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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.


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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Loring Hospital Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital 4th Year in a Row

February 25, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, Loring Hospital in Sac City has been named a 2020 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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Quarterly Health Beat: Heart Health Facts and Information

February 4, 2020

Loring Hospital's upcoming "Quarterly Health Beat" will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 4-5 p.m. The educational session is titled "Heart Health Facts and Information" and will feature guest speaker Andrea Oswald, an advanced registered nurse practitioner of the Iowa Heart Center in Fort Dodge. Oswald has worked in cardiology for 15 years and currently sees patients at Loring Hospital each month.

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Save the Date for Loring's 2020 Education & Community Events

January 9, 2020

Are you in need of ACLS or PALS training? Looking for a strength and conditioning program for your athlete? Check out Loring Hospital's 2020 education and community calendar for these and many other events!


Loring Hospital Welcomes Drs. Dierking and Armstrong

December 31, 2019

Loring Hospital is excited to welcome Dr. Jason Dierking and Dr. John Armstrong - both of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) in Storm Lake - who will begin providing long term general surgery coverage at the hospital in early January 2020.

Dr. Ronald Cheney with Loring Hospital nurses

Loring Hospital Surgeon to Focus More Time on Missionary Work

December 10, 2019

After 13 years at Loring Hospital, Dr. Ronald Cheney will soon begin focusing more of his time on volunteer and missionary work. Cheney, who joined Loring Hospital in 2006, says he will genuinely miss seeing the friendly faces he's gotten to know so well over the years.

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