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Employee Benefits & Compensation

We're honored that you're considering a career at Gundersen to share your talents and your voice and to make a difference. And we know your dedication to our patients, communities and organization will be evident every day in your work. A way of showing you our appreciation is through Gundersen’s Total Rewards.

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Our commitment to you

Our people demonstrate their dedication to our patients, communities and organization every day. One way of showing our commitment to you – our greatest resource – is through Gundersen’s Total Rewards program. This combination of comprehensive and competitive benefits, programs and resources is intended to work together to inspire your best life.

Total Rewards to enrich your life

Growth & development

We want to inspire you to be a life-long learner, grow your talents and reach your full potential. That's why we provide opportunities for you to develop skills, pursue your passions and advance in your career – whatever route it may take. This includes:

  • Continuing medical education (CME)
  • Tuition investment/reimbursement programs
  • Internal education and training programs
  • Career coaching with career development advisors
  • Career Development Center resources and tools
  • Employee events and programs to Inspire + Celebrate success


When you deliver Love + Medicine as a Gundersen employee, you support the health and wellbeing of our patients and communities. In return, we support you with competitive wages so you can thrive both in and beyond your work.

Health & wellbeing

Being a healthcare organization, we truly value your health and total wellbeing. And we know how important wellness and healthcare protection are for you and your family. We support your health and wellbeing by offering exceptional healthcare benefits with low plan premiums to meet your needs and priorities. Our health benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage – 3 plan options to choose from
  • Employer-sponsored health savings account (HSA) – employer contribution from HDHP plan
  • Prescription drug coverage and Gunder 90 mail-order program
  • Dental coverage – 2 plan options to choose from
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) for healthcare and dependent care
  • MyHealth employee wellness program and rewards
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Vision discounts
  • Discounts for non-covered medical services

Life balance

We know time away from work allows you to recharge. That's why you earn time away and paid time off (PTO) on your first day to spend time with those in your circle, travel, relax or whatever it is you need to do. And since you earned your paid time off, we don't take it back. You can carry your hours forward or cash them in.

Other perks for you:

  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible schedules
  • Free parking at all our locations
  • Gundersen Credit Union membership
  • Cell phone carrier and gym membership discounts
  • Employee-only discounts on vision services and other non-covered medical services
  • On-site childcare center on our La Crosse Campus and monthly bus pass for La Crosse-area staff

Financial future

When it comes to saving for your future, you'll have a fantastic partner in Gundersen Health System.

Take advantage of our voluntary 401(k) retirement plan and make pre-tax or Roth post-tax contributions to your retirement savings. Gundersen matches 100% of your contributions on the first 3% of your compensation each pay period and 50% of your contributions on the next 2% of your compensation.

You're fully vested in your contribution and the Gundersen matching contribution immediately. Plus, eligible employees can boost their retirement savings even more when base contributions are made by Gundersen.

Income protection

While you can’t plan for unexpected life changes, you can be prepared. And you can take comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone when it comes to covering unexpected expenses. We offer a variety of income protection benefit options to boost your financial security and provide you with peace of mind, including:

  • Life insurance options for you, your spouse and children
  • Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability (STD & LTD)
  • Accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance 
  • Legal insurance, pet insurance and identity theft protection

What sets us apart


Training Programs

Considering a job in healthcare? Take advantage of our diverse training programs. You'll receive paid on-the-job training, plus a career at Gundersen with room for growth.

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Career Areas

From clinicians and nurses to business and support professionals, every member of the Gundersen team has a critical role in delivering Love + Medicine. Join us and build your incredible career.

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Who We Are

While we call La Crosse home, our physician-led, integrated system spans 7 hospitals and 65 clinics in neighboring communities. We're proud of our rich history and look forward to our bright future.

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How to connect

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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