News & Events

Through April 2014 - Kohl's Cares® Books and Plush
Go wild and help kids with Kohl’s newest collection – RIO 2!  Pick up RIO 2 Blu's Wild Journey storybook and corresponding plush, Blu, Gabi and Luiz characters. Have hours of fun with the family-style jigsaw puzzle featuring artwork from RIO 2. For the cooks in your house you’ll find “Women's Day Easy Everyday Dinners” cookbook. These are all an incredible value at $5each. Your purchase will support the Kohl’s awareness campaign for Together Against Bullying at Gundersen Health System.

The Gundersen Cup
Please note, the soccer tournament will not be co-planned by Gundersen or called Gundersen Cup for 2014.  Please direct any questions regarding future soccer events to

May 1 & 2, 2014: Heritage 2014 - Celebrating 40 Years

May 12, 2014: Online Registration Opens for Steppin' Out in Pink
Online registration for the 9th Annual Steppin' Out in Pink walk for local breast cancer research, programs and services at Gundersen Health System opens Monday, May 12th. Prizes will be awarded weekly for early registration. Deadline is Monday, August 25th. Go to to register and for more information.

May 15, 2014: Funk and the City 6 - Freighthouse
FUNK and the City is a night to get dressed up. Do you have something in your closet that you need a reason to wear or just ready to enjoy a fun girl's night out? Then FUNK and the City is the answer. All proceeds benefit Steppin' Out in Pink for breast cancer research and awareness. You are going to love the theme...Fire & Ice. Enjoy free appetizers and cosmo specials donated by the Freighthouse Restaurant. A professional photographer will be taking "red carpet" photos. Silent auctions and raffles will be for sale. For more information, call Janelle at (608) 779-5940, or e-mail   

Save the Date:

June 19, 2014 — Festival Foods Wine & Beer Tasting
Cargill Room - The 7th annual Festival Foods Wine & Beer Tasting to benefit Steppin' Out in Pink is slated for Thursday, June 19. Sample over 100 different types of wine and beer and pair them up with breads, cheeses, meats and desserts...even dip fruit in the chocolate fountain! You can try your luck at our wall of wine and bid on great silent auction items. Remember the evening with a collector wine or beer glass. Tickets are $30 each or 2 for $50 in advance and will go on sale May 12th at area Festival Foods locations, Gundersen Medical Foundation and online at Watch for details!

In the News

April 2014 — New 3D scanner puts babies and their parents at ease
Imagine trying to hold an infant still for a half hour while applying wet plaster to his or her head. Now, thanks to the generous support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, the Orthotics department is the proud owner of a handheld 3D Scanner. It’s the latest computer-aided design technology that quickly and accurately captures 3D images of body parts—without using plaster. Read more.

March 2014 — Respecting Choices model is basis for six-nation European Union study
Gundersen Medical Foundation’s carefully developed advanced care planning program, Respecting Choices®, will be the model used in a six-nation, $8.5 million European Union study of how to talk to patients and their families about end of life care. Respecting Choices is a specific, highly defined method of communicating with patients and their families about their illnesses, their preference and values regarding their future medical care. Read more.

January 2014 — Grant helps fund surgery residency expansion and address rural healthcare shortage
A $75,000 a year grant (for five years) from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will facilitate the addition of a surgical resident to Gundersen Medical Foundation's general surgery residency program. The five-year program will now have 15 surgical residents—three per year. "The expansion of our general surgery residency program reflects Gundersen's commitment to train more physicians for Wisconsin and the tri-state region," says David H. Chestnut, MD, director of Medical Education. Read more.

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