Aurora in the News

Guest commentary: Flu vaccinations make a big difference
Manitowoc Herald Times
March 19, 2014
Nick Turkal, MD, CEO and president of Aurora Health Care, penned a column about the importance of flu shots.

Aurora Health Care expanding in Brookfield
Brookfield Now
March 15, 2014
Aurora Health Care is expanding in Greater Milwaukee with the opening of Aurora Health Center in Brookfield, 16985 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield.

When health care growth is good
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 15, 2014
Nick Turkal, MD, CEO and president of Aurora Health Care, penned a column about the changing landscape of health care and who bigger can be better in the industry.

New Aurora Health Care executive sees bigger role for accountable care organizations
Milwaukee Business Journal
March 13, 2014
Scott Austin is striving to increase Aurora Health Care’s connections with employers and grow Aurora’s accountable care organization in the new position of senior vice president of commercial growth.

UW studies asthma in African-Americans
Beloit Daily News
March 10, 2014
Aurora Health Care is participating in a new clinical study that will determine what combination and dosage of medications work best to manage asthma in African Americans.

Local woman cheats death
February 21, 2014
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Dr. Amit Jhaveri, rehabilitation physician with Aurora Health Care, talks about Jaime Garrison’s recovery after she survived a stroke during aneurysm surgery.

Aurora's Turkal: UW Health talks not a power-grab
February 13, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal
Nick Turkal, MD, CEO and president of Aurora Health Care, explains that Aurora’s discussions with UW Health are not a power grab, but rather a means to cut costs in health care.

Aurora Health Care hires renowned brain surgeon, boosts neuro unit
February 10, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal
Aurora Health Care hires Dr. Amin Kassam to lead the neurosciences department.

Aurora names new No. 2 exec: Gerard Colman
February 10, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal
Aurora Health Care names Gerard Colman as chief operating officer.

Aurora Health Care Improves Imaging Equipment Utilization and Planning
February 2014
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Brad Hahn, executive vice president of Aurora’s north region, co-authored a column for the Healthcare Financial Management Association about Aurora’s plan that analyzed the use, maintenance and condition of diagnostic imaging equipment to assist the health system in making day-to-day asset management decisions.

Aurora plans for investments in rural communities
January 31, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Health Care announces a $100 million investment in western Racine and Walworth Counties.

Aurora Health Care hires renowned brain surgeon, boosts neuro unit
February 10, 2014
Milwaukee Business Journal
Aurora Health Care hires Dr. Amin Kassam to lead the neurosciences department.

Health systems, others help people sign up for insurance on marketplace
Jan. 22, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A number of health care systems are assisting patients by helping them sign up for insurance on the marketplace. Aurora Health Care is included in this story for its efforts in educating and helping patients with the exchange

Wisconsin employers among Healthiest Workplaces in America
Jan. 16, 2014
Milwaukee Biz Times
Eight Wisconsin employers were named to the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.

New faces, new places in Wisconsin business
Jan. 16, 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Health Care named Cindy Moon-Mogush as senior vice president-marketing and communications, Mark Rothwell as vice president of marketing, Anne Martino as vice president of consumer insight and innovation, and Mo Moorman as director of public relations.

Ask a Doctor: Be screened for cervical cancer regularly
Jan. 14, 2014
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Dr. Scott Voskuil, OB/GYN with Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, penned a column for the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter about national cervical health awareness month.

Is your job making you fat?
Jan. 14, 2014
ABC News – Nightline
Truckers and clinical workers are among the professions with high obesity rates. This story features a group of Aurora nurses who are motivating each other to be active.

Upfront with Mike Gousha: Doctor: ACA is historic change
Dec. 29, 2013
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO and president of Aurora Health Care, states that the Affordable Healthcare Act is a historic change in the nation's health care delivery system.

How one provider is savings millions on imaging equipment
Dec. 16, 2013
HealthLeaders Media
By adopting a data-driven strategy to determine its equipment needs, Aurora Health Care has reduced capital spending on CT scanners by 9%, nuclear medicine by 25%, mammography by 3%, and X-ray by 10% since early 2012.

Ask a Nurse Practitioner: Steps to alleviate back pain problems
Dec. 10, 2013
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Jennifer Ladwig, NP at Aurora Health Center in Valders, penned a column about general causes and treatments for back pain.

Daniels elected chairman of Aurora board of directors
Dec. 5, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
John W. Daniels Jr., chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady, has been elected chairman of the board of Aurora Health Care.

Ask an Audiologist: Hearing loss a common health problem
Dec. 2, 2013
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Amy Hable, Audiologist at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, penned a column for the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter about hearing loss.

Eating on the Go: Keeping healthy during the holiday rush
Dec. 2013
Fox Cities Magazine
Regan Kust, personal trainer with Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine, was included in a story about healthy eating options during the holidays.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee grants 90k to Aurora Family Service
Nov. 30, 2013
Milwaukee Courier
Aurora Family Service received $90K in grants from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee to increase the number of healthy births

Wisconsin's hospitals, clinics must transform to survive under ACA
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Nov. 23, 2013
Brad Hahn, executive vice president for Aurora Health Care's north region, was quoted regarding Wisconsin hospitals and medical clinics bracing for significant changes to the way they do business because of federal health care reform.

Aurora, UW Health in talks about collaboration
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov. 20, 2013
Aurora Health Care and UW Health are in talks to explore how the two health systems could work together.

Walker's Point clinic gets $50K grant from NFL, Am. Cancer Soc.
WITI-TV 6, FOX
Nov. 13, 2013
Steve Ohly, manager of community health for Aurora Health Care, and Aurora's Walker's Point clinic were featured on WITI-TV 6, FOX for receiving a $50,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and the National Football League.

Healthcare's transformation is inevitable
Modern Healthcare
Nov. 9, 2013
Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO and president of Aurora Health Care, penned an op-ed about the inevitability of health care reform.

Ask a Doctor: Depression more than the 'blues'
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Oct. 29, 2013
Dr. Dennis Phillips, occupational medicine physician at Aurora Manitowoc Clinic, penned a column for the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter about depression in the workplace.

On Assignment: Protecting young football players from concussions
WISN-TV 12, ABC
October 28, 2013
A segment on youth sports concussions focused on youth football in Oconomowoc and the effort to reduce concussions. The sports medicine team at Aurora Medical Center Summit provided the baseline concussion testing for the program, and Aurora Sports Medicine's Tyler Syltie was included in the story.

Make a difference in your community
WLUK-TV 11, FOX
October 26, 2013
John Nieman, chaplain and volunteer coordinator, organized an event at Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh where the community could come to make crafts for nursing home and hospital patients.

Higher insurance rates may cause smokers to flee Obamacare coverage
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
October 26, 2013
Bruce Van Cleave, MD, chief clinical officer for Aurora Health Care, was quoted in a story about higher insurance rates that may cause smokers not to enroll for health insurance coverage through the exchanges.

Genetics testing for breast cancer helps family of Ashwaubenon woman make important health choices
Green Bay Press-Gazette
By Charles Davis, October 18, 2013
Dr. William Owens, breast surgeon with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was included in a Green Bay Press-Gazette story about genetic testing and treatment options for breast cancer.

Ask a Nurse Practitioner: What you should know about the flu
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
October 15, 2103
Jennifer Stricker, NP at Aurora Manitowoc Clinic, penned a column for the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter last week about what people should know about the flu.

Uniquely Wisconsin: Rosie the therapy horse
WFRV-TV 5 CBS
October 10, 2013
Tracey Willems, pet therapy coordinator for Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Sue Binsfel, pet therapy horse owner, and Rosie, the pet therapy horse at Aurora BayCare, were all interviewed for a feature story on WFRV-TV 5, CBS. The story focused on Rosie and how she helps Aurora BayCare patients.

