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(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care employees were INSPIRED to give back to their patients and colleagues in need during the 2024 YOU Inspire Employee Giving Campaign.

Horizon’s employees are dedicated to their patients and communities, with 39% giving back to the Horizon Health Foundation during the campaign, totaling $48,599 in donations. Employee donations help patients with transportation, cancer screenings, and medical, dental, and behavioral health expenses.

Horizon nurse Pam Eichstadt applied for Horizon’s Employee Emergency Fund, one of the ways employees can choose to delegate their annual contribution. Pam had experienced health problems including two surgeries and a bout with COVID. She also faced long-term illnesses and loss of loved ones during that time. She applied for emergency funds to help pay day-to-day expenses while she was getting back on her feet.

“It’s been one thing after another,” Pam said. “It really was a blessing to have that money to be able to take care of groceries and bills.”

Over the last seven years, the employees of Horizon Health Care have donated nearly $355,000. Together all Horizon investors have donated over $2M which has impacted over 5,000 Horizon Health Care patients.

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. For more information and to give, go to https://horizonhealthfoundatio...

About Horizon Health Care

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care 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