Hospital News

Christmas Right Here       

Sunday, December 8 from 11 am – 2 pm

Join Partners of Crossing Rivers Health for a children's holiday fundraiser. Open to the public and employees! Enjoy face painting, make & take crafts, Santa's Gift Shop - Kid's shopping only - all gifts $1 (gift wrap included), visit Santa and his elf, bake sale, shop in Jerry's Gift Shoppe, see the Trees of Enchantment, bid on silent auction items including four Club Level indoor Green Bay Packer tickets for a home game in 2020 to be determined! Proceeds are used to support community and hospital projects. We hope you'll join us!    


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm

Join Partners of Crossing Rivers Health for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, where all Season of Lights and Walk of Stars purchased before December 6th, will be recognized. The ceremony will take place at 3:00 pm at the Main Entrance of Crossing Rivers Health. This year’s tree-top star will shine in memory of Ruth Mundt and Stacy Polodna.


The Nutman Co. Fundraiser

Thursday, December 19 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm and Friday, December 20 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Purchase fine quality nuts, chocolates, snack mixes, and candies with proceeds supporting hospital projects.



Crossing Rivers Health Welcomes John “Chip” Rowe, Orthopedic Surgeon

Prairie du Chien, WI - Crossing Rivers Health proudly announces the addition of John “Chip” Rowe, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, to the medical staff. Dr. Rowe has over thirty years of experience in treating patient of all ages. As a full-time orthopedic surgeon at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care, Dr. Rowe is looking forward to providing a continuum of care for his patients, from consultation to surgery and follow-up appointments.

“I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the community and being that resource in the community for orthopedic care You can feel comfortable that you won’t have to travel for orthopedic care – the full spectrum of orthopedics will be available right here in Prairie du Chien and it will be provided at the highest level.”

While he performs all aspects of orthopedic care, Dr. Rowe especially enjoys sports medicine using minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and treatment of arthritis of the hips, knees, and shoulders. He has been performing hip replacement through the anterior approach since 2008.

“I have always enjoyed the full spectrum of orthopedics,” commented Dr. Rowe. “I enjoy working with kids and people with broken bones, dislocated joints, torn ligaments, or torn tendons. I enjoy joint replacements and also provide care for trauma injuries.”

Dr. Rowe attended the University of California-Irvine on an athletic scholarship, where he competed on a national team level. He studied chemistry and graduated from the University of California School of Medicine in San Diego. He subsequently completed medical school training at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and completed an orthopedic residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

“I love what I do,” shared Dr. Rowe. “I take a great deal of pride in my relationship with my patients. I practice the old-fashioned way - sitting down with my patients, getting to know them, and by looking out for what is in their best interest. I treat patients the way I would want to be treated.”

Dr. “Chip” as most of his patients know him, is accepting new patients at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care. Appointments can be made by calling 608.357.2525. The registration team at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care will work with patients to schedule appointments and obtain primary care referrals, if needed, to ensure that appointments will be covered by insurance.  More information on Dr. Chip and the orthopedic services provided at Crossing Rivers Health can be found at