COVID-19 in the Iowa Great Lakes: Things to Know – – CLICK HERE!


Getting a Flu Shot Important During COVID-19

Every year Lakes Regional Healthcare and Dickinson County Public Health (DCPH) encourage people to get the annual influenza vaccination, or “flu shot,” and this year it’s even more


LRH Offers Free Guidance to Medicare Recipients

It can cost you money not to review your Medicare Part D drug coverage annually. In one hour a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselor can complete


Free Car Seat Safety Checks on Thursday, September 23

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of unintentional death in children. Also, 60 percent of car crashes involving children occur 10 minutes or less from home.


Process Underway to Determine Community’s Health Needs

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and places a significant focus on community-based prevention, requiring nonprofit hospitals such as Lakes Regional Healthcare (LRH)


Dr. Whitney Nelson Joining Lakes Regional Family Medicine

Whitney Nelson, D.O., a family medicine physician joining Lakes Regional Family Medicine, will begin seeing patients on September 7, 2021. Dr. Nelson recently moved to the lakes region


CDC Encourages Third COVID-19 Vaccine for Those Who Are Immunocompromised

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recommended that people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised receive an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. According


“Welcome to Medicare” Event to be Held August 19

Will you be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you


LRH Foundation “Grape Escape Uncorked” Barrel Tasting Event Planned for August 13

A new fundraising event hosted by Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation is planned for Friday, August 13. The Foundation’s Grape Escape Uncorked event will raise funds toward the Scholarship


Free, At-Home COVID-19 Testing Available Beginning July 16

An additional way to get a COVID-19 test will be available beginning Friday, July 16. Dickinson County Public Health (DCPH) will provide free COVID-19 test kits for people


OSHA Mandates Hospital Compliance with Emergency Temporary Standards to Reduce Occupational Exposure to COVID-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published “COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS).” As a result, hospitals across the country, including Lakes Regional Healthcare, are taking

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