Patient Stories

Coming home with hospice care
Even when Doly faced cancer, and treatments were no longer effective, she wanted to be home. Fortunately, the family had heard of WMC Hospice, and knew that hospice would provide the care Doly needed in the place she felt most comfortable. [...] Read More
Patient finds relief through new minimally invasive sinus procedure at WMC
Jessica Hoey found sinus relief through a new minimally invasive procedure at Winneshiek Medical Center called Balloon Sinuplasty. The in-office procedure was performed by William Remington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System ear, nose, throat (ENT) surgeon at Winneshiek Medical Center. [...] Read More
History was made by trusting care, close to home
Joyce Langreck made history by becoming the first laparoscopic gallbladder patient at Winneshiek Medical Center in 1991. [...] Read More
WMC Transitional Care keeps patient close to home
Leona Rosendahl is a familiar face in the hallways of Winneshiek Medical Center. Faithfully, she and her husband, Robert, exercised in the Rehabilitation gym twice per week for many years, making friends with staff and patients alike. So when Leona needed transitional care following a knee surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, she turned to the place where she already felt at home. [...] Read More
Soccer injury leads to an unexpected blessing for Makayla
Decorah high school student, Makayla Patterson, received care following a soccer injury. [...] Read More
Nicholas… a 5-year old sensational kid
Five-year old Nicholas Bernhard was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder by Tyler Menke, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine physician at Winneshiek Medical Center. [...] Read More
Living well with diabetes
Joyce Schutte was diagnosed with diabetes in 2007. For six years, she successfully managed her health by going to classes, taking her medications, eating smaller portions and choosing to be physically active. Everything changed in 2013 when her daughter, Eileen, found out she had cancer. [...] Read More
Daycare accident leads to emergency medical care at WMC
Haidyn Farley was having a very normal four-year old day. She was playing with her friends at daycare, running around outside before everyone settled in for a nap. Without warning, Haidyn tripped and landed hard on her right shoulder. [...] Read More
Balloon Sinuplasty provides relief for local woman’s chronic sinusitis
“I made an appointment with Dr. Remington and he determined that the pressure in my head was not from infection, just blockage from swollen sinuses – an unfortunate symptom of my allergies,” says Elizabeth. Dr. Remington suggested a new procedure to Elizabeth called balloon sinuplasty. [...] Read More
Keeping Young Athletes Healthy
Out for track, softball, basketball, cross county and soccer, an injury can put the brakes on Alea’s plans any time of the year. So when she felt her hip tighten during a track meet, Alea knew that she should listen to her body and get help. [...] Read More
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