(FAITH, SD) – Horizon Health Foundation has received a $500 donation from the Faith Area Community Foundation to support the Faith Community Health Center.
The donation will fund the purchase of nine digital home monitoring blood pressure arm cuffs. The cuffs are for uncontrolled hypertensive patients with financial need. They will help patients keep track of their daily blood pressure readings. If the blood pressure reading indicates a level at which further intervention is needed, the patient receives an alert to call for help.
“The effective management of hypertension can prevent cardiovascular diseases, lower overall health care costs, and improve the general well-being for the patient,” said Rachel Olugbenga, FNP-BC, DNP, and provider at Faith CHC.
Faith Community Health Center sees patients from the community of Faith and the greater Meade and Ziebach County area.
With the gift from the Faith Area Community Foundation, Horizon Health Care’s Faith CHC can continue to provide quality care to all its patients, regardless of ability to pay.
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 information about supporting our mission go to https://horizonhealthfoundation.com/
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 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.