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What you need to know about the flu shot
Here's what you need to know about getting your flu shot

September 16, 2021

Vaccines help protect people – and society – from getting sick. Widespread vaccinations make it less likely that a susceptible person will encounter someone who has a particular disease. As
Be part of the COVID-19 solution: Mask up indoors; sleeves up for vaccine

September 13, 2021

As COVID-19 infects family members, friends and neighbors faster than before, we all have an opportunity to care for and support our community, while taking steps to protect ourselves and
Ease the burden on local healthcare by vaccinating, masking

September 10, 2021

As new cases of COVID-19 surge throughout the region, Gundersen Health System staff continue to provide incredible care for patients with many different conditions and illnesses. However, the surge in
Ryan Reidt and Brady Ritscher
Nurturing the rural healthcare leadership pipeline empowers future providers

September 09, 2021

It's 8:15 on a Wednesday morning and pharmacist Brady Ritscher is preparing for the daily huddle at Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Clinics. Today, he's introducing Julian, a third-year pharmacy
We are vaccinating and masking for you. Please vaccinate and mask for us.

September 07, 2021

Gundersen Health System staff are providing incredible care for patients across the area with many different conditions and illnesses. More COVID-19 hospitalizations make this care much more difficult. Gundersen is
National association certifies Gundersen Boscobel Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program

September 02, 2021

Cardiopulmonary Rehab team members Andrea Ryan and Hannah Thompson work with a patient The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) recently certified Gundersen Boscobel’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program, recognizing
Mother holding baby
New online Labor and Birth course empowers, informs

August 31, 2021

Gundersen Health System is proud to offer two virtual courses to empower your journey of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Our online Labor and Birth course equips you with the most
Hospitalizations, vaccinations rise

August 30, 2021

Gundersen Health System’s hospital capacity is stressed due to COVID-19-related hospitalizations. It's becoming much more difficult for the system to provide care to everyone who needs it. There has been
Add to your back-to-school list: 1) Get vaccinated 2) Wear a mask

August 23, 2021

As families and students prepare back-to-school to-do lists, two important items should be added: COVID-19 vaccination and masking. These two important actions, layered with distancing and cleaning hands, will reduce
Julie Hirsch
Paralyzed once by the flu shot, Gundersen RN is vaccinated against COVID-19

August 20, 2021

Even though employee health nurse Julie Hirsch was literally surrounded by the COVID-19 vaccine and was encouraging fellow employees, patients, and friends to get vaccinated, she wasn't ready to take
Gundersen offers COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for high-risk individuals

August 19, 2021

Gundersen Health System is offering third doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people age 12 and older. Those eligible can self-identify as being immunocompromised and must meet
Gundersen sets COVID-19 vaccination target date for staff

August 17, 2021

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising locally and nationally, driven almost entirely by the highly contagious Delta variant and by those who have not been vaccinated against the virus. About
Gundersen encourages vaccination, masking to help reduce the strain on healthcare amid climbing COVID-19 hospitalizations

August 16, 2021

The COVID-19 Delta variant infecting the unvaccinated population is driving new cases and hospitalizations. This variant is believed to cause two times more contagious than the original strain. COVID-19 patients
COVID-19 vaccinations rise, but so do hospitalizations

August 09, 2021

Our region is in a race between vaccination and the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant. Gundersen is providing more COVID-19 vaccine in recent weeks. For example, shots were up 32%
Dr. Dudley and patient
Local roots run deep for Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s orthopedic surgeon

August 05, 2021

Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s orthopedic surgeon Tom Dudley, MD, Ph.D., feels his connection to Wabasha and Lake City in the patients he sees. A high school classmate, a longtime friend or
COVID-19 vaccine keeps us from going in the wrong direction

August 02, 2021

For the first time since early February, Wisconsin has exceeded 1,000 new daily COVID-19 cases. In the last two weeks, the state's seven-day rolling average for cases rose more than
Unvaccinated? You can end the pandemic

August 01, 2021

If you are among the roughly one-third of area adults who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, this message is for you. We share this message not as leaders
Vaccines prevent unnecessary illness, hospitalizations and deaths

July 26, 2021

Illness, hospitalizations and death due to COVID-19 and the Delta variant are unnecessary and preventable. Gundersen Health System has vaccines to protect everyone eligible. Everything is safer if you're vaccinated
Everything is safer if you’re vaccinated

July 19, 2021

Western Wisconsin is a leader for COVID-19 vaccination, with 60% of residents 18 years and older receiving at least one dose of free, safe vaccine, according to the Wisconsin Department
St. Joe's Run/Walk
Gundersen St. Joe's run/walk returns this fall

July 14, 2021

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics annual 5K and 10K run/walk returns Saturday, Oct. 16, after a hiatus in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will start and finish the
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