The annual rankings showcase more than 700 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each Aurora hospital is ranked among the country's top hospitals in at least two medical specialties as a Top 50 or High Performer.
This year Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, in Milwaukee, ranks among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in five specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics and pulmonology. The hospital also ranks as a high performer in neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, ENT, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology.
Aurora West Allis Medical Center was also recognized with eight high-performing specialties: gynecology, gastroenterology, cancer, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay was recognized as a high performer in orthopedics and urology. For the fourth year in a row, Aurora BayCare ranked as the top hospital in northeastern Wisconsin.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit 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.
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Public Relations Guidelines and Procedures
The public relations team at Aurora Health Care operates under the following guidelines and procedures:
To arrange interviews, press should call public relations. A member of our team can help access a specialist. If the person a reporter requests is not available, we may be able to provide an alternative source.
Protecting the privacy of patients and families is our responsibility; it's also the law. Please do not come to our sites unannounced. Rather, contact public relations and we will find experts for interviews and connect you. We'll also make an effort to contact patients upon your request to ascertain their interest in being interviewed.
Ensuring patient confidentiality and privacy, and exhibiting sensitivity to all of the patients, families and employees at Aurora Health Care is of vital concern. Therefore, reporters, film crews and photographers must always be accompanied by a public relations team member while on any of the campuses.
To be photographed or videotaped at Aurora Health Care, patients or their legal guardians must sign a consent form. A member of our public relations team can arrange this.
Because of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) patients over 18 or their legal guardian must complete a release form before anyone who works at Aurora Health Care can release confidential information about a patient. A member of our public relations team can arrange consent
Reporters inquiring about a patient’s condition should contact a member of our public relations team, with the individual's full name.