Aurora Health Care to Expand Children's Health Specialty Services in Green Bay, Oshkosh

December 21, 2015

Green Bay, Wis. – Northeast Wisconsin will have access to new children's health specialty services beginning January 1, 2016 through a collaboration between Aurora Health Care and UW Health. Services will be offered on the Aurora BayCare Medical Center campus in Green Bay and the Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh campus.

This collaboration will introduce new pediatric specialty services to the Green Bay market, including neurosurgery, urology, pulmonology and nephrology. Also in Green Bay, additional services will include cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, general surgery and plastic surgery.

Services that will be available in Oshkosh include pediatric pulmonology, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology and cardiology.

"Through Aurora's collaboration with UW Health, we're now able to offer pediatric specialty care to children in northeast Wisconsin," said Kevin Dahlman, MD, chair of Aurora Children's Health. "Families will no longer need to travel long distances for this care, which is so important when the health of a child is at stake."

One in five newborns in the state of Wisconsin is born in an Aurora hospital, including Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, and this collaboration will offer families a complete array of medical care to address everything from routine to complex medical issues. Aurora has more than 100 pediatric providers throughout its service area.

"The same UW Health specialists from American Family Children's Hospital in Madison will see patients at these locations," said Jeff Poltawsky, senior vice president of American Family Children's Hospital. "We are pleased that northeast Wisconsin families will continue to have convenient access to pediatric specialists in cardiology, orthopedics, urology and many others."

UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital, an 87-bed children's medical and surgical center ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in the nation. Located in Madison adjacent to University Hospital, American Family Children's Hospital offers nationally recognized programs in pediatric surgery, critical care, pulmonology, infectious disease, endocrine, genetics, cancer care and organ transplant as well as a state of the art imaging suite emphasizing low-dose radiation and a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit for infants requiring complex surgical interventions and /or subspecialty medical care. To learn more, go to uwhealthkids.org or visit our Growing Up Healthy blog.

UW Health is the integrated health system associated with the University of Wisconsin Madison. With 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, it serves more than 600,000 patients each year in Wisconsin, northern Illinois and beyond. Consistently recognized as one of the nation's leading academic health centers, UW Health is home to a Level One adult and pediatric trauma center, American College of Surgeons-verified Burn Center, one of the nation's largest organ transplant programs, one of the nation's first certified comprehensive stroke centers and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the country. To learn more, visit uwhealth.org.

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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