Tour of new operating room at Gundersen Health System - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Tour of new operating room at Gundersen Health System


La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW) ----- In 10 days Gundersen Health System will start a new chapter in their new hospital...the Legacy Building.

Gundersen CEO, Dr. Jeff Thompson says the differences are apparent. "I want their first impression to be one of security....that this is a thoughtful, safe place where they will feel welcomed but warm...that is it's a place to come and heal."

Gundersen Health System is a teaching hospital, one that's known around the country for their advances in technology and that good old fashioned bedside manner.  However, the man in charge says it was time to make a decision about the hospital. "There's a time when putting more money into it just doesn't make sense."

The plan called for more space, a different feel and input from staff.  "They went to  the best places we could find around the country. They borrowed the best ideas and they put them all together and now they are really invested in making it work."

One of the places that really needed a change is the operating room.  Staff say there is more room, better lighting and cameras to get instant access to other doctors.

Even though the hospital has a new look both inside and out, Thompson says their mission is still the same.  "If the staff have a better environment they can focus on the patient and get the best outcome for the patient. Gundersen is offering public tours of the new facility Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm   

On January 19th they'll accept their first patient into the new hospital.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at