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Loring Hospital Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital 6th Year in a Row

February 15, 2022

For the sixth year in a row, Loring Hospital in Sac City has been named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The designation is considered one of the most significant indicators of performance excellence in the rural healthcare industry.

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Loring Hospital to Hold Class on Managing Health and Chronic Conditions

January 19, 2022

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

Dr. Abby Williams

Loring Hospital welcomes podiatrist Dr. Abby Williams

December 30, 2021

Loring Hospital is pleased to welcome McFarland Clinic physician, Dr. Abby Williams, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), to the hospital's group of specialty clinic providers. Dr. Williams sees patients at Loring Hospital every other Friday of each month and is accepting new patients.

Sharon Thompson Shares Why She's a Firm Believer in Loring Hospital's Diabetes Education Program

December 29, 2021

When Sharon Thompson was diagnosed with diabetes, she had just celebrated a birthday. Little did she know things were about to change. "It came as quite a shock when I received a phone call with my Type 2 diabetes diagnosis," says Thompson.? Though the news was certainly unsettling, Thompson was quickly put at ease after her physician, Dr. Bernadette Gyano, recommended that she see Jill Williams, Loring Hospital's registered dietitian and diabetes education coordinator.

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

October 27, 2021

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.? An elective surgery is a procedure that is planned in advance, rather than one that is 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.

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"Mental Health Matters" Event Scheduled for Oct. 29

October 26, 2021

The Loring Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring an educational program entitled, "Mental Health Matters," at 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 at the Sac Community Center in Sac City. The event will feature guest speaker Aaron McHone, who is the operations director for the Behavioral Health Service Line at UnityPoint Health.

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Bomgaars to Host Ladies Night Benefitting Loring Healthcare Foundation

October 18, 2021

Bomgaars of Sac City is set to host a Ladies Night on Oct. 24, 2021 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.

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Loring Hospital's Community Wide Healthiest State Walk

October 3, 2021

The Loring Hospital Community Wide Healthiest State Walk is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from noon - 1 p.m. Community members are encouraged to take a 30 minute walk and to stop by the Criss Gazebo to pick up a sack lunch sponsored by SacFit Wellness Coalition and Food Pride.

Loring Hospital's new physical therapist, Makayla Mille

Loring Hospital Welcomes New Physical Therapist

June 29, 2021

In May, Loring Hospital welcomed Makayla Millea, doctor of physical therapy (DPT).

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Patients Find Solace in Rehab Services

June 17, 2021

Having knee surgery at 12 years old was a little scary for Brooks Ludwig, who tore his patellar tendon in his right knee while playing football last fall. He worried he wouldn't be able to participate in any of his favorite sports again. Soon after surgery, Brooks started physical therapy at Loring Hospital's Rehab Services Department. He was nervous, but also excited to resume some activity.

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