(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc.’s (Horizon) Aberdeen Community Health Center will be moving to a new location this spring that will improve access for patients and allow the clinic to expand their operations. Horizon has purchased the former Hospitality Services, Inc. building located on Wilson Street in Aberdeen, near Home Federal Bank, and construction is underway to renovate the building as a medical clinic.
“We have been a part of the Aberdeen community for two years this month and are eager to move into a larger facility, that will allow us to expand our capabilities,” said John Mengenhausen, Horizon Health Care CEO. “We also have Julia Jennings, CNP, joining our practice in early February. Julia has had previous experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center setting and will be an asset to the Aberdeen CHC. As an organization, we feel there is a lot of room for growth in the Aberdeen area and are committed to providing excellent service to current and future patients.”
Horizon, a community-based network that provides affordable, high-quality primary healthcare, received federal funding in September 2015 to expand the Aberdeen CHC and renovate a new clinic location to increase patient capacity and care. The 10,000 square foot clinic will feature twelve exam rooms, a procedure and telemedicine room, plus lab and x-ray services.
Plans are for the renovations to be completed and to have the clinic relocated by June 2016. Until that point, Horizon will continue operating in their current location at 422 5th Avenue SE, near the Alexander Mitchell Library and will remain open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For over 35 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 82,000 patient visits annually in 24 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