP, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, in Isabel to provide primary care medical services to both communities.

Bachman-Williams attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy. She then received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) in 2020 from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.

Bachman-Williams, who is originally from Crescent City, CA, currently resides in Timber Lake, SD. She enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs. “I look forward to working at Horizon so that I can serve my community and all the wonderful people that I have met since moving here in 2018,” stated Alexandra Bachman-Williams, PA-C. “I hope to practice a patient-centered care model where we can make healthcare decisions as a team. I want my patients to be as invested in their health as I am. Balance is key.”

Bachman-Williams is currently available to be seen for appointments at Family Health Center of Eagle Butte and Isabel Community Clinic.

For over 40 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 110,000 patient visits annually in 32 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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