Helping shy and introverted children thrive in an extroverted culture
Green Bay Press-Gazette
October 4, 2013
Dr. Donald Beno, pediatrician for Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was included in a feature article about shy versus introverted children.

Helping breast cancer patients make tough decisions
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
October 3, 2013
Dr. Andrew Yetter, medical oncologist at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, Amy Schoenebeck, certified genetic counselor at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers and Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and their patient Sandy Miller were featured in a Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter story about cancer and genetic testing.

Coordinated response
New North B2B
October 2013
Tracy Warren, RN, at Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh's emergency department, was included an article about Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster preparedness training. Aurora caregivers from Oshkosh attended FEMA training in Alabama this past summer.

Women Who Inspire
Women Magazine
October 2013
Melanie Tiedt, RN, BSN, MS, Director Homecare and Hospice, Aurora Visiting Nurse Association, was featured in Women Magazine's October Issue of Women Who Inspire – Hospice Workers.

Breast cancer awareness
Women Magazine
October 2013
Dr. William Owens, breast surgeon with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was featured in an article about breast cancer awareness.

Testing the waters: Wisconsin's health systems control employer costs and maximize employee care
Site Selection magazine
September 2013
Wisconsin's health systems control employer costs and maximize employee care. Editor's Note: Aurora is recognized.

Wisconsin hospitals say no to free drug samples
USA Today
September 13, 2013
Pharmaceutical samples are being phased out of health care and Aurora is a leader in making the transition.

Groundbreaking held for $12-million health center
My Walworth County
September 10, 2013
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Aurora Health Center in Elkhorn.

Afib's Fear Factor: Atrial fibrillation may be managed with drugs or surgery, but the "real threat" of the condition is always there
Everyday Health
September 2013
Dr. Francis Wolf, medical cardiologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was quoted in a story about Afib on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Everyday Health website.

Breaking a Bad Habit
Women Magazine
September 2013
Dr. Susan Jacquez-Dean, adolescent and adult psychiatrist at Aurora Health Center in De Pere, was included in a story in Women Magazine September issue about breaking bad habits.

St. Luke's Hospital's medical milestone: 800 heart transplants
WISN-TV 12, ABC
Aug. 28, 2013
Dr. Frank Downey, a surgeon at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Tim Rappis, St. Luke's 800th heart transplant patient, were featured on WISN. Dr. Downey discussed the long tenure of Aurora's heart transplant program and its high-quality outcomes.

Aurora Sinai 150th anniversary gala
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Aug. 24, 2013
Cristy Garcia-Thomas, executive vice president and Aurora Foundation president, discussed Aurora Sinai's 150th anniversary event and commitment to providing health care to the community.

Aurora St. Luke's performs 800th heart transplant
Hospital says it could do more if it had more donor organs

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 23, 2013
Aurora St. Luke's performed its 800th heart transplant.

Ask a nurse practitioner: Back to school germ warfare
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Aug. 20, 2013
Jennifer Ladwig, APNP at Aurora Health Center in Valders, offered parents some back-to-school tips on how to keep kids healthy.

Officials stress importance of safety in new middle school football program
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Aug. 19, 2013
Dr. Paul Summerside, board of manager's chairman for Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was included in a story about young athletes and concussions.

Ask a doctor: Have routine prenatal checkups
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Aug. 5, 2013
Dr. Betsy Winga, OB/GYN at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, penned a column about pregnancy and preeclampsia.

How to handle this week's hot, humid weather
Green Bay Press-Gazette
July 15, 2013
Dr. Ryan Murphy, emergency room physician with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, is featured in an online video about ways to beat the heat in the summer.

Young athletes pressured to perform
WISN-TV 12, ABC
July 12, 2013
Dr. Joe Kohli, of Aurora St. Luke's, was interviewed by WISN on athletes and performance supplements. Dr. Kohli cautioned that legal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and may not be completely safe.

Heart attack treatment study being done in Milwaukee uses stem cells
WISN-TV 12, ABC
July 10, 2013
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is the only medical facility in Wisconsin offering a stem cell clinical trial for heart attack treatment.

Ask a Doctor: Be aware of eye floaters as you age
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
July 8, 2013
Dr. Joseph Feder, ophthalmologist at the Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, penned a column about eye floaters for the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.

New technology eases anxiety in hospital waiting rooms
WISN-TV 12, ABC
July 3, 2013
Aurora St. Luke's physician, Dr. Joe Kohli, developed an iPad app called surgicalCompanion. Dr. Kohli uses this app to keep families informed as they wait during a family member's surgery.

Business leaders worry about Affordable Care Act. Shouldn't we?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 27, 2013
Comments made by Nick Turkal at an "on the record" editorial board meeting were included in an article that discusses the worries and uncertainty surrounding the health reform law.

New heart gives new life to local transplant patient
CBS-TV 58
June 25, 2013
Dr. Frank Downey, transplant surgeon with Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and his patient, Sandy Raisanen, were featured during for a follow-up story on CBS 58. Sandy received a VAD at Aurora St. Lukes' and later received a heart transplant.

Drug research firm to open clinical trial unit at Aurora Sinai
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 25, 2013
Spaulding Clinical Research and Aurora Health Care are collaborating to open a research unit at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Digital business requires dose of humility
Information Week
June 17, 2013
Aurora Health Care is trying, like many providers, to use the Web to get closer to customers. Aurora's chief information officer, Philip Loftus, is quoted.

Hospitals brace for changes from Affordable Care Act
Kenosha News
June 16, 2013
Christine Olson, president of Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, is quoted talking about how Kenosha health-care providers are adapting to the new the Affordable Care Act.

Strengths and weaknesses: Different types of hospitals excel—and fall short—based on which measures are cited
Modern Healthcare
June 8, 2013
Dave Graebner, president of Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, comments on a study by Truven Health Analytics regarding whether hospital size or teaching status affects performance on key quality and cost metrics.

The insidious heartbreak of diabetes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 8, 2013
Stephen Fabus, hyperbaric program coordinator at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and Dr. Dasta Gir, an internal medicine physician at St. Luke's, were featured in story that examined the impact of diabetes and touted the hospital's hyperbaric program.

Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative partners with Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 5, 2013
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative, a nonprofit insurance company created by a coalition of religious groups and other organizations, has reached agreements with Aurora Health Care and Trilogy Health Network for the health plans it will begin selling later this year.

Aurora to launch new medical journal in early 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 4, 2013
Aurora Health Care's Research Institute has announced plans to publish The Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, a new quarterly, peer-reviewed journal scheduled to debut early in 2014.

Chilly Start for 8th Annual Aurora BayCare Triathlon
WBAY-TV 2, ABC
June 2, 2013
The Aurora BayCare Triathlon took place on Sunday, June 2 in Green Bay.

Best of the Bay results
Green Bay Press-Gazette
June 1, 2031
Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic received multiple honors in the Green Bay Press-Gazette's "Best of the Bay" readers choice poll.

Ask a doctor: make lifestyle changes to avoid ulcers
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
May 28, 2013
Dr. Rajesh Sharma, gastroenterologist with Aurora Manitowoc Clinic, penned a column for the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter about avoiding ulcers.

Aurora Medical Center physicians award scholarships
Germantown NOW
May 25, 2013
The medical staff at Aurora Medical Center in Washington County awarded scholarships to 10 area high schools.

$30,765 Presented to Aurora Cancer Care - Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh
Oshkosh Northwestern
May 23, 2013
The Lombardi Cancer Walk last year raised more than $30,000 for Aurora Cancer Care – Vince Lombardi Cancer Center at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh.

