Trail named in honor of former Gundersen CEO

Ceremony held for Jeff Thompson

One of La Crosse’s walking trails is being named Tuesday in honor of a former health care leader.

Gundersen Health System hosted a ceremony to name the walking trail on their La Crosse campus in honor of former Gundersen CEO Jeff Thompson.

Gundersen officials say the Thompson Trail is used as a way to help connect their patients with nature.

Jeff Thompson says it’s an honor to have former peers remembering the accomplishments they made with him.

“All these people here were people that helped us build a better environment for our staff, a better community, a better place for patients to come for care, and so that’s always very special to get recognized,” said Gundersen Health System Former CEO Jeff Thompson.

A plaque was installed at the trail’s head, near Gundersen’s employee parking lot F.