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Family Nurse Practitioner Meagan Vlasek Joins Family Medicine


Our family medicine department provides care for patients from the time they are born through their adult lives. We also provide care during a woman's pregnancy and into her senior years. We accomplish this by specializing in “whole person care” – treating illnesses or injuries while at the same time relating each health issue to the entire patient picture: body, mind and spirit.

Our staff gets to know patients and their families, acquiring knowledge on family medical history and unique patient characteristics. We are dedicated to the total well-being of all of our patients and their families as part of an integrated system of health professionals committed to excellence in patient care.

Clare Lewandowski, Ph.D., joins Behavioral Health


Outpatient Behavioral Health Counselors and Clinical Therapists provide services related to:

  • Chemical and Other Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Individual, Family & Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatry Services
  • Psychology Services

Mayo Clinic Number One in Nation/Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse recognized as high performer by U.S. News & World Report


Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse was rated High Performing in heart failure by U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals for Procedures & Conditions, which was published online today. These ratings focus on how well hospitals performed in nine common inpatient procedures and conditions.


August Diabetes Group Class: “Rethink Your Drink”


Are you meeting your daily fluid needs? Are the beverages you are drinking impacting your weight and diabetes control? What about caffeine and sugar substitutes?  Meghan Teska, Registered Dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare will talk about how the beverages you drink affect your health on Tuesday, August 30, at 9 a.m.

Charles Leder, M.D., joins Emergency Medicine in La Crosse


The La Crosse Campus Emergency & Urgent Care Center (EUCC) is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to meet your needs. The entrance is located on the north side of the Cancer and Surgery Center (southwest corner of West Avenue and Market Street). Parking is available in Lot #1 at the EUCC entrance. We are a Level III Trauma Center as designated by the State of Wisconsin.

The EUCC is a new model of care that combines both Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. We take the "guesswork" out of your situation and having to decide where to go based on how severe your medical problem is.

Franciscan Healthcare Welcomes Pediatric General Surgeon


La Crosse welcomes Kelley Zhotvis, N.P.


Kelley Zhovtis, N.P., joins the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

La Crosse Welcomes Nurse Midwife


Sarah Monson, CNM, joins Obstetrics and Gynecology in La Crosse.

David Prichard M.D., Ph.D. joins La Crosse Gastroenterology


Dr. Pritchard recently completed an advanced fellowship in gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 

Anne Shandera-Ochsner, Ph.D., joins Neuropsychology in La Crosse


Neuropsychology is concerned with how the brain and the rest of the nervous system influences a person's cognition and behaviors, with a focus on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviors.

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