Food allergy awareness week: gluten free
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
May 16, 2013
Dr. Jay Bosco, gastroenterologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discusses symptoms and testing for celiac disease.

Local woman shares story of preventative double mastectomy
WFRV–TV 5, CBS
May 14, 2013
Dr. William Owens, breast surgeon with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and Amanda Laedtke, genetic counselor with Aurora BayCare, discuss women's choices for genetic testing, risk factors for breast cancer and treatment options for women who have a high risk of breast cancer.

The health care law: my wish list for 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 10, 2013
An op-ed by Dr. Nick Turkal, president and CEO of Aurora Health Care, offers his perspective on health care reform, including insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion.

New research to help prevent prostate cancer
WTMJ Radio 620AM
May 9, 2013
Dr. Peter Leonovicz, of Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, discusses a new genetic test for prostate cancer.

Quadruplets born to Kenosha couple
WISN-TV 12, ABC
May 3, 2013
The Waddle quadruplets of Kenosha were born at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Joe Bartolotta
WTMJ Radio
April 24, 2013
Joe Bartolotta discusses his successful kidney transplant at Aurora St. Luke's, noting the transplant program and his team of physicians.

Hidden sugar in our drinks
WGBA-TV 26, NBC
April 24, 2013
Julie Erickson, dietician with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, spoke with WGBA-TV 26, NBC about the sugar content of many popular drinks.

Local couple shares their weight loss surgery success story
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
April 23, 2013
A WTMJ story follows-up with a couple who had bariatric surgery together last September at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Spring can trigger allergies, asthma symptoms
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
April 19, 2013
Janet Imp, pediatrician at Aurora Two Rivers Clinic and Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, penned a column about spring weather triggering allergies and asthma in children.

33,000 Wis. addicts soon eligible for insurance
Appleton Post Crescent
April 18, 2013
Pete Carlson from Aurora Psychiatric Hospital commented on how providing drug and alcohol addiction care is challenging and could get even tougher with the upcoming changes.

Neighboring school districts planning health care charter school
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 15, 2013
Aurora Health Care is as a potential partner for a new charter school that would prepare student for careers in health care in Waukesha County.

Joe Bartolotta feeling great after kidney transplant
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 12, 2013
Joe Bartolotta speaks about his successful kidney transplant he received at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

De Pere Grad Wettstein sets sights on kicking in NFL
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
April 5, 2013
Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine was mentioned in a WFRV-TV 5, CBS story about Jordan Wettstein, a DePere native who is trying out for the NFL. Jordan was training with Andy Krautkramer, sports training specialist at Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine.

Leader of new research institute explains policies
Healthcare Info Security
April 2, 2013
The new Aurora Research Institute is taking multiple steps to protect the privacy of patients who participate in medical research, clinical trials and personalized medicine endeavors.

The cutting edge
Fox Cities Magazine
April 2013
Dr. Dhimant Patel, medical oncologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was included in Fox Cities Magazine's feature on cancer research.

Tiered health plans touted for adding competition, leveling costs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 30, 2013
Aurora Health Care is included in a story about the tiered health plan product in the Wisconsin market.

Aurora committed to 'safe, effective care'
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
March 29, 2013
A favorable article in the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter notes progress and success at Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County.

Moderate exercise beneficial during pregnancy
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
March 26, 2013
Karen Schultz, physical therapist at Aurora Health Center in Manitowoc, penned a column regarding exercise during pregnancy.

Aurora Health Care creates research institute
Kenosha News
By Deneen Smith, March 22, 2013
Randy Lambrecht, PhD, senior vice president of research for Aurora Health Care, was interviewed regarding the creation of the Aurora Research Institute.

Local cancer study kicks off
WLUK-TV 11, FOX
March 19, 2013
Dr. Dhimant Patel, medical oncologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was invited to speak at the Cancer Prevention Study 3 kick-off event hosted by the American Cancer Society and spoke about why this type of research is important.

Healthcare leaders discuss the ACO keys to success
Healthcare Finance News
March 18, 2013
Patrick Falvey added Aurora's voice and perspective to a national webinar discussion on keys to a successful accountable care organization.

A boom in urgent care centers as entitlement cuts loom
Forbes
March 11, 2013
Aurora Health Care is mentioned as urgent care centers are booming, since they operate as a low-cost, after-hours doctor's office.

Where healing began: The first 'regional medical center' was on N. 4th St.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 2, 2013
Aurora Sinai Medical Center was included in an article on the historical past of some Milwaukee hospitals.

COPD risks increase for smokers
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Feb. 26, 2013
Dr. Bryan Mulheron, family medicine physician at Aurora Health Center in Manitowoc, penned a column regarding the risk factors for COPD.

Beat the odds: How to restore heart health
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Feb. 23, 2013
Aurora BayCare Medical Center's Dr. William Witmer, interventional cardiologist, and his patient, Mike Albertson, were featured on the front page of the Green Bay Press-Gazette in honor of heart month.

Teddy bear delivery
WLUK-TV 11, WLUK
Feb. 18, 2013
The Green Bay Gamblers delivered bears from their annual teddy bear toss to Aurora BayCare Medical Center's pediatric department.

Aurora brings telepharmacies to Milwaukee area
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Feb. 13, 2013
Alex Yampolsky, Aurora Health Care's manager of pharmacy remote dispensing, spoke about Aurora pharmacy's virtual pharmacist program.

Aurora's Grafton hospital turns profit ahead of projections
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb. 13, 2013
Brad Hahn, executive vice president of finance for Aurora Health Care, explained how Aurora Medical Center Grafton is growing ahead of projections.

In Motion: Lunge with bicep curl
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Feb. 12, 2013
Lindsay Plank, licensed athletic trainer from Aurora Sports Medicine Institute, and Katie Fell, group exercise coordinator, Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, demonstrated a lunge with bicep curls.

Cardiac rehab helps with recovery
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Feb. 12, 2013
Jillian Johnson, exercise physiologist at Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, penned a column about what patients can expect with cardiac rehab.

Dr. Bruce Van Cleave discusses ways to tackle insomnia
WITI-TV 6, FOX
Feb. 7, 2013
Bruce Van Cleave, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Aurora Health Care, discussed Aurora's health risk assessments and how to tackle insomnia.

Health Watch: Heart attack victim survives with radial stent
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Feb. 6, 2013
Dr. William Witmer, interventional cardiologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, explained how a stent helped save his patient's life.

Super Bowl sizzle: 'Wow' of game day ads have an effect on children
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Feb. 2, 2013
Dr. Donald Beno, pediatrician with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discussed the impact Super Bowl ads have on children.

Having a heart attack while shoveling snow is more common than you think
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Jan. 30, 2013
Dr. Ryan Murphy, emergency physician with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discussed heart attack symptoms and what people need to watch out for while shoveling snow.

Achieve your goals, big or small
Oshkosh Northwestern
Jan. 26, 2013
Stacy Kranner, a physical therapist with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, discussed goal setting and staying on track in the New Year with the Oshkosh Northwestern.

Go ahead, hit the snooze button
The Wall Street Journal
Jan. 23, 2013
Wellness champion Dr. Dave Smith, vice president of care management for Aurora Health Care, and program coordinator Barb Stollenwerk add perspective to a national trend article on work and sleep.

Green Bay safety officials warn of frigid temperatures
WLUK-TV 11, FOX
Jan. 22, 2013
Lisa Koehler, RN with Aurora BayCare Medical Center's emergency department, discussed the dangers of drinking alcohol in cold weather.

Coldest weather of the winter season continues to have its cold over the Midwest
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Jan. 22, 2013
Dr. Ryan Murphy, emergency physician with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discussed how easily frost bit can set in during frigid temperatures.

