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Dove Healthcare
Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center


2815 County Hwy I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Chippewa Falls

Since 2005, the caring professionals at Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center have dedicated themselves to supporting and advancing our mission to provide compassionate care and service to meet the needs of those who depend on us.

Whether your stay at our nursing home is short-term or long-term, you will appreciate comfortable, spacious accommodations and receive personalized care by skilled nurses and certified nursing assistants twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We invest heavily in our employees, therapy gyms, and equipment, so you receive the most advanced care and progressive treatment.

Conveniently located in the heart of the Chippewa Falls medical community, emergency care and specialty services are close by. There is an accessible indoor passage from our campus to HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital and Marshfield Clinic. In addition, other area medical clinics are located within our building.

Full Spectrum of Care Options


Receive innovative physical, occupational, and speech therapy after surgery, illness, or injury to help regain your strength and perform at your optimal level. We employ our own therapists, and they use the latest techniques and equipment to get you back home as quickly as possible. Out-patient therapy services are provided as well. Learn more.

Nursing Home

Take advantage of our wide range of capabilities for personalized care. We collaborate with your physician and the professionals in our therapy, nutritional services, recreation, and social services departments. Learn more.

24/7 Skilled Nursing

Receive quality care by licensed nurses 24 hours a day. Our nursing team ensures your well-being with professional care in prevention, rehabilitation, education, and personal support. As your needs change, we are here to help you in a dignified and compassionate manner. Learn more.

Ventilator & Tracheostomy Care

Receive the best in extensive respiratory care. The Regional Vent Center team includes ventilator certified nursing team members, respiratory therapists, and weekly rounds by a board-certified pulmonologist and nurse practitioner. Supported by a high staff ratio and innovative technology, we have a strong history of weaning patients from ventilators. You will appreciate knowing our center is designed in a way that encourages you to be mobile, independent, and actively involved. Learn more.


Reclaim your day with on-site hemodialysis. The first of its kind in the Chippewa Valley, there are numerous benefits. Learn more.

Wound Care

Ensure a higher level of wound care for complex wounds related to surgery, diabetes, vascular disorders, poor circulation, and more. With a focus on prevention, healing, and comfort, our experienced professionals care for patients with complicated wound treatment and assessment needs. Learn more.

End-of-Life Care

Rest assured your loved one receives comfort, support, and compassionate care during their final days. We also have partnerships with area hospice agencies for those that desire this additional support service. Learn more.

Notable Features and Services

  • Conveniently located near Hwy 29 and medical clinics and attached to HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
  • 82 private rooms with 36 as certified ventilator beds
  • Multiple lounge areas, a chapel, and an expansive community room for gatherings and activities
  • Outdoor courtyards and walking paths
  • Three nutritious meals daily with snacks and beverages available 24-hours a day
  • Access to licensed hair stylist/barber in the on-site salon
  • A variety of daily activities encourage socialization and camaraderie, as well as routine community outings
  • Community clergy provide worship services
  • Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services

Visit the admissions page for additional services and amenities.

Rated 5 Stars by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Star ratings assigned to the categories quality measures, staffing ratios, and annual health inspection results are combined to calculate an overall rating. (2020 National Average 3.12 | State Average 3.49)

On-Site Clinic Services

Avoid the hassle of transportation and inclement weather, as well as reduce your exposure to illness. While residing short-term or long-term at Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center, you can elect to use our on-site physician services. We collaborated with a local medical clinic to have a physician and NP provide on-site primary care services and address concerns or medical needs that do not require a visit out to a community clinic or emergency room.

On-site visits may include exams; order writing / clarification; coordination of care; nursing direction; and referrals to heart failure clinics, anticoagulation clinics, palliative care programs, and other ancillary providers to enhance consistency of care. The cost of the visit is covered by your insurance or Medicare coverage (exactly the same as if you went to the clinic). Outcomes may include decreased need for office visits; improved response time to medical needs; and reduced admissions to the hospital.

