Rivers Edge Bank donated $100,000 to Horizon Health Foundation to help secure the future of healthcare providers and to continue a legacy of community partnerships between Horizon and the bank.
One way the bank chose to fulfill this mission is through a gift to its long-time partner, Horizon Health Care. The Horizon Health Foundation is partnering with individuals, community business leaders, and corporations on a $12.8 million dollar initiative, Rooted in Rural, dedicated to building, recruiting, and retaining health care professionals. Through the Rooted in Rural program, there are many opportunities to make an impact in the future of delivering rural health care.
South Dakota is expected to have one of the highest health care worker shortages of all 50 states by 2030. We need to take action to retain our current health care teams and to continue to recruit high quality professionals now by partnering to invest in: Recruitment and Retention, Creating and Partnering for scholarship programs for local students pursuing a degree in the healthcare field, and to help with professional enrichment and education.
If you are interested in helping build the future of South Dakota rural health care, go to www.horizonhealthfoundation.com/rir or contact Tracy Pardy at 605-772-5902.