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World-class care, close to home

We care for the young to the young at heart. Our hospital and medical clinics serve our neighbors in Hillsboro, Elroy, Wonewoc and surrounding communities by providing the primary, emergency and specialty care they need.   

Orthopedic care and joint replacement

Maybe it’s a nagging pain in your knee or hip. Or a sports injury. Whatever the cause, bone, joint and muscle conditions can prevent you from doing the things you love. Our surgical and non-surgical treatments will help. Our surgeons collaborate with physical therapists and other specialists to help you recover and get back to doing what you love.

Conditions we treat

  • Hand and wrist conditions like carpal tunnel 
  • Joint pain (osteoarthritis) 
  • Orthopedic trauma 
  • Sports injuries 

Services we offer

  • Foot and ankle surgery 
  • Hand surgery 
  • Joint injections 
  • Joint replacement of hip, knee and shoulder 
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy 
  • Pediatric orthopedic consultations 
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery 
  • Trauma surgery and fracture care 

Hip and knee total joint replacement 

Joint replacement surgery shouldn't come with surprises. We'll guide you through every step—starting with the decision to have surgery, preparations before it, a hospital stay if you need it and recovery at home. Our robotic-assisted total knee and hip replacement delivers the most precise, less invasive and personalized experience. Robotic knee surgery is what got retired IT manager Ron LeJeune back on the golf course.

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Primary care

Many of us think about finding a doctor when we’re not feeling well. But it’s important to have a Primary Care provider (PCP) before that point. Your PCP gets to know you, your medical history and health goals. From annual exams and minor illnesses to managing ongoing disease, 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 Hillsboro - even if you underwent care at another facility. Overlooking Field Veteran's Memorial Lake, our hospital in Hillsboro offers a peaceful environment for your recovery and care providers to help your healing.

What is Swing Bed?

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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. Swing beds allow rural hospitals like ours to use beds for inpatient care or skilled 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 Hillsboro, call (608) 489-8289

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Who we are

We’re a close-knit community providing vital primary, specialty and emergency care in Hillsboro, Wis., and its neighboring rural communities.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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