Oshkosh, Wis. – Jeffrey Bard has been named executive vice president of Aurora Health Care's north region after serving in the position on an interim basis since late last year.
In his new position, Bard will maintain his roles as president of the Oshkosh and Fond du Lac patient service area and Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. He will also work with Aurora's leadership team in that market to effectively expand the delivery of Aurora's high-quality and efficient health care services.
Bard currently serves on the Aurora Health Care North, Inc. board of directors, the Aurora BayCare Medical Center board of managers and the Bay Area Medical Center board of directors. Additionally, Bard is an active member in the communities in which he serves. His involvement includes serving as a member of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce board and the Oshkosh YMCA board of directors.
Bard joined Aurora Health Care in 2007 as vice president for clinic operations in the Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and Sheboygan markets, overseeing growth in the integration of clinic and hospital services.
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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