Local program makes sure seniors have hot meals, even during bitter cold
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Jan. 21, 2013
Dr. Ryan Murphy, emergency physician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discussed why the elderly population is more susceptible to the cold weather.

Fitness assessments
WGBA-TV 26, NBC
Jan. 16, 2013
Regan Kust, personal trainer with Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine, was interviewed regarding the importance of assessments when setting fitness goals.

Flu not a crisis in county, experts say
Ozaukee Press
Jan. 16, 2013
Dr. Rajeev Seth, emergency department medical director of Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, discussed the state of the flu season in Ozaukee County.

Opinions may differ with surgery
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Jan. 15, 2013
Dr. Jon Henry, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and medical director of Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine in Green Bay and Manitowoc, discusses second opinions in an educational column.

Increase in flu cases causes high demand for vaccine
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Jan. 14, 2013
Dr. Parul Aneja, infectious disease physician with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was interviewed in a follow-up story by WFRV-TV 5, CBS about the flu and flu vaccinations.

Hygiene helps fight the flu
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Jan. 10, 2013
Dr. Parul Aneja, infectious disease physician with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was interviewed regarding the flu. Dr. Aneja stressed the importance of getting a flu shot.

Flu season arrives early, hits Lakeshore hard
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Jan. 10, 2013
Dr. Amy Harms, pediatrician at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, discussed the status of the flu in Manitowoc County.

Flu patients overwhelm hospitals
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Jan. 9, 2013
Dr. Jeff Smith, senior vice president at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, addressed flu in the community and its impact on Aurora hospitals in Milwaukee.

Mukwonago family rides in Rose Bowl organ donor float
WISN-TV 12, ABC
Jan. 1, 2013
Caitlyn Persinger tore her ACL as a senior in high school. Her Aurora physician repaired her knee with a ligament from her brother, a boy who had died four years earlier. On New Year's Day Caitlyn rode on the Donate Life float in the Parade of Roses.

Consumer Reports rates quality of medical groups
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 27, 2012
Consumer Reports rates the performance of medical groups in Wisconsin. Aurora Health Care ranks above the national average in all of Consumer Reports' categories and is among the highest ranked overall in Wisconsin.

Area hospitals score high with consumers
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Dec. 27, 2012
Northeastern Wisconsin medical groups, including Aurora Health Care, provide some of the best care in the state when it comes to things such as screening for cancer, providing care for people 60 and older and caring for people with heart disease.

Baby boy born at 12:12 on 12/12/12
WLUK-TV 11, Fox
Dec. 12, 2012
A baby boy was born at 12:12 pm on 12-12-12 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center.

Safety initiative seen curbing birth injuries
Modern Healthcare
Dec. 4, 2012
Hospitals adopting a suite of perinatal best practices as part of the Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative reduced birth injuries by 5.4% to 25%, lowered costs and legal liability and prevented traumatic experiences that can haunt patients and staff. Aurora West Allis Medical Center is a participant in the initiative.

Doctors monitor strep throat cases
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Nov. 28, 2012
Dr. Ken Saydel, family medicine physician at Aurora Health Center in West Allis, discusses seasonal illnesses.

Stroke victim tries to warn others
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Nov. 22, 2012
A stroke patient tells her story about her experience at Aurora facilities in Manitowoc and Green Bay.

Doctors describe pressures driving them from independent practice
American Medical News
Nov.19, 2012
Dr. Jay Monahan, internal medicine physician at Aurora Health Center in Gurnee, is featured in an article looking at the trend of physicians joining hospital based employers.

Physical exercise can help prevent diabetes
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Nov. 19, 2012
Dr. Glen Smith, family medicine and sports medicine physician at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, discusses the benefits of physical exercise in preventing diabetes.

State in line to face 'grand challenges' for engineering
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov. 17, 2012
Aurora Health Care is mentioned in a story about challenges in engineering that relate to combining research and development with clinical care.

New efforts to close hospitals' revolving doors
The New York Times
Nov. 17, 2012
The New York Times discusses Aurora Health Care's strategy of placing its own nurse practitioners in nursing homes to watch over Aurora's discharged patients in a blog about reducing readmission rates.

Editorial: Hits and Misses
Sheboygan Press
Nov. 11, 2012
A new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center will become a reality if current fundraising trends continue.

Sheboygan County raises $250K to support neonatal care
The Sheboygan Press
Nov. 3, 2012
Sheboygan County donates more than $250,000 to support Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center's new Level IIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Pertussis vaccine stops working earlier than thought
WISN-TV 12, ABC
Nov. 1, 2012
Dr. David Smith, care management for Aurora Health Care, offers insights into the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.

Exercise helps prevent osteoporosis
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Oct. 29, 2012
Dr. Ekaterina Roman, family medicine physician at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers, discusses how women can help prevent osteoporosis.

Heroin overdoses rising dramatically in Brown County
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Oct. 28, 2012
Dr. Laura Vogel-Schwartz, emergency room physician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, speaks about heroin overdoses rising in Brown County.

Roundy's offers employees innovative health care plan through Anthem's Blue Priority & Aurora Accountable Care Network
Yahoo
Oct. 24, 2012
Roundy's makes agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and the Aurora Accountable Care Network.

Aurora-Anthem plan seeks exclusivity, promises savings
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct. 24, 2012
Aurora Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin have won their first large employer for a new health plan that guarantees savings if employees and family members use Aurora hospitals and doctors for most of their care.

Breast cancer patient, survivors battle for time
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Oct. 19, 2012
Mona Moen, a breast cancer patient with Dr. Morgan, surgeon at Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, discusses her experience.

Editorial: Region's health care worth promoting
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Oct. 13, 2012
The Wisconsin Hospital Association and Green Bay hospital presidents discuss how Green Bay's quality health care should be a selling point when promoting the region.

Hospital pricing compared
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct. 12, 2012
HCTrends compares health systems cost for the Milwaukee area.

Top state medical institutions cooperate on research projects
Wisbusiness.com
Oct. 11, 2012
The director of Wisconsin Network for Health Research (WiHNR) says Aurora Health Care and the three other WiHNR members provide doctors and scientists access to more than 3 million residents in 50 counties.

Experts: Don't let the weather chill your activity
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Oct. 5, 2012
An Aurora Health Care family doctor discusses the importance of staying active in the winter months.

Local couple braves weight loss surgery together
WTMJ-TV 4
Oct. 1, 2012
A couple commits to a healthier lifestyle by receiving weight loss surgery together at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Breast Cancer Awareness: know the signs, prevention and treatment options
Women Magazine
October 2012
Dr. William Owens, breast surgeon with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, talks about breast cancer signs, prevention and treatment options.

Oncology Nurses
Women Magazine
October 2012
Lyndsay Nickolai, cancer nurse navigator at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was featured as a woman who inspires.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center Opens New Walking Path
WBAY-TV 2, ABC
Sept. 26, 2012
Doug Koch, vice president of operations for Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and Aurora BayCare employee, Linda Halla, talk about the new walking path.

It's important to be prepared for surgery
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Sept. 25, 2012
Dr. Betsy Winga, an obstetrician and genecologist at Aurora Health Center in Manitowoc, writes about how to prepare for surgery.

Grandmother's pottery helps limit her memory loss
Exercise, hobbies and stimulating the brain are best ways to manage Alzheimer's disease, doctors say
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Sept. 20, 2012
Dr. Merle Teetzen, neurologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discusses Alzheimer's.

Local colleges, hospitals prep for expected nursing shortage
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Sept.14, 2012
Gwen Baumel, vice president of human resources for Aurora Health Care, talks about the nursing shortage and how Aurora is planning ahead.

