Information Technology Leader to Join Aurora Health Care

Christine Bessler to serve as SVP of IT business consultancy – partnerships

January 05, 2017

Milwaukee – Aurora Health Care, the largest integrated health care system in Wisconsin, today announced the hiring of information technology leader Christine Bessler as senior vice president of IT business consultancy – partnerships. In this role, Christine will oversee strategy and planning of information technology to advance Aurora’s business strategy.

“More than ever, technology has tremendous power to positively impact patient care,” said Preston Simons, chief information officer for Aurora. “As Aurora leads the way in transforming how care is delivered, Christine’s expertise will be instrumental in ensuring we have the right technology resources in place to provide the high-quality, cost-efficient care our patients have come to expect of us.”

Prior to joining Aurora, Bessler was chief information officer with ProHealth Care, where she was responsible for all IT operations and enterprise project management. Bessler has more than 30 years of information systems and technology experience.

“Aurora Health Care’s purpose is to help people live well, and technological innovation is essential to furthering that purpose,” said Bessler. “I look forward to being a champion for technology to benefit our patients, caregivers and communities.”

Bessler holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

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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Don Klein

414-219-8950

don.klein@aurora.org

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