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Casey Westphal
Five Sanford Luverne Medical Center employees were recognized by Sanford Health’s south region of hospitals and clinics. Casey Westphal, Jane Beers, Hailey Gaunt, Mary O’Toole-Hemme and Lila Dewitt were honored with four awards, with seven other nurses receiving nominations. Westphal, a registered...
Here, Kelly Schroer offers an ice cream sandwich during the drive-through event.
To thank the community for its support, Sanford clinics in Luverne, Adrian, and Edgerton hosted a drive-through event offering free summer treats this week. “The last few months have been challenging for everyone, but we are so grateful for the support the community has shown us,” said Diane...
As communities are urged to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanford Luverne, Edgerton, and Adrian clinics are encouraging patients to take advantage of video visits with their health care provider.      “We’ve had questions about whether or not to come into the clinic, or...
Sanford Luverne has tested 68 patients so far for coronavirus and so far none have been confirmed in Rock County. As of late Monday there were 986 cases in Minnesota, most of them in the Twin Cities, and a handful confirmed in neighboring southwest Minnesota counties.  In nearby South Dakota, only...
The Sanford Luverne Emergency Room entrance shows visitor policies and serves as a mandatory screening station. There are three entrances facility-wide and all are mandatory stations to screen for potential coronavirus risk factors.
As Rock County and surrounding communities grasp new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, Sanford Luverne is taking its own measures as the local health care leader. “We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing and responsible event management,” said Tammy...
When respiratory therapist Julia Silvrants began her career 42 years ago she was planning to be in Luverne for only a year. She retired last week with a farewell gathering of Sanford colleagues who reflected fondly on the past several decades. “Now who are we going to ask when we have questions?”...
Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, and local health care professionals are working to improve those outcomes. A health care safety class, “You Are Your Own Best Medicine,” on Nov. 21 in Luverne illustrates that patient involvement in their care...
The new Rock County Ambulance garage is ready to house emergency vehicles, and Sanford hosted an open house Saturday morning, May 18, to show off the new $420,000 facility built entirely with private community donations.
Sanford Luverne’s new ambulance garage is ready for use, and a Saturday morning open house gave community members a glimpse inside their local emergency services. One of the first people there was Luverne’s Gene Cragoe, who last week observed what he calls the fifth anniversary of his second...
Bruce Dysthe sings for Mary Jane Brown residents, visitors and staff. Afterward everyone was served ice cream cake. The Oaks residents were treated to donuts a la mode.
Residents and staff at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home, The Oaks and Poplar Creek Estates celebrated the merger with Sanford Health Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21. Root beer floats, music and special activities highlighted the two-hour celebration. The Oaks celebrated with donut a la...
Tammy Loosbrock
Tammy Loosbrock, Sanford Luverne Medical Center senior director, was named to the Becker Hospital Review’s 60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know in 2017.  This recognition is another in a growing list of Sanford Luverne achievements. In April Healthgrades presented Sanford Luverne with its 2017...

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