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Horizon Health Foundation receives gift from Heartland Consumers Power District

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Horizon Health Foundation recently received a $5,000 donation from Heartland Consumers Power District, a non-profit public power utility providing wholesale power to the city of Plankinton. Heartland supports development in the communities it serves through economic development and energy efficiency programs.

The donation, gifted through the Plankinton Economic Development Corporation, will name a patient exam room in the newly renovated and expanded Aurora County Community Health Center.

“We are grateful to the Plankinton Economic Development Board and Heartland Consumers Power District for their commitment to the ‘Growth Is On the Horizon’ Naming Campaign by naming a room,” said Tracy Pardy, executive director of the Horizon Health Foundation. “The impact of our Plankinton expansion will not only affect how many patients we serve, but also create jobs and impact the local economy.”

The new facility will ensure the Plankinton community continues to have access to quality healthcare for medical and dental patients. Heartland’s gift will fund 1 of 6 new medical exam rooms.

“Heartland is committed to partnering with our customer communities to create a superior quality of life,” said Casey Crabtree, director of economic development at Heartland and South Dakota District 8 Senator. “We are proud that our economic development and energy efficiency incentives are being utilized by the City of Plankinton and Horizon Health Care to create a healthier community and attract new businesses and residents.”

Construction on the Aurora County Community Health Center began last week. The medical addition of the project is expected to be completed in early 2023.

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.