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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.

Love + Medicine is who we are

At Gundersen Health System, combining the right amount of love with the best medicine is our specialty. We don't just care for you when you're hurt or sick, we take extra steps to keep you as healthy as possible. And, we pay attention to the little things that matter most in your life, trying to make your experiences with us just a little bit better. For us, it all adds up to Love + Medicine. It's who we are…it's what we do…it's why our local communities have relied on us for decades.

About us

  • Physician-led, not-for profit healthcare system
  • 22-county service area throughout western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota
  • Regional referral center with 6 affiliate hospitals
  • Teaching hospital with 325 beds and Level II Trauma Center
  • 30-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health center
  • Western Academic Campus for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
  • Consistently ranked among America's Top Hospitals for Quality and Patient Satisfaction
  • First health system to offset 100% of fossil fuel energy use through locally generated energy
  • No. 1 employer in La Crosse County, Wis.


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.

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