Facts physicians should know about Aurora Health Care
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Facts Physicians Should Know about Aurora
- Aurora Health Care is a physician-led integrated health care system and the largest (private) not-for-profit employer in the state of Wisconsin with over 30,000 caregivers, including over 1500 employed physicians, serving patients in 90 communities.
- Aurora offers a lifetime of care for its patients with its 15 hospitals, one quaternary hospital, clinics, rehabilitation, pharmacies, home-health, Family Services, Behavioral Health and End-of-Life care.
- Aurora is passionate about providing our patients with the best care and is committed to our Number One Priority. We strive to give patients a better care experience than anywhere else through patient satisfaction, caregiver engagement and top performance in clinical quality.
- Aurora has an active program supporting research and clinical trials in a variety of medical disciplines.
- Aurora has residency and fellowship programs in both primary care and subspecialty areas. Working in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Medical School, we provide teaching opportunities as well as opportunities to work in any of our community clinics in the Milwaukee area.
- Wisconsin, which is the primary location of Aurora Health Care, has a physician-friendly malpractice environment. Aurora offers paid malpractice and occurrence insurance.
- For three years running, Aurora has been named a Top Workplace by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has earned the Wellness Council of America's Well Workplace Gold Award.
- Aurora operates the last remaining hospital in downtown Milwaukee, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, providing accessible care in an area where poverty rates exceed 40 percent and non-employment rates approach 50 percent. Since 1977, nine hospitals have closed in the city of Milwaukee, increasing the importance of Aurora Sinai for the city's most vulnerable populations.
- In July 2012, the CMS named the 275-physician Aurora ACO as one of 89 new participants in the agency's shared-savings program.
- "Aurora Health Care has revolutionized healthcare in Wisconsin. Aetna's industry-leading care-management programs and consumer tools together with Aurora's outstanding patient-care model will lead to a better overall healthcare experience."
- Aurora is a national leader in developing and implementing a comprehensive computerized patient record system. Hospitals & Health Networks recently named Aurora Health Care as one of the 2012's "Most Wired" health care providers.
- 7.8 million patient encounters with more than 1.2 million unique patients in 2012.
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