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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.

Healthiest State Walk 2022 "Walk More. Connect More." l

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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Dr. Callie Babcock Named Loring Hospital CEO

May 23, 2022

UnityPoint Health® - Fort Dodge CEO, Leah Glasgo, announced today Dr. Callie Babcock has accepted the chief executive officer (CEO) position for Loring Hospital.

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Loring Hospital Seeks Input at Public Meeting about Sac County Health Care Needs

May 11, 2022

Loring Hospital will host a public meeting Monday, May 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the hospital's Community/West Conference Room to discuss results from a recent health needs assessment survey and to seek input about healthcare in Sac County and neighboring communities.

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Loring Hospital Among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the Country

May 10, 2022

Loring Hospital in Sac City has been named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the U.S. Those designated as top 20 critical access hospitals have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. This elite group was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health's 2022 top 100 critical access hospitals list, which was released earlier this year.

Loring Hospital Seeks Input on County Health Needs

March 30, 2022

Loring Hospital in Sac City is conducting a community health needs assessment in an effort to better understand the health needs of the communities served by Loring Hospital. This survey is important to determine health care needs of our patients now and in the future.

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