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The community of Wishek has been designated as Cardiac Ready Community.


Our Mission is to provide the highest possible standard of health care in a compassionate and professional manner for the people in our region.

Our Vision is to be the area’s leader in providing access to high quality health care in the communities we serve.

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At Wishek Hospital and Clinics, we are here to provide the best care possible for you and your family. We pride ourselves in providing a broad range of quality services to the communities that we serve.

Our mid-level care providers have long served their patients, building firm foundations for healthcare in our region. New and visiting physicians will add to those foundations to provide more comprehensive care services. We pride ourselves in being able to locally provide the services you need as well as seamlessly interfacing with specialists from larger facilities to provide quality care you can count on. From coughs and colds to respite and recovery stays, we strive to be your partner in health.

A sample of our services:

  • Ambulance Service
  • Cardiac Rehab 
  • Childhood Vaccines (distributed monthly at the Wishek Clinic by the McIntosh County Public Health Nurse)
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Emergency Room Service
  • Family Medicine & Primary Care
  • Joint Injections
  • Lesion Removals/Biopsies
  • Mammography
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Preventative Visits
  • Primary Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Injury Care and Prevention
  • Teen Care
  • Ultrasounds
  • Visiting Nurse Program
  • Women & Men Wellness Exams
  • Well Baby Checkups

Testing & Assessments:

  • Asthma
  • Bone Density Scans
  • Cardiac Stress Tests
  • CT
  • Diabetes
  • EKG’s
  • Heart Monitors
  • Hypertension
  • Mammogram
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Onsite Lab
  • Sleep Studies
  • X-rays

Get Online Access to your Medical Records with Patient Portal 

Patient Portal is a secure online website that gives you convenient 24-hour access to your personal health information from anywhere with an internet connection. You can view information that your provider shares with you such as:

  • Lab results
  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • Immunizations
  • Discharge summaries


Patient Portal also allows you to:

  • View educational materials
  • Share documents, such as Advance Directives with your provider

With Patient Portal, the Wishek Hospital and Clinic will enhance patient-provider communication, empower patients, support care between visits, and most importantly, improve patient outcomes.
Contact Kari Buchholz (karib@wishekhospital.com) to obtain access.

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Advance Directives

The WHC highly recommends creating “Advance Directives,” or written instructions regarding medical care preferences. Medical providers will consult advance directives once the patient is unable to make his or her own health care decisions. These directives can include a Living Will, designation of a medical POA (Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) and a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate Order).  Advance Directives are not only good for elderly, but for all ages in case of a medical emergency. 

Durable Power of Attorney
For Health Care

  Living Will

You choose someone you trust to make health care decisions if you ever become unable.

  Spells out, in writing, under what circumstances you want    medical care withdrawn or withheld

You may include guidelines and limitations you wish your agent to follow as well as circumstances you want medical care withheld or withdrawn.

  You spell out in writing under what circumstances you         want medical care withheld or withdrawn.

It includes all health care decisions, including requesting or refusing treatment or care.

  It refers only to withholding or withdrawing care.

It applies to any kind of illness or injury that incapacitates you and leaves you unable to speak for yourself.

  It applies only when your physician determines that you     are in a terminal condition and are unable to speak for       yourself.

It can be flexible to changing circumstances.

  It is static and may not cover every possible medical         situation.

It is easily revoked, orally or in writing.


It must be signed and witnessed by two qualified witnesses neither of whom can be the agent or employed by the health care facility. One must be unrelated to the person and not a beneficiary or heir of the estate.

  It must be signed and witnessed by two unrelated             persons.

It does not recognize another state's Durable Power (Proxy).

  It recognizes declarations legally valid in other states.


A DNR, is a medical order written by a doctor. It instructs health care providers not to do CPR or defibrillation if your heart stops or intubation if breathing stops.  At the WHC, a DNR order allows you to choose, before an emergency occurs, whether you want CPR, defibrillation, and intubation. It does not affect other treatments, such as pain medicine, medicines, or nutrition. 

If you would like to start the process of any of these three things, contact Wishek Hospital and Clinic at (701) 452-2326.

Information collected from www.lifespan.org.