Aurora in the news

Integrated medical care aims to break down wall in treating illnesses of body, mind

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - June 19, 2016

Pete Carlson, president of Aurora Behavioral Health Services, highlights Aurora’s efforts to integrate behavioral health services into primary care clinics.

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June is Men's Health Awareness Month

WDJT-TV CBS, 58 - June 16, 2016

Dr. Amar Ambardekar, an internal medicine and preventive care expert with the Aurora Health Center discusses steps men can take to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Double Kidney-Liver Transplant Patient Visits St Luke's After Recovering

WDJT-TV CBS, 58 - June 13, 2016

Dr. Ajay Sahajpal and the transplant team at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center were featured in a reunion story of a Green Bay patient with received both a liver and kidney transplant through Dr. Sahajpal’s En Bloc technique in December 2015

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Ask the Expert: Bladder Cancer Prevention

WTMJ-TV NBC, 4 - June 10, 2016

Dr. Matt Johnson, urologist with Aurora Health Care, discussed bladder cancer prevention and treatment options available at Aurora Health Care.

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Aurora expands clinic in Geneva Square

Lake Geneva Regional News - June 07, 2016

The Aurora Health Center in Lake Geneva is expanding its cardiac electrophysiology clinic to serve patients suffering from heart arrhythmia disorders.

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Heart surgery pioneered by St. Luke’s doctors showing positive results

BizTimes Milwaukee - June 07, 2016

Dr. David Kress is highlighted in this story about the results of the hybrid ablation technique at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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There are medications, procedures to correct irregular heartbeats; but what if those don’t work?

WITI-TV FOX, 6 - June 05, 2016

Dr. Jasbir Sra and Dr. David Kress from Aurora St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular team highlight a new approach to treating patients with atrial fibrillation – a hybrid ablation technique.

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Aurora creates Cardio Oncology Center

Yahoo! News.com / WISN-TV ABC, 12 - June 02, 2016

Aurora Health Care has launched the new Karen Yontz Cardio-Oncology Center to help cancer patients better understand the impact of cancer treatments on heart health.

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Switching to solids: The best and worst foods for babies beginning to eat

WITI-TV FOX, 6 - June 02, 2016

Dr. Jenny Thomas, pediatrician with Aurora Health Care, discusses the best first solid foods for babies, and when it’s best to make the transition to solids

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Aurora launches new Karen Yontz Center for Cardio-Oncology

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - May 31, 2016

Aurora Health Care has launched the new Karen Yontz Cardio-Oncology Center to help cancer patients better understand the impact of cancer treatments on heart health

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For Your Health – Dr. Khaled Asi – Stroke Awareness Month

AM 620 WTMJ Radio - May 29, 2016

Dr. Khaled Asi joined Wisconsin’s Weekend Morning News to discuss signs and symptoms of a stroke.

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Women experience unusual symptoms of heart attack

WTMJ-TV NBC, 4 - May 27, 2016

Dr. Bijoy Khandheria, cardiologist with Aurora Health Care, is featured in this story about the different symptoms women often experience during a heart attack.

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Bladder Cancer: The Forgotten Threat?

WDJT-TV CBS, 58 - May 25, 2016

Dr. Matt Johnson, urologist at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, talks about the centers new bladder cancer program.

Bladder Cancer: The Forgotten Threat?

Nursing is a family affair at Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service - May 24, 2016

Three emergency room nurses at Aurora Sinai have a special bond – family. Husband and wife Andrew and Bree work alongside Bree’s mother, Patricia Dehli, helping patients.

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Progressive opens urgent care clinic at Aurora Sinai Medical Center

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - May 24, 2016

Progressive Community Health Centers has opened its urgent care clinic at the Aurora Sinai Medical Center and will also open its primary care clinic on the downtown Milwaukee campus.

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Experts say excessive social media can lead to depression, anxiety

WISN-TV ABC, 12 - May 23, 2016

Dr. Munther Barakat from Aurora Health Care’s Behavioral Health Services team discusses the impact excessive social media usage can have on people.

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Heart failure can be linked to PTSD

WISN-TV ABC, 12 - May 23, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Lauzon, clinical psychologist with Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, discusses how patient can overcome PTSD following heart conditions.

