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Published on December 05, 2017

Gundersen and Moundview Memorial come together for patients, community

Gundersen Health System has welcomed another Critical Access Hospital and clinics to its network of regional locations.

Scott Rathgaber, MD

Gundersen and Moundview Memorial Hospital and Clinics came together Oct. 1 to form Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics.

Don Heinz

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Moundview as part of Gundersen Health System," says Scott Rathgaber, MD, Gundersen chief executive officer. "We are committed to extending our system of care to new communities in order to provide care to individuals as close to home as possible."

Gundersen Moundview is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and two clinics in Friendship and Westfield, Wis., providing 24-hour emergency care, urgent care, inpatient and short-term rehabilitation care, diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, a full range of rehabilitation services, access to numerous specialty physicians and more.

"Gundersen is a high-quality, value-driven, financially strong organization with a history of successful partnerships with critical access hospitals similar to ours," says Don Heinz, Moundview chief executive officer. "Additionally, their clinicians and staff are experts in developing new services in rural areas, including enhanced primary and specialty care."

There are no plans to reduce overall employment as a result of the agreement. Gundersen Moundview will continue to welcome the same insurances Moundview Memorial accepted in the past. Additionally, patients will be able to continue relationships with their current clinicians.

In addition to Gundersen Moundview, Gundersen has four other regional hospital partnerships: Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics in Hillsboro, Wis.; Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics in Whitehall, Wis.; Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics in Boscobel, Wis.; and Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics in West Union, Iowa.

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