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Healthy Tips This Holiday Season

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…
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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…
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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 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…

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.…
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How to Make Packing Lunches a Snap for Kids

Packing a lunch for your kids isn’t a cinch. After all, providing children with a nutritious and well-balanced lunch, that interests them, is a huge responsibility. But have you ever thought of sharing this duty with your kid? Have you ever asked them to pack their lunch? A survey reports that the more children are interested in packing their lunches,…

Visitor Restrictions

Sioux Center Health has made updates to our visitation guidelines. These measures are designed to protect patients, families, and our community. Thank you for your understanding. **Sioux Center Health will be reviewing these restrictions on a weekly basis** Hospital Visitation Restrictions: To ensure the health and safety of our hospitalized patients, no visitors will be permitted in the hospital effective immediately.…
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Healthy Snacks-Here’s What It’s Like!

Healthy Food Healthy food choices can be difficult, especially when hunger strikes in the middle of the night! Healthy snacking, like other meals, requires some planning. Whether you’re looking for snacks for yourself, or your kids, or some older family member, it demands time and effort to enlist some healthy options. Snacks must be synchronized with your daily meals. Consult…