Community Health Services Corporation is a community owned organization whose nine Board of Directors consists of members from the local community. The organization is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation established in 1984 when constructing Prairie Memorial Housing, LLC d/b/a LaBatisse on Dousman Apartments located at 700 South Dousman Street in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
In November 2004, Community Health Services Corporation formed two additional limited liability companies: Prairie Nursing Facility, LLC d/b/a Prairie Maison and Sannes Skogdalen Nursing Facility, LLC d/b/a Sannes Skogdalen Heim.
In order to fulfill a long-time strategic goal, Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Board of Directors approved an equity transfer of several millions of dollars to both Prairie Maison and Sannes Skogdalen Heim to begin operations and establish their own entity under the direction of Community Health Services Corporation.
In addition in 2007, Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Board of Directors approved an equity transfer of approximately $12 million to design and build a new senior village to be constructed in two phases.
Phase I includes a new 64-bed skilled nursing facility, 24 residential care apartments, 6 assisted living apartments, and a village plaza-city street area with shops.
The original Phase II of the Bluff Haven project was to build duplexes with a double garage, on one floor, and maintenance and grounds keeping provided by Bluff Haven for seniors in the community. This focus for Phase II changed several years ago, when the waiting list at the Assisted Living started growing very fast and the Board of Community Health Services Corporation saw the demand for more Assisted Living. Phase II became a 14-bed addition to the current CBRF (Community Based Residential Facility)-Bluff Haven Assisted Living, which opened in November 2015.
Community Health Services Corporation appreciates all financial donations. All donations are tax-deductible. Contributions are used for improving the quality of life for our residents.
Volunteers of Community Health Services Corporation are an important part of the health care team. Community Health Services Corporation strives to treat each resident with highly skilled care and personal attention. Volunteers play an important role in providing this personal attention. A volunteer’s greatest reward is in helping others. Volunteering also offers many opportunities:
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Use your skills and talents or develop new ones
- Gain experience or training
- Look at possible health careers
- Share yourself with others in a warm, appreciative environment
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to be a volunteer. All applicants are interviewed by the volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are placed according to their interests, qualifications and the need of the facility. All volunteers receive a general orientation to the facility as well as specific training in their area of service.
We are always looking for new, enthusiastic volunteers. Come be a part of our team!!
To request an application or for more details by phone, call 608-326-8471.
To apply by mail, download and fill out the Volunteer Application. Send the completed application to:
Community Health Services Corporation
700 S. Fremont Street
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Board of Directors
Joe Atkins, Treasurer
Connie Achenbach, Chairperson
Mike Davis “term ended”
Dr. Mark Grunwald
Dr. Joyce Czajkowski, Secretary
Not pictured: Bob Severson (Vice-Chairperson), James Haefer and Steve Mercaitis
Proud Member of Leading Age Wisconsin