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Gundersen sees surge in flu cases, experts encourage vaccination

October 25, 2022

The flu is here and our experts urge you to get your flu shot to reduce illness.
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Breaking down barriers by making the rounds

October 20, 2022

Gundersen Health System providers are visiting encampments in La Crosse to care for the unsheltered population.

‘Field of Dreams’ helps make project a reality at Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s

October 18, 2022

A field of crops near Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is moving the healthcare organization toward building a new health and wellness center.

Gundersen offering new COVID bivalent vaccine booster

October 14, 2022

For the Pfizer bivalent vaccine, anyone 12 years and older is eligible at least two months after the primary series or prior booster.
Counselor talking to patient at hospital.
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MA-turned-financial counselor reassures cancer patients: ‘I, too, sat in your chair’

October 12, 2022

A breast cancer diagnosis changed one Gundersen employee’s career path. A medical assistant, Connie Schroeder, realized it was time to pursue her dream and help others on similar journeys.

Klas leaves legacy of caring for the underserved

October 06, 2022

Ask Paul Klas, MD, where he felt most in his element while practicing in Gundersen Health System’s Family Medicine Residency Program, and the answer might surprise you.
Young boy getting vaccine.

Gundersen offers COVID vaccine for everyone 6 months and older

September 23, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine is available during scheduled appointments at most Gundersen primary care locations and at the Gundersen Onalaska Clinic.

Gundersen donates $50,000 to new WAFER facility

September 22, 2022

As part of our mission, Gundersen donated $50,000 to WAFER Food Pantry to improve access to healthy foods for our neighbors.
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Gundersen among best in nation for patient experience

September 21, 2022

Healthgrades® honored Gundersen’s La Crosse Hospital as a recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 15th consecutive year.
Doctor examining child in hospital room.

Gundersen vaccine champion highlighted in new national video

September 20, 2022

Through his vaccine advocacy work, Rajiv Naik, MD, Gundersen Pediatrics, is featured by the American Academy of Pediatrics, to help spread the word about the importance of the HPV vaccine.
Father standing with his arm around son.
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'Parties,’ positivity and pride: Gundersen grows with son, father

September 20, 2022

Larry Tichenor knows physicians see many people, but when they’re at our hospital, staff caring for the father-son team have made them feel like they’re the only patients there.
Man and woman sitting on a bench and smiling.
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How a small break room created a lasting friendship

September 16, 2022

Gundersen's Adam Bryhn, 40, and Elaine Stelloh, 80, had only a small break room in common—until they began talking. Today, "he’s my very best friend,” Stelloh said.
Woman hanging sign at steppin out in pink set up.

Think pink: Support survivors and research through Steppin’ Out in Pink

September 15, 2022

Poor weather canceled this year's Steppin' Out in Pink. Let's make sure survivors feel our support through your generous contributions.
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Jarman named vice president of Gundersen Medical Education

August 15, 2022

Benjamin Jarman, MD, has been named the next vice president/Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of Medical Education at Gundersen Health System.
Gundersen and Bellin health merger

Gundersen, Bellin Health discuss merger

June 08, 2022

After the planned merger, the health systems will offer access to more resources and a broader network of services that will improve care for the patients and families they serve.

Gundersen offers Pfizer COVID vaccine boosters for 5- to 11-year-olds May 25

May 24, 2022

Gundersen Health System will offer Pfizer COVID vaccine boosters to 5- to 11-year-olds starting May 25. COVID vaccine is available during scheduled appointments at most Gundersen primary care locations. Parents
Vicki Baumgartner and Dan Stecker
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Friendship by accident

May 18, 2022

First responder, victim share bond that’s lasted 20 years Dan Stecker remembers the day well. It was 6:30 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 2004. He was riding his 1977 BMW motorcycle
Christine Waller, MD

Gundersen honored for organ and tissue donation efforts

May 18, 2022

Christine Waller, MD, receives prestigious Donn Dexter Physician Excellence Award Gundersen Health System is a top performer for saving and improving lives through organ and tissue donation. University of Wisconsin
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New pet therapy dog begins at Gundersen, affirms relationship with CRHS

May 10, 2022

As Treka carefully approached her bedside, a young girl, who in a short time would be entering surgery, reached out her hand, a broad smile stretching across her face, forgetting

Gundersen Sparta Clinic saves green, attracts talent with sustainable model

April 21, 2022

Gundersen Health System has been a leader in sustainable energy practices, designing new facilities and adapting existing locations to use less energy, reduce the cost of care, and support the
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