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First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Sac County

April 30, 2020

A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Sac County. Loring Hospital continues to work closely with Sac County Public Health as it follows protocol for investigating and notifying any individuals who may have had exposure to the individual who tested positive.

Back row: Brian Sexton, Robyn Cromwell, Lisa Phillips.

ESC Teachers and Staff Deliver Homemade Lunch

April 17, 2020

Last week, East Sac County Community Schools teachers and staff delivered homemade lunch (while practicing social distancing) to Loring Hospital and UnityPoint Clinic employees as a thank you for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The gesture brightened everyone's day! Back row L-R: Brian Sexton, Robyn Cromwell, Lisa Phillips Front row L-R: Makayla Engel, Loring CEO/CFO Stacy Johnson, Amanda Carnine

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Workouts from Rehab Services to Stay Active while Socially Distancing

April 7, 2020

Social distancing can make it challenging to maintain a physically active lifestyle since many of us are spending more time at home and outside of our normal routines. To help us all stay active, Loring Hospital's Rehab Department has put together a series of exercises specially designed for kids, teens/adults, and seniors! Please see below for directions for each workout. Remember, it's more important than ever to prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional health!

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A Message From UnityPoint Clinic Regarding Non-essential Appointments

March 30, 2020

In order to protect our patients and team members, UnityPoint Clinic has postponed all non-essential appointments. To avoid potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Family Medicine - Sac City and Lake View has dedicated morning appointments for essential and non-respiratory illness visits (i.e. injuries, rashes, etc.).

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Beware of Scams Related to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The Senior Medicare Patrol of Iowa is seeing several scams related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the public health emergency continues. Scammers are targeting older adults and those with serious long-term health conditions who appear to have a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19. Fraudsters are attempting to bill Medicare for fake or sham tests and "treatments" related to the coronavirus and are targeting individuals to illegally obtain money or Medicare numbers. The following includes information about three types of recent scams.

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COVID-19 Update: No Visitors Effective March 30

March 30, 2020

Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, Loring Hospital has implemented new visitor restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our patients, their families and our staff. Effective Monday, March 30th and until further notice, no visitors will be permitted except under specific circumstances.

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COVID-19 Update: Alternative Entrances and Limited Visitor Hours

March 16, 2020

As part of our ongoing effort to protect against the spread of COVID-19, Loring Hospital has set up two alternative entrances and has limited visitor hours until further notice.

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COVID-19 Updates from Loring Hospital

March 16, 2020

Due to high levels of flu activity and the ongoing spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Loring Hospital is restricting visitors and has postponed or cancelled community events.

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Loring Hospital Auxiliary to Host Annual Trivia Night

March 3, 2020

The Loring Hospital Auxiliary's Fourth Annual Trivia Night is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at the 4-H Building located on the Sac County Fairgrounds. In addition to a night full of trivia and fun, the event will include a silent auction - all to help raise funds for the Auxiliary, which in turn supports Loring Hospital. Doors open at 6 p.m. with trivia kicking off at 7 p.m.

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Education Serves as Motivator to Succeed with Diabetes

February 26, 2020

Aside from a hip surgery five years ago, Barb Erickson says she hadn't had many health issues. But a routine doctor's appointment last year changed that, when Erickson got a call back saying she had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

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