Patient and staff safety top priorities at Gundersen
Gundersen Health System is making plans to safely resume limited in-person care in the coming weeks, with a focus on low-risk, high-priority patients while continuing its response to COVID-19 and care for those impacted by the virus.
The safe, careful approach to resuming in-person visits and expanding virtual care options are part of a long-term strategy to restore Gundersen operations and respond to our patients' care needs.
The pandemic has shown our world the importance of virtual options – and that includes healthcare. For the care that can be provided at home, Gundersen brings providers to patients by video. Our patients' response to the virtual care options has been remarkable, with more than 650 virtual care stations for our staff up and running to provide convenient video visits across the system.
"We're committed to restoring local care options and increasing access to meet our patients' medical needs," says Gundersen Boscobel administrator Theresa Braudt. "With the safety and well-being of our staff, patients and communities driving our plans, in-person visits and services will be brought back in phases. This approach will allow us to slowly and carefully expand care and respond appropriately as we closely monitor the number of positive cases within our region."
Gundersen has taken every precaution to keep patients and staff safe at locations across the system. For our patients: please don't let concerns about COVID-19 prevent you from getting the care you need, especially urgent or emergency care. We are prepared to care for you safely and ensure your health and well-being at the Gundersen location nearest you.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping our communities healthy and safe. Continue to wash your hands and observe social distancing. We will get through this together. Gundersen and the local healthcare community are here to care for you, safely and close to home.
For information on Gundersen visitor guidelines, face coverings and much more, visit gundersenhealth.org/covid19
Patients have many options for your care. Visit gundersenhealth.org/care to learn more.
They can also call (608) 782-7300 and ask for the Virtual Care Support Team at extension 70130 or visit gundersenhealth.org/care/skype-visits for more information.