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“It is nothing like I imagined:” Brookfield students get an up-close look at the human brain

WITI-TV FOX, 6 - May 23, 2016

Students from Brookfield East High School observed a brain surgery at the Aurora Neuroscience Institute at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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Fighting Pain without the Pills

WDJT-TV CBS, 58 - May 20, 2016

Dr. Andy Anderson, chief medical officer at Aurora Health Care, discusses what health care systems like Aurora are doing to help in the war against prescription medication abuse.

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App updates loved ones during surgery

WBAY-TV ABC, 2 - May 18, 2016

Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh uses a new app-based technology to allow families to receive update from the medical team during their loved one’s surgery.

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Power of love: volunteer nurtures NICU babies

Sheboygan Press - May 16, 2016

Annette Basler is a volunteer in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center who dedicates her time to help nurture newborns by rocking them a few days a week when parents may not be able to be with them at all times.

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Aurora unveils expanded Highway 20 health center

Racine Journal Times - May 13, 2016

The Aurora Health Center in Racine has expanded to feature more than 33,000 new square feet of clinic, including new cancer and urology suites.

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Children and Food Allergies

WDJT-TV CBS 58 - May 11, 2016

Dr. Kevin Dahlman, pediatrician with Aurora Health Care, talked about common allergies children may experience from food and what parents should know.

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Health Watch: Stroke Month Seminar

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - May 11, 2016

Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, interventional neurologist, and Sara Beno-Chambers, neurology nurse practitioner, were featured in this segment about the stroke seminar being hosted Aurora BayCare Medical Center during Stroke Month.

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Ground Broken at New Hospital in Marinette

WGBA-TV 26, NBC - May 10, 2016

Bay Area Medical Center, an affiliate of Aurora Health Care, broke ground on a new $135 million hospital in Marinette that is expected to open in mid-2018.

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New cancer tech shortens treatment times

Sheboygan Press - May 08, 2016

The Aurora Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Sheboygan has installed new cancer treatment technology that helps to reduce patient treatment time while improving overall experience.

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West Allis doctor travels overseas to perform life-saving surgeries to women in need

WTMJ-TV 4, NBC - May 06, 2016

Dr. Tracy Capes from the Aurora West Allis Medical Center is documented traveling overseas to perform life-saving surgeries on women overseas.

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One of the scariest things: Program at Aurora Sinai helps pregnant women addicted to opiates

WITI-TV 6, FOX - May 03, 2016

Dr. Ryan Stone of the Maternal Addiction Recovery Center at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a patient are featured in this story about a program helping women overcome opioid addictions while pregnant.

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Need to feed talent pipeline links health care systems

Milwaukee Business Journal - April 29, 2016

Aurora Health Care is one of several health care systems working together to create the Center for Healthcare Careers in Southeast Wisconsin.

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Babies Born Addicted to Mothers Who Aren't Addicts: The Pain Pill Problem

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - April 28, 2016

Dr. Jeff Garland from the Aurora Sinai Medical Center discusses the treatment of babies born dependent on opioids and the care standards used statewide that Aurora Health Care helped to develop.

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Health Watch: Donate Life Month

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - April 28, 2016

Dr. John Bosco, Dr. Ajay Sahajpal and liver transplant recipient Michelle are featured in this Health Watch segment about her liver transplant.

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Aurora Health Care Recognizes “Denim Day

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - April 27, 2016

Maryann Clesceri, executive director of The Healing Center, was a featured guest discussing Denim Day.

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Milwaukee-area health care systems collaborate on workforce development strategy

Milwaukee Business Journal - April 27, 2016

Amy Rislov, chief human resources officer at Aurora Health Care, is quoted about a new consortium created by local health care providers to pool together on a workforce development strategy.

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Aurora Healthcare Offering Special Session for Couples Struggling to Conceive

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - April 26, 2016

Dr. Aida Shanti from Aurora Health Care’s Fertility Services group discusses fertility treatment options for patients.

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It’s hip to be aligned: Local surgeon debuts more precise hip replacement technique

Kenosha News - April 26, 2016

Dr. William Lutes, orthopedic surgeon with Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, is featured discussing new alignment technology he uses to help create more precision for patients.

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Ask the Expert: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

WTMJ-TV 4, NBC - April 22, 2016

Dr. Martin Corsten from the Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute was a featured guest discussing oral cancer prevention.

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Tips on bringing baby home with a little help from Aurora Health Care

WITI-TV 6, FOX - April 22, 2016

Dr. Barb Kolp discusses what expecting parents should consider when bringing their newborns home from the hospital.

