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Horizon Health Foundation receives gift from Yankton Area Foundation

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Horizon Health Foundation recently received a $1,000 grant donation from Yankton Area Foundation for the purchase of a Leather Power Lift Reclining Chair for Yankton Community Health Center.

A recliner lift chair is designed to enable individuals to get up from the seated position more easily. As a needed addition to Yankton Community Health Center’s medical and behavioral health programs, it will help cancer and behavioral health patients with easier access to care and create a smoother process for patients receiving primary care.

“When a cancer patient comes to our clinic needing IV fluids, providing a comfortable place for them to rest for the 1-2 hours is important to their overall health. Exam tables and exam chairs are not made or meant to rest on for extended time,” said Amanda Thoms, Certified Nurse Practitioner at Yankton Community Health Center. “Providing a comfortable chair that reclines will allow the patient to rest and relax, while the power lift will help those that are weak from treatment or elderly get up and out from the chair. The chair will also be available for our telehealth patients to provide a comfortable place during their sessions.”

With the Yankton Area Foundation’s gift, Horizon Health Care can continue to provide quality care to all its patients, regardless of mobility.

“On behalf of the Yankton Area Foundation, we are proud to present this award to Horizon Health Care,” said Nick Moser, Yankton Area Foundation President. “Its Yankton facility is fantastic. We look forward to Horizon’s continued success in providing first-class patient care in Yankton and throughout South Dakota.”

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.