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Misty Rudebusch, PA-C, and Avera Medical Team to Join Howard Community Health Center

Oct 12, 2016 | Blog

(HOWARD, SD) – Following Avera Health’s announcement last week that they would be ceasing operations in Howard and closing their local clinic, Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to announce that the medical team currently employed at Howard’s Avera clinic, including Misty Rudebusch, PA-C, will be joining Horizon in the beginning of November.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the current Avera employees next month and will work to ensure a seamless transition for patients,” said John Mengenhausen, Horizon CEO. “Misty and her team have been trusted health care professionals and formed numerous relationships over the years in this community, so it is a huge benefit for everyone to have them continue providing care locally.”

Rudebusch will be joining current medical providers, Amy Noonan, NP-C, and Lori Kollman, RN, PA-C, to continue providing quality care to the Howard area. Horizon plans to expand the hours of service at the medical clinic, with the addition of the latest staff. These hours will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Ensuring access to quality health care is integral for small, rural communities such as Howard and we are looking forward to continuing to provide quality care to this community and the surrounding area for many years to come,” said Mengenhausen. The new Horizon staff will begin providing services at Howard Community Health Center on Monday, November 7th.

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 83,000 patient visits annually in 26 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

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