Patient Stories

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
WMC Pilates is a healthy choice for any body
“I was a little surprised that the day after my first class I was as sore without a ‘sweaty’ workout,” Stephanie says. “But I love the fact that you can do Pilates, not sweat a lot, and continue to see results! That’s why I keep coming back.” [...] Read More
WMC is on Brinn’s team
Brinn Anderson, a Luther College athlete, works with Winneshiek Medical Center physical therapist Dennis Keefe, MSPT, as she recovers from a torn ACL and meniscus. [...] Read More
Smartphone = Smart hearing aids
Imagine if you could adjust your hearing aids with just a touch to your smartphone screen. This type of advanced technology is now available at Winneshiek Medical Center to patients of Mayo Clinic Health System audiologist, Cynthia See, Au.D. [...] Read More
Local woman recommends Look Good… Feel Better for people facing cancer
The Winneshiek Medical Center Cancer Resource Center and the American Cancer Society offer Look Good…Feel Better classes to help women, men and youth undergoing cancer treatments learn techniques to help them manage appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment and thereby improve their quality of life. The classes are free to anyone in active cancer treatment, and participants can register by calling the WMC Cancer Resource Center at 563-387-5271. Individual sessions are also available with prior arrangement. [...] Read More
It’s not just a bike, it’s a miracle
Because they chose WMC for transitional care, Keith received speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy four times each day. He also had access to the RT300 rehabilitation bike which uses state-of-the-art technology to provide advanced therapy for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. [...] Read More
Khloe can sleep, Khloe can hear
Peaceful wasn’t a word Khloe’s parents, Lynn and Karen Henning, used to describe their 3-year-old daughter. “All 3-year-olds have a lot of energy, but Khloe’s energy was on a different level,” says Karen. “We learned that she may have been extremely active because she was compensating for being so uncomfortable due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids.” [...] Read More
March is colon cancer awareness month
Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In fact, 1 in 20 Iowans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. Local colon cancer survivor, Gary Hovden, had no signs or symptoms five years ago when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. [...] Read More
Student athlete chooses Winneshiek Medical Center for care
Student athlete Chase Hubka chose Winneshiek Medical Center for surgery and rehabilitation to regain motion and strength following an injury. [...] Read More
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