Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health Complete Combination

After sharing plans last May to combine systems, Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health last Friday announced they have closed on their formal combination to create Advocate Health. The new health system will work to improve safety and outcomes, advance health equity and accelerate medical breakthroughs. It will focus on best meeting patients’ needs by redefining how, when and where care is delivered.

In addition to delivering the best health outcomes and making care more accessible and affordable, Advocate Health is committed to being a force for meaningful social impact. The organization aims to bring medical innovations to patients more quickly, address the root causes of health inequities, advance population health, enable career advancement and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Advocate Health is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., while maintaining a strong presence in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, including a planned, new, Milwaukee-based institute for health equity. The Advocate Health Care, Atrium Health, and Aurora Health Care brands will continue to be used in their respective local communities, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the combined entity. 

Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients annually and is the fifth largest nonprofit integrated health system in the nation. With revenues of more than $27 billion, the newly combined organization comprises more than 1,000 sites of care and 67 hospitals with more than 21,000 physicians and nearly 42,000 nurses. The health system delivers nearly $5 billion in annual community benefit. 

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