From football to ballet to the world of manufacturing, athletic trainers are an important part of our daily lives. As experts in their fields, athletic trainers prevent focus on the prevention of injury, diagnosis and evaluation, rehabilitation and nutrition, and provide emergency care onsite.

Thirteen years ago, Toni Wizner began her career as an athletic trainer to assist high school athletes. This year, Wizner, an athletic trainer for Prairie Ridge Health, is celebrating her seventh year as the athletic trainer for the Columbus School District.

 “I a.m. typically at the Columbus High School two days a week. I see athletes before and after practices,” said Wizner. “I oversee exercises with them, evaluate their progress, and make referrals for them as needed.”

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26th Annual Golf Classic
A benefit for the Prairie Ridge Health Foundation

What has 20 squares, filled with the imagination and made with love? Answer: a quilt.

Sherry Quamme and her daughter-in-law Sudha Quamme had the unique experience of instructing a Columbus Elementary School 4-year old Kindergarten class in the art of quilt making during two special days in the month of November. The opportunity presented itself when Sherry and Suhda were approached by the teacher to be a guest presenter to the class.  

The purpose of the project was to make a quilt and donate it to the Prairie Ridge Health Emergency Department for a child. Each child made a 9-inch by 10-inch square and the squares were then sewn into the quilt.

Do you eat right and exercise and the scale doesn’t move? Do you know increasing your muscle burns more calories? Do you know what you can do to maintain your ability to complete daily tasks at home?

Body Composition Analysis is a valuable tool that can help you understand the ratio of fat to muscle weight in your body. The Nutrition Services Department at Prairie Ridge Health (PRH) now offers the InBody test to help individuals customize nutrition and lifestyle changes to reach health and fitness goals.

Kris Braker, Family Nurse Practitioner A lifelong love of healthcare brings her home to care for the community

From the time she was a little girl growing up on the family farm, Kris Braker, Family Nurse Practitioner at the Prairie Ridge Health Clinic in Marshall, knew she wanted to be a nurse.

“Whenever we had a down cow, our vet would give them a dose of glucose intravenously, and I would serve as the IV pole,” Kris humored. “Many of my family members are nurses, so it has always been something I have been interested in as a career.”