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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.

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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.

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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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Effective, Unified Loring Team Rises to the COVID-19 Challenge

June 3, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has presented Loring Hospital with a number of unique and unprecedented challenges over the past several weeks, it has also brought the hospital together in more ways than one to work as an effective and unified team. Loring Hospital medical professionals and staff have united like never before, rising up to the challenges without hesitation.

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Loring Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament: A Letter from Loring's Development Director

June 1, 2020

Loring Hospital made the very difficult decision to cancel this year's much-anticipated Loring Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament as we continue the fight against COVID-19. While we are sorely disappointed at not being able to hold our biggest fundraiser of the year, we are hoping you will find it within your means to make a donation to the Loring Healthcare Foundation. ?

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Quarterly Health Beat: Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer

May 26, 2020

Summer is just around the corner and is a great time for kids of all ages to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. Whether they are young children or teens, there are simple ways to keep your kids safe and healthy while they enjoy the summer fun.

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COVID-19: When to Seek Care or Testing

May 23, 2020

As COVID-19 testing ramps up across the nation and Iowa, individuals should expect to see more and more positive cases, but that is not a cause for panic.

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