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Sanford Luverne recently honored long-time medical staff (from left) Vicki Nelson, Carol Wieneke and Cheryl Groen. Together the three women comprise more than 140 years of experience.
More than 140 years of experience is housed in one Sanford Luverne office separated by two office dividers in the patient appointment center. LPN Cheryl Groen started Aug. 18, 1980, and has been with Sanford Luverne 40 years. MA Vicki Nelson started Sept. 16, 1976, and has been with Sanford Luverne...
It’s been a year and more than 406,000 U.S. deaths since we first heard of COVID-19. During this pandemic, we, as physicians and providers at Sanford Luverne, have been echoing CDC guidance to wear masks, social distance, use good hand hygiene and to get tested and quarantine when needed. We’ve...
There is currently no vaccine or medicine approved to prevent the virus. For those recovering from Covid-19 at home, treatment is aimed at helping the body’s immune system fight the virus. This is known as supportive care. Sanford Luverne is encouraging the public to learn the basics of supportive...
Sanford Luverne started offering outpatient infusion treatments this week for higher-risk patients who qualify, according to hospital director Tammy Loosbrock. The goal is to prevent patients from getting sicker and to keep hospital beds open and staff available for the sickest patients. “Hopefully...
Lori DeBoer
Lori DeBoer received the Sanford Health Network Support Services Employee of the Year Award. Lori has been with Sanford Luverne for 25 years. “In our network, there are over 5,000 employees, with 3,000 just in the Sioux Falls region, so when we have an employee of the year it’s a special thing,”...
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...

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