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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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