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March 19 proclaimed "Gundersen St. Joseph's Day" in the City of Hillsboro as hospital celebrates 65th birthday
    March 19, 2018, will be proclaimed "Gundersen St. Joseph's Day" in the city of Hillsboro in recognition of the 65th birthday of Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital, which was dedicated on March 19, 1953.  The proclamation by Gregory Kubarski, mayor of Hillsboro, states "WHEREAS, a hospital acts as a cornerstone, a foundational institution in our communities; and WHEREAS, Gundersen St. Joseph's has provided much needed care ...
IT'S HAPPENING: Board approves Gundersen St. Joseph's plan for new hospital
    Plans to build a new hospital in Hillsboro just took a big step forward. Gundersen Health System's Board of Trustees approved Monday Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics' plans to construct a new facility adjacent to the current hospital between Highway 80 and Field Veterans Memorial Lake in Hillsboro.  "This is a very exciting day at Gundersen St. Joseph's and for our region. For 65 years, patients h ...
Meadowlark Community Farm and Gundersen St. Joseph's partner to expand access to community supported agriculture
    Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a produce subscription program through local farms which provides farm-fresh produce on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. It's a great way to get high-quality, healthy produce on a regular basis and help support our local farmers. Meadowlark Community Farm of Wonewoc has partnered with several pickup locations in the region including Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics. "M ...
Gundersen Health System provides funds for Wonewoc—Center Certified Nursing Assistant Program
  Gundersen Health System donated $9,868 to Wonewoc-Union Center School District to support the new Health Skills Lab. The money will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the course aimed at developing a certified lab where certified nursing assistant (CNA) courses can be held with the hope of increasing the supply of CNAs in the region. Wonewoc-Union Center High School already has a well-established Health Caree ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's announces winning artist
  Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics recently hosted a design competition for its corporate holiday greeting card. The winner was chosen by members of Gundersen St. Joseph's leadership team and the St. Joseph's Memorial Foundation board. The winning design was a beautiful snowman scene by 11-year-old Kaitlyn Sebranek of Hillsboro. Danni Gearhart, CEO of Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics presented Kaitlyn w ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's new hospital project continues to advance
    As previously reported, two properties owned by Gundersen St. Joseph's, residing to the immediate east of the current hospital, have seen preparation work over recent weeks including soil borings and the removal of trees. Attention now turns to the two houses and accompanying structures. The properties have recently undergone inspection for lead and asbestos, a step which is necessary before any removal, deconstruction or s ...
Donations provide new therapy bikes at Gundersen St. Joseph's
  Two new, state-of-the-art Schwinn Airdyne AD Pro bikes are now available for use by patients of Gundersen St. Joseph's therapy department thanks to generous donations from Hillsboro residents, Sharon Nelson and Ann and Kirby Wong. The new bikes are a welcomed addition to the already extensive range of exercise equipment available at Gundersen St. Joseph's. The bikes boast a range of features such as anti-corrosion constructio ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's appreciates community's patience as new hospital details are finalized
    Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics is getting closer to finalizing plans for a new Hospital and Clinic in Hillsboro, pending board approval. "Our goal is to have an outstanding facility that will serve our patients and their families for many years," says Danni Gearhart, chief executive officer, Gundersen St. Joseph's. "Pre-construction planning is very important, and we want to be thoughtful as we move toward buil ...
Scott Larson named Wisconsin Pharmacist of the Year
    Scott R. Larson, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, RPh, was named Pharmacist of the Year at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Annual Meeting held Sept. 14-16 in La Crosse, Wis. Dr. Larson is director of Pharmacy at Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics in Hillsboro, Wis., where he also serves as a full-time clinical staff pharmacist, pharmacy operations manager and director of the Emergency Department. He is the im ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's honors 340 years of employee service
    Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics recently honored long-serving employees at their annual company picnic and employee recognition event. All-together, 26 employees were honored for milestone years of service. Combined, they represent 340 years of service to Gundersen St. Joseph's. The longest serving employee to be recognized at the event was Laurene Wurster, RN, who was celebrating her 45th year with Gund ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's July board meeting held at historic Vernon County Farm
    The Gundersen St. Joseph's Board of Directors July meeting had a very different feel to it. The board was hosted by Anne Marie Elwing and Kevin Walleser, owners of Wall-Stone Holsteins farm in De Soto, a 1,600 acre, 400-cow dairy farm with a historic connection to Gundersen Health System.  At the turn of the 20th century, the farm was under the ownership of Christian Christensen, MD, partner to Adolf Gundersen, MD, fou ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's makes changes to ER and urgent care entrance
  Recently, Gundersen St. Joseph's hospital made improvements to the ER and Urgent Care entrance in order to increase patient and visitor safety. The changes include motion sensors on the entrance ramp which alert the desk staff and door buzzers with video-intercom capability — allowing staff to screen visitors before allowing them into the facility.  From now on, vehicles that use the ramp will set off a motion detector w ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's launches history project in anticipation of new facility
  Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics is launching a history drive to gather images that depict the long history of care in the region – from the days of Dr. Hansberry to the present day. The St. Joe's History Drive aims to collect images from the public that include the hospital, clinics, nurses, doctors, staff and patients. It is also an opportunity for community members to share images of their time spent at the hosp ...
Lowell North, PA-C, retires
    Born in 1939, Lowell is a native of Hillsboro, WI. His first job in healthcare was working as an orderly at the original Hillsboro Hospital during his time in high school. "Orderlies did stuff they would never do nowadays," says Lowell, "one minute I'd be cleaning floors, next I'd be working in the kitchen, or even x-rays. Back then, what the doctor said was law and it was common for me to be dragged into working surgery too!" ...
Marionna's new bike
  Marionna's new bike Every day is a great day here at Gundersen Saint Joseph's Hospital and Clinics, but today is extra special. Today, the hallways of Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics Hillsboro are Marionna Slaney's personal bike course. The 13-year-old from Wonewoc shrieks with glee while testing out her brand new tricycle as her biggest fans, Gundersen St. Joseph's staff, cheer her on. Marionna was born wit ...
Gundersen St. Joseph's hosts community focus group to help shape plans for new facility
    On Wednesday, February 22, Gundersen St. Joseph's held a community focus group with assistance from HGA Architects. The aim of the focus group was to gather qualitative information about the needs of the community relating to the development of a new hospital. Attendees of the focus group represented the many communities served by Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics including Elroy, Wonewoc, Union Center, Kendall, Onta ...

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