Community Leaders Ask For Responsibility In Celebrating Holidays

Sioux Center Health, the City of Sioux Center and the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce want to take a moment to share our appreciation to our community for your continued support and cooperation as we have faced an unprecedented year. We know and realize that COVID-19 has impacted every one of you and we thank you for your faithful support…
Woman touching face with healthy skin

Tips For Healthy Skin

Having healthy skin is essential for everyone, no matter our age or gender. This month is National Healthy Skin Month; as such, we have dedicated this post to help you develop and maintain healthy skin. Healthy skincare practices help to slow aging appearance and prevent various skin problems. The tips below can be practiced by everyone; let’s take care of…

Grief During the Pandemic

Grief During the Pandemic The death of a loved one is one of life's most difficult experiences, and when a loved one dies during the COVID-19 pandemic, regardless of the cause of death, beginning the grief journey can be more complex due to physical distancing and gathering restrictions. Along this journey, you will encounter some difficult and sad moments, as…
family eating thanksgiving dinner together

Healthy Tips For The Family During This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is a very festive holiday that so many of us enjoy. Typically we get to spend in-person time with our family in a loving, fun, and happy setting. However, this year, it may be a virtual event for those outside of the immediate family circle. We also appreciate this holiday for the many delicious foods that we get to…
Groundbreaking

Sioux Center Health Begins Expansion

A groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 20, marked the start of two large construction projects for Sioux Center Health. The $36 million project will expand Sioux Center Health’s Senior Living campus — where Royale Meadows and Crown Pointe sit — and double the size of its family medical clinic. Though Sioux Center Health originally planned to break ground on the projects in…
Young woman stressed from the pandemic

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…

Honor your loved one this holiday season.

During the Christmas season, our thoughts turn to those we love – our family and friends who celebrate the joy of the season with us; and those who are no longer here but whose memory burns brightly in our hearts. We invite you and your family to honor your loved one this season by participating in the Loving Tree Project.…

Sioux Center Health Welcomes New ARNP

Sioux Center Health welcomes a new nurse practitioner to join the Sioux Center Medical Clinic beginning of November. Twenty-eight-year-old Valerie Van Zandbergen of Newkirk is excited to work in the county she’s been a part of since 2010. Having grown up on a farm near Kanawha in north central Iowa, she first came to Sioux County to attend Northwestern College…

‘Pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality often harmful to farmers during times like these

Broken arm? Go to the emergency room. Bad cough and cold? See a family practice physician. Eye strain? See an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. Sinus issues? See an ear, nose and throat physician. Good answers. Depressed, stressed, anxious, hopeless? Pull the shades and hide out in front of the TV; or drink an extra beer or two to numb reality;…

Influenza, Allergies, and COVID-19, what’s the Difference?

Influenza, allergies, and COVID-19 all share some symptoms, and that can make it difficult to know what’s causing discomfort, especially as influenza season nears. "All three may come on in similar ways, but they’re definitely not the same," said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Scott Rens, a family medicine physician at Sioux Center Health. Knowing the signs that the flu, COVID-19 and…

COVID-19 Testing Site at Sioux Center Health

New Test Iowa Site to open at Sioux Center Health The Sioux Center Health drive-thru test Iowa clinic will be located on the north side of the hospital campus, 1101 9th Street SE, under the temporary building. Click here to view map. The site is open for testing through the end of November on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 PM…

Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

It is time for your flu shot!  For the safety of you and your family, our patients and staff, we are only offering Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics this year. Each of our medical clinics in Sioux Center, Hawarden, and Hull have convenient options for you to drive up, stay right in your car, and get your flu shot. SIOUX CENTER…