Loring Hospital
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

​ Helping Iowans Understand and Prevent Medicare Fraud

November 30, 2022

Medicare fraud can be difficult to spot, especially when fraudsters can make fake phone calls and medical bills seem so believable. According to the U.S. General Accounting Office, it is estimated that $60 billion dollars is lost nationally each year to Medicare fraud.

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Medical Identity Theft Can Cost in Dollars Lost and Days Lived

October 27, 2022

Medical identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information – such as your name and Medicare number – to bill for services or supplies you did not receive. Fraudsters may sign you up for unneeded services like hospice or they may bill Medicare for a wheelchair in your name, unbeknownst to you.

Loring's surgery/outpatient department

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

October 25, 2022

If you are planning on having elective surgery around the winter holidays, it’s best to schedule early as this is the time of year doctors’ schedules tend to fill up quickly.

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Bomgaars to Host Ladies Night Benefitting Loring Healthcare Foundation

October 20, 2022

Bomgaars of Sac City is set to host a Ladies Night on Oct. 23, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. in which five percent of total sales will be donated to the Loring Healthcare Foundation. The night will include giveaways and a twenty percent discount on regular priced merchandise.

Loring’s SHIIP counselors, Sharon Badertscher and LeAnn

Medicare Open Enrollment Counseling October 15 - December 7

October 10, 2022

Did you know each year between October 15th and December 7th you can change your Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan? In just one hour, a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor at Loring Hospital can help you save and ensure you have access to the drugs you need. Let us make sure your drugs are covered on the lowest cost plan for 2023.

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Loring Hospital Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

October 7, 2022

Loring Hospital received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony held Sept. 15 in Storm Lake.

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Healthiest State Walk Scheduled for Oct. 5

September 22, 2022

The Loring Hospital Community Wide Healthiest State Walk is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from noon - 1 p.m. Community members are encouraged to walk to the Criss Gazebo in Sac City for a free grab and go lunch sponsored by the SacFit Wellness Coalition and Food Pride. For those interested, a 30-minute group walk will start at 12:30 p.m. from the Criss Gazebo to Cattail Cove and back.

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Loring Hospital to Hold Class on Managing Health and Chronic Conditions

August 23, 2022

Loring Hospital and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) have teamed up to provide a six-week course entitled, "Better Choices, Better Health," to help individuals take a more active role in managing their health and chronic conditions.

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More on Loring Hospital's Potential Building Project

August 16, 2022

As you may know, for over the past year and a half, Loring Hospital has been embarking on what the hospital has referred to as its "master plan" - a long-term plan that involves strategically exploring ways to optimize the space and overall flow of the hospital to ensure the best patient experience for years to come.

James Roetman, Loring's interim CEO from March - July 2

A note from James Roetman, who served as Loring's interim CEO from March - July 2022

July 20, 2022

Over the years, the ever-changing world of healthcare continues to have one common theme: people who choose this path are some of the most compassionate, caring, and dedicated people in the world. It's often said that working in healthcare is not a career you choose, but a career that you were born to do.

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