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Expert care, close to home

Located in the Driftless Area of scenic northeast Iowa, Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics provides exceptional healthcare close to home. Here, we provide healthcare to patients of all ages from babies to adults and from primary care to specialty services.

Delivering Love + Medicine in West Union

Whether you're starting a family or expanding it, bringing a child into the world is an amazing experience. We'll be with you every step of the way—from expert prenatal care in our local clinics to delivery at our hospital in West Union.

Prenatal and Obstetric services

  • Your choice of a family doctor or certified nurse midwife
  • Regular prenatal care including 4D ultrasound
  • Prenatal classes
  • 24/7 access to Gundersen neonatal specialists, if needed
  • Breastfeeding support from certified lactation consultants

Birthing Center amenities

  • Private, spacious birthing suites 
  • Relaxing whirlpool tubs 
  • Room service 
  • State-of-the-art surgical suites
  • Comfortable family lounge

Our experienced Obstetrics team

We want you to feel comfortable with your provider for prenatal care and delivery. So, we offer options. 

First steps

Call (563) 422-3817 to start your journey by scheduling an appointment.

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Primary Care

Your primary care provider (PCP) is your healthcare partner for life. Your PCP gets to know you, your medical history and your health goals. From annual wellness exams to managing chronic conditions, your PCP is a partner in your long-term health. With a PCP by your side, you'll be healthier—inside and out.

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Swing Bed

Gundersen’s Swing Bed program allows you to recover from illness or surgery close to home in West Union - even if you underwent care at another facility. Our hospital in West Union offers a peaceful environment for your recovery and care providers to help your healing.

What is Swing Bed?

Our Swing Bed services allow you to recover from illness or surgery close to home in West Union-even if you underwent care at another facility. Swing Bed is a Medicare-covered, hospital-based program for patients who no longer need inpatient services but are not ready to go home and still require some rehabilitation and/or nursing services.

How do I qualify for Swing Bed?

You can recover in a Swing Bed program closest to you if:

  • You spent at least 3 nights in a hospital within the past 30 days
  • Your provider finds you need daily skilled care after your treatment in the hospital
  • You have Medicare A or another hospital-based insurance with skilled care benefits
  • You’re willing to participate in your care plan and make progress toward your goals

What services are included in Swing Bed?

Swing Bed services include:

How can I enroll in Swing Bed?

To get started, talk to your discharge planner to coordinate a stay at our hospital. If you have questions for our team in West Union, call (563) 422-3811.

Home Health & Hospice

Our compassionate Home Health and Hospice teams bring health and social care services where you’re most comfortable – your home.

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Who we are

We deliver comprehensive, personalized care for you and your family close to home in northeast Iowa.

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Senior Life Solutions

If you're struggling with depression and anxiety that's age-related, our Senior Life Solutions program can help. 


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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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