Couple celebrates anniversary with weight loss surgery
After 10 years together, they're looking forward to healthier living
Ragan Communication
Sept. 13, 2012
Aurora Health Care patients Fred and Becca are each undergoing lap band surgery as part of their journey for healthier lives.

Digital Doctor's Office
New North B2B
September 2012
Philip Loftus, Aurora Health Care's chief information officer, contributes to this article on electronic medical records.

Aurora clinic doubling in size
Name change, additional services in future
The Shawano Leader
Sept. 6, 2012
Aurora Health Center in Shawano will expand the clinic and change the name to Aurora BayCare Health Center.

Urgent care vs. emergency room
Helpful hints for knowing where to go for appropriate medical care
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Sept. 4, 2012
Jennifer Stricker, a nurse practitioner at Aurora Manitowoc Clinic, talks about when to visit an urgent care site vs. a hospital emergency room.

Not playing by the rules
Modern Health Care
Aug. 25, 2012
Modern Healthcare's most influential people in healthcare includes a mention of Aurora Health Care in connection with Aetna.

Hospitals aim to cut repeat admissions
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 25, 2012
Dr. Hsieng Su of Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center was quoted about the steps local hospitals are taking to cut repeat readmissions.

Sign Of Change: Doctors Offering Price Guarantee To Insurers
Forbes
Aug. 21, 2012
Forbes provided a summary of Aurora's Accountable Care Organization product and its price guarantee.

Security experts prepare steps to deal with 'active shooters'. More businesses, schools, hospitals training for violent attacks
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 13, 2012
Mike Cummings, senior vice president of security and loss prevention, spoke about preparing for active shooters in the wake of the Sikh temple tragedy.

8 Accountable Care Organizations Worth Closer Look
Information Week
Aug. 8, 2012
Information Week details Aurora's Accountable Care Network along with several other ACOs from across the country.

Multicultural Matters: Workplace diversity, inclusion programs can help keep valued staff
New North B2B
Aug. 1, 2012
Rhonda Taylor Parris, director of workforce planning for Aurora Health Care, was interviewed about Aurora's cultural competency and diversity.

Aurora Health Care creates partnership in quest to expand
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 27, 2012
Aurora Health Care and Iasis Healthcare, a privately held company with hospitals in seven states, have formed a for-profit joint venture that could lead to Aurora's expansion into northern Illinois and other new markets.

Iasis partners with Aurora Health Care on new cancer center
Nashville Business Journal
Aug. 27, 2012
In the latest example of how health care companies are joining forces en masse, Franklin-based Iasis Healthcare announced today a joint venture with Aurora Health Care to build a new cancer center in Wisconsin, among other projects.

Iasis Healthcare strikes deal in Wisconsin, northern Illinois
The Tennessean
Aug. 27, 2012
Aurora Health Care and IASIS Healthcare today announced a partnership that will pursue health-care deals, new construction, management contracts and other business in Wisconsin and northern Illinois, the companies said.

Iasis forms JV with Wisconsin system
Nashville Post
Aug. 27, 2012
Franklin-based Iasis Healthcare has entered into a development joint venture with a large nonprofit health system about one-and-a-half times its size.

Aurora Health Care forms partnership with Tennessee company
BizTimes.com
Aug. 27, 2012
Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care and IASIS Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., today announced a wide ranging partnership which includes the formation of a development joint venture, Aurora IASIS Health Partners...

Aurora Health Care & IASIS Healthcare Announce Partnership
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Aug. 27, 2012
Aurora Health Care and IASIS Healthcare today announced a wide ranging partnership which includes the formation of a development joint venture.

Aurora, Iasis form joint venture in Wis.
Modern Health Care
Aug. 27, 2012
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, has formed a joint venture with privately held Iasis Health Partners, Franklin, Tenn., that will expand services in Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Aetna, Aurora to begin offering new health plan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 26, 2012
The agreement between Aurora Health Care and Aetna will allow the two to begin offering a new health plan.

Symposium spotlights health care, technology
Marshfield News Herald
July 25, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County played host to the fifth annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium, designed to highlight research and innovation taking place in the UW System and through partnerships with businesses. Dr. Nick Turkal, MD, CEO of Aurora Health Care, gave the keynote speech.

Health cost crisis called 'close to cliff'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 24, 2012
In most years, the country gets a little bit richer. In the last decade, nearly all of the gains - more than 90% of economic growth - went toward offsetting the growth in health care spending. Aurora Health Care is mentioned as participating in an accountable care pilot, which could lower health care costs.

Diet, exercise are important when treating osteoarthritis
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
July 16, 2012
Dr. John Henry, medical director of Aurora Bay Care Sports Medicine in Green Bay, explains why diet and exercise are important when treating osteoarthritis.

State health care organizations to participate in new Medicare program
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 9, 2012
Aurora is among the 89 new Medicare accountable care organizations announced by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Hospitals see spike in sicknesses due to excessive heat
TMJ-TV 4, NBC
July 5, 2012
Heat related illnesses are impacting the Milwaukee area.

Heat affecting more Wisconsinites, experts say
WISN-TV, ABC
July 5, 2012
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hsieng Teh Su, discusses the increase in patients being seen due to heat related issues.

New Aurora, Oracle network could aid clinical trials
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 1, 2012
A new partnership was formed between Aurora and Oracle's new project, the Oracle Health Sciences Network.

Ahead of the game: ACOs already in place gain momentum
Modern Healthcare
June 30, 2012
Dr. Nick Turkal, MD, CEO of Aurora Health Care, was interviewed in a piece on how health systems were moving forward with ACOs prior to the Supreme Court's ruling.

Supreme Court upholds heart of federal health care reform law
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 28, 2012
Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO and president of Aurora Health Care, releases a statement regarding the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the federal health care reform law.

GB medical college should help doctor shortage
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
June 26, 2012
Dr. Ludgin, chief medical officer for Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and Dr. Robert Trenschel, senior vice president of medical operations for Aurora Medical Group, discuss what a medical college will do for Green Bay's community.

Physical therapy can help with incontinence
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
June 26, 2012
Karen Schultz, physical therapist in the Rehabilitation Department at Aurora Health Center in Manitowoc, describes how physical therapy can help with inconsistence.

For some worker, job outlook is bright
Green Bay Press-Gazette
June 24, 2012
Gwen Baumel, vice president of human resources for Aurora Health Care, talks about employment opportunities in the Fox Valley and Green Bay areas.

Health Watch: Robotic surgery
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
June 20, 2012
Dr. Peter Johnson, gynecological oncologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, explains the benefits that come with robotic assisted surgery.

Heart failure is a serious, manageable problem
Germantown-Menomonee Falls Now:
June 20, 2012
Dr. Kenneth Phillips, Jr., cardiologist with Aurora Advanced Healthcare in Grafton authored an article about managing heart failure.

In motion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 11, 2012
In Motion: Athletic train Lauren Ramm of Aurora's Rehabilitation Services explains benefits of canoeing on a BOSU ball, while a personal trainer from SNAP fitness demonstrates.

Doctor battles tumor as big as woman's head
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 5, 2012
This video blog features Aurora's Dr. Sahajpal and patient Debra Rahn, who had a complex benign pancreatic tumor that had grown to the size of a basketball. When it created bleeding and threatened her life, Drs. Sahajpal and Steers repaired the damage, removed much of the tumor and Debra is now thriving.

In motion
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 4, 2012
Laura Ramm from Aurora's Rehabilitation Services and a trainer from Snap Fitness Milwaukee demonstrate a side plank and lower leg raise.

Experts: Proper conditioning is key in return to running Saturday's event
WLUK-TV 11, Fox
June 3, 2012
Aurora BayCare athletic trainer, Regan Kust, discusses how new runners should gradually prepare for marathons.

