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Horizon Health Foundation receives gift from Faith Area Community Foundation

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(FAITH, SD) – Horizon Health Foundation recently received a $500 donation from Faith Area Community Foundation. The gift will support the Faith Community Health Center in purchasing ten nebulizers to give to uninsured patients or patients unable to purchase their own nebulizer due to financial burden.

“The majority of our patients have diagnoses of Asthma, COPD, Dyspnea, or exercise-induced asthma, and most of these patients are uninsured,” said Rachel Ilesanmi, FNP-BC, DNP, and provider at Faith Community Health Center. “Within the short period of time that I have started working here as the primary care physician in Faith, several uninsured patients have come to the clinic for nebulizing treatment due to the disease exacerbation. Providing them with a nebulizer is not only a life-saving blessing, but will help increase their quality of life and help them achieve the utmost wellness.”

With the Faith Area Community Foundation’s gift, Horizon Health Care can continue to provide quality care to all its patients, regardless of ability to pay.

“Helping the patients is what we strive to do on a daily basis,” said Chris Long, northwest regional manager for Horizon Health Care. “Thank you to the Faith Area Community Foundation for allowing us to continue to help our patients.”

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 www.horizonhealthcare.org.