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Aurora BayCare Only Green Bay Hospital Named as Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Green Bay, Wis.Aurora BayCare Medical Center is among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12, according to U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Hospitals rankings in July. At the midpoint of the Best Hospitals 2011-12 year, its editors have now recognized 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas, including Aurora BayCare as Best Regional Hospital. The list of those hospitals is available online at www.usnews.com/bestregionalhospitals.

"It's an honor to be named as Best Regional Hospital," said Jeff Mason, president of the board of managers for Aurora BayCare Medical Center. "It solidifies the commitment our caregivers and providers have to advancing health care and providing quality care to northeast Wisconsin residents."

Hospitals like Aurora BayCare offer a high level of medical care to communities that otherwise might have limited options, says Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. "All Best Regional Hospitals are what we call 'high performers' in at least one medical specialty," says Comarow. "They are fully capable of providing first-rate care, even to most patients who have serious conditions or need demanding procedures."

U.S. News annually evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 different medical specialties. Hard numbers stand behind its analysis in most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. Physicians' responses to a national survey, in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also are factored in.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay's east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint effort of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary health care, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

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 and northern Illinois.

BayCare Clinic is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is comprised of over 100 specialty physicians with expertise in more than 20 specialties. BayCare Clinic physicians have served patients in Green Bay and the surrounding region for more than 30 years.

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Krissy Lillie, (920) 288.3629
kristine.lillie@aurora.org

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