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Country catching up to Wisconsin when it comes to tobacco

06 May 2016
Country catching up to Wisconsin when it comes to tobacco

New regulations kicking in for e-cigs, hookahs, little cigars

City gets paid first, under sale conditions of Roosevelt

06 May 2016

Gorman Co. plans to turn old school into low-income housing

Venture capital launches in La Crosse

06 May 2016
Venture capital launches in La Crosse

Badger Fund of Funds commits $25 million to area

WEDC's woes continue but does anyone care?

05 May 2016

Is anyone minding the store? And does anybody in Madison even care? Those are legitimate questions, as the boondoggle that is the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation continues to be the...

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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:13

Trump inevitable, Clinton, perhaps not

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Indiana could decide Trumps nomination

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Also says La Crosse is
known around state for its art 

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Protesters storming N.C. capital over similar bill

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Sanders does much better than Clinton
against Trump in general election polls

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La Crosse Omnium giving
out over $7,500 in prizes

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Students cleaned up 1,456 cigarette
butts in Powell Park last month

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Monday, 02 May 2016 16:07

Police shoot bear in Chatfield

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Several bear sightings were
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Gundersen CFO says report conclusions are misleading


It's the most profitable hospital in the nation at $4,241 per patient.

Which begs the question: How much money is a reasonable amount for a hospital to make? 

A new report says, whatever that amount is, Gundersen Health System in La Crosse is exceeding it.

The latest Health Affairs report claims Gundersen made a profit of over $300 million in the fiscal year of 2013 - a lot for a nonprofit. Seven of the Top 10 in the report were nonprofits.

Also, that profit was more than any of the 1,500 or so other nonprofit, acute-care hospitals in the study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others. 

That's excessive, claims the report authors, but not if you look at the whole financial picture, responds Gundersen chief financial officer Dara Bartels. 

Bartels claims the report doesn't look at the total costs for an integrated system of health care and doesn't take into account quality of care.

Bartels says analyzing costs of a single-care center in an entire system ignores the cost of administration of the whole system, as well as costs of clinics throughout the region.  

Bartels added that the report focuses on Medicare costs reports that haven't been relevant in years.  

As a nonprofit, Gundersen doesn't distribute surplus earnings to shareholders but funds other activities in the organization relevant to its mission.

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Walker's appointee for Supreme Court
justice will go unchallenged until 2020

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