Vernon Memorial Healthcare includes Vernon Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital with 25 beds; four physician clinics – Bland Clinic-VMH in Westby, Hirsch Clinic-VMH in Viroqua, La Farge Medical Clinic-VMH in La Farge, and Kickapoo Valley Medical Clinic-VMH in Soldiers Grove.  The organization also owns and operates three retail pharmacies.  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.  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.

Our Mission & Philosophy

We are committed to being the best community healthcare system in the region.

To bring value to our community, we commit to excellence in everything we do:

  • Providing the ultimate experience to our patients/customers, their families, our staff and providers.
  • Responding to the advances in healthcare and the changing needs of our community.
  • Exhibiting leadership and stewardship toward our community’s healthcare system.

Value Statement
G - Great experiences.
R Respecting Everyone.
E Excellence in Everything We Do.
A Always a Helpful Attitude.
T - Taking Care of One Another.

Organizational Overview

Vernon Memorial Healthcare continues to prosper and grow as we expand our service area and introduce innovative services for our growing population, while diligently maintaining our financial stability.

VMH provides primary and secondary acute care services, as well as diagnostic, preventative and emergency services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our medical staff includes board-certified physicians in family practice, general practice, general surgery, pediatrics and orthopaedic surgery. VMH offers a full range of services from renal dialysis and physical therapy to a 24-hour emergency department, Urgent Care Clinic, comprehensive imaging services, cardio-pulmonary testing and rehabilitation, and more. 

Our campus also includes a three-story medical office building physically connected and adjacent to the hospital. Medical affiliations with Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Gundersen Viroqua clinic and Gundersen Eye Clinic in Viroqua are all vital components of this facility.

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