Healthgrades recognizes Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center as among the best in the nation in a number of different areas:

America's 50 Best Hospitals (2016)

Gundersen is among the top one percent of hospitals for the third consecutive year.

Critical Care (2016)

  • Critical Care Excellence Award
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Sepsis

General Surgery and Gastroenterology (2016)

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™
  • Five-Star recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries
  • Five-Star recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Heart Services (2016)

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award
  • Among the Top 10 percent in the Nation for Cardiology Services
  • Five-star recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack
  • Five-star recipient for Pacemaker Procedures

Neurosciences (2016)

  • Five-star recipient for Cranial Neurosurgery
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Stroke
  • Five-star recipient for Back Surgery

Orthopaedic Care (2016)

  • Five-star recipient for Total Knee Replacement (14 years in a row)
  • Five-star recipient for Total Hip Replacement

Pulmonary (2016)

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award (top 5 percent in nation for overall pulmonary services)
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Five-star recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia

Bariatric Surgery (2015)

  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award ( top 5 percent )
  • Five-star recipient for Bariatric Surgery

Clinical Excellence (2016)

Gynecologic Surgery (2016)

  • Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award
  • Five-star recipient for C-Section Deliveries
  • Five-star recipient for Hysterectomies

Patient Experience (2016)

  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
  • Top 5 percent in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience
Healthgrades awards are announced at various times throughout the year, so dates will change accordingly. More information on Healthgrades, including the complete methodology, can be found at
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