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Northwestern Energy Gift to Horizon Health Foundation Sparks Hope During the Coronavirus Crisis

"No One Left In The Dark" (HOWARD, SD) - NorthWestern Energy has given a $10,000 gift to Horizon Health Foundati...

Horizon Health Care Dental Clinics Initiate Phased Reopening

Horizon Health Care dental clinics will begin a phased reopening on Monday, May 11th. This will include ongoing...

Behavioral Health with TeleHome During Mental Health Awareness Month

Are you taking care of your mental health? Horizon Health Care’s behavioral health services are here to he...

Terry Weaver, MD, Joins Jerauld County Community Health Center

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Terry Weaver, MD, to Jerauld...

Horizon Health Care Continues, Expands Appointment Options During COVID-19 Pandemic

Horizon Health Care acknowledges that its operations have changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. W...

Generous Donation from Dr. Tom and Kathy Dean Will Keep Rural Medicine Alive and Thriving

Thirty-five years ago, Dr. Tom Dean and his wife, Kathy, bought a plot of land on a hill overlooking Wessington...

How to Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of uncertainty, many of us are looking for ways to lend a helping hand to health care workers...

New Clinic Safety Precautions & Restrictions Regarding COVID-19

During these uncertain times, Horizon Health Care clinics are taking necessary safety precautions by applying n...

A Journey to Wellness for Say Wah

Say Wah admits she had a lot to be depressed about. Her health problems were numerous. She wasn’t working, ha...

Colorectal Screening Partnership

To beat colorectal cancer, it requires a team effort. That’s why Horizon Health Care is partnering with th...

A Journey to Wellness for Dave Hodges

In the small town of Howard, SD, it’s rare you’ll find someone who isn’t familiar with Dave and Corinne H...

Our Telemedicine Services Receive Funding from SD Telecommunication Companies and USDA Grant

Pictured (L to R): John Mengenhausen, Horizon CEO, Scott Weatherill, Horizon CIO, Tracy Pardy, Horizon Health F...

Dental Health Care for Rural Communities in South Dakota

In some cases, access to dental care may get overlooked for rural communities or for those who are uninsured. T...

Haley Brunke, PA-C, Joins Mission Community Health Center

(MISSION, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Haley Brunke, PA-C, to Mission Comm...

Patient Miracles and What it Means to Have Health Care Close to Home

Isabel is a small town of about 150 people on the rolling northwest South Dakota prairie. While remote, it stil...

De Smet Dental Services Welcomes Outreach Students

(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and De Smet Dental Services, in collaboration with the Un...

Prairie Winds Dental Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental, in collaboration with the Univer...

Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collabora...

Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, to Aberdeen...

Danny Wolfgram, MD, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Danny Wolfgram, MD, to Aberdeen Co...

Horizon Health Care Recognized as Health Center Quality Leader

(HOWARD, SD) – In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Horizon Health Care,...

Prairie Winds Dental Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental, in collaboration with the Univer...

Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Student

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collabora...

Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS, Joins Prairie Winds Dental

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Madeline Pfeiffer, DDS, to Prairie W...

Prairie Winds Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the...

Telemedicine for Rural Health in Farm and Ranch Country

Lois Mollman was used to the pain of bladder infections. She had routinely dealt with them. So when she walked...

The Importance of Vaccines and Your Health

Vaccinations play an important role in the health of your child and public health. They prevent the spreading of di...

Marissa Schelske, RDH, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Marissa Schelske, Regist...

Diane Inch, PA-C, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(MARTIN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Diane Inch, PA-C, to Martin Communit...

Lyle’s Story

A small moment in time led to thirty-plus years of heavy drug-usage, risky behaviors, and addiction. What starte...

Horizon Health Foundation receives nearly $500,000 for Building Renovations, Equipment, and Recruitment for Alcester Dental Clinic

(ALCESTER, SD) – Horizon Health Foundation has received generous donations from investors in Alcester, SD, to enh...

Karen Pearson, PA-C, Joins Alcester Community Health Center

(ALCESTER, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Karen Pearson, PA-C, back to the A...

Justin Risse Named Horizon Health Care Employee of the Year

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to award the 3rd Annual Employee of the Year award...

