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Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, III, leaving a legacy

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Dr. Sigurd Gundersen
Dr. Sig as he's known at Gundersen Health System, providing a tour of the new Legacy Building.
Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, III
Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, III, during a recent interview at his home.
Gundersen Health System Legacy Building for surgery and patient care.
Jean Ann and Dr. Sigurd Gundersen
Jean Ann and Dr. Sig at their home on Gundersen Island.

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) He arrived at Gundersen Health System in 1988.

Among Doctor Sigurd Gundersen, III first coversations, a discussion with the clinic president, his Uncle Adolf.

Dr. Sig, as he's known, asked, "So, what do you want me to do?" His uncle's answer, "take really good care of patients and we'll do the rest."

That began Dr. Sigurd Gundersen's career.

Since arriving, he's served as a general, pediatric and vascular surgeon. He also spent time as an administrator, during which the patient care and surgery facility known as the Legacy Building was constructed.

Now, he's considering that career as he looks ahead to retirement.

There's no five year plan. For now, something to which he's looked forward. More time with Jean Ann, his wife.

He enjoyed his time at the hospital and clinic in part, because of the family and education culture within the organization.

Dr. Sigurd Gundersen, III will retire January 31, 2020.

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Dave Solie

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