Advocate Aurora Health

Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health to Combine to Create New Health and Wellness System

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 8, 2022

Advocate Aurora Health — based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis. — and Atrium Health of Charlotte, N.C., announced in mid-May their plans to come together to create a leading health and wellness delivery system to best meet patients’ needs by redefining how, when and where care is delivered. The organizations cited their complementary…

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Advocate Aurora Health Hospitals Named to Newsweek’s Best List

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 4, 2022

Nine Advocate Aurora Health hospitals — a CHHSM member based in Illinois and Wisconsin — were named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list, the most of any Midwest health system and among the best in the country.   The distinctions reflect the superior work done by Advocate Aurora team members during an unprecedented time for all…

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Advocate Aurora Health partners with Employ Milwaukee to Promote Health Care Careers for Underrepresented Populations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 7, 2022

CHHSM member Advocate Aurora Health, based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., is partnering with Employ Milwaukee, the workforce development board serving Milwaukee County, to create the Milwaukee Healthcare Workforce Initiative (MHWI), a program to increase underrepresented populations’ access to quality health care careers through training and guaranteed job interviews. The MHWI is now…

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Advocate Aurora Health Hospitals Named to Best Hospitals for Maternity Care List

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 31, 2022

Fourteen Advocate Aurora Health hospitals across Illinois and Wisconsin were recognized as “high performing” on U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural list of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. The recognition demonstrates the health system’s strong commitment to helping new families live well and team members’ laser focus on providing safe, high-quality maternity and perinatal care. …

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Creation of RDEI Standing Committee, Commitment to Anti-Bias and RDEI Training Highlight CHHSM Board’s November Meeting

By Barb Powell | December 13, 2021

An increased commitment to Race, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (RDEI) marked the recent meeting of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Board, held Nov. 15-17 in Chicago. The meeting was the first in-person and Zoom hybrid meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and was held at three Chicago-area CHHSM member sites: UCAN on…

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Advocate Aurora Health Raises Employees’ Minimum Hourly Wage to $18

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 6, 2021

Advocate Aurora Health, one of the largest not-for-profit employers in Illinois and Wisconsin, raised its minimum hourly wage to $18. The increase was implemented Dec. 5, making Adovcate Aurora a regional leader and among the first health systems in the country to do so. The wage increase, intended to recognize Advocate Aurora team members’ critical…

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Advocate Aurora Health Joins Milwaukee Health Leaders to Boost Diverse Hiring and Purchasing

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 31, 2021

A group of eight healthcare and educational institutions, including UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, announced Aug. 5 the launch of a new program aiming to significantly increase hiring and corporate spending in Milwaukee’s lowest-income ZIP codes. The Milwaukee Anchor Collaborative, comprised of major healthcare and educational institutions, has pledged to hire more people of color and…

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Advocate Aurora Health Honored with U.S. News & World Report Recognition, Practice Greenhealth Award

By CHHSM Staff | August 6, 2021

Advocate Aurora Health has announced its recent honors from U.S. News & World Report and Practice Greenhealth. A total of 19 of the health system’s adult hospitals were named to the U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ list, and one — Advocate Children’s Hospital — was recognized as a top pediatric hospital.   “The last year and a half tested our team members in new and difficult ways,…

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Advocate Aurora Health one of 12 Health Systems to Increase Spending by $1B to Improve Supplier Diversity While building Community Wealth

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 1, 2021

A dozen hospitals and health systems across the country, including CHHSM member Advocate Aurora Health, announced June 9 signing the “Impact Purchasing Commitment” to build healthy, equitable, and climate-resilient local economies through what and how they spend their dollars. The commitment, designed by the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) in partnership with Health Care Without Harm…

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In Atypical Year, 2020 Annual Report Focuses on Ways CHHSM and Its Member Adapt and Serve with ‘Justice and Grace — Together’

By Barb Powell | June 25, 2021

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries announced June 24 the release of its 2020 Annual Report. The online report centers on the responses of CHHSM and its member ministries to the dual public health crises of the past year: COVID-19 and systemic racism. The report is focused on the theme, “Justice and…

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