Gundersen Health System is a physician-led, non-profit healthcare system headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Its system includes multi-specialty group medical practices, a teaching hospital, regional community clinics, affiliate hospitals and clinics, behavioral health services, vision centers, pharmacies, and air and ground ambulances. Gundersen Healths flagship campus, Gundersen Medical Center of La Crosse, is located in La Crosse and is also the designated Western Clinical Campus for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In 2015, Gundersen Health received the Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals™ designation, placing the system among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide. Additional awards include receiving the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award-Clinical Excellence™ recognition eight years in a row from 2008 to 2015. Adolf Gundersen, who arrived in 1891 from Norway, was the founder of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. Gundersen graduated from University of Oslo. In 1893 he married Helga Isaksaetre, with whom he had eight children. Four of the sons, Gunnar, Alf, Sigurd B. Sr. and Thorolf, joined their father in his first clinic, which opened in 1930 on the outskirts of the city. In 1944, three of the physician sons created Gundersen Medical Foundation, now known as Gundersen Medical Foundation. At the time, the work of the foundation helped attract specialists and sub-specialists from universities and large cities across the nation.