2008 Report the Community

Donations to Aurora Health Care make the difference

As a not-for-profit health care organization, Aurora Health Care is supported by thousands of generous donors from around Wisconsin and the country. These individuals, corporations and foundations understand that their support is saving lives and improving the well being of their communities.

Aurora began as a not-for-profit system in 1984. That means Aurora hospitals and agencies reinvest all revenue, in excess of expenses back into our mission. Every dollar is spent on improving health care.

But like most hospitals, patient and insurance revenues do not cover all the costs of the equipment and services we provide to better diagnose and treat illness. In addition, though Aurora has historically provided tens of millions of dollars in charitable care each year, 2008 saw a substantial increase in the amount and cost of charitable care needed to serve the community. Donations make up the difference.

Whether it's a $50 gift in memory of a loved one or a $1,500,000 gift to purchase the Cyberknife for Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, donor support is making a difference in the lives of others, even saving the lives of others. Programs for the uninsured and underinsured, women's health, flu shots, mobile meals, cancer counseling, hospice, nursing education and much more are made possible by or improved upon because of the compassion of people who want to give back.

Social Responsibility

Aurora Health Care is a
not-for-profit health care
provider and a national
leader in efforts to improve
the quality of health care.