Horizon Health Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

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(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Foundation has recently welcomed Patrick Maroney of Sioux Falls, SD, (formerly of Howard, SD) to the Foundation’s board of directors, which is comprised of ten leaders representing the Horizon Health Care service area. The board members guide the direction of the Foundation and oversee operations including financial management and advocacy efforts.

Pat and the Maroney family have been faithful supporters of the Howard community and many local organizations since moving to Howard in 1945. Pat attended Dakota State University in Madison, SD, and returned to Howard in 1967. Pat owned Maroney’s Bar for more than forty years, taking over the business from his father, who owned the bar for twenty-three years prior.

Over the years, Pat has held many leadership positions in the area. He has served as a Miner County Commissioner (11 years), former Vice President of Howard Industries, Board Chair of Miner County Community Revitalization (MCCR) and the Rural Learning Center, President of the Jaycees Club, Chairman for the First District Association of Local Governments (three terms), Chairman of the Democratic Party, and Treasurer of the Interlakes Community Action Board. He has also volunteered on numerous boards, including: Miner County Development Corporation, St. Agatha’s Church Council (23 years), Howard Public Library (38 years), and the Dakota State University Foundation (11 years).   

Pat also holds the distinction of establishing the first-ever endowment with the Horizon Health Foundation, the Maroney Family Endowment. “Howard and Miner County are very fortunate to have the key elements to remain sustainable, such as quality health and dental care, and the jobs created by Horizon Health Care,” said Maroney. “I decided to join the Horizon Health Care Foundation Board because the knowledge and experience I have will serve me well as a member of the board.”

Other current Horizon Health Foundation board members include: Jodi Jung (De Smet, SD); Pam Locken (Isabel, SD); Kris Stocklin-Johnson (Faith, SD); Jim Burg (Wessington Springs, SD); Gary McKellips (Alcester, SD); Doug Eidahl (Roslyn, SD); Chrysti Protsch (Howard, SD); Jessica Linskov (Isabel, SD); and John Mengenhausen (Howard, SD).

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.

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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