Health care systems vow savings for exclusive contracts
May 31, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Health Care discusses its accountable care network and the benefits of slowing the rise in health care costs, improving coordination, the closer management of patients with chronic conditions and better adherence to clinical guidelines.

Hospital executives appointed to Premier Healthcare Alliance Committees Working to Improve Care Delivery, Community Health
May 30, 2012
Yahoo Finance
Ray Grady, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Aurora Health Care, has been appointed to Premier Healthcare Alliance Committee.

Hospitals learn lessons from Joplin tornado
May 22, 2012
WBAY-TV 2, ABC
May 22, 2012 marked the anniversary of the Joplin, Missouri tornadoes, which completely destroyed the town's main medical center. Tom Ginter, chief support services officer for Aurora BayCare Media Center, discusses Aurora BayCare's emergency readiness plan.

Aurora Health Care among top workplaces
May 21, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Workers from throughout southeastern Wisconsin took a survey to say what they thought of their jobs. From these surveys, Aurora Health Care was honored as a top workplace.

Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) in Milwaukee
May 16, 2012
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Two Aurora hospitals, Aurora Sinai and Aurora West Allis, are the only two hospitals in Milwaukee that staff SANEs.

Allergies flaring up again
May 15, 2012
WLUK-TV 11, FOX
Dr. Abhi Vaishnav, allergist at Aurora Health Center in De Pere, talks about the high amount of pollen currently impacting allergy sufferers.

Aurora boosts flu vaccination rate with new policy
May 9, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Health Care has made getting an annual influenza vaccination a condition of employment and saw swift results.

Whooping cough outbreak in Wisconsin
May 2, 2012
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Donald Beno, pediatrician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discusses the increase of Whooping Cough.

Organ donation
May 1, 2012
WISN-TV 12, ABC
An Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center transplant patient was interviewed for a story touting Facebook's organ donation campaign.

Fond du Lac businesses form coalition to improve employee health
April 30, 2012
Fond du Lac Reporter
Jennifer Walters, manager of growth and market development for Aurora Health Care, discusses the Well City initiative in Fond du Lac and how employers are looking for new options to decrease health care costs for employees.

Friends to hold benefit for Abrams woman with debilitating headaches
April 27, 2012
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Dr. James Napier, Aurora BayCare Medical Center neurologist, explains idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Aurora to open Sheboygan County's first NICU
April 25, 2012
Sheboygan Press
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center is opening Sheboygan County's first neonatal intensive care unit, which will keep premature babies and their families from traveling to Green Bay and Milwaukee for care.

Anthony DeFranco, M.D. of Aurora Health Care received Wisconsin Medical Society's Presidential Citation Award
April 24, 2012
Wisconsin Medical Society
Anthony DeFranco, M.D. of Aurora Health Care and Dr. Thomas Lewandowski of ThedaCare received Wisconsin Medical Society's Presidential Citation Award during the society's annual meeting.

Modern Healthcare: Announces the 2012 fifty most influential physician executives
April 21, 212
Modern Healthcare
Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO of Aurora Health Care ranked #32 on the list of the 50 most influential physician executives.

Using big data to help a hospital meet the financial future
April 20, 2012
Forbes
Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO of Aurora Health Care, is quoted in an article about the future of ACOs stating that regardless of the Supreme Court's decision, ACOs are likely to flourish.

Doctors make more house calls as need increases
April 16, 2012
Green Bay Press Gazette
Dr. Luke Warpinski, family medicine physician from Aurora Health Center in New Franken, makes house calls and offers his perspectives on this rising trend of physicians making house calls as the need increases.

Hospital's scans help UWO researchers study dinosaur bones
April 10, 2012
UW Oshkosh Today
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Geology Department Assistant Professor Joe Peterson and his undergraduate research students used equipment at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh to scan dinosaur bones.

Strategies to improve quality of health care
April 7, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
An editorial by Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO of Aurora Health Care, addresses the public discussion surrounding the future of Aurora Sinai Medical Center. It elaborates on the idea that the community has an opportunity to pull together and make progress on providing health care for the under-served.

Concussion safety
April 7, 2012
WLUK-TV 11, Fox
Dr. Paul Summerside's, director of Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine, discussed the importance of detecting head injuries not only in sports but in daily life and how head injuries can impact a student's academic performance just as much as an athlete's athletic performance.

County community health survey report released
April 1, 2012
West of the I
The Kenosha County Health Department, in partnership with Aurora Health Care, the Center for Urban Population Health Research and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin release the results of their 2011 Kenosha County Community Health Survey Report.

Aurora Medical Center expands SANE program by utilizing vacant space
April 2012
Fox Cities Magazine
Nicole Slusser, emergency room RN with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, spoke to Fox Cities Magazine about Aurora's expanded space for the SANE program.

Brookfield entrepreneur gets backing for incontinence device
March 11, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
At least 20 million women in the U.S. suffer from urine leakage, said Jeanette Tries, director of therapy services at the Aurora Women's Pavilion Continence and Pelvic Floor Disorders Center.

Brother's tissue donation helps sister
March 4, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran a feature story focusing on the Persinger family and the care they received at Aurora Medical Center, Summit. Caitlyn, a high school senior, tore her ACL and needed a replacement. Her new ACL came from her brother, who passed away four years earlier.

Advocates for good eating habits
Feb. 26, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Amy Sadowski, a dietician at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, explains how her job impacts patient care.

Aurora stands up for city, but access still a problem
Feb. 25, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Health Care CEO, Dr. Nick Turkel, makes the announcement that Aurora will maintain critical services at Sinai hospital.

Flu season
Feb. 23, 2012
WISN-TV 12 ABC
Dr. Bruce Van Cleave explains how flu has been moving across the globe and its impending arrival in Wisconsin. Dr. Van Cleave also explains the details of flu shots and why people should get their shots every year.

Pilot health project aims to improve care for uninsured
February 18, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bruce Van Cleave, chief medical officer of Aurora Health Care, discusses Aurora Health Care's involvement in improving care for the uninsured.

Health Watch: Peripheral artery disease
February 15, 2012
WFRV-TV 5, CBS
Dr. Scott Weslow, interventional cardiologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discusses the dangers and warning signs of peripheral artery disease

Gamblers hockey players deliver teddy bears to kids in hospitals
February 13, 2012
WBAY-TV 2, ABC
Green Bay Gamblers hockey players delivered teddy bears to Aurora BayCare Medical Center's pediatric unit for the 13th annual Teddy Bear Toss.

State hospitals aim to do no harm
January 28, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Sinai Medical Center is singled out for its success in reducing central line infections after a statewide initiative is announced to reduce hospital acquired infections.

Courtney Finley's Infertility Struggle
Jan. 27, 2012
WGBA-TV 26, NBC
Aurora fertility specialist Dr. Mark Severino, talks about the fertility program at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

Sinai is not going away, but changes have to occur
Jan. 19, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dr. Nick Turkal, Aurora Health Care president and CEO, discusses the future of Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

Aurora Health Community Baby Shower with Susan Kim
Jan. 13, 2012
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Aurora and WTMJ-TV anchorwoman Susan Kim partner to collect baby items for needy families.

Healthy potential seen for cardiac monitoring device
Jan. 7, 2012
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dr. Jasbir Sra, electrophysiologist at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, tests a new hand-held device that provides a fast way to diagnosis atrial fibrillation.

12 community leaders commit to fighting Milwaukee's crisis of infant deaths
Dec. 17, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dr. Tina Mason, OB/GYN program director at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, shares Aurora's commitment to healthy babies, including sending caregivers to families' homes to coordinate care in the home as well as in the medical facility.

