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Statistical overview

Care management impact

Aurora health care is a national leader in developing and implementing best practices in clinical improvement and disease management. in 2005, Aurora analyzed the effect of 26 initiatives involving more than 600 Aurora physicians and documented the following impact:

Lives benefited 823,965
Deaths prevented 1,383

Medical expense savings for patients, employers and other payers

Influenza vaccination for high-risk patients $13.3 million
Cholesterol management for coronary artery disease patients $4.9 million
Antibiotic treatment for pneumonia patients $6.8 million
Other $750,000
Total savings $25.75 million

The people of Aurora Health Care

Total employees 25,087
Registered nurses 4,620
Physicians on staff 3,385
Employed physicians 664
Residents and fellows 141

Charity care

Aurora provides a large amount of charity care for people who are uninsured or are otherwise unable to pay for the care they need. in 2005, Aurora's costs for providing this care totaled $35.8 million.

Charity care charges $76,972,000
Charity care costs $35,815,000

Other unreimbursed care

Bad debt $81,895,000

Service statistics

Inpatient discharges 99,409
Inpatient days 416,891
Length of stay (days) 4.19
Births 11,337
Surgical procedures 83,724
Ambulatory care visits 2,486,024
Emergency care visits 233,625
Hospital outpatient visits 1,067,612
Home care nursing visits 283,377
Family service visits 61,590
Hospice benefit days 64,618
Home-delivered meals 453,334
Retail pharmacy prescriptions 5,410,321
Web site visits 4,800,904

Community outreach

Every year Aurora provides, without charge, a variety of services in communities throughout eastern Wisconsin. The total value of these services in 2005 was $25 million.

Health education and outreach $4,558,496
Transportation 907,702
In-kind services and sponsorships 7,280,281
Counseling 3,872,570
Free clinics 3,042,089
Health screenings and immunizations 933,242
Support groups and self help 1,162,244
Work force development 3,320,327
Total $25,076,951

Financial summary

Aurora's total net services revenue grew from $2.6 billion in 2004 to $2.8 billion in 2005. revenue from inpatient services rose 7.3% while revenue from outpatient hospital visits and visits to clinics rose 8.6%.

Aurora is not for profit

Aurora health care is a not-for-profit charitable organization. All revenues in excess of expenses are reinvested in improving health care services.

Sources of funds

Inpatient services $1,037,895,833
Outpatient and ambulatory services 1,336,874,167
Other services 431,129,000
Total net services revenue* 2,805,899,000
Other sources 45,120,000
Total $2,851,019,000

Uses of funds

Salaries, fees and fringe benefits $1,447,444,000
Supplies 651,363,000
Net building, equipment and working capital 62,285,000
Maintenance, rental, insurance, utilities and other business expenses 590,953,000
Other payments  98,974,000
Total $2,851,019,000
* Total net service revenue is net after subtraction of charity care, other uncompensated care, and Medicare, Medicaid and other government shortfalls.