Patient Stories

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
Sinus suffering is over for Elaine
For years, Elaine Thompson has suffered from sinus pain. “I was very excited when I found out that I could have Balloon Sinuplasty in Decorah, because it was so simple,” says Elaine. [...] Read More
WMC’s dementia care program helps to see the person
The only program of its kind in our region, WMC’s Dementia Care provides specific strategies for families and caregivers to implement as their loved ones reach new stages of dementia. [...] Read More
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