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Melissa Davis, CNP, Named 2017 Horizon Provider of the Year

Sep 27, 2017 | Blog

Melissa Davis, CNP, of Aurora County Community Health Center in Plankinton, SD, was recently named the recipient of Horizon Health Care’s second annual Provider of the Year award.

The Provider of the Year Award recognizes one medical or dental provider each year who embodies the spirit of care Horizon strives to provide to its patients and communities. Selection is based on a number of items, including patient satisfaction, quality of care, service to the community, and effective leadership.

Melissa has been with Horizon Health Care, Inc. for over three years. Since joining the organization, Melissa has nearly doubled the total patient visits per year at Aurora County Community Health Center, averaging over 250 patients per month. “Melissa is well liked and respected among her patients,” said Dr. Lance Lim, MD, Horizon’s Chief Medical Officer. “Her dedication and passion for patients is evident in everything she does.”

In addition to the time Melissa dedicates to her patients each week, she is an important part of the Plankinton community and Aurora County. “Melissa is everywhere you turn,” said Dr. Lim. “She has a strong community presence all year long at both community and school activities. We are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize her efforts and her dedication to her patients with this award.”

Melissa resides in Plankinton with her husband and three children.

For over 39 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 31 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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