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Kraus-Anderson Completes Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinic in Whitehall, Wisconsin

WHITEHALL, WI — Kraus-Anderson (KA) has completed construction on Gundersen Tri-County Hospital, a new hospital and renovated clinic for Gundersen Health System in Whitehall, Wisconsin.

The new facility replaces the current 60-year-old hospital, serving Whitehall, Blair, Independence, and surrounding communities. The 17,000-square-foot clinic was also remodeled. Construction began in March of 2022. 

Designed by Groth Design Group, the new two-story, 68,000-square-foot hospital features 31 private patient rooms, a trauma center, and helipad landing zone near Emergency Services. The hospital also includes an ER, imaging, lab, pharmacy, surgical, dietary, rehabilitation, and transitional care. A new ambulance and maintenance building has also been built on the site.

KA has served as construction manager on numerous Gundersen projects in Wisconsin, including the system’s La Crosse Hospital, Clinic and Inpatient Behavioral Health location; Gundersen Winona Clinic; and Gundersen Tomah Clinic.

“We are honored to work with Gundersen on this vital hospital and clinic, which serve Wisconsin’s rural communities,” said Tom Roepke, Vice President of Kraus-Anderson Construction. Roepke added that more than 50 percent of the project’s subcontracted work was awarded to those located within 75 miles of Whitehall.

Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson is an integrated construction management, real estate, and risk management enterprise. Kraus-Anderson, an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has regional offices in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Duluth, Bemidji, and Rochester Minnesota.

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