Hospital Events

Sixteen older drivers are now safer on the road reports Occupational Therapy at Crossing Rivers Health.  The men and women that recently participated in CarFit found out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle. Through the free 12-point safety checkup, the mature drivers learned to make changes to improve the fit of their vehicle including how to properly adjust the mirrors to minimize blind spots when changing lanes, good foot positioning on the gas and brake pedals to reduce fatigue and slowed reaction times and how to reduce serious injury if sitting closer than 10 inches to the steering wheel.

CarFit is a national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association designed to give a quick, comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together. This is the third year that Crossing Rivers Health Occupational Therapy and Western Technical College, LaCrosse, collaborated to host the free safety checkup for senior drivers. The event will be held again in the fall of 2018.

The occupational therapists at Crossing Rivers Health help people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them prevent or live better with injury, illness or disability. They provide valuable guidance to individuals to ensure success in everyday activities. Along with seeing inpatients and outpatients, the occupational therapy staff work in a variety of settings including: homecare, schools, and in homes with Birth-to-3. For additional information on the 100 plus services and programs offered at Crossing Rivers Health and Crossing Rivers Health Clinics in, visit


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Thoughtful items provide comfort to patients



Kelsey Imoehl, RN in Surgical Services at Crossing Rivers Health, center, recently accepted Comfort Care Baskets from Partners Iva Mulhern and Jan Weisensale. The baskets contain sugar free candy, note pads and pens, activity books, gripper socks, sleep masks, playing cards, small pillows and other small items to be distributed to patients experiencing long waits during chemotherapy or infusion therapy. Partners of Crossing Rivers Health hope to bring a smile, warm wishes and some comfort to the patients through the comfort care basket project. Not pictured is committee member Ruth Skelly. Partners encourage the public to join them in their mission to assist in meeting the health care and wellness needs of area communities. Learn how to get involved by calling Shawna Atterbury, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 608-357-2621 or access


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Celebrating Family is Forever



Residents and staff at Crossing Rivers Health Assisted Living in Prairie du Chien hosted their annual Friends and Family Potluck on Sunday, September 10th. There were tables of delicious food to enjoy and lots of toe-tapping as The River City Ruckus Band played lively tunes and old time favorites outside under the big tent.

Karen Ulrich, Certified Recreation Therapist at Crossing Rivers Health, coordinated the week-long celebration. She stated, “The caring and compassionate staff went above and beyond to help provide special events for the entire week with the theme, Family is Forever.”


Amanda Schultz, RN, Director, and Alanna Skemp, RN, Coordinator at Assisted Living were pleased that the week went so well. Alanna Skemp shared, “The week-long celebration was full of laughter, good food and fun activities.  Residents, staff and family members always look forward to this eventful week, and they work together to get everyone involved to have a good time. Family members interested in learning more about joining our family at Crossing Rivers Health Assisted Living may give us a call at 608-357-2170 to schedule a time to visit. Information is also available by accessing”




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Updated Calendar of Classes, Support Groups, Etc.



Monday, September 25

New Volunteer Orientation and Annual Volunteer In-Service, 8 am to 1 pm

Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien



Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27

TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course)

Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien



Thursday, October 5

Grief Support Group, Prairie du Chien, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien

Facilitated by Deacon Pat Malanaphy, Hospice Chaplain



Thursday, October 5

Mom’s Like Me Support Group, 5:30-8:00 pm

Crossing Rivers Health Family Resource Center, Prairie du Chien



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