If you elect to use this service, the physician will become your primary medical provider for the duration of your stay. Upon discharge, you will resume care with your community primary care physician. They will receive a summary of the care you received during your stay with us from our physician. Contact us to learn more.

LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® for Parkinson's Disease and Other Neurological Conditions

Let us help you achieve your goals! Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a standardized treatment protocol administered individually in 16, one-hour sessions over one month for out-patients or in-patients. Treatments are intensive and complex; however, they are accompanied by easy to understand instructions. Treatment promotes self-awareness of increasing and maintaining vocal loudness and movements. Daily homework practice and carryover exercises help individuals develop life-long habits. Learn more.

Chuck Nelson

The therapists at Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center knew how to challenge me. It did not take long for me to start walking without support. Respiratory therapy and nursing were patient and explained my progression. Speech therapy worked with me to get me back to eating regular food. It was a great day when I had my trach removed! I am excited to return home.

Chuck Nelson, May 2021

Cheryl Pokrzywinski

A heartfelt thank you to all of you. My needs were met above and beyond my expectations. I had excellent nursing staff and CNAs. When the call light went on, someone was available to help. I received quality attention from the aides; they were knowledgeable and caring. I have been so blessed spending my healing time at Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center.

Cheryl Pokrzywinski, July 2020

Dick Buckwheat

The employees at Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Cente are quick workers, easy to get along with, caring, understanding, and willing to go the extra mile for whatever you need. The therapists know how to challenge you, and they applaud when you accomplish specific tasks. It made it exciting to go day-to-day and see what I was going to accomplish.

Dick Buckwheat, January 2020

Jan Hornewer

I had back surgery and was in pretty rough shape. Therapy got me to where I can walk independently. The aides were pretty superhuman. When I called for assistance, I did not have to wait long. The nurses are right there when you need medications, and they follow doctor's orders strictly. I want to put a special bang-out for the cooks, as the food was out of this world good.

Jan Hornewer, February 2020

Meet Our Team

Cayci Young

Cayci Young, NHA
Administrator, 2015
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Becky Gunnarson

Becky Gunnarson, RN
Director of Nursing, 2004
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Ashley Spaeth

Ashley Spaeth, RN
Assistant Director of Nursing & Infection Preventionist, 2007
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Kris Johnson

Kris Johnson, RN, WCC
Director of Regional Vent Center & Wound Care Nurse, 2006
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Courtney Drury

Courtney Drury, OTR/L
Rehabilitation Director, 2015
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Paula Hinrichs

Paula Hinrichs, CSW
Resident & Family Services Director, 2020
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Sara Berg

Sara Berg
Nutritional Services Director, 2021
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Rachel Brion

Rachel Brion
Recreation Director, 2004
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Jason Beebe

Jason Beebe
Environmental Services Director, 2007
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Tanya Leahy

Tanya Leahy, COTA
Admissions Coordinator, 2021
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Miranda Roberts

Miranda Roberts
Registered Dietitian, 2021
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Maria Martino

Maria Martino, PT
Physical Therapist, 2018
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Victoria Christianson

Victoria Christianson, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant, 2016
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Krista Hall

Krista Hall, COTA
Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2021
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Rebecca Fuller

Rebecca Fuller, SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, 2012
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Kyle Dettbarn

Kyle Dettbarn, MD
Pulmonologist, Medical Director, 2012
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Jeremy Kiley

Jeremy Kiley, NHA
Regional Director of Operations, 2004
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Krissy Woodford

Krissy Woodford
Regional Director of Finance, 2001
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Angela Hite

Angela Hite
Regional Director of Community Relations, 2007
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Jenny Risinger

Jenny Risinger, PHR
Regional Director of Human Resources, 2009
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Juliane Ader

Juliane Ader, BSW, MS, NHA
Health Information, Transportation, & Education Director, 2006
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