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Aurora Health Care CEO among best physician leaders nationwide

Friday, January 15, 2010

Milwaukee – Nick Turkal, MD, president and chief executive officer of Aurora Health Care, is one of 30 physicians named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual Best Physician Leaders of Hospital and Health Systems list.

The list is in the January issue of Becker’s Hospital Review, a bimonthly magazine for health care executives.

“As a practicing family physician, I’ve recognized that one of the most important skills is listening to patients,” Dr. Turkal says. “It’s a skill that’s transferable to my responsibilities as a leader -- listening to patients, our caregivers, and business and community leaders.”

Dr. Turkal is currently chair-elect of Wisconsin Hospital Association and will serve as the association’s chair in 2011.

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

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Contact: Myrle Croasdale
Phone: 414-649-3917

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