Aurora Health Care Names Chief Medical Officer for Aurora Network

May 21, 2015

MilwaukeeAurora Health Care, Wisconsin's largest health system, today named Sylvia Meltzer, MD, its chief medical officer for The Aurora Network.

As chief medical officer, Dr. Meltzer will provide clinical strategic direction and leadership for Aurora's accountable care relationships. The Aurora Network is an integrated provider network that offers a full range of services to help businesses maintain and improve the health and wellness of its employee population.

Dr. Meltzer has a dual reporting relationship to Jeff Bailet, MD, executive vice president with Aurora Health Care, and Rick Klein, executive vice president of the enterprise business group with Aurora Health Care.

"Improving our efficiency with our insurance partners is an important piece of our business development strategy," said Klein. "We have great confidence that Dr. Meltzer will help us reach our goals in this branch of our business."

Dr. Meltzer's responsibilities will also include designing population management and risk-based health care delivery models for Aurora Network clients across the region. She is tasked with enhancing Aurora's ability to deliver the best value for the populations it serves, working together with teams across the organization to drive efficiency and overall quality care.

"As the landscape of health care continues to change with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it will become increasingly important for Aurora to maintain its accountable care relationships and implement progressive strategies for keeping our communities healthy," said Dr. Bailet. "Dr. Meltzer will play an integral role with these ventures."

"This is an exciting time to be involved in health care and I appreciate the opportunity to keep Aurora moving forward in the right direction," said Dr. Sylvia Meltzer. "I'm looking forward to this new challenge."

Dr. Meltzer has been with Aurora since 2002 as a family medicine physician. She has held key leadership roles including work with medical group operations, optimization and clinical informatics, primary care redesign, population health data analytics and the implementation and optimization of Smart Chart, Aurora's single medical record. She has won numerous teaching awards and recently was a member of the Aurora team that won the first Anceta Innovations in Population Health Award from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).

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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Kristin Rabas

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