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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. 

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From our administrator 

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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. 

Patrice Kuennen

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 

Administrative team

  • 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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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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