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 2006, Aurora analyzed the effect of 26 initiatives involving more than 600 Aurora physicians and documented the following impact:

Lives benefited 838,575
Deaths prevented 1,403

Medical expense savings for patients, employers and other payers

Influenza vaccination for high-risk patients $13.1 million
Cholesterol management for coronary artery disease patients $5.4 million
Antibiotic treatment for pneumonia patients $6.1 million
Other $700,000
Total savings $25.3 million

The people of Aurora Health Care

Total employees 25,750
Registered nurses 4,948
Physicians on staff 3,387
Employed physicians 670
Residents and fellows 139

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 2006, Aurora's costs for providing this care totaled $31.7 million.

Charity care charges $71,639,000
Charity care costs $31,735,000

Other unreimbursed care

Bad debt $82,508,000

Service statistics

Inpatient discharges 101,500
Inpatient days 414,866
Length of stay (days) 4.09
Births 12,492
Surgical procedures 84,775
Ambulatory care visits 2,589,606
Emergency care visits 230,697
Hospital outpatient visits 1,414,462
Home care nursing visits 282,371
Family service visits 67,698
Hospice benefit days 84,416
Home-delivered meals 466,017
Retail pharmacy prescriptions 5,595,713
Web site visits 6,481,247

Community outreach

Every year Aurora provides, without charge, a variety of services in communities throughout eastern Wisconsin. The total value of these services in 2006 was $26.1 million.

Health education and outreach $4,626,456
Transportation 772,300
In-kind services and sponsorships 8,681,570
Counseling 1,271,832
Free clinics 2,475,505
Health screenings and immunizations 888,499
Support groups and self help 2,196,305
Work force development 5,223,695
Total $26,134,162

Financial summary

Aurora's total net services revenue grew from $2.8 billion in 2005 to $3 billion in 2006. revenue from inpatient services rose 4.4% while revenue from outpatient hospital visits and visits to clinics rose 10.8%.

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 $1,083,307,726
Outpatient and ambulatory services 1,481,273,274
Other services 468,438,000
Total net services revenue* 3,033,019,000
Other sources 151,762,000
Total $3,184,781,000

Uses of funds

Salaries, fees and fringe benefits $1,573,009,000
Supplies 686,544,000
Net building, equipment and working capital 45,917,000
Maintenance, rental, insurance, utilities and other business expenses 636,376,000
Other payments 242,935,000
Total $3,184,781,000
* Total net service revenue is net after subtraction of charity care, other uncompensated care, and Medicare, Medicaid and other government shortfalls.