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March 2016 — King and Queen of the 2016 Emerald Ball
David Amborn and Karen Gilster are the King and Queen of the 2016 Emerald Ball. Read more...

March 2016 — IRB celebrates 40 years of protecting patients’ rights
Forty years ago, Gundersen raised the bar for research of human subjects with the creation of its Institutional Review Board (IRB). Read more...

March 2016 — Arndt, Kopp join Gundersen Medical Foundation Board
Gundersen Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its board. Read more...

March 2016 — Gundersen’s medical education earn top award
Gundersen Medical Foundation’s Medical Education program has been awarded the inaugural prestigious DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Read more...

February 2016 — Close the Pine Ridge gap: Miles and medicine
Some 650 miles to our west, just a day’s drive, the people living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation struggle with healthcare access that their counterparts in La Crosse take for granted. Read more...

February 2016 — Steppin’ Out in Pink announces top fundraisers
Gundersen Medical Foundation’s 10th annual Steppin’ Out in Pink proved pink is powerful —more than 6,400 walkers of all ages stepped out to help raise more than $432,000 for local breast cancer research. Read more...

February 2016 — New archive office is safeguarding our past
Gundersen Medical Foundation has a history of great deeds. One of its latest programs targets the preservation of Gundersen’s past. Read more...

February 2016 — New Family Medicine Residency Program addresses shortage of primary care physicians
This winter, Gundersen Health System’s Board of Trustees honored six staff members who helped design and launch the organization’s new Family Medicine Residency Program. Read more...

November 2015 — New ocular disease residency program
Optometry develops new residency program Read more...

November 2015 — Van and Mary Elston awarded with Foundation's highest honor
"The Founders Award was created in 2004 to recognize outstanding lay and medical leaders for their advancement of medical education, medical research and community health initiatives."  Read more...

November 2015 — Foundation welcomes new executive director
Gundersen Medical Foundation welcomes Jack Schwartz, CFP, as executive director of operations.Read more...

November 2015 — New faces leading cancer research at Gundersen
Two new cancer researchers have joined Gundersen Medical Foundation's Oncology Research Laboratory at the Kabara Cancer Research Institute. A post-doctoral fellow is expected to join them later this year.Read more...

September 2015 — Bonnie Fuller is 2015 Paula J. Tower award winner
Bonnie Fuller of Prairie du Chien was honored at the 10th annual Steppin' Out in Pink, Sept. 12. for demonstrating the "Power of One." Read more...

September 2015 — Steppin' up for breast cancer
This year's Steppin' Out in Pink event was attended by 6,400 walkers, including 350 breast cancer survivors, from all over the area dressed in pink to participate in the 10th anniversary event. Read more...

August 2015 — New Family Medicine Residency Clinic open to patients Aug. 17
Gundersen is opening a new Family Medicine Residency Clinic (FMRC) on Level 2 of the Founders Building. Read more...

August 2015 — Announcing our 2015-16 CMN Hospitals Heroes
Meet the five area children who have been selected as our Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Heroes for 2015-16. Read more...

August 2015 — Gundersen welcomes new and continuing residents and fellows
Research is the key to the future of medicine, and this summer, 12 students had the opportunity to explore their interests while contributing to Gundersen Health System's growing body of research. Read more...

July 2015 — Women's Financial Planning Workshop Series
Take control of your financial security, planning, growth and future by attending the Women's Financial Planning Workshop Series sponsored by Gundersen Medical Foundation. Read more...

June 2015 — A legacy of gratitude
When Phil Schumacher, ACFRE, CFRE, joined the Gundersen Medical Foundation as the Executive Director of Development more than two decades ago, he was inspired by the leaders who had come before him. Read more...

June 2015 — Foundation launches digital 2014 Annual Report online
The dedicated and hardworking staff of Gundersen Medical Foundation has been busy—one look at the newly released digital 2014 Annual Report quickly illustrates that point. Read more...

June 2015 — Jennifer Lopez, new spokesperson for CMN Hospitals, asks you to 'Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are'
Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at Gundersen Health System is part of a new national campaign featuring Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer and mother of twins. Read more...

June 2015 — Gundersen BioBank receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Gundersen BioBank based on results of a recent on-site inspection. Read more...

May 2015 — Susan G. Komen grants help Gundersen reduce breast cancer disparities
Gundersen Medical Foundation is the proud recipient of two Susan G. Komen grants that will help fund breast cancer screening and education for uninsured and underinsured women in parts of rural Minnesota and South Dakota. Read more...

May 2015 — Gundersen Medical Foundation offers new planned giving website
There are so many options available when it comes to financial and estate planning that it can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to begin. Read more...

April 2015 — Gundersen pediatrician seen as tireless volunteer
Dr. Manson was a member of the first Global Partners' medical team to Pine Ridge, S.D., in October 2009. He has volunteered for nine more trips since, helping countless children and families. Read more...

April 2015 — Tribeca Film Festival honors Gundersen Respecting Choices
The Tribeca Film Festival announced in Mar. 2015 that Respecting Choices® is among the honorees for the Disruptive Innovation Awards. Read more...

March 2015 — King and Queen of the 2015 Emerald Ball
Dr. J. Michael and Vicki Hartigan are the King and Queen of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® 7th Annual Emerald Ball. Read more...

February 2015 — New Family Medicine residency program receives accreditation
Gundersen Medical Foundation and Gundersen Health System are launching a new Family Medicine residency program with Paul Klas, MD, as the program director. Read more...

February 2015 — Kohl’s has a very animated way to help kids – Disney’s Pixar!
Now you can share Disney Pixar treasured favorites with the children in your life while supporting children's health and education initiatives. Read more...

February 2015 — The Starlight Foundation donates Entertainment Unit and iPads
CMN Hopsitals' wish for a gaming unit and iPads was granted by an anonymous donor through the Starlight Children's Foundation. Read more...

January 2015 — Legacy Building Celebrating First Year
Since its opening, more than 18,000 patients have been treated inside the new hospital. There have been more than 17,000 surgeries in the state-of-the art facility. Read more...

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