Advocate Aurora Health

Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health Complete Combination

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 6, 2022

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…

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Advocate Aurora Health Among Top Three Integrated Health System Accountable Care Organizations in Country

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 12, 2022

The latest data from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services show that Advocate Aurora Health’s three accountable care organizations have saved taxpayers $79.6 million through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2021, meeting benchmarks for quality care while lowering costs. The ACOs have saved taxpayers a total of $494 million since entering MSSP…

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Advocate Aurora Health Pledges Net Zero Emissions by 2050

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 4, 2022

Advocate Aurora Health, based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., is pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and to achieve net zero by 2050. Made through the White House’s and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Sector pledge, this commitment by one of the country’s largest…

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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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