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De Smet Dental Services Welcomes Outreach Students

(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and De Smet Dental Services, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in De Smet from September 16 – October 11. The students visiting De Smet are Sidra Zahooruddin and Kyle Novotny.

Sidra Zahooruddin was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. She received her dental degree in Community Dentistry from her home country in 2009 and then went on to further her dental education by attending a General Practice Residency Program in Karachi, where she practiced as a general dentist until 2011. Zahooruddin later moved to the United States to continue her passion for dentistry and earned a certificate to work as a dental assistant in expanded duties in 2017. She will be graduating from the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry in May of 2020 and plans to practice as a general dentist. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and reading books.

Kyle Novotny grew up in Florida, after his family moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota when he was ten years old. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida. When he is not in a dental clinic he enjoys golfing and being outdoors, as well as watching football on the weekends. Following dental school, his future plans include practicing as a general dentist where he can treat a wide range of patients.

“It is a pleasure to welcome two dental students from the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry to our team at De Smet Dental Services,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

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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Prairie Winds Dental Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in Howard from September 16 – October 11. The students visiting Howard are Matt Anderson and Miranda Lommen-Mielke.

Matt Anderson, a Sioux Falls native, completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. In his spare time, he enjoys playing violin, golfing and spending time outdoors. Anderson recently married his wife, Shelby, who is currently finishing her residency program as an optometrist. Their future plans include practicing in either Sioux Falls or Rapid City.

Miranda Lommen-Mielke, a Sioux Falls native, enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and puppy, as well as spending time with her family. After dental school she hopes to attend a Pediatric Residency program with hopes of providing dental care to children with special needs.

“It is a pleasure to welcome two dental students from the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry to our team at Prairie Winds Dental,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

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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Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in Wessington Springs from September 16 – October 11. The students visiting are Jordan Brummond and Alexander Nguyen.

Jordan Brummond grew up in Park River, ND, where he was heavily involved in sports and 4-H. After high school, he attended North Dakota State University and graduated in 2016. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys waterfowl, upland game & deer hunting, along with fishing. Jordan also referees high school and youth hockey in the winter months. During school breaks he enjoys working on the Brummond family farm in Havana, ND. His plans after graduation are to return to the Dakotas as a general dentist and to continue helping out at the farm.

Alexander Nguyen, a Minneapolis, MN native, enjoys biking down different trails and also exploring new sights. He also likes to cook, workout and play with his dog, Mayze. After dental school, he hopes to work alongside his fiancé, who is also in dental school. His future plans also include owning a dental office.

“It is a pleasure to welcome two dental students from the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry to our team at Jerauld County Dental Clinic,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

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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Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, to Aberdeen Community Health Center. Aesoph joins providers Danny Wolfgram, MD, and Catherine Friesen, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Aberdeen community.

Aesoph attended Presentation College in Aberdeen, graduating in 2012 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. After graduation, she worked as an RN before receiving her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Purdue Global University in 2019.

“I aim to build successful relationships with my patients so that they can be their best selves,” stated Cassandra Aesoph, CNP. “My ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in people’s lives.” Aesoph is currently available for appointments at Aberdeen Community Health Center

Aesoph, who is originally from Milbank, South Dakota, is married to husband, Mike. They recently welcomed a baby boy to the family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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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Danny Wolfgram, MD, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Danny Wolfgram, MD, to Aberdeen Community Health Center. Dr. Wolfgram joins providers Catherine Friesen, CNP, and Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Aberdeen community.

Dr. Wolfgram attended St. Olaf College and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1983 before earning his master’s degree at Iowa State University in 1985. He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth and the University of Minnesota – School of Medicine. Dr. Wolfgram earned his degree as a Physician in 1990. He specializes in family practice and sports medicine.

“As your physician, I am your partner in facilitating your medical care. As the patient, you are in control of accepting the care and making decisions to affect your medical future,” stated Danny Wolfgram, MD.

