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2009-04-21 20:05:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Gundersen Lutheran Health System set out to reduce energy consumption, they weren't looking for the 1 to 2 percent decrease that's common at healthcare facilities. Instead, they're aiming for a 20 percent or more reduction in less than two years. That's 9,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually that's not being released into the environment, the equivalent of removing 1,631 cars from the road. The La Crosse, Wis.-based health system...

2009-03-10 13:06:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gundersen Lutheran is the first in the nation to achieve the highest level of distinction from the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers(TM) (NQMBC) Program. This distinguished honor represents a commitment to provide the highest level of quality breast health care. It's the latest in a long line of honors for Gundersen Lutheran Health System, based in La Crosse, Wis., a national leader in the measurement of breast cancer treatment...

2008-08-28 03:00:36

By Marcus, Samantha City and county officials say they'll release details of a municipally run ambulance service and related legislation Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. The public meeting is sched Wed for 6 p.m. Wednesday it Cartwright Center's Valhalla room. News of a tentative agreement between the city and county broke just this week after more than a year of mediation between the city of La Crosse, La Crosse County and Gundersen Lutheran and Franciscan Skemp...

2008-07-25 03:00:46

By Terry Rindfleisch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 25--Gundersen Lutheran will start construction on a second parking structure near the hospital this fall. Jerry Arndt, Gundersen Lutheran senior vice president of business services, said the structure for 500 patient cars will be west of the hospital on the other side of the railroad tracks, and access will be from Seventh Street. "This is a hospital ramp that is still in design," Arndt said, saying the new parking structure also could...

2008-07-16 03:00:29

By Magney, Reid It's been nearly a year since the start of private mediation on whether the city of La Crosse should start its own ambulance service, but the issue remains unsettled. In the next two weeks, La Crosse City Council and La Crosse County Board members will get separate updates in closed meetings about the mediation with Tri- State Ambulance, officials said Friday. Mayor Mark Johnsrud hinted there may be some movement. "I think that the county and the city have come to common...

2008-07-10 03:00:15

By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 10--Two Central High School students remained in a La Crosse hospital Wednesday after an early Tuesday crash in Vernon County that killed a fellow student. Driver Jacob Wuensch, 17, of Coon Valley, Wis., still is in critical condition at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, while 15-year-old Alyssa Gilbertson of Chaseburg, Wis., was in stable condition. Katelyn "Katie" Beran, 15, of La Crosse died after Wuensch lost control of the vehicle about 7:10 a.m. as...

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