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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

COVID-19 Delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates

July 12, 2021

The COVID-19 Delta variant, which is highly transmissible and may lead to more severe illness, now accounts for more than 50% of COVID cases nationally. Gundersen recently sequenced 15 COVID
Tom Crowley

Tom Crowley marks 50 years of service to Gundersen St. Elizabeth's

July 12, 2021

By Jenny Schlagenhaft In a blink of an eye… a feeling became his knowing...a job became his organization became his family...a purpose became his passion. In a blink of

Internal Medicine doctor retires from Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics

July 08, 2021

Kenneth Kuehnl, MD After more than 40 years practicing medicine, Kenneth Kuenhl, MD, retired from Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics on June 30. Dr. Kuehnl is a board-certified Internal

Gundersen updates visitor guidelines July 8

July 07, 2021

Gundersen Health System is modifying visitor guidelines as COVID-19 hospitalization and cases decline in its La Crosse service area. Children of any age and adults can visit hospitalized patients in

Mac & cheese drive-thru benefits local medical care

July 07, 2021

St. Joseph's Memorial Foundation hosts its Signature Mac & Cheese drive-thru fundraiser on July 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Gundersen St. Joseph's parking lot. Three delicious options - classic

COVID-19 vaccine now available during Family Medicine appointments at Onalaska Clinic

July 06, 2021

Gundersen patients can now get protected against COVID-19 by receiving the vaccine during Family Medicine appointments at the Onalaska Clinic. The healthcare system will soon expand vaccine availability to Onalaska

COVID-19 vaccine update for June 28

June 28, 2021

If you remember one thing: You can do the things you love more safely with the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is free, safe, and significantly lowers the risk of COVID-19

Nominations now accepted for Paula J. Tower Memorial Award

June 28, 2021

The Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care, supported by Gundersen Medical Foundation, is accepting nominations for the annual Paula J. Tower Memorial Award. The award honors the legacy of
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