Area hospital rates rose more slowly than national average
Dec. 14, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
From 2003-2010, Aurora has the smallest rate increase of any health care system and roughly one-fourth of the national average.

United Way awards $90,000 to combat infant mortality
Nov. 30, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A large piece of this grant will go to fund programs provided at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora Family services.

Family to Family Thanksgiving
Nov. 21, 2011
WISN-TV 12, ABC and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Family Service's Family to Family Thanksgiving program was highlighted by the media as a characterization of the holiday week.

To prevent VBP financial loss, think like a clinician
Oct. 31, 2011
HealthLeaders Media
Bruce Van Cleave, Aurora's chief medical officer, discussed value-based purchasing.

Murphy to be ONC deputy coordinator
Oct. 24, 2011
Modern Healthcare
Aurora Vice President Judy Murphy will be leaving Aurora to lead a division of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Technology at HHS.

Don't forget the employee experience
Oct. 19, 2011
Hospital & Health Networks
Aurora Medical Center in Hartford is cited as an example in how to improve patient loyalty.

Outpatient procedures new measure of hospital success
Oct. 7, 2011
WUWM 89.7 FM radio
Dan Bonk, chief administrative officer for Aurora Medical Center Summit, explains that Summit is in the black due to heavy outpatient volumes.

Dementia patients suffer dubious hospitalizations
Sept. 28, 20112
Associated Press
Dr. Michael Malone, Aurora's medical director of senior services, comments on a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine and the proper care for seniors needing to transition from the hospital to a nursing home.

Twitter surgery
Sept. 27, 2011
WISN-TV 12, ABC and WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Drs. Chip Morris and Shekhar Dagam collaborated on a temporal lobectomy on patient Geoff Nestor. This surgery was broadcast via Twitter to raise awareness of this option for people who suffer from seizures.

Priceless preemies, costly care
Sept. 24, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora neonatologist Dr. Ricardo Mastrolia explains the complex condition that triggered the premature birth of the Navarro twins in this story examining the cost of pre-term birth. The story is one of a series looking at the financial and emotional impact of Milwaukee's high infant mortality.

Recall of birth control pills
Sept. 16, 2011
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Aurora Advanced's Dr. Amy Miller-McCarthy explained the reason for a national recall on birth control medications and explained why the public should not panic over the recall.

Aurora center certified for green practices
Sept. 14, 2011
Ozaukee Press
Aurora Medical Center in Grafton's silver LEED certification was recognized and explained by the Ozaukee Press.

Heart valve trial gives man new lease on life
Sept. 14, 2011
WTMJ-TV 4, NBC
Richard Ehlers was told he had six months to live. He beat the odds by participating in a heart valve clinical trial at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

Medicines running short across the United States
Aug. 25, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora Health Care's Tom Woller comments on the national shortage of medication.

Cancer survivors, Jensen triumph in Danskin Triathlon
Aug. 22 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald
Dr. Judy Tjoe leads a group of cancer survivors through triathlon training and competitions.

Knowledge is the key to a healthy pregnancy
Aug. 20, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Patient education is one part of a health pregnancy.

Focusing on heart care: Aurora recruits doctors for cardiac care at St. Luke's
Aug. 10, 2011
Business Journal of Milwaukee
Dr. Jamil Tajik discusses his leadership of Aurora Cardiac Services, as well as the new cardiac specialty centers.

Group pregnancy class educates, empowers women
Aug. 4, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Eileen Nyholt, nurse midwife at Aurora's Midwifery and Wellness Center, explains the benefits of group pregnancy classes and the positive impact these classes have had on infant outcomes.

The Ultimate Gift
Aug. 1, 2011
M Magazine - page 55
Harry Scrap got a second chance at life at 71, with a heart transplant at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

Considering alternate routes
June 26, 2011
Modern Healthcare
Sue Buettner, Aurora senior vice president, explains how Aurora's pharmacy operations help make Aurora Health Care's diversified business model more attractive to patients.

Dr. Nick Turkal: health care rules should move away from fee-for-service
June 15, 2011
Madison.com
Aurora CEO Nick Turkal's letter to the editor discusses some of the new accountable care organization rules' weak points and opportunities to strengthen them.

Health no, we won't ACO
June 6, 2011
Modern Healthcare
Aurora is one of 17 health systems that co-signed a letter to CMS suggesting a major reworking of accountable care organization regulations.

Health-care initiative draws fire
June 3, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Aurora CEO Nick Turkal is the only health care provider quoted in this article examining the government's accountable care organization pilot and widespread criticism of the pilot's structure.

ACO plans draw criticism from top execs
May 30, 2011
Modern Healthcare
Nick Turkal, Aurora's CEO, says the draft accountable care organization rules put too much risk on health care providers with little reward.

Empty cradles: confronting our infant mortality crisis, a legion helping out
May 21, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Volunteer Robin Thompson shares how supporting families and nursing staff at Aurora Sinai's NICU brings value to her life. Article includes a photo slide show and online video.

Aurora believes it has improved image
May 20, 2011
Business Journal of Milwaukee
The Aurora system has successfully improved its image and reputation, according to area business leaders.

Aurora Health balks at ACOs under proposed rules
May 18, 2011
HealthLeaders Media
Nick Turkal, Aurora's CEO, explains that Aurora will not take part in the government's accountable care organization pilot but fully supports the accountable care concept.

Kenosha woman donates a kidney to save the life of a co-worker's son
May 15, May 16, 2011
WITI-TV 6, FOX
Aurora St. Luke's abdominal transplant team successfully transplants a kidney from a living donor into a patient whose family has been ravaged by genetic kidney disease.

Easing ER wait times
May 8, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Aurora Sinai's Dr. Paul Coogan explains how Sinai has reduced ER visits by 23 percent by matching nonurgent patients with same day appointments with primary care physicians.

Hospitals work to reduce ER wait times
May 5, 2011
MarketWatch
Dr. Paul Coogan of Aurora Sinai Medical Center's Emergency Department was interviewed on the efforts his team has taken to reduce ER wait times.

Aurora Sinai is ACE of elderly care
April 30, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This story takes a detailed look at Aurora Sinai's Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit and why it has been so successful.

Mapping patient data
April 17, 2011
CIO Insight
Aurora Health Care announces its biorepository.

Remote monitoring improves mortality rate for Aurora's ICUs
March 28, 2011
WUWM 89.7 FM Radio, Milwaukee Public Radio
eICU Director Dr. David Rein explains how Aurora uses a sophisticated monitoring system to bring a second pair of eyes to the ICU.

Not so fast IT
March 16, 2011
Modern Healthcare
Judy Murphy, RN, Aurora Health Care's vice president information services, discusses HHS timelines for enacting Stage 2 criteria for the “meaningful use” of electronic health record systems.

Aurora Health Care to use Oracle informatics to run more efficient clinical trials
February 2011
CIO Insight
Aurora's announces a collaborative relationship with Oracle that should speed the clinical trial and research process.

ACOs forging the links
Jan. 27, 2011
Hospitals and Health Care Networks
Aurora's chief information officer, Patrick Falvey, discusses the steps to take to prepare for accountable care.

For Milwaukee's Children, an Early Grave
Jan. 22
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aurora experts, Dr. Tina Mason and Jackie Tillet, nurse midwife, both at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, discuss Milwaukee's high infant mortality rate and efforts underway to turn the situation around.

Forty Under 40
Jan. 14, 2011
The Business Journal of Milwaukee
Dr. Jeff Smith, vice president of medical affairs at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, is among Milwaukee's 40 under 40.

ACOS forging the links
January 2011
Hospitals & Health Networks
Patrick Falvey discusses Aurora's efforts to become an accountable care organization.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
January 2011
Milwaukee Magazine
Milwaukee Magazine interviewed Dr. Niezgoda and a patient on reconstructive plastic surgery and the benefits of hyperbaric medicine in the healing process from traumatic injuries.