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Global mission trips become full family affair for area doctor

Lake County Journal - April 21, 2016

Dr. Scott Derse, family practice physician at the Aurora Health Center in Gurnee, is featured about his family medical trips to Africa.

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Anthem hatches another hospital joint venture, this time in Wisconsin

Modern Healthcare - April 20, 2016

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin and Aurora Health Care announced a partnership to form a new, joint venture health insurance company, Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company, which will offer a commercial health insurance product called Well Priority.

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Aurora and Anthem join to start a new insurance company

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - April 20, 2016

John Foley, senior vice president of business development at Aurora and president of the new insurance company, talks about Well Priority, a new joint partnership between Aurora Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin.

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Health Watch: Casting with Kids

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - April 20, 2016

Dr. Robert Limoni and patient Quinn Olsen are featured in this Health Watch segment about the Casting for Kids event and in light of April being injury prevention month

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Aurora hospital ranked by Truven

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - April 16, 2016

Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County has been named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

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Fertility and your age

You Magazine - April 16, 2016

Dr. Frank Wittmaack, reproductive endocrinologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was included in a You Magazine story about fertility and how a woman’s age can impact her chances of getting pregnant.

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Aurora & Marquette Commit to Building a Legacy with New Athletic Research Center

WUWM-FM - April 14, 2016

Nick Turkal and Mike Lovell discussed the APRC, along with both organizations' efforts in Near West Side Partners, including its strong momentum and results.

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Concussions: Sports’ inconvenient truth

AM 620 WTMJ - April 12, 2016

Dr. Mark Wichman and Dr. Christopher Dale, both orthopedic surgeons with Aurora Health Care, were featured in the first of three stories on concussions and sports medicine.

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Near West Side Partners launches $5 million fundraising effort

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - April 12, 2016

A nonprofit group organized a year ago to improve Milwaukee's near west side is launching Tuesday a three-year campaign to raise $5 million to help finance development projects. Aurora Health Care is a member of this partnership with other local companies.

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Radial Artery Catheterization

WGBA-TV 26, NBC - April 11, 2016

Dr. Scott Weslow, interventional cardiologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, appeared live in studio on NBC 26's Medical Monday segment about radial artery catheterization.

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Milwaukee hospitals ready for new policy on ambulance diversions

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - April 10, 2016

Under a new policy that took effect this month, hospitals in Milwaukee County are no longer allowed to divert ambulances when their emergency departments have a high volume of patients. Aurora has had a no-diversion policy since Nov. 1. Comments from Aurora’s Steve Francaviglia are included in the article.

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P.E.I. native makes mark in U.S. as cutting-edge transplant surgeon

The Guardian - April 09, 2016

A profile piece on Dr. Ajay Sahajpal from the Aurora St. Luke's Transplant team and his new technique is featured in this hometown paper in eastern Canada.

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Tackling the financial toll of cancer, one patient at a time

Washington Post - April 09, 2016

With cancer costs rising, financial navigators are working to help people survive financially and medically. They work closely with patients and oncologists from diagnosis and continuing through a protracted illness. The story includes comments from Aurora’s Brad Zimmerman and how AHC is offering financial counseling support to patients.

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Mother of child who died under sitter's care donates milk

WISN-TV 12, ABC - April 07, 2016

Cindy Rux, a lactation consultant for the Aurora Women’s Pavilion at Aurora West Allis Medical Center, discusses the importance of donated breast milk. A mother recounts the donation of her breast milk after she tragically lost her young child.

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Mental health and physical health go hand-in-hand

Marinette Eagle Herald - April 06, 2016

Emily Hoch, behavioral and mental health provider at Aurora Bay Area Health Center, penned this column about mental health conditions and the signs to look for.

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Pioneering Kidney/Liver Transplant Being Performed at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - April 06, 2016

Dr. Ajay Sahajpal, medical director for the abdominal transplant program at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, discusses a pioneering kidney/liver transplant and the importance of being an organ donor.

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Partnering with startups can help systems find their entrepreneurial side

Modern Healthcare - April 04, 2016

Nick Turkal, MD, and Steve Krein, CEO of StartUp Health, jointly author an article on the need for health care systems to innovate.

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Are your kids too sick for school?

