Our Culture

As a member of the North Shore Healthcare family, our dedicated healthcare professionals strive to deliver quality care to those who have chosen us. Oakwood Health Services goal is to create an environment that affords our residents the opportunity to be a partner in the care they receive, to develop trusting relationships with our caregivers, and to reach their highest level of independence. We are passionate about making our center The Right Choice for you or your loved one.

Leadership Team

Executive Director – Jon Richardson

“I enjoy spending time with the residents. They are so interesting and I love to hear about what their life was like in days gone by.”

Director of Rehabilitation–Jay Brogelman

“My favorite thing about working in this setting is the positive impact that our team can have on an individual’s recovery. The people that we work with to achieve their goals and my coworkers are the reasons that I love working at Oakwood Health Services.”

Admissions–Amanda Runge

“I love my job because I have the opportunity to work with a wide range of people, from the seniors that come to stay with us, to being out in the community spreading the word of how awesome Oakwood Health Services is. Working with seniors provides me with a wealth of knowledge; I never stop learning in my role and I love that!”

Business Office Manager–Julie Bender

“I have worked in the health care field for more than 25 years. Caring for our residents is an honor and I really enjoy being able to help and assist with their care.”

Director of Nursing–Annie Letkiewicz

“I appreciate the learning from and building relationships with our residents who chose us as their home and healthcare providers. I love seeing short term residents come in at their worse state of health and well being and helping them to reach their goals by providing quality care across the healthcare spectrum.”

Our Story

Oakwood Health Services is a trusted, leading provider of long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation in Altoona, Wisconsin. We have been serving Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn Counties since 1983. Our center is nestled in a beautiful wooded setting and conveniently located near Sacred Heart and Luther Hospitals. We are proud to be part of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and serve on several committees that support senior care including: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Chippewa Family Caregiver’s Alliance, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Senior’s American Day, and Sacred Heart Hospital Annual Gala Committee.

Successes

Oakwood is passionate about providing superior care and works diligently to be the right choice for families looking for long-term and rehabilitation services. In a recent customer satisfaction survey, we are proud to share that 100% of our residents indicated that their overall experience was good or excellent and they would choose Oakwood Health Services.

Testimonials

“I enjoy activities like bowling down the hallway. I used to be on a bowling league years ago. I had a strike my first try and was the overall winner!”

– Cynthia, previous patient

“The therapy department does a great job. All staff members involved are very motivating. I would come back if I needed therapy again.”

– Bernadine Radle, patient

“Oakwood Villa has been a family affair. My mother and sister had been to Oakwood Villa and said the therapy was fantastic. I worked closely with therapy to increase my ability to walk and gain upper body strength. I recuperated quickly, and was able to return home independently within a few weeks. This is the best facility around.”

– Joan Kroker, rehab graduate

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