Spiritual Care

Gundersen Health System Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), in La Crosse, are an important part of Gundersen’s history of caring for mind, body and spirit. We have a deep respect and commitment to serve people of all faith traditions. Our Spiritual Care staff, CPE residents and interns offer patients and residents opportunities to discover spiritual meaning, belonging and hope.

Each of our hospital units has a chaplain available to visit you. A chaplain is also on-call 24 hours a day.

Services we offer include:

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  • Advance directive (decisions about end-of-life care) education
  • Individual visits from parish pastor, rabbi or congregational leader
    • Bedside visitation
    • Visitation for hospice patients and families
    • Sacramental support
  • Crisis response needs
  • Consultation, encouragement and friendship
  • Support groups
  • Worship services
    • Interfaith
    • Memorial
    • Rituals and prayers

Contact Spiritual Care

Call: (608) 775-3620

Fax: (608) 775-3557

Email: spiritualcare@gundersenhealth.org

1900 South Ave. - Level 1
La Crosse, WI 54601

Professional staff

The Gundersen professional Spiritual Care staff represents a broad range of faith backgrounds. We have continued the tradition of care and hope for the sick and those who serve them. The parish pastor, rabbi or congregational leader is an important part of our spiritual care team. They bring the reminder of community and ongoing relationship of the Holy in their members’ lives.

Spiritual needs

The Worship Center and its adjoining patio and courtyard, in the La Crosse hospital, are a space welcome to all and open at all times of the day for your use. A Service of Inspiration and Reflection is held each Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. There are worship services on special holidays.

There is also a Healing Garden on the La Crosse campus. It provides a calm and relaxing space for our patients, their family members, our visitors and staff. A water feature adds to the peaceful nature of the garden, while a skylight lets in an abundance of natural light. The Patient and Visitor Terrace provides a place for patients, families and visitors to get a breath of fresh air without leaving the hospital. Tables, chairs and benches provide a place to visit with loved ones...or to spend a moment alone.

Worship Center- La Crosse
Level 1 Medical Center
Near elevator F

Healing Garden
Level 1 Medical Center
Across from the 500 Club Bistro

Patient and Visitor Terrace
Level 3 Medical Center

Love + Medicine

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

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