Darcie Schmidt, CNP, FNP-BC, Joins Jerauld County Community Health Center

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Darcie Schmidt, CNP, F...

Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, as the newest...

MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, as the newes...

Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

(ELK POINT, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH, as...

De Smet Dental Services Welcomes Outreach Students

(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and De Smet Dental Services, in collaboration with the Un...

Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collabora...

Prairie Winds Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Student

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the...

Ryan Rowe, CNP, Joins Mission Community Health Center

(MISSION, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Ryan Rowe, CNP, as the newest med...

Catherine Friesen, CNP, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Catherine Friesen, CNP, as the n...

Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, as the n...

Horizon Health Beat: Bug Bites

Today’s health beat question – how can I protect my family from ticks, mosquitos and other bug bites? When e...

Prairie Winds Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Student

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By: Daniel Kvale, PA-C Bison Community Clinic - Bison, SD Nearly every one has been touched in some manner by a...

Barbara De Witt, CNP, Joins Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services

(YANKTON, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Barbara De Witt, CNP, as the newe...

Horizon Health Care to Provide Free Dental Exams to Children in February 2018

Horizon Health Care, Inc.’s eight dental locations will be offering a free dental exam and cleaning for all child...

Horizon Health Care Employee Giving Campaign raises over $41,000

(HOWARD, SD) – In October 2017, the Horizon Health Foundation kicked off their second Employee Giving Campaign, "...

Tia Chase, PA-C, Joins Jerauld County Community Health Center

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Tia Chase, PA-C, as th...

Margaret Lee, PA-C, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(MARTIN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Margaret Lee, PA-C, as the newest...

Horizon Receives Grant to Improve Rates of Cancer Screening

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) has been awarded a grant from the South Dakota Department of Health for $19,493...

Randall Law, PA-C, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce new medical provider, Randall La...

Courtney Carmichael, PA-C, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(MARTIN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Courtney Carmichael, PA-C, as the...

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

Melissa Davis, CNP, of Aurora County Community Health Center in Plankinton, SD, was recently named the recipient of...

De Smet Dental Services Welcomes Outreach Students

(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and De Smet Dental Services, in collaboration with the Univer...

Prairie Winds Dental Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the Uni...

Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collaboration...

Horizon Health Care, Inc. Recognized as Health Center Quality Leader

(HOWARD, SD) - In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Horizon Health Care, I...

Dr. Hilary Haley, DDS, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce new dental provider, D...

Prairie Winds Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the...

Melissa Nehl, CNP, DNP, APRN, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

(MCINTOSH, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Melissa Nehl, CNP, DNP, APRN, as...

Michael Peña, MD, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce new medical provider,...

Jennalee Olsen, CNP, Joins Aurora County Community Health Center

(PLANKINTON, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Jennalee Olsen, CNP, as the ne...

Misty Rudebusch, PA-C, MPAS, Named Horizon’s Clinical Director

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to announce the appointment of Misty Rudebusch, PA-C, MPAS, to the p...

Leah Bennett, PA-C, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce new medical provider, Leah Bennett...

Jamie Kern Kohler, DDS, Joins Prairie Winds Dental

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Jamie Kern Kohler, DDS, as the new...

Ashley Edelburg, DMD, Joins Martin Dental Clinic

(MARTIN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Ashley Edelburg, DMD, as the new d...

Bryce Wilen, DDS, Joins Faith Dental Clinic

(FAITH, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Bryce Wilen, DDS, as the new dental...

Jennifer Franke, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(MARTIN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Jennifer Franke, CNP, as the newes...

Horizon Health Care, Inc. and allPOINTS Health Services Merger Final

(HOWARD, SD) – As of June 1, 2017, Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and allPOINTS Health Services have success...

Horizon Health Care, Inc. and allPOINTS Health Services Merger on track for June 1, 2017

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and allPOINTS Health Services (allPOINTS) are on track to merg...

Horizon Health Care Employees Honored for Contributions to First Employee Giving Campaign

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) medical and dental employees from the organization’s central...

HOPE $20,000 Match Challenge Raises Nearly $13,000 for South Dakota Patients

(HOWARD, SD) – Donors across South Dakota joined with Creative Printing of Huron, SD to raise nearly $13,000 for...

