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

Clinical Excellence

Patient Experience

General Surgery

  • Five-Star Recipient for Appendectomy (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ (2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Top 5 percent in the nation for General Surgery (2017)

Gastrointestinal Care

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Among top 10 percent in the Nation for overall GI services (2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries (2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery (2018)

Pulmonary Care

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care (2017)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Among Top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services (2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2017)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia (2018)


  • America 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ (2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment (2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2019)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures (2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack (2018)


  • Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta (2019)

Bariatric Surgery

  • Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Deliveries (2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Deliveries (2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery (2018)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy (2018)

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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Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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