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About Gundersen

Gundersen is healthcare for neighbors, by neighbors. While we call La Crosse home, our physician-led, integrated system spans 7 hospitals and 65 clinics in neighboring communities. Inside our walls and our neighborhoods, we deliver world-class medical care combined with the right amount of love. We call it Love + Medicine and it's who we are.

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Our principles

Leading with love, we courageously commit to a future of healthy people and thriving communities. This is our vision. 

Together, we inspire your best life by relentlessly caring, learning and innovating This is our mission. 

You'll see our vision and mission in practice every day in our 325-bed medical center, Level II Trauma Center, 65 regional clinics and 6 critical access hospitals. 

Our roots

Our roots run deep. In 1891, Norwegian-born surgeon Adolf Gundersen, MD, opened his practice in La Crosse and served as Lutheran Hospital’s first medical director when it opened in 1902. In 1930, Dr. Gundersen moved his office from downtown La Crosse to a new clinic next to the hospital to be closer to his patients. Gundersen Clinic and Lutheran Hospital expanded over the years until what it is today — a world-class medical facility with 325 beds. In 1995, the clinic and hospital formed Gundersen Lutheran, Inc., and became Gundersen Health System in 2013. We're proud of our history and look forward to our future. Thank you for being a part of it. 

Gundersen clinic exterior in 1929.
Gundersen Health System and Bellin Health Merger

Our future

Gundersen and Bellin Health Systems deliver superior primary and specialty care in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Upper Michigan. In 2022, we united to provide patients and communities access to top-tier care at 11 hospitals, more than 100 local clinics and access to more than 1,400 healthcare providers. Gundersen and Bellin have cared for their communities for more than a century. Our path forward together means we’ll be here for another 100 years and beyond. 

People and community are why Gundersen came together with Bellin Health. And this will be our focus into the future as we innovate new ways to deliver care. From our humble beginnings, we have had a duty to provide outstanding, high-quality care to all who seek healing. For the future of healthcare, we must continue to work outside our walls with community partners to address determinants of health that go beyond our clinical skills.

Why Gundersen


We value curiosity, compassionate listening, understanding and appreciation of each other and our unique differences.  

Our culture
Gundersen Lutheran Emergency and Urgent Care

Living here

Work at our medical center in La Crosse, a clinic tucked into a neighborhood or anywhere in between. 

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We'll take care of you with competitive wages, paid time off, health insurance, flexibility – and more. 

Our benefits
How to connect

If you have questions about working at Gundersen, our outstanding recruitment team has answers.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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