Hear Steve’s Story as a COVID-19 Patient

Far From Home But Not Far From Excellent Care! If you told me at the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic my future would include spending 12 days in the a hospital located 1,300 miles from my home, I would have thought that cannot be possible! But sure enough, that’s what happened. While making a personal trip to Sioux Center,…

Top Health Concerns You Should Know About

It’s no secret that people are gradually becoming more health-conscious, and it makes sense because so many persons are being affected by chronic non-communicable diseases. Whether your interest in health stems from preventative or disease-management purposes, we are here to help. In this post, we aim to provide clarity on some top health concerns and why they matter. Obesity Obesity…

Managing Stress During the Pandemic

What is stress? The National Institute of Health defines stress as “the brain’s response to any demand.” Stress may cause feelings of emotional strain and pressure. How harmful stress will be to an individual ultimately depends on its intensity, duration, and treatment. Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number…

Sioux County healthcare and education leaders meet to discuss COVID-19

Sioux County healthcare and education leaders meet to discuss COVID-19 Hospital administrators issue a number of “asks” to help slow community spread On September 25, administrators from the four Sioux County health systems met with leaders from each of the county schools and colleges via a Zoom call to discuss the current status of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.…

5 Tips to Prepare Kids for Back to School During the Pandemic

Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for school supplies.  Yet this year is anything but normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way our children will return to learn this fall. School administrators and nurses have spent countless hours preparing the school environment and developing…