Our commitment to Waukesha and Jefferson Counties
Aurora Health Care built the new medical center in Summit to meet the needs the growing population in Waukesha County. Aurora Medical Center in Summit offers these residents a single location for their inpatient or outpatient services. Offering this convenience is just one way we help people live well.
Over the years, Aurora has worked to increase the number of ways we engage with local communities. Through various stakeholder engagement events, continued relationship building, information sharing and involvement within the community, Aurora has partnered with the leaders and residents of Waukesha County to create a healthier community.
Stakeholder engagement opportunities include:
- Aurora serves as a business partner in the local chambers of commerce.
- Aurora partners with WCEDC (Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation) in economic development and sustainability efforts.
State, local and county elected officials and government
- Aurora is active in health care reform and public policy issues.
- Aurora partners with local emergency medical service personnel (EMS/paramedics) and considers them part of our emergency care team.
- Aurora partners with local high schools to encourage health care as a career and welcomes students through job shadow and internship opportunities.
- Caregivers work with curriculum directors and advisors from local colleges universities on health care career path requirements, a job position referral system and more.
Other not-for-profit organizations
- We support other community-based not-for-profit organizations that align with our values and purpose. For example, Aurora supports the Lake area free clinic, a widely used clinic that provides free health care services to community members.
Aurora places heavy emphasis on being a responsible steward of our resources. We're continuously finding better ways to conserve energy and water, reduce and recycle waste and involve our caregivers in caring for the environment.
- Aurora Medical Center in Summit was selected from eleven nominees for the 2008 Big Diverter award from WasteCap of Wisconsin for recycling nearly 100% of the construction waste.
Community benefit service
Aurora's caregivers are committed not only to providing the very best in patient care, but also to serving the community. Every day, our caregivers give back to the community by applying their knowledge, skills and time to respond to unmet community health needs.
- We participate in multiple community and business health fairs and offer health screens and community education opportunities
- Aurora offers patient financial counseling services