Patient Stories

Miracles in the fourth dimension

The miracle of life and the miracle of modern medicine sometimes meet in ways we could never imagine. Like the new 3D/4D ultrasound technology made available to expectant parents at Winneshiek Medical Center. “I love seeing my baby’s heartbeat,” says Jordan Henning who was in her 21st week of pregnancy when she shared her ultrasound […] Read More

How will you respond to the symptoms of a heart attack?
Instead of watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, Joni Kraayenbrink (age 56) was preparing for the first flight of her life, departing from the Winneshiek Medical Center Emergency Department. [...] Read More
Toddler receives local specialty ENT care at WMC
Three year-old Cash Courtney had surgery with William Remington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System ear, nose and throat specialist at Winneshiek Medical Center. Cash is enjoying better hearing, better sleep, and better speech thanks to the advanced care he received, close to home. [...] Read More
Sweet Sounds – 60 years in the making

Once upon a time, a little girl was born to the Rustad family in Decorah and like any newborn, she brought sweet sounds to their home. The little girl, Wendy, played and attended school, but something was different. It wasn’t until she was in the second grade that she was diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural hearing […] Read More

Decorah Residents experience with WMC’s Diabetes Information Group

Stan Townswick of Decorah, was diagnosed with diabetes over ten years ago. “When I first found out I had diabetes, I knew my life and eating habits needed to change,” says Townswick. “The information group offered by WMC continues to educate me on the importance of healthy eating habits…these professionals really put it together nicely […] Read More

Being surrounded by one big happy family
Evi Styve, age 71 of Decorah, had a knee replacement performed locally in Decorah at Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) by Russell Norris, MD, Gundersen Health System orthopedic surgeon. [...] Read More
WMC offers ultrasound mist therapy to help heal open wounds
Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine offer ultrasound mist therapy to help heal open wounds. [...] Read More
Free hearing screening leads to life-changing diagnosis
Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) provides free screenings on a variety of health related conditions, including hearing loss. In June, several people took advantage of a free hearing screening at WMC, and while some were advised to make an appointment with an audiologist, others departed with renewed confidence in their hearing. But for one patient, Brian Lensch, the screening lead to a life-changing diagnosis. [...] Read More
Roger that? Yes, with my pen!
New hearing aid technology available at Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic has made a difference for retired Luther College biology professor, John Tjostem. After 35 years of teaching full time at Luther College, John enjoys returning to provide a few lectures each year, and this year, he says he’ll be bringing his new hearing device, the Roger Pen. [...] Read More
A lifetime of hearing loss improves with new technology
Tom Sheppard recently had a visit with Cynthia See, Au.D., Mayo Clinic Health System Audiologist at Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic to adjust his hearing aids. “My entire life, doctors told me that hearing aids would do me no good,” Tom says. “But with Dr. See’s custom fitting and expertise my hearing aids sound more natural.” [...] Read More
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