WITI-TV 6, FOX - March 31, 2016

Dr. Jenny Thomas discusses how to tell if your child is too sick for school, or if they are well enough to head to class.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - March 31, 2016

Dr. Jasbir Sra, a cardiac electrophysiologist with Aurora Health Care, set out in 2010 to find a less-expensive approach, hoping to make the procedure more widely available, particularly in the developing world.

Some with lower-risk cancers take wait-and-see approach

Wisconsin State Journal - March 29, 2016

Dr. William Owens, oncologist with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was quoted in this article about a patient who is under active surveillance for cancer.

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Fighting for fitness

Kenosha News - March 22, 2016

Chris Hogue, an Aurora Health Care caregiver from Kenosha, was featured in a story about her weight loss journey using the Health Management Resources (HMR) program at the Aurora Burlington Clinic.

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Ask the Doctor: Colorectal Cancer

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - March 21, 2016

Dr. Thomas Saphner, oncologist at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Two Rivers, penned a column about colorectal cancer and how important it is to get screened.

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Little Hats, Big Hearts

Walworth Times - March 18, 2016

Dawn Haxton, manager of women's health services at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, was interviewed for a story about the Little Hats, Big Hearts program.

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Parents-to-be have plenty of questions, Dr. Kolp-Jurss has some answers

WITI-TV 6, FOX - March 18, 2016

Dr. Barb Kolp, a pediatrician with Aurora Children’s Health, addressed common questions parents, especially moms, ask their pediatrician

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Wellness Summit tackles employee anxiety

BizTimes Milwaukee - March 18, 2016

BizTimes Wellness Summit keynote speaker, Greg Schramka, Psy.D., director of behavioral health therapy services at Aurora Behavioral Health Services, discussed building a psychologically healthy workplace.

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Health Watch: Colorectal Cancer

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - March 16, 2016

Dr. Erik Johnson, colorectal surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and patient Andy Barta, were featured in this WFRV Health Watch segment regarding colorectal cancer.

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Seniors: Springtime Allergies

Green Bay Press-Gazette - March 16, 2016

Dr. Abhilash Vaishnav, allergist at Aurora Health Center in Depere, was quoted in a story about seniors having springtime allergies and how they need to be careful with drug interaction.

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Top ten foods to eat for longevity

Marinette Eagle Herald - March 16, 2016

Jena Doemel, clinical dietitian at Aurora Bay Area Medical Center, penned a column about the top foods to eat for a long, healthy life.

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Germantown resident loses more than 100 pounds in a year, keeps it off

Germantown NOW - March 15, 2016

A participant in HMR Weight Management Services offered through Aurora Health Care lost 106.5 pounds. Lauren Rush, the program coordinator, explained the comprehensive weight management program and how it focuses on long-term health and weight management.

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Experts warn daylight saving time can impact brain function

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - March 14, 2016

Dr. Lisa Cottrell, a clinical health psychologist who specializes in treatment of sleep disorders at the Aurora Behavioral Health Center in Grafton, discussed the importance of sleep and daylight saving time.

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Panel talks mental health solutions for kids

Sheboygan Press - March 10, 2016

Kayla Ostermann, a counselor and psychotherapist at the Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, was a panelist in Kids in Crisis Discussion in Sheboygan.

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Fighting multiple myeloma could be the key to good health later in life

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - March 09, 2016

Dr. Federico Sanchez, an oncologist with Aurora Health Care, was a featured guest on WDJT-TV CBS 58 for a health segment on multiple myeloma cancer. March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

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Milwaukee woman leads support group for women with heart disease

WISN-TV 12, ABC - March 09, 2016

The Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center was featured in a story about a new support group for women living with heart disease. The story featured Rose Brandemuehl, one of the leaders of the new program, and Terese Beauchamp, manager of the center.

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‘A longer leash’ on life: Digital implant monitors heart patient at home and on the go

Kenosha News - March 08, 2016

Dr. Nasir Sulemanjee, cardiologist at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, was featured in a story about his patient, Arlyn Wade, and how the heart innovation technology, CardioMEM, has helped Wade regain a normal life while suffering from advanced heart failure.

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Babies born addicted to opiates

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - March 08, 2016

Dr. Candy Allenbrand, neonatologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discussed babies being born addicted to heroin and other opiates.

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Clinic opens for school, city employees

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - March 08, 2016

The Manty Health & Wellness clinic is now open for all Manitowoc city and school employees and their families.

