Sanford Luverne

Rock County Ambulance crew members welcomed Sgt. First Class Jeff Thacker home from his National Guard deployment during their April 6 training meeting. Thacker and ambulance director Harlan Vande Kieft are kneeling in front. Ambulance personnel are (front, from left) Sheila Westfield, Jill Johnson, Tricia Huiskes, Cody Tinklenberg, Dan Fick, Dalton Bass, (back) Matt Goembel, Ranae Johnson, Callie Rathjen, Lexie Severtson and Sheila Meyer.
Sgt. First Class Jeff Thacker returned to Luverne in March after 18 months overseas with the Army National Guard. He presented a combat mission American flag to the Rock County Ambulance to be displayed in Sanford Luverne Emergency Services offices. “Everyone was really supportive of me while I was...
Sanford Luverne Medical Center has been named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” for 2021, according to a list released by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “It’s an honor to be named a top 100 critical access hospital,” said Tammy Loosbrock, senior director of Sanford Luverne. “Our team of...
Occupational Therapist Karla Kruse (left) works with patient Shelbi Gesch, Luverne, who is recovering from surgery on her wrist.
Amid coronavirus concerns, people still get sick and suffer injuries, and they still need preventative care. Sanford Luverne has been open for these services, and CEO Tammy Loosbrock is reminding community members to take care of themselves, even under the threat of a pandemic. “I think the biggest...
Confirmed cases of coronavirus are showing up in communities closer and closer to Rock County, the latest in Lyon County Tuesday and increasing numbers (28) in Minnehaha County just 30 miles to the west. Testing capacity is limited, so numbers aren’t telling the whole story. That’s why public...
We are seeing a new national epidemic in our teenagers regarding E-cigarettes and vaping, and they are starting at earlier ages than even with cigarettes.  Statistics show that many start at 13 or even younger and that since 2014 the number of teenagers using e-cigarettes has increased over 50...
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in four people with prescription opioids struggles with addiction. To curb this epidemic of opioid addition, the CDC released new guidelines for the prescription of opioids for chronic pain, urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids...
Runners begin the Buffalo Days Fun Run at the Sanford Luverne parking lot June 4. The event drew 65 runners of all ages.
More than sixty-five runners participated in the annual Buffalo Days Fun Run on Saturday, June 4 in Luverne. The event, organized by Sanford Luverne, included 5K and 10K races for men and women and a half-mile kids fun run. The top two finishers in seven different age categories were provided by...
Rock County Law Enforcement and emergency medical personnel will challenge the Luverne Fire Department in a friendly competition to see which department can recruit the most donors for the community’s blood supply for the Ninth Annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” next week. Donations will be accepted...
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