By Correne Martin
The accustomed dramas of doctors, nurses and patients on television aren’t exactly like visiting a real emergency room. Prairie du Chien’s only ER is as high-tech and can be just as fast-paced as the likes of those popular medical shows, but the caregiving team doesn’t have nearly as much spare time for personal dramas.
The Crossing Rivers Health emergency room handles about 9,000 visits a year. The medical staff sees virtually every illness—from sniffles and the flu to a heart attack, stroke and trauma—and proficiently treats its patients in a timely manner.
“In addition to our area residents, we see a large number of tourists in the summer, and they’re often pleased with the high level of care and that they can access quick, efficient, good care in a small town,” said Dr. Kevin Whitney, ER medical director.