Advocate Aurora Health

Advocate Aurora Enterprises Acquires Home Care Organization Senior Helpers

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 19, 2021

Advocate Aurora Enterprises recently acquired Senior Helpers, a national leader in home care and wellness offerings for seniors. The investment is the second for Advocate Aurora Enterprises, recently established by Midwest-based Advocate Aurora Health to invest in businesses that enable people to improve their health and well-being beyond traditional clinical care settings. It is focusing…

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CHHSM’s Virtual Annual Gathering a Success, Thanks to Active Participation, a Seamless Online Platform, and Incredible Presentations

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

Inspirational, motivational, soul-feeding … and just plain fun. These are some of the words used by attendees to describe the recently concluded 83rd Annual Gathering of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, held virtually March 2-4, 2021. Attendance records were shattered at the three-day event: some 335 CHHSM members and friends registered…

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Mobile Dental Program Helps Create Smiles for Patients

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | March 9, 2021

By Tami Hughes, Advocate Aurora Health Public Affairs. Reprinted with permission. Julia Ordonez has gone without teeth for 20 years. She is 79 years old and didn’t have regular dental insurance. She thought there was nothing that could be done. “I went to three different dentists and they all said my mouth was bad. They…

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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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