Dale Michels Center for Heart Care

Comprehensive heart care services, offered through our Dale Michels Center for Heart Care, bring a diverse and complete package of cardiac procedures to our region, close to home. 

Why Choose Us

  • Advanced technology
  • Collaborative team of specialists ready for you when you need them the most
  • Full scope of cardiac care close to home

We Are Ready

During your time of emergency, our skilled and caring heart team is ready to care for you with the most advanced technology available. Our emergency departments serve as your first line of defense with advanced equipment and instruments to monitor cardiac conditions and vital signs. 

Along with monitoring devices to measure heart and pulmonary functions, and head and artery pressure levels, the intensive care units at St. Agnes Hospital, Ripon Medical Center and Waupun Memorial Hospital offer a caring and proficient staff ACLS-certified and CPR-trained. Our board-certified intensivists are available 24 hours a day at St. Agnes Hospital to closely follow a patient's care after open-heart surgery. 

Additional services and resources:

  • Cardiac catheterization/vascular laboratory
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
    • Full scope of rehabilitation services offered in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun to help heart patients make the complete transition to a health lifestyle. Education is offered to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Electrocardiographic services
    • Cardiac stress testing
    • Electrocardiograms (ECGs)
    • Holter monitoring and event recorders
  • Medical imaging and diagnostic procedures
    • Providing highly accurate views of a patient's heart and arterial system through nuclear medicine or ultrasound procedures.
  • Open-heart surgery
    • On-site surgical specialization offered for patients who have blockage in order to regain blood flow to the heart.
  • Pacemaker Clinic
    • Located at St. Agnes Hospital, our clinic allows patients to check vital pacemaker functions. With just one phone call, heart rhythms are transmitted directly to the Pacemaker Clinic for analysis. Any abnormality in rhythm is followed up by a member of our expertly skilled staff.
  • Stent placements 

We Value Preventive Medicine

Today, more and more people realize the value of healthy living. Paying attention to your body now can mean fewer medical problems down the road. We offer educational programs through our Health Resource Center, including heart-healthy living and heart care. We also extend our educational resources to special health fairs and other events designed to help prevent illness and injury.



Dr. Eric Lilly message for heart health month

Agnesian HealthCare #heartstories

“Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, taking the life of approximately one woman every 80 seconds,” according to Juan Diaz, MD, an Agnesian HealthCare interventional cardiologist. “Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.”