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Aurora Health Care Hires Top Wisconsin Insurance Executive

May 28, 2015

John Foley recruited to help lead Aurora’s business development strategy

MilwaukeeAurora Health Care, Wisconsin’s largest health system, today announced the hiring of John Foley, an expert in health care redesign and payment innovation, to help lead Aurora’s business development strategy. As a senior vice president in Aurora’s enterprise business group, Foley will drive the planning and creation of business development strategies that include managed care strategic initiatives.

“In the fast-paced world of health care, John brings great depth and breadth of insurance and payment knowledge that will help Aurora continue to deliver the highest-quality care at cost-effective rates,” said Rick Klein, executive vice president of the enterprise business group with Aurora. “Given our membership in abouthealth, the statewide network, John’s decades of managed care experience will be invaluable as we work with the other health systems to further enhance clinical quality and increase efficiency.”

Foley comes to Aurora with more than 25 years of industry payer experience, most recently at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin, where he was vice president of provider solutions. At Anthem, Foley was accountable for a team focused on developing a consistent, high quality, cost-effective provider network. Before that, Foley was at UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin as vice president of network management and in other leadership roles.

“I’m honored to be joining Aurora Health Care – the state’s leading integrated health care system – and look forward to the challenge of helping the organization shape and transform health care in Wisconsin,” said John Foley. “Having worked with Aurora in my previous positions, I know just how committed the organization is to innovation, and I look forward to my new role in helping to drive that even further.”

Foley will assume his new role at Aurora Health Care on June 26.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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