Advocate Aurora Health

Advocate Aurora Health Begins New Year by Raising its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

By Barb Powell | February 9, 2021

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, whose health system stretches from northeast Wisconsin to south Chicagoland, has announced that as of Jan. 3, 2021, it increased its minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase was the culmination of a three-year plan to establish equitable, market-competitive wages for all employees. Advocate Aurora’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Skogsbergh…

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Advocate Aurora Health Joins National #MaskUp Campaign

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 5, 2021

Advocate Aurora Health has joined the national #MaskUp campaign, encouraging Americans to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following clear and scientifically proven safety guidelines. The organization joins more than 100 health systems representing thousands of hospitals, among them some of the most trusted in the nation, in a plea to the public to…

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Advocate Aurora Health Awards $2.1 Million for Community Projects in Milwaukee

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 4, 2020

Advocate Aurora Health is awarding a total of $2,125,000 in grants to Milwaukee community organizations through its Better Together Fund. The funds will be distributed to 11 community projects across 10 organizations to address the social and economic needs of the Milwaukee community and help eliminate inequities as we continue to face COVID-19. “We will…

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Advocate Aurora Health Joins 38 Health Systems in Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 1, 2020

The declaration, published by the national Healthcare Anchor Network, follows a similar public statement in June by Chicago-area health care organizations. Advocate Aurora Health is proud to publicly reiterate our commitment to dismantling structural racism and reversing its negative effects on the health and well being of our communities. As a member of the Healthcare…

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September Be A Voice Advocacy Toolkit Focuses on Health Care Access

By Barb Powell | September 10, 2020

In the quest to provide medical and community health services in their local areas, many CHHSM members are on the front lines of helping people shut out of normal avenues to health care access. One example is Chicago, where UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health partners with other area faith-based organizations in the Avondale Faith and Health…

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14 Advocate Aurora Locations Named ‘Best Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 1, 2020

Advocate Aurora Health announced in July that 13 of the health system’s adult hospitals were named to the U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ list in addition to Advocate Children’s Hospital, which was recognized this summer as a top pediatric hospital.   “Even in the face of one of the most difficult years we have experienced as a health care organization, our physicians, nurses and team members have once again…

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An End to the Pandemic: Are We There Yet?

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 17, 2020

By Dr. Robert Citronberg, Medical Director for Infectious Diseases, Advocate Aurora Health Unfortunately, we are not even close. One of the more common questions I receive is “when will this be over?” While I wish I could say “really soon,” the truth is that we are nowhere near the end of this pandemic. We are…

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Advocate Aurora Health, Beaumont Health Explore Partnership Through Non-binding Letter of Intent

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 17, 2020

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health and Beaumont Health have been exploring a potential partnership. Following approval last week by the Boards of Directors, today both organizations signed a non-binding letter of intent that paves the way to deeper discussions to create a leading health care system that would span across Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. “We are…

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Advocate Aurora Health’s Lutheran Hospital Creates Pilot Program to Identify, Support Victims of Human Trafficking

By Barb Powell | May 13, 2020

A few years ago, Karen Stanford, manager of the emergency department at Advocate Lutheran Hospital — part of Advocate Aurora Health — in Park Ridge, Ill., learned how important it is to recognize and help victims of human trafficking. In a conversation with her children, her daughter — then 12 — casually mentioned that someone…

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CHHSM Board Elects New Members, Announces Officers During Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | March 26, 2020

During the Annual Business Meeting of its 82nd Annual Gathering, the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced new officers and welcomed new board members. Held in Memphis, Tenn., the Annual Gathering was held March 3-5, 2020. The new Chair of CHHSM’s Board of Directors is Abby Drane, president and CEO of Seven…

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