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Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Services

Whether it's a minor ailment or a major procedure, our team of dedicated professionals is here to provide compassionate care tailored to meet your unique healthcare needs.

Find care close to home

We care for the young to the young at heart. Our hospital and medical clinics serve our neighbors in Wabasha, Alma and surrounding communities with the primary, emergency and specialty care they need.     

'Swing bed' transitional care

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Sometimes we need extra recovery time and rehabilitation after a hospital stay or surgery. This transitional care, known as "Swing Bed" under Medicare, can be the answer if you or a loved one no longer needs to stay in the hospital but still needs rehabilitation and/or nursing services before going home.

Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Swing Bed program provides a combination of independence, customization and skilled care. Our multi-disciplinary care team is focused on helping you achieve better health in a friendly and supportive environment. 

Frequently asked questions

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?

If you have questions about Swing Bed transitional care, including eligibility and coverage, call (651) 565-5566 to talk with our social worker. 

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Orthopedic care and joint replacement

Our cutting-edge robotics system helps our Orthopedic experts perform knee replacements with even greater precision and personalization. The CORI, the state-of-the-art technology revolutionizing orthopedic surgery, means a quicker recovery so you can get back to doing what you love. 


Physical Therapy

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We believe you shouldn’t have to accept pain or the limitations it puts on your life. Physical Therapy can help. Starting with your first visit, our licensed and skilled therapists develop a hands-on, personalized treatment plan to accelerate your path to a pain-free life.  

Our services include care for musculoskeletal issues, work injury prevention management, sports medicine, improved function, healthy living, adult and pediatric occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.  

Our goal is to help you live a happier, healthier life.

Make your first move by calling Physical Therapy at (651) 565-5558

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Who we are

Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s provides vital primary, specialty and emergency care in Wabasha, Minn., and its neighboring rural communities.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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