Our Impact

Return on Investment

In 2014, a study was conducted of the return on investment for Aurora’s support of and partnership with the Bread of Healing Clinic (BOH), a free clinic in Milwaukee for people who can’t otherwise access quality health care.

The study found a 140+% return on investment for Aurora when weighing our annual investment in staff and services, radiology, lab tests and other costs against the significant benefits generated by BOH’s activities, including:

  • Reduced emergency room costs
    BOH services, such as ambulatory primary care and chronic disease management, were estimated to have prevented more than 3,500 ER visits in 2013 alone. 
  • Reduced inpatient admissions and costs
    Based on national averages, the reduction in ER visits correlates with over $500,000 in cost savings.  

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Economic Impact

Created in 1984 when two established Milwaukee hospitals joined forces, Aurora Health Care has since grown to serve 30 communities across eastern Wisconsin — and become the largest private-sector employer in the state and the #1 employer in both the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County.

Today, Aurora is an important cornerstone of Wisconsin’s economy, playing a central role in Milwaukee’s burgeoning health care sector and the economies of the counties in which we operate.

Our impacts include:

  • Directly employing more than 33,000 people across Wisconsin, with a ripple effect of more than twice that number
  • Generating more than $8 billion in economic activity throughout the state
  • Accounting for more than 6% of all employment and more than 7% of total payroll in Milwaukee County
  • Creating a total employment impact of more than 1,000 jobs in the counties of 9 Aurora hospitals 

Read Our Full Economic Impact Study [PDF]

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