Boscobel Area Health Care has reached
an agreement to become an affiliate of the
Gundersen Health System based in La Crosse.
The affiliation will take effect October 1st,
and the hospital in Boscobel will now be
known as the Gundersen Boscobel Area
Hospital and Clinics.
Boscobel Area Health Care had entered into
a management agreement with Gundersen
last June. The formal affiliation is the next
step in the process of developing the new
healthcare delivery system for patients in
the Boscobel region.
According to Gundersen Health System
officials, during and after the transition
Boscobel Area Health Care will continue
to accept insurances they currently accept.
Patients will be able to continue their
relationships with their current health
care providers. The affiliation also will
not limit any existing care or access to
Gundersen Health System has hospitals
and clinics in rural communities throughout
western Wisconsin, northeast Iowa and
southeastern Minnesota. Boscobel Area
Health Care is the fourth regional healthcare
group to join the Gundersen Health System.
The others are the Gundersen St. Joseph’s
Hospital and Clinics in the Hillsboro area,
the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and
Clinics in the Whitehall area, and the
Palmer Luthern Health Center in West Union,
On the affiliation agreement, Boscobel
Area Health Care C E O David Hartberg
says hospital officials are pleased to take
the relationship between the two to the
next level. Hartberg says Gundersen
Health System understands rural
healthcare and the needs of rural hospitals