Organizational Overview

Vernon Memorial Healthcare includes Vernon Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital with 25 beds; four physician clinics – Bland Clinic-VMH, Hirsch Clinic-VMH including VMH Family Practice and Complementary Medicine, La Farge Medical Clinic-VMH, and Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic-VMH.  In addition, VMH maintains relationships with regional healthcare providers and offers visiting specialty services located in the VMH Outpatient Specialty Care area.  As an independent health system, VMH has established a strong relationship with Gundersen Health System out of the La Crosse market.  In addition to visiting specialty providers, Gundersen maintains Viroqua-based family medicine, orthopedic, and general surgery medical practices as well as renal dialysis and optometric services.

Vernon Memorial Hospital provides acute care services, swing bed services, as well as diagnostic, preventative and emergency services in support of the inpatient and outpatient healthcare needs of the communities we serve.  The VMH medical staff includes board-certified physicians in family practice, general practice, general surgery, pediatrics, and orthopaedic surgery.

VMH has a full range of services available to our patients; from surgical services to physical therapy to a 24-hour emergency department, an Urgent Care Clinic, comprehensive imaging services, cardio-pulmonary testing and rehabilitation, and much more.

Established in 1951, Vernon Memorial Healthcare is prospering while growing and expanding with its service area. VMH continued to add services for its growing population with a commitment to financial stability.  New state-of-the-art surgery suites were opened in 2004.  

The VMH campus includes a four story Medical Office Building completed in 2006. The office building is physically connected and adjacent to the hospital. Medical collaborations with Gundersen is an important aspect of the diversity of healthcare offered at that location. 

VMH is a unique, independant rural health care system. In a time of large corporations and the depersonalization of patient care, Vernon Memorial Healthcare’s moderate size offers meaningful provider-patient relationships in a modern setting. High quality care is the STANDARD at VMH. Providers and long-tenured staff are as dedicated as they are professional. Our patients give us high marks in every category of care.