2008 Report the Community

Aurora's care management impact and financial stewardship

Aurora Health Care is a national leader in developing and implementing best practices in clinical improvement and disease management. In 2008, Aurora analyzed the effect of 27 initiatives involving more than 800 Aurora physicians and documented the following impact:

Lives benefited 1,004,951
Deaths prevented 1,368

Medical Expense Savings for Patients, Employers and Other Payers

Influenza vaccination for high-risk patients $17.7 million
Cholesterol management for coronary artery disease patients $3.4 million
Antibiotic treatment for pneumonia patients $6.6 million
Other $400,000
Total medical expense savings for the communities Aurora serves $28.1 million

The People of Aurora Health Care

Total employees 28,822
Registered nurses 5,434
Physicians on staff 3,575
Employed physicians 800
Residents and fellows 145

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 2008, Aurora's costs for providing this care totaled $35.3 million.

Charity care charges $92,072,000
Charity care costs $35,369,000

Other unreimbursed care

Bad debt charges $141,972,000

Service Statistics

Inpatient discharges 96,432
Inpatient days 411,807
Length of stay (days) 4.27
Births 12,423
Surgical procedures 93,834
Ambulatory care visits 3,449,751
Emergency care visits 232,111
Hospital outpatient visits 1,345,310
Home care nursing visits 235,482
Family service visits 62,502
Hospice benefit days 82,310
Home-delivered meals 397,138
Retail pharmacy prescriptions 5,547,933
Web site visits: 8,348,483

Community Outreach
Every year Aurora provides, without charge, a variety of services in communities throughout eastern Wisconsin. The total value of these services in 2008 was $32 million.

Health Education & Outreach $3,667,547
Transportation 336,161
In-Kind Services, Community Partnerships, Community Benefit Operations 11,254,021
Counseling 1,424,359
Free and Community Clinics 7,951,651
Health Screenings, Evaluations and Immunizations 1,110,524
Support Groups & Self Help 247,742
Health Professions Education 6,464,490
Total $32,456,495

Financial Summary
Aurora's total net service revenue grew from $3.2 billion in 2007 to $3.5 billion in 2008. Revenue from inpatient services decreased 2.1% while revenue from outpatient hospital visits and visits to clinics rose 25.5%.

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 $1,091,897,206
Outpatient and ambulatory services 2,033,523,024
Other services 409,264,000
Total net service revenue* 3,534,684,230
Other sources 242,247,000
Total $3,776,931,230

* Total net service revenue is net after subtraction of charity care, other uncompensated care, and Medicare, Medicaid and other government shortfalls.

Uses of Funds

Salaries, fees and fringe benefits $1,936,942,000
Net building, equipment and working capital 249,445,230
Other payments 84,356,000
Supplies 754,959,000
Maintenance, rental, insurance, utilities and other business expenses 751,229,000
Total $3,776,931,230
financial stewardship

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