Patient Stories

The Manning’s choose midwifery for a personalized birth experience

During her twenties Rebecca Manning of Lansing, IA chose to seek women’s health at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah with Emily Young Johnson, CNM. Emily is a certified nurse midwife providing pregnancy and labor/delivery care and gynecologic health services to women across the lifespan in Decorah, Ossian and Mabel, MN. In late 2017, Rebecca and […] Read More

Pediatric occupational therapy helps Maddox cope with grief
Just as Maddox Hartley turned four years old, Papa, his grandfather and friend, died.  The family grieved and as time passed, they found themselves returning to their regular lives:  work, activities, social outings.  It wasn’t until the following school year that Maddox’s pre-school teacher observed behaviors cropping up that caused her concern.  [...] Read More
Cardiac Rehab becomes safe haven for Ossian woman
Sandy attended cardiac rehab at Winneshiek Medical Center three times per week where she participated in a monitored program of aerobic and strengthening exercises. She says, “It was reassuring to be hooked up to the monitors while exercising and knowing the staff were closely watching me. After a few sessions, I started to believe that I would actually recover!” [...] 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
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