Gundersen program offers patients short-term nursing home-level care at home

La Cross Tribune, July 31, 2022

Gundersen Health System and Contessa are partnering once again to expand their in-home care options, with select individuals requiring more intensive services now able to access them in their dwellings. “There has never been a more crucial time for us to deliver hospital-level care at home than now,” says Heather Schimmers, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Gundersen.

Gundersen Home Hospital, which launched in spring 2021, enables qualifying patients to receive a hybrid of in-person and virtual care following discharge from an ER or inpatient stay. Gundersen Recover at Home, which debuted earlier this month, follows the same concept but is tailored toward those who would otherwise be admitted to a nursing home.

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