Advocate Health Care

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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Simulation Center Grand Opening at UCC-related Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital

By Guest Contributor | February 26, 2018

Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital have added a new, state-of-the-art simulation center to the Oak Lawn medical campus that is changing the way physicians and associates train and learn. The simulation center features multiple simulation rooms set to mimic various medical settings, such as birthing suites, intensive care units and surgical settings. Hospital officials…

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United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care to merge with Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care

By Barb Powell | December 8, 2017

United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care, based in Chicago with nearly 400 sites of care, announced Monday (Dec. 4) its plans to merge with Aurora Health Care, a nonprofit health care provider serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Both organizations are known for their track record on clinical quality and outcomes. The…

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Less Pain, Faster Recovery at UCC-Related Advocate Good Shepherd

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | July 13, 2017

Sarah Consiglio is in the operating room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill. before the sun comes up. As the scrub nurse for the day’s first surgery, she’s prepping the room and sterilizing equipment. She then turns her attention to the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. This state-of-the-art surgical robotic system allows surgeons to…

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Unified presence at Synod to bolster CHHSM-member ministries’ visibility

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries will elevate its visibility in the exhibit hall of the denomination’s General Synod this summer in Baltimore, Md., through two unique approaches: a 12-table exhibit area for member ministries and subsequent unified approach to reaching out to attendees. The CHHSM Exhibit Hall space…

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Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms Advocate Health Care’s Pension Program as Church-Based Plan

By CHHSM Staff | June 5, 2017

The United States Supreme Court today ruled unanimously in favor of United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care, agreeing that its retirement plan does qualify as a church-based pension program. The decision is considered a major victory for religiously affiliated health care systems. Advocate, the largest health care system in Illinois, is a member of…

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Adult Down Syndrome Center patient’s determination to run inspires annual 5K

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 24, 2017

Every year Billy Fabbri has an annual appointment with his physician, Brian Chicoine, Md., at Advocate Medical Group’s Adult Down Syndrome Center, but his appointment in 2002 was different than past checkups. Billy wasn’t asking the routine questions, he was only asking one: “Am I healthy enough to run my first 5K?” Because adults with…

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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 4, 2017

CHICAGO — Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has been designated a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which…

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Charitable Care by UCC-Related Health Providers Jumps 18 Percent in 2016, Exceeds $857 Million

By Rev. J. Bennett Guess | January 6, 2017

The United Church of Christ’s nearly 400 health and human service ministries provided more than $857 million in uncompensated, charitable care in 2016, an increase of nearly 18 percent in one year. The jump represents one of the largest single-year increases in decades, according to statistics collected by the UCC’s Council for Health and Human…

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Advocate Health Care Again Named One of Chicago’s Top Workplaces

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | November 14, 2016

Downers Grove, IL – United Church of Christ-related Advocate Health Care has once again been named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper defines a Top Workplace as an “organization that is successful because its employees enjoy their work, embrace their mission and feel like valued teammates.” “This recognition is a…

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