Aurora Health Care Leader Named Chair Elect to American Medical Group Association Board of Directors

November 10, 2015

Milwaukee – Jeffrey Bailet, M.D., executive vice president at Aurora Health Care and president of Aurora Health Care Medical Group, has been named Chair Elect for the American Medical Group Association (AMGA)'s Board of Directors for 2016. The AMGA is focused on enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care.

Bailet, who in October 2015 was appointed to serve on the Government Accountability Office's new Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, will now expand his role on the AMGA board as Chair Elect, ensuring the board carries out the mission of AMGA member organizations and physicians. He will continue to serve as a member of the AMGA Board of Directors Executive Committee, where he has served as Secretary for the past year.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bailet as Chair Elect to the AMGA Board of Directors and look forward to the value he can provide to our members," said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA president and chief executive officer of AMGA. "His contributions to AMGA as secretary helped to showcase the kind of leader he is, and we know he will be an invaluable resource to our member organizations as Chair Elect."

Bailet is privileged to join the group of leaders who previously served as AMGA Chair Elect from leading health care systems across the nation, including Mercy Medical Group, Sutter Health, University of Louisville, Mayo Clinic and Mount Kisco Medical Group.

"Aurora Health Care is honored to have Dr. Bailet named Chair Elect to the prestigious American Medical Group Association Board of Directors," said Gerard Colman, chief operating officer with Aurora Health Care. "Jeff has been instrumental in helping to shape the growth of our own medical group and our approach to population health here in Wisconsin, and he will be a tremendous asset to AMGA leadership and its members."

The American Medical Group Association is a trade association representing more than 170,000 physician practices in AMGA member organizations. It is a leading voice in advocating for efficient, team-based, and accountable care.

"It's an honor to serve on the Board of the AMGA, which works to improve health care in the U.S. through its members from high-performing health systems and clinics from around the country," said Bailet. "The AMGA is a strong policy advocate and facilitates the sharing of best practices in clinical and administrative operations, ultimately driving innovation in care delivery that benefits patients and communities across the nation."

Bailet joined Aurora in 2003 and was appointed president of Aurora Medical Group in 2006. He serves as a member of the senior leadership team for Aurora Health Care and participates in the development of the strategic and operational direction for the organization.

As co-president of the newly formed Aurora Health Care Medical Group, Bailet supports nearly 1,700 physicians and 800 advance practice clinicians across 180 clinics and 15 hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois. For the past seven years, he has served as chairman of the Aurora Physician Compensation Committee, overseeing implementation of innovative compensation arrangements for all physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians throughout Aurora Health Care.

Under Dr. Bailet's leadership, Aurora Health Care has been a top performer in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Premier Healthcare Quality Incentive Demonstration project for providing high quality, efficient health care and was awarded the 2015 Optum & AMGA Award for Innovation in Population Health for the treatment of advanced heart failure patients. He currently serves on the Board of the Wisconsin Medical Society.

A graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Bailet completed his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA Medical Center and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He also holds a MSPH in Environmental Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Service.

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, 159 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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