Loring Hospital
Dr. Eric Jensen, DPM

Loring Hospital welcomes podiatrist Dr. Eric Jensen

November 24, 2020

Loring Hospital in Sac City is pleased to welcome McFarland physician, Dr. Eric Jensen, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), to the hospital's group of specialty clinic providers. Dr. Jenson will see patients at Loring Hospital on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month beginning Dec. 2.

2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

Loring Hospital Receives 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Patient Experience

October 13, 2020

Loring Hospital has been recognized as a winner of the 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for its commitment to offering an exceptional patient experience. The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. The award honors organizations that have maintained a positive performance in the top 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients. ?

Loring Hospital's Outpatient/Surgery Department

It's Not Too Early to Schedule Year-End Procedures

September 26, 2020

If you are planning on having elective surgery near the winter holidays, it's best to schedule early as this is the time of year doctors' schedules tend to fill up quickly. An elective procedure is one that is planned in advance, rather than one that's done in an emergency situation. Common elective surgeries at Loring include colonoscopies, tonsillectomies, hernia repair, hysterectomy, and other surgeries that may not be deemed medically necessary. At Loring, general surgeries are the most common performed elective procedures, often done the last quarter of the year, once a patient has reached their deductible.

Loring Hospital staff

The Des Moines Register Names Loring Hospital a Winner of the Iowa Top Workplaces 2020 Award

September 12, 2020

Loring Hospital has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Des Moines Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC.

Pictured from left to right: Shelly Crump, Board Treasu

U.S. Senator Grassley Visits Loring Hospital to Discuss Rural Healthcare

September 12, 2020

United States Senator Chuck Grassley paid a visit to Loring Hospital in Sac City on Aug. 27 to discuss rural healthcare with hospital staff and Board members.

Kay Blessington

Blessington to retire after four decades in healthcare

September 11, 2020

After 42 years in the healthcare field, Kay Blessington, ARNP, FNP, is set to retire in September. Blessington started her career as a registered nurse at Loring Hospital in 1978. After working as a nurse and in the public health sector for nearly 20 years, Blessington went on to earn a master's degree and nurse practitioner credentials in 1996 from Clarkson College in Omaha.

September is Healthy Aging Month logo

Did you know September marks Healthy Aging Month?

August 5, 2020

The body naturally loses stamina as it ages, but there are a number of things you can do to keep yourself healthy and independent for many years to come. Follow these tips to lead an active and healthy lifestyle well into your golden years.

Gene Wassom pictured in front of Loring Hospital

Attentive Staff Create 'Family' Connection with Patients

August 4, 2020

Just before healthcare workers around the world became frontline fighters of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, nurses at Loring Hospital received a vibrant bouquet of flowers to serve as a much-needed reminder that the work they do makes an impact. But it was the note with the flowers that really struck a chord. It read: "If everybody treated everybody else the way you treat your patients, what an amazing world we would have." The gesture was sent by Gene Wassom, who had been admitted to the hospital on February 5 for severe abdominal pain that turned out to be acute diverticulitis, or inflammation in a part of his colon wall.

Loring Hospital staff

COVID-19 Update: Here's what we're doing to make sure you're safe when you visit us

August 4, 2020

Loring Hospital has resumed normal operations with a series of proactive and enhanced safety measures in place to maintain a safe environment for our patients and staff. Please rest assured knowing our facility remains safe for you to confidently receive exceptional care!

Loring's SHIIP counselors, LeAnn Olhausen and Lori Ment

Face-to-face SHIIP appointments, wellness screenings resume

July 3, 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift across Iowa, Loring Hospital has resumed a number of services. We look forward to seeing you soon - and please rest assured knowing Loring has taken a number of steps to ensure our facility remains safe for you to confidently receive exceptional care! Listed below is just a few service updates. Please call 712-662-7105 for questions or for additional information.

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