Degen Berglund plans to close its medical equipment business in La Crosse this summer, resulting in the loss of 30 jobs.

The company Thursday the move is part of a strategy to focus on its pharmacy and retail business. 

Degen Berglund has agreed to sell its CPAP business to Family Medical Supply and CPAP Store in La Crosse.

Gundersen Health System informed the state Wednesday of the layoffs at the 4000 Mormon Coulee Road location.

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There are two salaried and 28 hourly employees affected. The positions will be eliminated beginning July 8 and continue until Aug. 31.

The company has informed the state that all employees will be paid all earned wages and benefits at time of termination. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Dislocated Worker Program will assist affected employees.

Degan Berglund Pharmacies in La Crosse, Onalaska and Holmen will remain open. CPAP customers with questions can call (608) 775-8526 during business hours.

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As a former employee of this business I feel bad for the 30 employees affected by this news.

Conservative Grandma

[sad] I'm wondering if Gundersen is looking at the skill set of these employees and if they could be offered positions within the Gundersen complex?

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