Dr. Wolfgram, a White Bear Lake, Minnesota native, has two sons, Alec and Jonathan, and one daughter, Elizabeth. His hobbies include curling, sailing, Taekwondo and spending time with his family. Dr. Wolfgram is now available for appointments at Aberdeen 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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Horizon Health Care Recognized as Health Center Quality Leader

(HOWARD, SD) – In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) has been named a Health Center Quality Leader and is one of three health centers in South Dakota to receive funding dedicated to recognize their health center’s quality improvement efforts.

Locally, Horizon will receive over $115,000 in recognition of their continuous quality improvement efforts. The purpose of this award is to support health centers that displayed high levels of quality performance in 2018 to continue to strengthen quality improvement activities. Health centers receive these funds based upon high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories: Improving Quality of Care, Increasing Access to Care, Enhancing Delivery of High Value Health Care, Addressing Health Disparities, Utilizing Health Information Technology to Support Quality and Achieving Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition.

“Horizon is very pleased to be recognized again for the high quality of care our patients receive,” said Lindsey Karlson, Horizon’s Director of Quality Improvement. “As community health centers, we provide care to patients from diverse backgrounds and rural communities, many of whom would not have access to healthcare otherwise. This award acknowledges that Horizon’s clinicians, nurses and support staff are leading providers of high quality health care in South Dakota and across the country among community health centers.”

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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Prairie Winds Dental Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in Howard from July 15 – 31. The students visiting Howard are Ashton Parmley of Elkhorn, NE, and Adam Fjeldheim of Watertown, SD.

Parmley completed her Bachelor’s Degree at University of Nebraska – Lincoln. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, especially spending time at the lake with her family and friends, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and snow skiing. Her future plans after dental school including going into private practice for general dentistry in the Sioux Falls, SD area. Parmley is looking forward to providing quality comprehensive care to the population of Howard and the surrounding communities.

Fjeldheim completed his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology from South Dakota State University. His hobbies include watching football games, playing golf, exercising and boating at the lake. After dental school he plans on moving back to South Dakota to begin practicing in the Sioux Falls, SD area. He is excited to work with the Horizon Health Care team.

“It is a pleasure to welcome two dental students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center to our team at Prairie Winds Dental,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

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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Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Student

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, are pleased to introduce dental student, Chisom Chukwu, who is doing his clinical rotations in Wessington Springs.

Chukwu will be onsite in at Jerauld County Dental Clinic from July 15 – August 16. His future plans after dental school include an oral surgery residency. Two interesting facts about Chukwu are that he loves soccer and considers himself spontaneous.

“It is a pleasure to welcome a dental student from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health to our team at Jerauld County Dental Clinic,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

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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Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS, Joins Prairie Winds Dental

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS, to Prairie Winds Dental in Howard, SD. Dr. Pfeiffer joins Michelle Scholtz, DDS and Megan Palmquist, RDH, to provide quality dental care to the Howard community.

A recent graduate of the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry, Dr. Pfeiffer is originally from Sioux Falls, SD. She completed her undergraduate studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, graduating in 2015 with a degree in ACS Biochemistry. She previously provided dental care at Horizon’s De Smet Dental Services in the fall 2018 during her student dental rotations.

“I chose dentistry because I’ve experienced first-hand how rewarding providing care for patients can be,” stated Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS. “I’m looking forward to providing care for patients who can’t receive care elsewhere and becoming a part of the Howard community.”

Dr. Pfeiffer is currently available for appointments at Prairie Winds Dental. In her spare time, she enjoys watching soccer, reading, playing clarinet and spending time at the cabin with family.

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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Prairie Winds Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in Howard from June 24 – July 12. The students visiting Howard are Curtis Collins of North Platte, NE, and Zachary Reierson of Aberdeen, SD.

Collins is a non-traditional dental student and previously worked for BNSF Railway out of Sioux City, IA, before he began dental school. He has been married to wife, Andrea, for eight years and they have three kids with another due in August. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, camping and playing sports. He plans to work in a smaller community in the future.

Reierson completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Northern State University. Before starting dental school, he spent a year working at his cousin’s dental office in Minnesota. Reierson enjoys playing sports, including amateur baseball, and playing guitar. He is excited to put everything he has learned into practice and help out the patients in the area.

“It is a pleasure to welcome two dental students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center to our team at Prairie Winds Dental,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

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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