Gundersen Health System | 150 great places to work in healthcare 2015

Gundersen Health System 

Location: La Crosse, Wis.

Type of organization: Hospital/health system

Meet the organization: Gundersen Health System is a physician-led, nonprofit healthcare network that includes one of the nation's largest multi-specialty group medical practices and a teaching hospital. The 325-bed system employs more than 5,500 people. In 2014, Gundersen was nationally recognized as one of the "50 Best Hospitals" by Healthgrades. Gundersen also earned The Advisory Board's Excellence in Engagement Award and the Well Workplace Award Platinum Award from the Wellness Council of America.

Added benefits: The organization offers financial assistance through its tuition investment program for employees who desire to complete a degree, acquire certification or increase competence in their current position. Gundersen's department of community and preventive care services offers programming in healthy aging, physical activity, worksite health promotion and more. The system includes a peer-to-peer recognition system called the "High 5" program as well as the "REWARD" system, by which leadership can recognize staff efforts.

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