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Gundersen Home Hospital

There’s no place like home—especially when you’re ill. With Gundersen Home Hospital, you receive all the elements of hospital care in the comfort and convenience of your home. Our personalized care model is the only one of its kind in La Crosse. Patients typically recover faster than with traditional hospital stays.


  • Asthma
  • Blood clots
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin infections like cellulitis
  • Urinary tract infection


  • Breathing treatments such as CPAP and BiPAP
  • Echocardiogram
  • Imaging
  • IVs and PICC lines
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Short-term catheter use
  • Wound care
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Bringing hospital care into your home

Gundersen Home Hospital care usually lasts between three and five days. Your trusted team of doctors, nurses and other specialists will monitor you daily using both virtual and in-person visits.

Your at-home care team

Your doctor

  • Makes a referral if you can be safely treated in your home
  • Creates and oversees your treatment plan at home

Your registered nurse

  • Takes your vitals, temperature and weight
  • Monitors IVs
  • Helps you take your medications
  • Assists with pain management

Your recovery care coordinator

  • Is available 24/7
  • Tracks your vitals daily
  • Works with you and your doctor to arrange care at your home, and coordinates with specialists
  • Schedules follow-up appointments
  • Provides health education

What to expect: first 3-5 days

  • Care begins once you leave the hospital

  • All necessary equipment is set up at your home

  • Your doctor works with a nurse who will care for you at home twice a day

  • A recovery care coordinator is your main point of contact and available 24/7

  • A tablet lets you connect with your doctor and care team

What to expect: last 25-27 days

  • Care transitions back to your primary care provider
  • Resume your normal activities
  • You maintain 24/7 access to your recovery care coordinator for questions, follow-up visits and real-time recovery tracking
How to connect

You'll be referred to Gundersen Home Hospital if you:

  • Meet medical eligibility requirements
  • Live in Wisconsin within 20 miles of our La Crosse Hospital

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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