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  • Advancing Men in Nursing

    Enrich Every Life

    Gundersen Health System has earned the Best Workplace for Men in Nursing award for the second year in a row.

    AAMN awards

  • Gundersen is one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2017

    Among the Top 1%

    For the fourth year in a row, Gundersen has been named among the best in the nation.

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  • Gundersen is a proud partner of Army PaYS

    Honoring your service

    Gundersen supports veterans looking for work.

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  • Gundersen Health System in La Crosse

    Your legacy starts here

    Explore the advantages of our physician-led practice.

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  • Gundersen nurse Ricky Rivera.

    Excellence in Nursing

    Nursing professionals can choose from a wide range of opportunities

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  • Gundersen MedLink AIR

    Comprehensive. Connected.

    Air and ground ambulances connect our regional system of clinics and hospitals.

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  • Join our team of professionals.

    You belong.

    Join a team delivering world-class medicine in an organization that has a commitment to the environment and to enriching our communities.

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If you're looking for a place to work where superior healthcare changes lives and communities, consider Gundersen Health System, the leading provider of primary and specialized care in western Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. Search for jobs, find careers, and change your life.

Why join our team?

Our physician-led system includes hospitals, an inpatient behavioral health center, medical clinics, eye care centers and nursing homes throughout a 19-county area.

Many of our specialists provide outreach services throughout the regional system, in person and via telemedicine. Specialists are also able to quickly consult with colleagues system-wide, share medical records and tests, and together provide a level of care that repeatedly distinguishes us as among the top healthcare organizations in the country.

By the numbers

  • Top 1 percent in the nationHealthgrades®
  • More than 700 doctors, dentists and associate clinicians
  • Five affiliate critical access hospitals
  • 19-county service area with Medical Home clinic locations
  • More than 1,600 nurses
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • 30-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health center
  • 125 years in local communities

What sets us apart

We value integrity, excellence, respect and innovation in our employees. We believe that great patient care comes from employees who are valued, trusted, respected, empowered and happy in their careers.


We will enhance the health and well-being of our communities while enriching every life we touch, including patients, families, and staff.


We distinguish ourselves through excellence in patient care, education, research and through improved health in the communities we serve.


  • Integrity - Perform with honesty, responsibility and transparency.
  • Excellence - Achieve excellence in all aspects of delivering healthcare.
  • Respect - Treat patients, families, and coworkers with dignity.
  • Innovation - Embrace change and new ideas.
  • Compassion - Provide compassionate care to patients and families.

Personal and professional benefits

Staff is welcomed to a safe environment where personal health and professional growth and advancement are encouraged; and organization-wide efforts to improve employees' skills and wellness are ongoing. Our comprehensive benefits are another way we show staff they are valued.

Equal Opportunity Employer Policy

Gundersen is expressly committed to promoting and maintaining nondiscrimination in all aspects of recruitment and employment of individuals at all levels throughout the organization. This applies to any status protected by State and Federal Law. Read our full commitment to nondiscrimination in English, Hmong or Español. Gundersen is a founding member of the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council and a member of our organization actively serves on the council.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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