(YANKTON, SD) – Horizon Health Foundation recently received a donation from Yankton Community Foundation for the purchase of a Connex Spot Monitor, also known as a “Nurse on Wheels,” for patients at the Yankton Community Health Center.
A Nurse on Wheels provides accurate vital signs measurement, including blood pressure averaging, digital respiration rate, spot checking, interval monitoring and custom scoring across patient populations. The secure medical device allows fast access to vitals while protecting patient privacy, data integrity and compliance.
“The Nurse on Wheels provides an efficient and complete set of patient vitals within 15 seconds, which helps in staff workflow efficiencies, provides better diagnosis accuracy and reduces vitals documentation errors,” said Misty Rudebusch, medical director at Horizon Health Care. “Our goal is to get patient vitals taken so we can move onto their health care needs and any care coordination that is needed in a timely fashion.”
With the Yankton Community Foundation’s gift, Horizon Health Care’s Yankton clinic can continue to provide quality care to all its patients, regardless of ability to pay.
“This will be great in helping us serve medical, dental and behavioral health patients and will keep our clinic running smoothly,” said Mary Honomichl, southeast regional manager for Horizon Health Care. “Thank you to the Yankton 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.