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.

General Surgery (2017)

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery™ 
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ 
  • Among Top 5 percent in the Nation for General Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery (2017)

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

Pulmonary Care (2017)

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

Orthopaedics (2017)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

Coronary/Cardiac (2017)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack

Vascular (2017)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta

Bariatric Surgery (2016)

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

Clinical Excellence (2016)

  • Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award-Clinical Excellence™ - 9 years in a row
  • Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™

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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