Infusion Therapy / Chemotherapy

Many cancer and chronic illness drug therapies are available at WinnMed.

Our Surgery & Infusion staff has advanced certification in the delivery of treatment for cancer and chronic illnesses. We provide not only chemotherapy for cancer patients, but also treatments for patients with:

  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Asthma
  • Bacterial infections
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cancers: Blood, Breast, colon, brain, lung, pancreatic, melanoma, lymphoma, prostate, fallopian tube
  • Cellulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Gaucher’s Disease
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Hypomagnesiumemia
  • Immunosuppressed conditions
  • Iron deficiency
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Multifocal CIDP
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patients with central access devices
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Refractory Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Treatments following liver and pancreas transplants
  • Ulcerative colitis

We’re here to improve quality of life for our patients and their families. We strive to stay up to date on new therapies and treatments for many types of illnesses. We can help you arrange to receive treatment closer to home—at WinnMed.

We’ll work with your provider to transfer your care to our medical center. We can even help you with your insurance issues and set up a schedule that fits your lifestyle.

Call WinnMed Surgery & Infusion to learn more: 563-382-2911.


WinnMed works to provide services you need, close to home. One such service is chemotherapy administration. Chemotherapy is the general term for any treatment involving the use of chemical agents to stop cancer cells from growing.

A chemotherapy treatment plan and schedule usually includes drugs to fight cancer plus drugs to help support completion of the cancer treatment.

Your oncologist will develop a treatment plan scientifically designed for you, based on your type of cancer, its stage of advancement, and your overall health.

Once you and your doctor have decided on a treatment plan, talk with your doctor about receiving your chemotherapy at WinnMed. WinnMed works closely with oncologists from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System. Registered nurses in our Surgery & Infusion Department are certified to administer chemotherapy by the Oncology Nursing Society and offer specialized, skilled, and compassionate care during your treatments.

Call us and ask for the Surgery & Infusion Department: 563-382-2911

Oncology at WinnMed

Cancer Resource Center

The effects of cancer are different for every patient and caregiver, and a diagnosis can bring on mixed emotions and overwhelming information. The Cancer Resource Center is a free and convenient way for area cancer patients and their caregivers to access resources that may assist them on their journey with cancer.

The WinnMed Cancer Resource Center strives to help you meet your physical, social, emotional or spiritual needs. These services are available locally – in Decorah – close to home.

Spiritual Support – WinnMed has a solid relationship with the area Ministerial Association. We support your choice to bring your spiritual practices as part of your treatment and healing.

Bereavement Support – Cancer and loss brings on a series of complex emotions. We understand that everyone’s experience is different and our bereavement program is designed to help work through pain and other aspects of grief with the support of others.

Social Worker – The WinnMed social worker provides psychosocial and emotional support to you and your family. Our social worker also can connect you to:

  • Transportation options
  • Financial assistance
  • Home Care/Hospice
  • Insurance information
  • Support groups
  • Power of Attorney for Health Care/Advanced Directives
  • Other Winneshiek Medical Center cancer resources

Registered Dietitian – The registered dietitian at WinnMed will help you design a nutrition plan to meet your needs, plus:

  • Assess your nutritional status
  • Develop a plan to meet your nutrition needs during/after treatment
  • Help to reduce side effects of treatment through counseling and support
  • Provide information about nutrition for cancer prevention
  • Provide educational materials on nutrition and cancer

Oncologists – Outreach oncologists from Mayo Clinic Health System and Gundersen System provide care at WinnMed.

American Cancer Society Connections – Staff at WinnMed can connect you to an American Cancer Society (ACS) Navigator. An ACS Navigator can provide the following:

  • Connection to the American Cancer Society and community-based programs
  • Access to medical equipment
  • Transportation
  • Wigs, hats, turbans and prostheses
  • Links to financial resources

Home Health and Palliative Care – Home Health is a simple term that involves a wide range of health and social services that are delivered in your home by a variety of health care providers.  The Home Health team at WinnMed works to make sure that the patient and caregivers have the resources they need in order to manage their medical and other health needs at home. Palliative care is focused on relief of the pain, stress and other debilitation symptoms. At WinnMed, a key benefit of palliative care is that is customized treatment to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Hospice – The WinnMed Hospice team provides a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Hospice is provided to anyone, regardless of your ability to pay.

Volunteers – Volunteers can play an important role in your cancer care.  Through their caring presence and support, they offer:

  • Reassuring and listening presence during treatment and home visits
  • Professional Reiki
  • Program support and more

Contact the Cancer Resource Center to find out how we can help you. Call 563-387-3046 to learn more.

Knitted Knockers

Handmade by volunteer knitters, Knitted Knockers are special, soft, lightweight breast prostheses that are very comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies, radiation, and/or are undergoing breast reconstruction. They are washable, adjustable, and fit inside a regular bra. The knockers can even be made from acrylic for swimmers.  WinnMed distributes Knitted Knockers through our Surgery & Infusion department.

Visit the Knitted Knockers web site


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