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Emergency care

Emergency care is provided 24 hours a day by physicians and registered nurses who are specially trained in advanced cardiac life support and trauma care. Patients of all ages are seen and treated.

On the rare occasion that a patient with critical illnesses needs specialized treatment not available here, they will be stabilized and transferred to a larger medical or tertiary center. Others will be treated in the emergency department and admitted here or discharged home.

On occasion, if the emergency department is busy and someone comes in who is in critical condition, you may be asked to wait until that person has been cared for.

Hear from our patients

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.

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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.

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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.

Denny Garcia had a mishap one evening and broke his leg. His experience was drastic, but he "thanks his lucky stars" for coming to Crossing Rivers Health.

Kaycee Darnell Emergency Room And Medical Imaging At Crossing Rivers Health In Prairie Du Chien Wisconsin

On February 7th, Liz Darnell received a call that parents fear - her daughter, Kaycee, had been in a car accident on the way to school. Kaycee was transported to the emergency department at Crossing Rivers Health. Read Liz recount the moments of that horrifying day and her appreciation for the care her daughter received.

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Gene Ehlinger The Crossing Rivers Health Emergency Department Saved My Life

Dawn will never forget the day that she received a call from Gene saying that something was wrong with his heart. He had a slim-to-none chance of surviving.

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Mary visited Crossing Rivers Health Urgent Care with minor complaints of back pain and overall fatigue. She was quickly triaged to emergency care and hospitalized for a life-threatening infection.

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