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Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in Wessington Springs from September 16 – October 11. The students visiting are Jordan Brummond and Alexander Nguyen.

Jordan Brummond grew up in Park River, ND, where he was heavily involved in sports and 4-H. After high school, he attended North Dakota State University and graduated in 2016. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys waterfowl, upland game & deer hunting, along with fishing. Jordan also referees high school and youth hockey in the winter months. During school breaks he enjoys working on the Brummond family farm in Havana, ND. His plans after graduation are to return to the Dakotas as a general dentist and to continue helping out at the farm.

Alexander Nguyen, a Minneapolis, MN native, enjoys biking down different trails and also exploring new sights. He also likes to cook, workout and play with his dog, Mayze. After dental school, he hopes to work alongside his fiancé, who is also in dental school. His future plans also include owning a dental office.

“It is a pleasure to welcome two dental students from the University of Minnesota – School of Dentistry to our team at Jerauld County Dental Clinic,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to welcome Marissa Schelske, Registered Dental Hygienist, to Jerauld County Dental Clinic and Aurora County Dental Clinic.

Schelske joins a team of two current providers: Dr. Nick Thome, DDS and Dr. Hilary Haley, DDS and one dental hygienist: Liza Kolousek, RDH, to provide quality dental care to the Wessington Springs and Plankinton communities.

Schelske attended the University of South Dakota where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2009 in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in the Huron community for the past 10 years.

“While in high school, I worked at my father’s dental office and my love for dentistry grew. From then on, I knew it would be the perfect career choice for me. I am very excited about joining the Horizon dental team to help people by educating and improving their oral health,” stated Marissa Schelske, RDH, who is currently available for appointments at Jerauld County Dental Clinic and Aurora County Dental Clinic.

Marissa, who is originally from Huron, currently resides in Virgil, SD with her husband, Adam, and their two sons, Holden and Hayes. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, checking cows with her boys, golfing, shopping, exercising, DIY projects and traveling.

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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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

Schmidt, Darcie

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Darcie Schmidt, CNP, FNP-BC, as the newest medical provider at Jerauld County Community Health Center. Schmidt joins providers Dr. Lance Lim, MD, Dr. Thomas Dean, MD, Meghan Torgerson, CNP, and Francoise Bansenga, FNP-BC, to provide primary care medical services at Jerauld County Community Health Center.

Schmidt attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and again in 2011 with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. Darcie, a Mount Vernon, SD native, is excited to provide care to the Wessington Springs Community.

“I believe that I am in a partnership with my patients to help them be in the best health they can be. We will always work together to come up with a plan of care to suit the patient’s needs and wishes,” said Darcie Schmidt, CNP, FNP-BC.

Darcie’s hobbies include camping and fishing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter with her husband, four children and one grandchild. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fiction novels. She is currently available for appointments at Jerauld County Community Health Center.

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 105,000 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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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

Tia Chase

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Tia Chase, PA-C, as the newest medical provider at Jerauld County Community Health Center. Tia joins providers Dr. Lance Lim, MD, Dr. Michael Peña, MD, Dr. Thomas Dean, MD and Meghan Torgerson, CNP to provide primary care medical services at Jerauld County Community Health Center.

Chase attended the University of Sioux Falls, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry, and is a recent graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Master’s of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Tia, who is currently available for appointments at Jerauld County Community Health Center, is originally from Huron, SD.

“I believe each patient has the right to be provided with high-quality care by a provider who would treat them like their own family,” said Tia Chase, PA-C. “Being a part of Horizon Health Care allows for the patient-provider relationship to feel like family, and I am truly grateful to provide this type of care.”

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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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