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Aurora Health Care Names Chief Medical Officer

June 18, 2015

MilwaukeeAurora Health Care, Wisconsin's largest health care system, today named Andy Anderson, MD, its new chief medical officer.

Dr. Anderson, who joined Aurora Health Care in 2011 as the senior vice president of academic affairs, has played instrumental roles in overseeing Aurora's medical education partnership with the University of Wisconsin, along with leadership roles in shaping the future of primary care across all Aurora Health Care facilities.

In his new role, Anderson will be responsible for Aurora's strategic direction and operational deployment of critical physician and clinical support functions, including infection prevention, medical staff services and case management.

"Dr. Anderson's experience in leading complex partnerships and plotting the future of primary care within the Aurora Health Care system has helped elevate Aurora's ability to deliver the best in patient care," said Nick Turkal, MD, president and CEO of Aurora Health Care. "Now, as our chief medical officer, he'll be able to ensure our clinical operations are as efficient as possible to serve the needs of the community."

Anderson will also serve as the executive leader for the Aurora Research Institute, champion clinical informatics and continue to lead medical education for the system in partnership with the University of Wisconsin. Additional responsibilities will include overseeing libraries and staff services, as well as the organization's Live Well program, focused on healthy, active employees. He will continue to practice medicine, seeing a limited number of patients.

Prior to joining Aurora Health Care, Dr. Anderson served in multiple leadership roles during more than 15 years of work at a variety of national health care systems, including Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, The University of Chicago Hospital, and the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Health.

Anderson assumes the new role of Aurora's Chief Medical Officer immediately, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Gerard Coleman and President and CEO Nick Turkal, MD.

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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Matt Braun

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