Patient Stories

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
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
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