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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...

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...

2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Hubbuch, Chris The coming winter could be more slippery than usual. Road salt is so scarce that private contractors - and many county and municipal highway departments - can't even buy it this year. North American Salt, one of the country's main suppliers, informed customers in a letter in August it would not have salt to sell them because its inventory was depleted last year and governmental orders were bigger than expected. The company did not respond to an interview request Friday....

2008-10-01 00:13:17

By Paul Snyder La Crosse Municipal Airport officials don't have an expansion plan in mind, but they'll take $379,000 in state and federal money to consider a project anyway. "I don't think there will be anything too soon," said Alderman Jim Bloedorn, who serves on the city's Aviation Board. "This city is more concerned about the bottom line than it is about general service." Gov. Jim Doyle last week committed the money to the airport for an engineering study on potential expansion or...

2008-09-20 12:00:28

By Marcus, Samantha City officials and even some members of the public made their pitch Tuesday that their projects should take priority in the 2009- 13 capital improvement budget. The budget maps out about $209 million in potential spending, though the city is limited to borrowing the amount of debt it retires each year - about $6.5 million annually. Toni Asher, executive director of the Pump House Regional Arts Center, said the building's 30-year-old roof is in poor shape, with two...

2008-09-17 03:00:16

By Marcus, Samantha La Crosse leaders are retreating from a city-run ambulance proposal that drew widespread public opposition. A revised and greatly reduced plan was formally introduced at Thursday's La Crosse Common Council meeting. The new resolution still would create a Joint Emergency Medical Service Commission but deletes the more controversial element authorizing the purchase of two ambulances and allowing 12 firefighters to train as paramedics. "What we've learned is we need to...

2008-09-12 00:00:28

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - A 22-year-old Fargo, N.D., man was in good condition at a La Crosse hospital Wednesday afternoon following a train-pedestrian collision late Tuesday night. Ahmed Said Haji was taken to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse for the treatment of what EMS personnel initially termed suspected extremely serious internal injuries. Prairie du Chien police responded at 11:47 p.m. to a report of an...

2008-09-10 03:00:22

By Rindfleisch, Terry Gundersen Lutheran's new underground patient parking and lobby addition will open Monday. The $10 million structure was dedicated Friday with an afternoon ceremony. The ramp adds 230 more parking spaces to the medical center's grounds, with 549 parking stalls on two underground levels and one above-ground level, and direct access to the floors and elevators of the clinic. Elevators are connected to the reception desks at all floors except the second floor, which is...


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