Midwifery services at Aurora Sinai
January 2011
Milwaukee Magazine
Jackie Tillett, director of the Midwifery and Wellness Center at Aurora Sinai Medical Center; Dr. Stephen McAvoy, an AMG obstetrician, and Lisa Hanson, a midwife with the Midwifery and Wellness Center and a founder of the practice at Aurora, are featured in this story.

Couple soldiers on
Jan. 1, 2011
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
This front page, above-the-fold story follows up on the Caudle family, whose story launched them into the national spotlight in 2009. Last year, Bill Caudle joined the military after being laid off so his wife would continue to have health insurance as she fought ovarian cancer. Bill is now based in Washington State, while Michelle has stayed in Wisconsin. Aurora's Dr. Peter Johnson explains the cancer has come back as he works with Michelle to maintain her quality of life.

Cardiac rehab in Grafton
Dec. 28, 2010
WITI-TV 6, FOX
FOX 6 reporter Gus Gnorski, a cardiac rehab patient at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, explains what cardiac rehab is all about.

Premier quality demonstration garners $2 billion in savings for 157 hospitals
Dec. 13, 2010
American Medical News
Premier Healthcare Alliance released results from QUEST, a pilot program that links quality and patient outcomes. The results were overwhelmingly positive, with Aurora Health Care among the top performers. Aurora Sinai stood out as an urban hospital that made significant strides and is mentioned by the national health care trades covering the story as well as Milwaukee media.

Patient does well on first FDA-approved oral multiple sclerosis drug
Dec. 8, 2010
WDJT-TV 58, CBS
Louann Schrieber, a patient at the Regional MS Center at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, was a participant in the clinical trial for the drug and shares her positive experience with the medication.

Health care at the end of life
Nov. 21, 2010
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Dartmouth Atlas study examines regional variations in health care treatment for cancer patients at the end of their lives. Aurora Advanced Healthcare's Dr. Divgi discusses how he makes palliative care part of his conversation with patients from the start.

Aurora Sinai distributes vitamin D to caregivers, sees health benefits
Nov. 10, 2010
WISN-TV 12, ABC
Aurora Sinai Medical Center provides free vitamin D to employees and reports anecdotal benefits, including a reduction in sick time.

Strengthening primary care will combat physician shortages (PDF)
November 4, 2010
Green Bay Press-Gazette
This is the sixth in a series of guest columns discussing the health care reform act. Executive Vice President Brad Hahn discusses the physician shortage and how to limit its impact on health care acess, quality and costs.

Health Care Reform Act promotes making educated decisions (PDF)
October 14, 2010
Green Bay Press-Gazette
This is the fifth in a series of guest columns discussing the health care reform act. Administrator of Clinical Operations Jane Root, R.N., discusses how the act will help us make educated health choices.

Your Move: Hospitals are Predicting, Adapting to Change
Oct. 14, 2010
HealthLeaders Media
Hospitals and health systems are taking the first steps toward becoming accountable care organizations even before anyone knows for sure what an ACO will look like. Aurora Health Care's Patrick Falvey weighs in how to reduce costs while improving quality and efficiency, which are key elements to being a successful ACO.

Prostate cancer treatment minimizes side effects
Oct. 14, 2010
WDTJ-TV 58, CBS
Prostate cancer patients have a new option for treatment that minimizes the side effects. Doctors at Aurora St. Luke's in Milwaukee are the only ones in the region with a system called Calypso. It allows them to give higher doses of radiation by targeting the tumor more accurately.

Health Care Reform turns focus to prevention (PDF)
October 7, 2010
Green Bay Press-Gazette
This is the fourth in a series of guest columns discussing the health care reform act. Vice President of Clinic Operations Mary Beth McDonald discusses how the act turns the focus to prevention.

Medicine and miracle save liver cancer patient
Sept. 22, 2010
WISN-TV 12, ABC
James Day was at death's door when his family made the drive from Chicago to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee. Complications from liver cancer treatment in Chicago left him with a deadly infection. Drs. Jeffrey Steers and Ajay Sahajpal were able to successfully perform a liver transplant and today James is cancer free and back to work.

Health Care Act to increase access for Wisconsin residents (PDF)
September 2, 2010
Green Bay Press-Gazette
This is the third in a series of guest columns discussing the health care reform act. Executive Vice President Brad Hahn discusses how individuals will gain increased access to health care through the act.

Aurora St. Lukes helps heart failure patients get a new lease on life
September 1, 2010
WDJT-TV 58, CBS
Dr. Andrew Boyle at Aurora St. Lukes is helping heart and kidney failure patients gain access to artificial heart pumps.

Health Care Reform Can Improve Quality, Reduce Cost (PDF)
Aug. 5, 2010
Green Bay Press-Gazette
This is the second in a series of guest columns discussing the health care reform act. CEO Nick Turkal, M.D., discusses the importance of cost and quality.

Health Care Reform, Now What? (PDF)
July 29, 2010
Green Bay Press-Gazette
This is the first in a series of guest columns discussing the health care reform act. CEO Nick Turkal, M.D., discusses what needs to happen next, now that the health care reform act is here.

Some states say they're not receiving the Medicaid services they're paying for
July 8, 2010
The Washington Post
Health care reform could add 16 million people to Medicaid rolls across the nation. In states that outsource Medicaid, businesses are rushing in to get a share of the market. But the experience in some states suggests pitfalls ahead. Aurora President Nick Turkal pointed to a broader issue: Managed care in Wisconsin is falling far short of the ideal, with too little done to get enrollees the primary care they need and keep them out of the emergency room.

trIUMPH program trains med students to work in low-income areas
June 12, 2010
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The program, known as trIUMPH, for Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health, is designed to provide University of Wisconsin medical students with experiences in low-income urban areas. trIUMPH is a collaborative program between the university and Aurora Sinai Medical Center to train more doctors who will practice medicine where there is the greatest need – rural and low-income urban areas.

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HealthWatch feature on Debbie Reinholz who is being treated for lung cancer at Aurora BayCare's Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic in Green Bay.
Aurora BayCare is making the cancer journey easier (video)
May 26, 2010
WFRV CBS 5, Green Bay
Aurora BayCare is making the cancer journey easier for patients by offereing one point person to help answer questions and attend doctor visits.

Aurora St. Luke's ventricular assist device program among top in nation
May 18, 2010
WUWM 89.7 FM radio
Dr. Andrew Boyle is a cardiovascular disease specialist and the medical director of the Ventricular Assist Device program at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. He spoke with Mitch Teich of WUWM 89.7 FM radio about advances in technology that allow more people to have access to treatment with artificial heart pumps.

Platelet-rich plasma treatment brings athletes relief
April 4, 2010
WISN-TV 12, ABC
Several professional athletes are touting the benefits of a growing medical treatment. It is now spreading to everyday people, who are opting for a needle instead of a knife.

The job done on health care? Don't bet on it
March 27, 2010
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel question and answer with Nick Turkal, Aurora Health Care's president and CEO

He's in the Army now
Wife's cancer prompts man to enlist

October 18, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dr. Peter Johnson offers life-giving ovarian cancer treatment.

Treatment can allow birth despite dangerous disorder - Doctor devises strategy for pulmonary hypertension
October 2, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dr. Diane Zwicke treats pregnant women with pulmonary hypertension.

MS treatment shows promise - But clinical trials that might prove therapy's effectiveness may never be done
September 6, 2009
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dr. Bhupendra Khatri offers MS patients a range of treatment options including a blood-filtering process known as plasma exchange.