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Dress in blue day

WLUK-TV 11, FOX - March 04, 2016

Dr. John Bosco, gastroenterologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, appeared live in-studio on Fox 11 to talk about Wear Blue Day and colon cancer awareness month .

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Health: What you really need to know about colorectal cancer

Lake County Journal - March 04, 2016

Dr. Tom Woike, a primary care physician with the Aurora Health Center in Gurnee, Illinois, penned an article on what people need to know about colorectal cancer.

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At risk for kidney disease

Marinette Eagle Herald - March 02, 2016

Dr. Mahmoud Kamel, nephrologist at Aurora Bay Area Health Center, discussed the risk factors people should be on the look-out for with kidney disease.

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Woman, 103, living interesting life after heart surgery

WISN-TV 12, ABC - March 02, 2016

Dr. Daniel O’Hair, cardio thoracic surgeon at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, and the TAVR team were featured in a story about a 103 year-old patient from Burlington who had a TAVR procedure done about four years ago and still lives independently just blocks from the hospital.

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Organ donation myths

M Magazine - March 01, 2016

Dr. Ajay Sahajpal, medical director for the abdominal transplant program at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, was quoted in this story about organ donation myths.

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Teddy Bear Toss

WLUK-TV 11, FOX - March 01, 2016

Teddy Bears collected during the Green Bay Gambler’s annual Teddy Bear Toss were donated to pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

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Medical Monday: Takeaways from Feb heart month

WGBA-TV 26, NBC - February 29, 2016

Dr. Francis Wolf, cardiologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, talked about some important takeaways as a wrap up to heart month.

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Red hats raise awareness for infant heart health

Sheboygan Press - February 25, 2016

Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, and Aurora caregiver Jennifer Van Engen from Sheboygan were highlighted in a story about the Little Hats, Big Hearts program at Aurora Birthing Centers throughout February.

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Anti-gravity treadmill helps with healing

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - February 22, 2016

Carol Grgric, a physical therapist with the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute at Aurora Sinai Medical Center was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussing the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill available at the center and how it helps athletes and others as both a rehabilitation and endurance training tool.

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Aurora Health Care reports number of eating disorders continues to rise

WDJT-TV CBS, 58 - February 22, 2016

Aurora Health Care reports number of eating disorders continues to go up Dr. Zobeida Diaz from the Aurora Behavioral Health Services team was a featured guest on CBS 58 and discussed eating disorder prevention during National Eating Disorders Week.

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Medical Monday: Five tips for avoiding stroke

WGBA-TV 26, NBC - February 22, 2016

Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, interventional neurologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discussed the risk factors of having a stroke and to avoid them.

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Aurora Medical Center named Top Performer

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - February 20, 2016

Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health-care organizations.

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Zika virus: What you need to know if you're expecting

WITI-TV 6, FOX - February 19, 2016

Dr. Anna Maria Windsor, OB/GYN with Aurora Health Care, discussed the Zika virus and what expecting women need to know about it, especially with upcoming spring break travel.

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Aurora facility on track for fall opening

Burlington Standard - February 17, 2016

Lisa Just, president of Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, was interviewed by the Burlington Standard about the expansion plans slated for the area this October.

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Coordinated care saved man from heart attack

Burlington Standard - February 17, 2016

Dr. James Pavlich, emergency room medical director at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, along with team members Kirsten Hagenow, Lisa Wagner, Jacquie Cates and Carolyn Dickmann were featured in a story about the coordinated care that saved the life of a local man who experienced a cardiac arrest in 2014.

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The Zika Virus: What is it, who's at risk and how to avoid infection

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - February 16, 2016

Dr. Angela Tonozzi, director of infection prevention with Aurora Health Care, provided an overview of the Zika Virus and what Wisconsin residents need to know.

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Heart Disease: Not for men only

Marinette Eagle Herald - February 16, 2016

Dr. Debora Bensi, family medicine physician at Aurora Bay Area Health Center, penned a column for the Marinette Eagle Herald about heart disease in women and the risks that women should look for.

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Health Watch: Sudden cardiac arrest

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - February 16, 2016

Dr. Vinay Mehta, electrophysiologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and his patient, Brian Spies, were featured in a Health Watch segment about sudden cardiac arrest.

