Latest Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center Stories

2013-08-28 23:31:27

Neighborhood Smiles offices in Wisconsin will band together and wear pink next month as part of Steppin’ Out in Pink, an effort to raise money for breast-cancer research. La Crosse, WI (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Next month, pink will become a fashion statement when doctors and staff from Neighborhood Smiles gather to participate in an upcoming Steppin’ Out in Pink event in Wisconsin. This fund-raiser will raise money and awareness for breast-cancer research in La Crosse and take place...

2010-11-11 01:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurosurgeons at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis., offer an artificial disc replacement surgery, called disc arthroplasty, which can restore motion and improve patients' quality of life. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gundluth/43810/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101111/MM99045 ) (Photo:...

2010-07-22 15:30:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of professional actors and simulated emergency situations, area high school students will be able to experience firsthand the challenges facing today's healthcare professionals. Scrubs Camp, a healthcare camp for high school students being held at Winona State University from July 25 to 30, is dedicated to promoting health careers among young people in order to meet a growing need for an increased number of healthcare workers....

2010-07-14 11:11:00

EAGAN, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) recently named Dr. Peter Brodrick as medical director specializing in behavioral health. In this role, Dr. Brodrick is responsible for the strategy, design, development and operations of behavioral health care management activities for all lines of business. "We are privileged to have Dr. Brodrick join our medical team," said Greg Gilmet, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer of...

2010-06-01 00:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at Gundersen Lutheran Heart Institute in La Crosse, Wis., are using an innovative technique, called minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS), to perform multiple heart bypasses through a small incision. That means surgeons do not have to "crack open the chest" as they do with traditional open heart surgery, and patients recover in about half the time. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2009-11-23 11:40:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Women should continue to have annual mammograms starting at age 40 according to clinical breast radiologists at Gundersen Lutheran's Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care in La Crosse, Wis. An announcement this week by the U.S. Preventive Task Force has caused a stir for women and families across the country, suggesting women don't need screening mammograms until age 50, then every other year, rather than annually. To view the multimedia assets...

2009-11-16 07:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today released its annual study identifying the 100 U.S. hospitals that set the nation's benchmarks for inpatient cardiovascular care. The study -- 100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks -- examined the performance of 971 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery or percutaneous cardiovascular interventions (PCI) such as...

2009-10-07 14:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Brewery" and "healthcare" aren't two words that typically go together. But, in La Crosse, Wis., a major healthcare organization and the local brewer created a unique partnership that's saving money for patients, and protecting the community's natural resources. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/gundersen/40437/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091007/NY88881 ) On Oct. 7, Gundersen Lutheran...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'