There are 50 townhomes located on the immediate medical center grounds reserved for residents/fellows. This encourages strong relationships between residents/fellows in and out of the medical center. Camaraderie created by living in a community with a mixture of residents/fellows creates a bond and respect that translates into superior patient care.
These townhomes rent for $675 per month. All utility bills, including heat, electricity, water and basic cable with high speed internet are paid for by the medical center. The townhomes can be totally furnished, semi-furnished or unfurnished. Each townhome has a living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry area with individual washers and dryers located on the main level, and two bedrooms, bathroom and study/den upstairs. All are individually heated and air conditioned. Garden space is available and plug-ins for car heaters are provided. No pets are allowed in the housing complex.
The housing is about two blocks away from a boat landing where you can go boating and/or fishing. Across the street is a full outdoor basketball court, city league softball field and an indoor ice skating rink. In the lawn area between the circle of townhomes there is a sand volleyball court, playground equipment for children and a pavilion. There is also a walking trail that winds behind the complex, right along back waters of the Mississippi River for relaxing walks.
In addition to townhomes, Gundersen Health System recently added new construction for the medical residency program. The new housing, located near the Founders and East Buildings on the La Crosse Campus will provide 12 units. Each unit will have two bedrooms, 1.5 baths and the exterior of the buildings will have complimentary architectural features. The new addition units will rent for $850 per month.
Gundersen’s nationally recognized residency and fellowship programs currently provide 75 positions, but due to the high number of very well qualified applicants the programs is being expanded.
"We will have 81 positions for the 2016 - 2017 academic year, with a further increase in positions to follow the next two academic years," states Greg Thompson, MD, director of Medical Education. "Our residents and fellows provide patient care in many fields of medicines and for patients of all ages. We’re pleased to have more medical residents and their families make Gundersen and the Powell Poage Hamilton Neighborhood their home for the duration of their residency," Thompson adds.
Although available, we realize that people may choose to live off campus for a variety of reasons, including family size, pets and the desire to own a home.