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Aurora's Milwaukee Hospitals Recognized in U.S. News and World Report

Friday, July 17, 2009

Magazine and the American Heart / Stroke Associations announce multiple honors.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in two different specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report's "2009 America’s Best Hospitals" edition. Additionally, in the same publication, Aurora St. Luke's and Aurora Sinai Medical Center were recognized by the American Heart / Stroke Association for their cardiac and stroke care.

U.S. News and World Report named Aurora St. Luke's 38th in geriatric care and 50th in digestive disorders.

Aurora St. Luke's and Aurora Sinai Medical Center, were also recognized by the American Heart / Stroke Association’s "Get With the Guidelines" program. This recognition focuses on whether a hospital follows the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations for treating coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke treatment.

Aurora Sinai achieved gold recognition for stroke care. Chief administrative officer at Aurora Sinai, George Hinton says, "Our caregivers always strive to provide the best care for their patients. This award is a testament to their work and dedication to our patients and our community."

A gold in heart failure and stroke, and silver in coronary artery disease, awarded Aurora St. Luke’s with another year of Triple Recognition. This facility was the only hospital in Wisconsin to achieve this level of recognition, joining a select group of 36 hospitals.

"Being recognized by U.S. News and the American Heart and Stroke Association is an honor and an affirmation of the terrific work our caregivers provide,” says Aurora St. Luke’s chief administrative officer, Mary O’Brien. “We are privileged to serve the people of southeast Wisconsin and we will continue striving for our goal to provide every patient with the best care possible."

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

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Contacts:

Adam V. Beeson
414-649-3915
adam.beeson@aurora.org

Myrle Croasdale
414-649-3917
myrle.croasdale@aurora.org

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