Autumn Tucker, CNP, Joins Mission Community Health Center

(MISSION, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Autumn Tucker, CNP, as the newest med...

Howard Farmers Co-op Invests in Colorectal Cancer Prevention for Rural South Dakotans

(HOWARD, SD) – With limited days remaining to donate to the HOPE $20,000 Match Challenge, Howard Farmers Co-op ha...

Kristin VanBuskirk, CNP, Joins James Valley Community Health Center

(HURON, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Kristin VanBuskirk, CNP, as the newest...

Tony Berg, MD, Joins Southwest Region Clinics

(MISSION, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce new medical provider, Tony Berg, MD,...

Horizon Health Foundation Announces HOPE $20,000 Match Challenge to Support South Dakota Patients

Horizon Health Foundation, a non-profit serving Horizon Health Care patients, announces a partnership with Creative...

Horizon Health Care, Inc. and allPOINTS Health Services to Merge

(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and allPOINTS Health Services (allPOINTS) board members and le...

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce new medical provider, Ashley Rook, PA-C, to the Martin community.

Ashley Rook is a Rapid City, SD, native, with three years of experience in the community health center setting in...

John Mengenhausen Named Recipient of 2016 CHAMPS Presidential Award

(HOWARD, SD) – John Mengenhausen was recently named the recipient of the Community Health Association of the Moun...

Howard Community Health Center to Collect Outer Wear for Children

(HOWARD, SD) – A Mitten Tree to collect warm outer wear for children in need in the Howard area is on display in...

Richard “Dick” Bair Named Recipient of Exceptional Board Leadership Award

(HOWARD, SD) – Richard “Dick” Bair was recently named the recipient of the Community Health Association of th...

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

(HOWARD, SD) – Following Avera Health’s announcement last week that they would be ceasing operations in Howard...

Dannica Callies, DNP, NP Named Horizon Health Care Provider of the Year

(LAKE PRESTON, SD) – Dannica Callies, DNP, NP was honored with Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon)’s inaugural...

Fort Thompson Community Health Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

(FORT THOMPSON, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon)’s Fort Thompson Community Health Center is celebratin...

Construction in Progress for Horizon Health Care’s New Faith Dental Clinic

(FAITH, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon)’s new Faith Dental Clinic project is moving forward and on tr...

Karley Fischer, PA-C Joins De Smet Community Health Center

(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Karley Fischer, PA-C, as the newest m...

Horizon Health Care, Inc. Receives Nearly $60,000 for Quality Improvement Efforts

(HOWARD, SD) - In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Horizon Health Care, I...

Donna Linke, CNP, MSN, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Donna Linke, CNP, MSN, as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitio...

Horizon Receives Grant to Improve Rates of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Target Communities

Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) has been awarded a grant from the South Dakota Department of Health for $15,000...

Brady Weispfennig, DDS Joins De Smet Dental Clinic

(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Dr. Brady Weispfennig to the De Smet...

June is National Men’s Health Month

Paul Brown, PA-C James Valley Community Health Center During the crazy summer months, it may be easy to forget...

Horizon Health Care, Inc. to Expand Oral Health Services in Faith, SD

US Department of Health and Human Services awards $1,049,999 to health centers in South Dakota to expand oral hea...

Francoise Bansenga, FNP-BC, Joins Martin Community Health Center

(MARTIN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Francoise Bansenga, FNP-BC, as their n...

Aurora County Dental Clinic to Open in August; Now Accepting Appointments

(PLANKINTON, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Aurora Cou...

U.S. Army, Horizon Health Care, Inc., partner in recruiting program

HOWARD, S.D. – Representatives of the U.S. Army, 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion, and for Horizon Healthcare, In...

Horizon’s Growth Leads to Establishment of Horizon Health Foundation

Tracy Pardy to lead Horizon’s Foundation and Fundraising Efforts (HOWARD, SD) – For the past thirty-nine yea...

U.S. Army, Horizon Health Care, Inc., partner in recruiting program

HOWARD, S.D. – Representatives of the U.S. Army, 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion, and for Horizon Healthcare, In...

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