A Letter from Stacy Johnson, Loring Hospital's CEO
Dear patients, families and communities we serve,
It is my sincere pleasure to be in a position in which I can help deliver quality healthcare in Sac City and the surrounding communities as Loring Hospital’s CEO/CFO.
When I first accepted the position as CFO at Loring Hospital in July 2018, it was the hospital’s overarching Midwest attitude of, “how can I help you,” that really enticed me. At Loring, you can see and feel staff putting the needs of others ahead of their own on a continual basis. I have visited many healthcare institutions and I can truly say that I am blessed to be part of such a great facility in which the staff treat patients as if they are their own family members.
Loring Hospital provides services such as inpatient care, outpatient specialties, surgical services and emergency room care, just to name a few. Community education is also provided year-round in the areas of first aid, CPR, Parkinson’s, discounted wellness and Medicare for beginners.
We strive to be top notch in every step of the healthcare process, from registration, prior-authorization, patient care, cleanliness, follow up instructions, billing, and more. Your feedback is very important to us, which is why every visit is followed up with a survey. You help us to improve our quality of care and the overall patient experience.
In addition, every three years a Community Health Needs Assessment is completed, which allows us to gain insight as to what the public feels are necessary or needed services to help the community. Some ongoing areas of concern include nutrition and obesity, as well as mental health services. Gathering public feedback is instrumental in helping us shape and address these healthcare needs moving forward.
It is Loring’s quality standard that aligns most with my personal and professional goals. I would not want anything less for my family, so it should be a requirement for every patient we serve. I also have a passion for small town communities as I was born and raised in Pomeroy, Iowa. My husband Curt and I reside on a farm and have three wonderful children, Dane, Brett and Jenna. They are very active so our hobbies include their activities.
My past experiences include working as a plant controller for a manufacturer, a college accounting instructor and a bank CFO. My current role at Loring is a balance of serving others and “doing the work.” Numbers tell a story, one that has been natural to me since I was very small, which encouraged me to focus my studies in that field. My undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa is in finance with a minor in economics. I also have a Master of Business Administration degree with an accounting emphasis from Upper Iowa University, and I am a licensed CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
Loring Hospital is an asset to the community and would not be a success or sustained without the work and dedication of so many, including patients, supporters, nurses, staff, members of the Loring Hospital Board and the Loring Healthcare Foundation, Auxiliary members, volunteers and community members. A sincere thank you to all that help make Loring Hospital the place to go for quality healthcare and an overall great place to work. I am proud to say that I am part of the Loring team!
Chief Executive Officer / Chief Financial Officer