Aurora Health Care Names New Hospital Leader

Jessica Bauer chosen as president of Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore

January 18, 2017

Milwaukee – Aurora Health Care, the largest integrated health care system in Wisconsin, today announced the hiring of Jessica Bauer to serve as president of Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore. She succeeds Carolynn Glocka, who is retiring after many years of service to Aurora.

“Jessica is an accomplished health care leader who will help ensure that our patients receive the right care,” said Steve Francaviglia, president of the Greater Milwaukee South Patient Service Market. “Jessica’s commitment to operational excellence will build upon Carolynn’s legacy and guide these hospitals toward a strong future.”  

Bauer most recently served as vice president of operations at two hospitals and multiple outpatient clinics for SSM Health in Missouri, and has held multiple operational and leadership positions since joining the system in 2000. She brings experience in hospital operations, patient access, revenue cycle, physician practice oversight, stewardship and budgeting, strategic planning and process improvement.

“Aurora Sinai and Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore have rich traditions and play critical roles in their ensuring the health of their communities,” said Bauer. “Each hospital has outstanding, dedicated caregivers, and I’m proud to begin working with them to bring our best to patients every day.”

Bauer holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University and an MBA from Webster University, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She will begin in her new role in mid-January.

About Aurora Health Care:
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, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 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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