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New Medical Director Announced

December 27, 2012Regional Ventilator Center Announces New Medical Director

Chippewa Falls - Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center has named Dr. Kyle Dettbarn as the new Medical Director of the Ventilator Center. Dr. Dettbarn is a provider for Eau Claire Medical Clinic.  

Jeremy Kiley, Administrator of Wissota Health said, "We appreciate the many years of clinical expertise and support provided to us by Dr. Mark Lindsay of Mayo Clinic Health System. Dr. Dettbarn shares our passion in providing ventilator patients with high quality care using a person centered approach.  The Ventilator Center care team is looking forward to a successful partnership for years to come."

As Medical Director, Dr. Dettbarn will provide medical oversight to the Ventilator Center and primary physician services for the patients residing there. Dr. Dettbarn will also conduct weekly care rounds and work closely with the Ventilator Center's interdisciplinary team to ensure quality outcomes.

"Dr. Lindsay and I are working together to ensure a smooth transition. I appreciate that the Ventilator Center is designed in a way that encourages our patients to be mobile, independent, and actively involved. The care team is committed to quality care and quality improvement and I look forward to working with them." said Dr. Dettbarn.

Located next to St. Joseph's Hospital, Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center is a skilled nursing facility providing rehabilitation, long-term care, end-of-life care, and ventilator care. Established in 1987, the Ventilator Center is certified for 24 patients. For inquiries or referrals to the Ventilator Center, contact Sarah North at 715-225-9649 or