Patient Stories

Coordinated care continues during COVID-19 for Postville woman
Karen Heins had a mass removed from her brain by Mayo Clinic Health System-La Crosse Neurosurgeon Navid Khezri, M.D. Her care was coordinated with Andy Goodner, M.D., Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine physician at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. [...] Read More
Tracy’s Second Chance
55-year old Tracy’s heart was silently shutting down. For months, she had noticed random bouts of tiredness, especially when walking uphill. “I found myself out of breath doing normal activities like walking. These spells were infrequent enough that I never figured something was actually wrong,” she says. [...] Read More
Life returns to normal for Todd after a home sleep study from WMC
Todd Kramme’s fiancé had all but moved to the couch because of his constant snoring. “She told me my snoring was getting worse as time went on, and that I even quit breathing at night… multiple times,” says Todd. He decided to talk to his doctor about a sleep study. [...] Read More
Primary care leads to rare diagnosis at WMC
Tristan Hanson (7) of Decorah was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease by Scott Bohner, D.O., Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine physician at Winneshiek Medical Center. After aggressive treatment at Mayo Clinic, Tristan suffered no heart damage and is healthy again. [...] Read More
Skin cancer discovered through quality primary care
This past winter, Madalen began monitoring a mole on Larry’s shoulder that was growing in size and developing a thin, red outline. As the mole continued to change, she encouraged Larry to go to the doctor, and they made an appointment with primary care physician Scott Bohner, D.O., at Winneshiek Medical Center Decorah Clinic [...] Read More
Local emergency responders work together to save a life
Eric Burg experienced an accident while working in February. The quick actions of his co-workers, Winneshiek Medical Center Ambulance, South Winn First Responders, Calmar Fire, Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Calmar Police and Iowa State Patrol, saved his life. [...] Read More
Monona retiree encourages others to get screened for colon cancer
For months, Dennis Rogers of Monona felt steadily worse and worse. The day he struggled to walk up the stairs his daughter finally convinced him to see a doctor. Dennis was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, and the tumors had metastasized beyond his colon to his liver, kidneys and other organs. He had been living with cancer for years. [...] Read More
Baby Aria, our heart warrior

Randee and Eric Koenig were expecting their second child to arrive in February of 2017. They felt they were blessed with a healthy pregnancy and a beautiful baby girl on the way. They welcomed their 8 pound little girl, Aria, on February 15, 2017 at Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC). Aria was doing very well the […] Read More

Miracles in the fourth dimension

The miracle of life and the miracle of modern medicine sometimes meet in ways we could never imagine. Like the new 3D/4D ultrasound technology made available to expectant parents at Winneshiek Medical Center. “I love seeing my baby’s heartbeat,” says Jordan Henning who was in her 21st week of pregnancy when she shared her ultrasound […] Read More

How will you respond to the symptoms of a heart attack?
Instead of watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, Joni Kraayenbrink (age 56) was preparing for the first flight of her life, departing from the Winneshiek Medical Center Emergency Department. [...] Read More