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Published on February 23, 2016

Gundersen Health System among Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals

Healthgrades® recently announced Gundersen is among America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for 2016. This achievement places Gundersen among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide - for the third consecutive year.

"This award validates the excellence we have built through the dedicated and compassionate work by our entire staff," says Scott Rathgaber, MD, Gundersen's CEO. "It takes a collaborative and committed effort to achieve the results for our patients which are represented by this award. I thank everyone who has contributed to this great success."

Healthgrades evaluates nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. No hospital can opt-in or opt-out of being evaluated, and no hospital pays to be evaluated. As the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, Healthgrades' recognition of Gundersen's excellence tells patients that the care they receive at Gundersen is among the best care in the entire country.

Organizations which achieve the America's 50 Best Hospitals designation are differentiated by their overall clinical excellence and have exhibited superior performance in caring for patients across a broad spectrum of care—for a minimum of six years. This demonstrates an institutional commitment to clinical quality by the organization, says Healthgrades.

"Through our consistent attention to high quality care and superior patient experience, we are truly enriching lives and enhancing the health of our communities," says Dr. Rathgaber. provides information on objective measures of hospital performance, which allows consumers to compare their local hospitals online. For more information about Healthgrades, go to

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