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A unique view: Doctors use little known test to detect heart problems

WBAY-TV 2, ABC - February 15, 2016

Dr. Scott Weslow, interventional cardiologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and Dr. Jordan Toman, radiologist at Aurora BayCare, were featured in a story about calcium score screenings and what it means for the health of your heart.

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Health Watch: Women’s heart health

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - February 09, 2016

Dr. Schmidt, cardiologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and one of his patients spoke about women's hearth health during a WFRV Health Watch segment.

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Mayor Tom Barrett in State of the City: 'Milwaukee is positioned for greatness'

Milwaukee Business Journal - February 07, 2016

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett threw out accolades for many local companies, including Aurora Health Care, in a State of the City speech.

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Aurora St. Luke's hosts health fair Friday so women can discover their real heart age

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - February 03, 2016

Heather Klug, registered dietician from the Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, was a featured guest on CBS 58 and discussed the National Wear Red Day Open House.

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Breast is best for baby and mom

Sheboygan Press - February 01, 2016

Dena Horvath, RN at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Hospital, penned a column for the Sheboygan Press about the benefits of breastfeeding.

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Patient care evolves with telemetry and video

Kenosha News - February 01, 2016

Jill LeCount, director of nursing at the Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, was featured in a story about the eICU at the hospital which expands the level of care the hospital can provide.

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Top ranked weight loss diet available at Aurora Sinai Medical Center

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - January 31, 2016

The HMR program at Aurora Sinai Medical Center was highlighted in the weight loss story of patients Bob and Bona Olson, along with coordinator Rudi Zander.

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8000 red knit hats donated to American Heart Association

WITI-TV 6, FOX - January 31, 2016

A family and newborns from the Women’s Pavilion at Aurora West Allis Medical Center were featured in a story about Little Hats, Big Hearts Wisconsin, a program which provides red knit hats during the month of February to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.

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Organ donation

WLUK-TV 11, FOX - January 29, 2016

Dr. Brandi Gwidt, transplant coordinator at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and a patient discussed the importance of organ donation.

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New 911 protocol allows dispatchers to tell callers how to help patients

WITI-TV 6, FOX - January 28, 2016

Dr. Steven Zils, out-of-hospital medical director for the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, was interviewed by Fox 6 about a new 911 protocol in Ozaukee County designed to improve survival rates from cardiac arrest.

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New doctor’s office eliminates waiting rooms, germs

WBAY-TV 2, ABC - January 28, 2016

Aurora Children's Health located on the Aurora BayCare Medical Center campus celebrated its grand opening and VIP event

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Health Watch – Ankle replacement

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - January 26, 2016

Dr. Scharer, orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and a patient were featured in a Health Watch segment about the benefits of CT total guided ankle replacement.

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Act FAST when dealing with a stroke

Herald Times Reporter - January 26, 2016

Dr. James Napier, neurologist at Aurora Manitowoc Clinic, penned a column for the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter about the difference between strokes, the warning signs of strokes and what you should do if you suspect someone is having a stroke.

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Cervical cancer screenings

WDJT-TV 58, CBS - January 26, 2016

January is National Cervical Cancer Screening Month. Dr. Elizabeth Dickson, gynecological oncologist with Aurora Health Care, discussed the importance of getting screened and how to prevent the disease.

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Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center receives high national rankings for liver transplants

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - January 25, 2016

The liver transplant program at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center was rated among the top 5% in the nation.

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Aurora's Robotic Thoracic Program in Grafton

WTMJ 620 AM - January 23, 2016

Dr. William Tisol, thoracic surgeon at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, joined Wisconsin's Weekend Morning News to talk about Aurora’s thoracic robotics program.

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Stay motivated – stay fit – stay safe this winter

Marinette Eagle Herald - January 19, 2016

Dr. Khaled Elkady, primary care physician at Aurora Bay Area Health Center, penned an article for the Marinette Eagle Herald about things people can do to stay healthy during the cold weather season.

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Aurora Health Care to invest $40 million in Marquette sports research center

Milwaukee Business Journal - January 19, 2016

Aurora Health Care announced a partnership with Marquette University for a new Athletic Performance Research Institute. Aurora will donate $40M to the new facility.

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Marquette, Aurora partner

WITI-TV 6, FOX - January 19, 2016

Aurora Health Care announced a partnership with Marquette University for a new Athletic Performance Research Institute. Aurora will donate $40M to the new facility.

