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Thompson honored at White House

Wisconsin Medical Society member Jeff Thompson, MD, received a “Champion of Change” award at the White House on July 9 for his leadership efforts aimed at protecting public health in today’s changing climate. As chief executive officer of Gundersen Health System, Dr. Thompson set a goal for Gundersen to be energy independent in 2014.

“As a health care organization, it is our responsibility to not only take care of patients in a hospital or clinic, but to help our patients and communities stay well,” Dr. Thompson said in this news release. “Part of that is caring for the health of the environment.”

Through its Envision program, Gundersen is implementing several projects to create renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The health system’s emission-reducing model utilizes “green” practices to save money, lower costs and create healthier communities while maintaining high quality care for patients. Click here for more information about Gundersen’s Envision program.

Upon receiving the honor, Dr. Thompson acknowledged Gundersen’s staff and community members for their dedication to creating a healthier environment and better patient care. Based in La Crosse, Gundersen serves 19 counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

Back to July 18, 2013 Medigram