Advocate Aurora Health

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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Advocate Aurora Health Part of Long-Term Efforts to Achieve Health Equity on Chicago’s South Side

By CHHSM Staff | February 7, 2020

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health — based in Downers Grove, Ill. And Milwaukee, Wis. — is helping lead the way to increased health equity for residents of Chicago’s South Side. The health system’s Advocate Trinity Hospital has signed a nonbinding agreement with three other area hospitals — Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (a member of Trinity…

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Advocate Aurora Health and MATTER announce 2019 Health Tech Venture Challenge winner

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 25, 2019

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, named digital health startup LifePod the winner of the 2019 Health Tech Venture Challenge. Following a live pitch event on Nov. 5, LifePod was awarded a $10,000 cash prize, a…

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UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health to invest $50 million in underserved Illinois and Wisconsin neighborhoods

By CHHSM Staff | November 6, 2019

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health announced today a commitment to invest $50 million to help address economic, racial and environmental disparities that impact comunity health outcomes – positioning the organization among the first health systems in the country to make such a significant pledge to investing in targeted community development. The commitment complements local purchasing efforts,…

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UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health Educator and Chaplain Buhuro Publishes Book on Spiritual Needs of African Americans

By CHHSM Staff | October 9, 2019

The Rev. Danielle J. Buhuro, D.Min., currently an ECPE certified educator at UCC-related Advocate South Suburban and Trinity Hospitals in Chicago, has just released a new book, Spiritual Care in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter — Examining the Spiritual and Prophetic Needs of African Americans in a Violent America. Published in the Cascade imprint by Wipf…

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Advocate Aurora Receives $10.2 Million Grant for Cancer Research

By CHHSM Staff | August 22, 2019

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., has announced receipt of a $10.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The grant will expand current clinical trials taking place at 18 Aurora clinic locations to include 13 legacy Advocate sites in Illinois. The new grant will build on the…

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Advocate Aurora Health Names Jim Skogsbergh President and CEO

By CHHSM Staff | August 8, 2019

UCC-related Advocate Aurora Health, based in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., announced June 24 that Jim Skogsbergh will become the organization’s sole president and CEO, effective immediately. Skogsbergh has jointly run Advocate Aurora Health alongside co-president and co-CEO Nick Turkal, M.D., since the system was formed in April 2018 through the merger of Advocate…

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Presenting Sponsorship of Synod Offers Unique Avenue for Furthering CHHSM Members’ Mission and Ministry

By Barb Powell | July 6, 2019

Part family reunion, part education and information session, part network building … and a lot of fun and hard work. These sentiments express the overall reaction of CHHSM members participating in CHHSM’s first-ever presenting sponsorship of the UCC’s General Synod, held June 21-25 in Milwaukee, Wis. As presenting sponsor, CHHSM’s Synod presence helped introduce the…

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UCC-related Advocate Christ Medical Center Collaboration Expands Trauma Centers’ Violence Recovery Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 22, 2019

Continuing an ongoing effort to respond to the public health crisis of intentional violence, the University of Chicago Medicine and UCC-related Advocate Christ Medical Center are joining forces to form Southland RISE (Resilience Initiative to Strengthen and Empower), a new collaborative designed to better care for individuals, families and communities on the South Side and…

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