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Horizon Health Foundation receives donation from Aberdeen Area Community Foundation

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(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Foundation recently received a $3,700 donation from Aberdeen Area Community Foundation to support the Aberdeen Community Health Center. The donation will fund a geriatric chair for IV infusions so patients can recline and relax while receiving fluids.

“The new lab chair will benefit multiple patients that feel uncomfortable in the older, smaller lab chair,” said Cassandra Aesoph, CNP, and provider at Aberdeen Community Health Center. “Our current one boxes patients in a small space and can trigger feelings of physical discomfort or other issues such as claustrophobia.”

Due to Horizon Health Care’s large footprint across South Dakota, Horizon simply does not have a budget to provide new equipment for all clinics. Often many items get red-lined unless the Horizon Health Foundation can fundraise to help with patient care in the clinic areas.

“We are more than grateful for the donation because we really focus on facilitating a good experience at Aberdeen Community Health Center and want to improve patient comfort level,” said Aesoph.

Thanks to Aberdeen Area Community Foundation’s gift and partnership, Horizon Health Care’s Aberdeen clinic can receive better equipment to continue to provide high-quality care to all its patients.

“The Aberdeen Area Community Foundation was pleased to be able to support Horizon with a grant,” said Heath Johnson, Aberdeen Area Community Foundation board chair. “They provide vital health care service for many people in the Aberdeen area, and we’re proud to support their work.”

About Horizon Health Foundation

The Horizon Health Foundation was established in 2016 to ensure rural health care access to those in need and provide funding for Horizon Health Care. Horizon Health Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, seeks through responsible activities to encourage and derive sustaining gift support from current and former patients and interested friends, including corporate entities. The Horizon Health Foundation, operating in coordination with Horizon Health Care, is the duly designated fundraising arm for Horizon Health Care.  In the broadest sense, the purpose of the Foundation is to create an awareness of the financial needs of Horizon Health Care, which are not provided by patient charges and to systematically implement plans by which dollar needs can be met.

About Horizon Health Care

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and behavioral 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