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Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehab Team Wins 1st Place at Annual Hearts of Gold Games

Hospital news | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Prairie du Chien, WI - A team of four participants from Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac Rehabilitation and Healthy Hearts program recently participated in the 20th Annual Hearts of Gold Games held in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The Crossing Rivers Health team won the first place overall team award, along with six total medals in categories ranging from cooking to basketball, golf, and walking.

Crossing Rivers Health Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Manager Tammy Thompson was proud of the team’s participation. She said, “We have been participating in the games for all 20 years and thank each of the participants for entering these challenging events and representing our organization year after year. Our participants certainly enjoy participating in the Hearts of Gold Games and look forward to the event every year. Participation in these games and belonging to a group exercise program provides an opportunity to form new friendships that otherwise wouldn’t have been formed. These participants reap more than just the medals they win, they reap the benefits of maintaining their long-term health, and living a lifetime of wellness.”

Individuals interested in learning about the Cardiac Rehab, Peripheral Artery Disease Exercise Program, as well as the Healthy Hearts or Pulmonary Rehab programs are encouraged to call Crossing Rivers Health at 608.357.2349 or visit to learn more.

Participant results:

  • Bake-off Female: Dyan Winkers – 2nd place
  • Dart Ball Male: Bob Zwirlein - 2nd place Female: Connie Collins – 3rd place
  • Putt Putt Golf Male: Bob Zwirlein – 1st place
  • Prediction ½ mile track walk Female: Connie Collins – 2nd place
  • Prediction ¼ mile treadmill walk Female: Connie Collins – 2nd place