About Gundersen Palmer Lutheran
We deliver comprehensive, personalized care for you and your family close to home in northeast Iowa.
Comprehensive healthcare, close to home
Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics provides comprehensive care for the whole family in northeastern Iowa. From flu shots to sports physicals to delivering babies, we offer a broad range of primary care services. Our Same Day Clinic and 24/7 Emergency Department cover all your needs, from minor illnesses and injuries to severe trauma and emergencies. We're also the home to Fayette County Public Health, as well as our Gundersen Palmer Home Health, Hospice and Home Medical Supply and equipment. If you need surgery or are managing a complex medical condition, we bring highly trained specialists locally so you can get the care you need, close to home.
Find a career to love
Become part of our family, surrounded by leaders you can trust in a compassionate culture that motivates you to be the best you can be for your patients. You’ll love working here.
From our administrator
Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics provides the healthcare we would want our own loved ones to receive. Focusing on staff culture, patient satisfaction, safety and quality, our hospital and clinics continue to pave the way for excellent healthcare locally.
Board of directors
Chair: Lynn Lauer, community representative, West Union
Vice Chair: Kristi Flack, community Representative, Postville
Secretary/Treasurer: Mordechai Lederman, MD, Gundersen Palmer medical director
Chuck Johnson, Gundersen clinical operations director, Ambulatory Services
Andrew Wenthe, community representative, Fayette
Thomas Tornstrom, Gundersen clinical operations director, Acute Care
Rachel Albrecht, Gundersen vice president, Operations
Marilu Bintz, MD, Gundersen medical vice president, team 3
Patrice Kuennen, RN, MSN, administrator
Brenda Moser, Finance administrator
Jenni Elsbernd, MS, SHRM-CP, PHR, director of Business Operations
Julie Creery, director of Outpatient Operations
Heather Sands, DNP, MSN, RN, director of Inpatient Operations
Jamie Hoey, MAOL, Population Health manager
Gundersen Palmer Auxiliary supports the mission and services of Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics. Members raise financial support, host events, gather for meetings and serve as volunteers and ambassadors for the organization. To learn more, contact Jamie Hoey at (563) 422-9763 or by email at [email protected].
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