Patient Stories

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
Maurice and Avon… ’til death do us part
Maurice and Avon Dahl never left each other’s side. Living in the very house of his birth, Maurice and his bride, Avon, were married for a mere 58 years, raising 12 children and enjoying scores of grand and great-grandchildren. [...] Read More
Rural clinics – where you’re family
Nichole Halverson returned from her honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, only to find herself feeling ill. She called the Mabel Clinic for an appointment. “I thought of Kirsten right away, and got an appointment with her for that very morning!” says Nichole. [...] Read More
Running pain free
Allyson Fillmore, a Luther College runner, now runs pain-free after working with physical therapists in Winneshiek Medical Center’s Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Department in Decorah, Iowa. [...] Read More