Inspired by you
At Crossing Rivers Health, our highest priority is your lifetime of wellness. We know patient-centered, quality healthcare can transform lives; we’ve seen it firsthand. We have celebrated your successes and your precious moments, talked for hours, held your hand, and witnessed miracles. We'll be there for every step of your journey. From the staff and providers in our birthing center, to our clinics, inpatient care and hospice- we’re inspired by you.
Rich Bannen is a man with a generous heart, who has dedicated his life to helping others. He’s a veteran and a caregiver for his family. He's been a first responder since 1973. He's an entrepreneur, a welder, and a teacher. He's an active man who maintains an overall healthy diet. Today, thanks to a Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA), Rich is a survivor.
Darci Colsch is a nursing instructor at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. Every day, she teaches the technical skills needed to be a nurse. Hear Darci share her experience on the receiving side of nursing - as a patient.
Fritz and Javier's Story
"As healthcare providers, if we listen, give them attention, and spend time with them, we'll learn a lot about our patients." Hear Javier Alvarez, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, share the story of a somewhat unlikely friendship in this heartwarming story.
Cindy Justman and her brother traveled more than three hours to Prairie du Chien for a music festival. In walking out of their tent, Cindy's foot got stuck and she fell. She was transported to the Emergency Room at Crossing Rivers Health, where she had orthopedic surgery. Cindy appreciated her experience so much, she continued to travel back to Crossing Rivers Health for follow up care. Hear Cindy share her experience.
Karla Troester is an active woman. She has a large family and enjoys entertaining and cooking for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Over time, these activities became more and more difficult to enjoy due to the extreme knee pain she was experiencing. Karla turned to the team of orthopedic experts at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care.
John and Margaret's Story
John Wachter’s adoration for his late wife Margaret is evident- well past the last breath of life. John best describes their love as true and genuine, standing the test of time- 63 years to be exact –as well as the trials and tribulations of life. Because of the support provided by Crossing Rivers Health Hospice, enduring “the most painful of cancers”, pain-free, was possible for Margaret. She and her family were able to spend quality time, comfortably at home, on the family farm. Hear John share their story.
At Crossing Rivers Health Hospice, hospice care is about how you live. Watch Brittney Miller, Hospice Social Worker and Volunteer Coordinator, and Vicki Heilmann, Hospice Volunteer, share Eunice's story.
Elkader resident Donna Anderson wanted to be able to dance again. Donna had both hips replaced at the Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care.