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Patient stories

  • Ken Giske

    Quick thinking proves a lifesaver

    Aquatic supervisor Ken Giske recognized numbness in his left hand as a sign of a stroke. He says the response from the River Falls Area Hospital stroke team saved his life.

    doctors taking care of a kid in the ER

    Top emergency care treats kids like family

    "It's never fun to come to the ED," Swenson said, "but we make ours as welcoming as possible." To keep kids entertained, the hospital auxiliary has donated doctor kits, bubbles, glitter wands, Slinkys and pinwheels.

    Mike's Story

    When farmer Mike Kamm had a stroke, he found excellent care at River Falls Area Hospital and within the Allina Health network.