Ventilator & Tracheostomy Care

Personalized, expert care focused on choice, innovation, and mobility.

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The Best in Extensive Respiratory Care

Since 1987, our ventilator and tracheostomy care center in Chippewa Falls has provided progressive care with proven outcomes.

Supported by a higher staff ratio and innovative technology, we have a strong history of weaning patients from ventilators and tracheostomies. You can count on expert care for complex medical conditions, including dialysis, IVs, tube feedings, wound care, and more.

Innovative Technology for Better Communication

Be mobile, independent, and actively involved. We encourage your involvement with going on community outings, attending activities, and enjoying the great outdoors. Technology includes:

  • Highly adapted electric wheelchairs with portable ventilators
  • Speaking valves
  • Computer-based communication boards
  • Internet access throughout
  • Advanced nurse call system

A Team Approach to Care

Feel confident and secure knowing an experienced team supports you.

  • Board-Certified Pulmonologist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • 24-hour Respiratory Therapist Coverage
  • Ventilator Certified Nursing Team
  • Wound Care Certified Nurse
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists with Ventilator and Tracheostomy Training
  • Certified Social Worker

Conveniently Located

Move to the heart of the Chippewa Falls medical community. Emergency care and specialty services are conveniently located next to Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center. 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 and nearby.

Exceptional Services

Receive the quality of care you deserve. When you choose our Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls, you will appreciate access to a wide range of capabilities and services, including:


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Start the Admission Process

Rely on our team of experienced professionals to assist you throughout the assessment and admission process. Our admissions coordinator will work with your care team and physician to complete a thorough assessment prior to admission to verify we can meet your needs.

Learn more about admission to Dove Healthcare.

Kris Johnson

Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center

Kris Johnson, RN, WCC
Director of Regional Vent Center & Wound Care Nurse, 2006
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Tanya Leahy

Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center

Tanya Leahy, COTA
Admissions Coordinator, 2021
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Cayci Young

Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center

Cayci Young, NHA
Administrator, 2015
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