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Marquette, Aurora to partner on $120 million athletic research center

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - January 19, 2016

Aurora Health Care announced a partnership with Marquette University for a new Athletic Performance Research Institute. Aurora will donate $40M to the new facility.

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Healthwatch: Spinal cord stroke

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - January 19, 2016

Dr. James Napier, neurologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and a patient discussed brown sequard syndrome, a type of stroke that occurs in a person’s spinal cord.

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Doctors report sharp increase in heroin-addicted babies

WBAY-TV 2, ABC - January 18, 2016

Hospitals in Northeast Wisconsin, including Aurora BayCare Medical Center, have said they’re seeing an increase in the number of babies being born to drug-addicted mothers. Aurora BayCare and St. Vincent have both joined a national consortium of providers to begin tackling the crisis long before the baby is born.

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Red Smith students make hats for newborns

WLUK-TV 11, FOX - January 17, 2016

Students from Red Smith Middle School in Green Bay knit hats to donate to the Little Hats, Big Hearts Campaign that will provide hats to all babies born at Aurora BayCare Medical Center during Heart Month.

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Member News: Turkal will chair AHA section

American Hospital Association - January 14, 2016

Nick Turkal, MD, president and CEO of Aurora Health Care, will chair the American Hospital Association constituency section in 2016 for the Health Care Systems Governing Council.

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Wisconsin researchers land $5 million grant for study of state epilepsy patients

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - January 11, 2016

Aurora Health Care is mentioned as one of four health systems that will participate in a new epilepsy study that received a $5 million grant for funding.

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Aurora expands pediatric care options

Green Bay Press-Gazette - January 11, 2016

Aurora Health Care announced a partnership with UW Health to expand its pediatric offerings.

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How to combat seasonal affective disorder

WTMJ-TV 4, NBC - January 07, 2016

Dr. Greg Schramka, director of behavioral health therapy services at Aurora Behavioral Health Services, was a featured guest on Friday’s Ask the Expert segment on WTMJ 4, discussing common myths on seasonal affective disorders.

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Aurora Health Care plans parking ramp addition at West Allis Medical Center

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - January 07, 2016

Aurora announced its plans to build a $17 million addition to the west-side parking ramp at its West Allis Medical Center campus. The four-level addition will more than double the parking spaces in the ramp, bringing the total to about 1,200.

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Don't fret post-holiday pounds; get back to routine

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - January 06, 2016

Aurora’s Quarterly Health Report found that more than 60 percent of Wisconsin residents plan to get a flu shot this winter, while a significant percentage admit that their exercise and healthy eating habits slip during the holiday season.

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Hospital lets parents video call with neonatal unit babies

WISN-TV 12, ABC - January 05, 2016

Parents can see and talk to their babies in Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center’s NICU through video-calling technology while they are unable to be onsite.

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Health Watch – Bariatric surgery

WFRV-TV 5, CBS - January 05, 2016

Dr. Daniel McKenna, bariatric surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and a patient discussed bariatric surgery and the health benefits this surgery can have on his patients in the future.

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Parents can FaceTime with baby in Aurora NICU

Sheboygan Press - January 04, 2016

A new option introduced at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center is helping parents whose newborns are unable to leave the hospital connect with their newborns through videoconference technology.

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How to approach health resolutions for 2016

WHBL-AM 1330 - January 04, 2016

Adam Brill, a licensed athletic trainer for Aurora’s Sports Medicine Institute in Sheboygan, explained that improving one's health is always a good idea no matter the time of the year.

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Roll away pain, speed up recovery

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - December 27, 2015

Zach Koba, a personal trainer at the Aurora Sports Medicine Institute at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, was featured in a column about the health benefits of foam rolling.

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Aurora nurses take on role of catching abuse

Green Bay Press-Gazette - December 27, 2015

Deanna Grundl, a forensic nursing coordinator at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, launched a program that trains nurses to look for signs of domestic violence, connect victims with local resources, and conduct forensic exams.

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Media Resources

Media Contacts

For general press inquiries, please e-mail mediarelations@aurora.org. The contacts listed below are available only to news professionals.

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Mo Moorman

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Tami Kou

Director, Public Affairs

414-299-1860
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Matt Braun

Manager, Public Relations

414-299-1547
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Don Klein

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Manager, External Communications

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