For emergencies, dial 911
Each year, Winneshiek Medical Center’s Emergency Department treats nearly 9,400 patients – everything from catastrophic injury or illness to scraped knees and sore throats. The Emergency Room (ER) is equipped with state-of-the-art trauma equipment and is staffed by a dedicated, experienced team of physicians, nurses, paramedics and registration staff. Winneshiek Medical Center offers a quick response when seconds count.
Physician services at the Emergency Room are provided by Mayo Clinic Health System.
The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The power of collaboration
“It all started with chest pains at home one evening – they were worse than any heartburn I’d ever had,” says Merle Hastings of Calmar. “I am not one to initiate medical care, but after I had been complaining a bit, my wife pointedly asked if I wanted to go the emergency department…and I did.”