MD/DO Palliative Care
Department Hospitalist
Contact Haug, Kalah J.
Location La Crosse
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

At Gundersen Health System, palliative care is considered a critical layer of support to enrich our patient’s care, manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. There is an opportunity for you to step into the exact type of palliative care practice you have in mind. Inpatient palliative? We have a place for you. Outpatient palliative care? No problem. A blended practice consisting of inpatient and outpatient? The option is yours.

Here are some highlights:

  • Palliative care at Gundersen consists of three closely linked services: an upstream outpatient palliative care clinic, the 24/7 inpatient service and a hospital owned hospice
  • The service provides symptom control expertise, decisional support and comprehensive care for patients with advanced disease
  • We seek to expand our comprehensive outpatient palliative care access and services
  • The Outpatient service provides clinic M-F from 8 am to 5 pm with patient support via phone  from 5-9:30 M-F & 7:30 am - 9:30 pm on weekends
  • The inpatient service provides 24/7 continuum coverage (night coverage is provided by the hospitalist service)
  • Average inpatient census is 10 to 15, including inpatient hospice patients and the opportunity to take primary on patients with a comfort focus
  • A blended practice would consist of a combination of inpatient and outpatient care with approximately 8 weeks of inpatient scheduled annually
  • Our palliative care team is supported within the system by a robust multidisciplinary team including spiritual care, social services, care coordinator, nursing staff and more who meet daily M-F.

Gundersen Health System serves residents of western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. Our healthcare system is anchored by one of the largest multi-specialty group practices and a teaching hospital with Level II Trauma Center. La Crosse is a historic, vibrant city nestled between bluffs and the legendary Mississippi River. La Crosse boasts some of the best outdoor recreation, excellent schools including three universities, affordable housing in safe neighborhoods, an endless variety of live entertainment and breathtaking beauty, making this a great place to call home.



MD/DO Palliative Care

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