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Catherine Friesen, CNP, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

Jul 12, 2018 | Blog


(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Catherine Friesen, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Aberdeen Community Health Center. Catherine joins provider Leah Bennett, PA-C, to provide primary care medical services to the Aberdeen community.

Friesen attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend South Dakota State University, graduating in 1997 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree as a Nurse Practitioner.

“My philosophy of care is to provide holistic, compassionate, quality healthcare at an affordable cost to patients of all ages,” said Catherine Friesen, CNP, who is currently available for appointments at Aberdeen Community Health Center.

Friesen, a Menno, SD native, will make her home in rural Groton. She has three children: Melissa, who lives in Africa, Matthew, a student at Portland Bible College, and Michal, an incoming high school freshman. Her hobbies include baking, cooking, perennial flower gardening and spending time with her pets.

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 105,000 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

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