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Aurora Health Care Announces New Chief Administrator of Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

George Hinton, experienced health care professional and established community leader, to fill leadership role in Milwaukee’s downtown hospital

MILWAUKEE, Wis., – Aurora Health Care is pleased to announce that George Hinton has been appointed chief administrative officer for Aurora Sinai Medical Center.

George Hinton“George Hinton brings a wealth of experience, leadership and dedication to both Aurora Sinai Medical Center and downtown Milwaukee” says Sue Ela, executive vice president of Aurora Health Care and president of the metro region. “As a leader he offers an in-depth knowledge of this institution, of our commitment to patient-centered care and a strong sense of dedication to the community. George’s vision and guidance will be key as Aurora Sinai continues to develop its presence as a downtown destination hospital and academic health center. His leadership will benefit the medical community, the Aurora caregivers and the patients served by Aurora Sinai.”

Hinton joined Aurora Health Care in 2000 and has served in a variety of roles during his tenure. Most recently he was the vice president of operations at Aurora Sinai and the vice president of academic affairs for Aurora Health Care. Prior to joining Aurora, Hinton worked as director of orthopedics, radiology and ambulatory services for Children’s Health System of Wisconsin and as the managing director of Inroads Wisconsin. Currently, he is a member of the national Institute for Diversity in Health Management and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“With the promotion of George Hinton, Aurora Health Care is proud to strengthen our position at the only hospital in downtown Milwaukee” says Ela. “Aurora Sinai is an important institution for our system and for the citizens of Milwaukee. We are pleased to have a leader of George’s caliber at the helm.”

Hinton succeeds Len Wilk as chief administrative officer for Aurora Sinai. Wilk recently moved to Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center and the Aurora Surgery Center in Plymouth, as administrator.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

For more information on this announcement, or for interview requests, please contact Adam Beeson at (414) 649-3915.

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Contact: Adam Beeson (414) 649-3915

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