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Justin Risse Named Horizon Health Care Employee of the Year

Feb 11, 2019 | Blog

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to award the 3rd Annual Employee of the Year award to Justin Risse of Martin, SD. This award is designed to recognize staff that embodies the spirit of care Horizon strives to provide its patients and communities, as well as those who exhibit professional qualities supporting Horizon’s mission, vision, and values.

Justin has been employed with Horizon since February 2016. He began his career as a Front Desk employee for Martin Community Health Center and then was promoted to Site Coordinator for Martin Community Health Center and Martin Dental Clinic in July 2017.

“Justin’s passion for the patients we serve and for the Martin community is commendable,” said Christina Konechne, Horizon Chief Operations Officer. “He always goes above and beyond what is asked of him and is a true team player. He is always advocating for what is best for our patients and acts with professionalism and integrity. He is extremely deserving of this award and we are grateful for his continued commitment to Martin CHC and Dental Clinic.”

Justin resides in Martin with his fiancée and young daughter.

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

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