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Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "This is how health care should be managed."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Physician in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Staff Physician in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong commitment to evidence-based care, standardization of best practices, and teamwork. Competitive salaries with recognition of extra effort. Integrated health system with excellent implementation of EHR.

    Cons

    It's in western Wisconsin - there's not much in the way of culture here and the population is pretty homogenous. Some services, while needed (as there's nothing else for miles around) have low volume, making skills hard to keep up and staffing hard to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to clinicians more than bean counters.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Analyst in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team environment, pay is good, good benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of communication amongst management downwards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep lines of communication continually moving.


  3. "Exceptional, patient-focused clinic which values employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company really has it all together. I feel valued as an employee and I feel that every patient receives fantastic healthcare. It is satisfying to know that I contribute to such an excellent team. Jeff Thompson, CEO, has stopped to talk to me (a nobody) on multiple occasions just to check in and see how things are going. He parks in the regular employee parking lot, which impressed me.

    Cons

    It is a bit small town. Sometimes I worry that promotions are based on who you know.


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  5. "Great work experience and environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic and supportive teams across the organization. Great quality and patient safety focus. Comprehensive benefits. This organization is positioned well to perform in the future healthcare landscape.

    Cons

    It is healthcare and there are many demands on this environment currently.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees in regards to recognition an development. Great job!


  6. "Part of a family."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vision - everyone is working toward the same goals.

    Cons

    Expensive health insurance and always doing more with less.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ~supportive manager who allows personal and team growth
    ~opportunities to attend conferences and workshops out-of-state

    Cons

    ~lack of support from the higher-ups
    ~have to work overtime almost every week


  8. "Great Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I absolutely loved the employees that I worked with. Since it is a hospital, there are obviously many regulations that need to be followed. My supervisors did a good job of training us on everything that we needed to follow, and were great at communication any changes that were occurring.

    Cons

    I worked in Dietary, and often the nurses would treat us poorly.


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professional, good benifits and pay

    Cons

    none, great place to work


  10. "I worked there for 20 years and lost my job. Worst department in Gundersen...Transcription"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Onalaska, WI
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Onalaska, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was great. Benefits were okay, getting less and less as the years went on. Early on in my career there it was great! Fun staff to work with and very flexible.

    Cons

    The transcription department specifically at Gundersen Lutheran was very inflexible and treated us a factory workers instead of educated individuals work with confidential and important medical information. It was production, production, production and no care for quality. No other department within that system works this way. They have now eliminated most of the transcriptionists and are outsourcing their work to a transcription company. All very money oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Very poor running of a very important department. I know the quality is gone now from that aspect of the clinic and as a patient I would be worried about what is actually going into my medical record.


  11. "Good experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Central Service Technician in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Central Service Technician in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers. Health insurance ok in the beginning, got worse when they started cutting cost. Clean environment. Good brand. Good for your CV

    Cons

    Salary increments almost non-existent. Few Managers are trained in being proper leaders. Doctors and OR staff think too highly of theirselves. I am sure their arms will fall off soon from all the patting of their own backs they do. God forbid u owe the hospital money for your own family's medical care, they will take u to court and garnish your wages. No offer to even deduct the amount U owe from your salary. Nope, they would rather take u to court.

    Advice to Management

    Take some classes. Listen to your employees. Train then. More HR presence. Stop taking your employees to court!!!



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