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UW-Madison Chancellor tours new Gundersen expansion

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A special visit on Wednesday at Gundersen Health System.

University of Madison Chancellor, Rebecca Blank, spent the morning touring Gundersen's new expansion.  The new addition is designed to change with the future in mind and for patients convince, for example, the waiting area will feature a garden and a small restaurants and patients will have their own private rooms with a sleeper sofa.  This is something Chancellor Blank says is appealing to UW students and why she is working with UW-La Crosse to make it easier for students to move back and forth from campuses.

"I'm very impressed with what's being done here with the use of metrics, the really strong commitment to quality and to measuring quality and to enforcing it and the history of this place is just wonderful of having a vision about not just what health care is today but what its going to be in the future," says Blank.

UW-La Crosse and UW-Madison already work together so students can attended clinical training on both campuses but they are still working towards an agreement to allow students to transfer back and forth and not have their credits effected.  Chancellor Blank was meeting with UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow this afternoon.

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