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Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision:

We will enhance the health and well-being of our communities, while enriching every life we touch, including patients, families, and staff.

Our Mission:

We will distinguish ourselves through excellence in patient care, education, research and improved health in the communities we serve.

Our System

Gundersen Health System is where caring meets excellence through a comprehensive health network of wholly owned services and regional partners. It's where nationally recognized quality meets dedicated, compassionate professionals, caring for patients in all stages of life.

And we bring that care as close to you as possible, with regional partners and clinics, eye clinics, nursing homes and more. Many of our highly trained specialists provide outreach services throughout the Tri-state Region, in person and via telemedicine. Specialists are also able to quickly consult with their colleagues, system-wide, share medical records and tests, and together provide a level of care that repeatedly distinguishes us as among the top five percent of healthcare organizations in the country.

Quality emergency care begins near home too, with regional emergency departments and air and ground ambulances integrated with heart and stroke protocols to expedite treatment and improve outcomes.

Caring meets excellence again and again—wherever you live—if you're receiving that care through the Gundersen Health System.

Gundersen is:

  • A physician-led, not-for profit healthcare system
  • Located throughout western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota caring for patients in 21 counties
  • A regional referral center with regional hospitals
  • A teaching hospital with 325 beds and a Level II Trauma and Emergency Center
  • Repeatedly named among the top 50 hospitals in the nation, placing us in the top one percent
  • The designated Western Academic Campus for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Environmentally responsible, the first health system to achieve energy independence in October 2014


Regional Medical Clinics


Eye Clinics

Nursing Homes

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning at Gundersen Health System

Respecting Choices® - An internationally recognized, evidence-based model for advance care planning (ACP) consisting of a staged approach to planning.

Air and Ground Ambulances

Southwest Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa

Behavioral Health

Bereavement Services

Bereavement support at Gundersen Health System

Resolve Through Sharing®, an internationally recognized, evidence-based model for bereavement care.

Child Care Services

Dental Specialties

Environmental Sustainability


Health Plan

Information and Referral Services

Norma J. Vinger Centers for Breast Care


  • La Crosse
  • Onalaska
  • Sparta
  • Tomah
  • Whitehall


  • Decorah
  • West Union

Partners in Caring

Pharmacies & Medical Supplies

Renal Dialysis Centers

Sports Medicine Centers

Worksite Clinics

what to expect

We've taken steps at all our locations to keep you and our staff healthy and safe. Here's what to expect when you visit us.

Stay safe