Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care is part of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 30 counties throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 team members. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information through the Aurora.org/Blog, our page, as well as our Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest accounts. Aurora is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.

Aurora Health Care is an integrated, not-for-profit, and all-for-people health care provider serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Our approach keeps people in our minds and at the heart of everything we do. We treat each person as a person, not as a patient, an illness or an appointment. Aurora got its start in 1984 when two established Milwaukee hospitals, St. Luke's Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center, came together to form Aurora Health Care. Over the years, our organization grew, allowing us to help more people and communities. Today we serve communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, with 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics and 70 pharmacies in 30 counties. We strive to offer services that are close to home, and help make the whole community healthier.

Mission: Our purpose is simple: we help people live well.

Our Kradwell School in Wauwatosa, WI, helps students who struggle in traditional school settings. This month, these students are celebrating Black History Month by creating pieces of art. Looking good! #BlackHistoryMonth

These kiddos have created memories together that will last a lifetime! From throwing out the first pitch to chillin’ in the dugout, it was a perfect last day at Brewers Spring Training. Thank you to the Milwaukee Brewers and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix for partnering with us for an unforgettable trip! #AuroraAllStars

Day 4: What an amazing end to an incredible trip! Our Aurora All-Stars were invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers game today! These kiddos and their families had a blast soaking up the sun and watching the #BrewCrew play some ball. #AuroraAllStars

The best video you’ll see all day! ⬇️ Check out some of the highlights from Evan and Kayden’s time at Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training yesterday. Huge shout out to Lorenzo Cain and Josh Hader 🙌 for being incredible host players to our All-Stars. These kiddos had a blast! ⚾️🌵☀️ #AuroraAllStars

In case you missed it... Evan and Kayden got to meet two of their favorite Milwaukee Brewers players, Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich! #AuroraAllStars

Day 2: Today was a very special day for our Aurora All-Stars. Kayden, Evan and their families joined the Milwaukee Brewers for a fun-filled day at Spring Training! From a personal tour of the clubhouse with Lorenzo Cain to playing ball with Josh Hader, every second of the day was special. Thank you to the Brewers and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix for partnering with us for another unforgettable day! #AuroraAllStars

Day 1: Aurora All-Stars head to Brewers Spring Training

Our patients and families are VIPs for the weekend down in Phoenix. ☀️🌵✈️ Take a look at our day 1 festivities and surprises! Thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers ⚾️ and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix 🏨 for teaming up with us to make this trip even more memorable. Stay tuned for more fun in AZ… #AuroraAllStars

Day 1: Our Aurora All-Stars, Kayden and Evan, had a blast today! From the special send off at the airport to meeting with Trey Supak and Corey Ray at dinner, it was a day to remember! Thanks to Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix and Milwaukee Brewers for partnering with us to make this day so amazing for our Aurora All-Stars! Stay tuned - we have an exciting day at American Family Fields of Phoenix planned tomorrow. #AuroraAllStars

Next stop, Phoenix! Our Aurora All-Stars and their families are on their way to Arizona to join the Milwaukee Brewers at Spring Training! Thanks to the Brewers and Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix for partnering with us to make this trip possible. Be sure to follow our social accounts to catch the behind-the-scenes action. You won’t want to miss a minute of the fun! #AuroraAllStars

These Aurora All-Stars are ready for the trip of a lifetime! Check out some of the swag we sent Kayden and Evan to get them pumped for Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training in Phoenix. Be sure to tune into our social channels for a behind-the-scenes look as we follow them on this exciting adventure. #AuroraAllStars

“Helping people regain function and return to activities that are important to them is rewarding,” says Jeanette, an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. With over 18 years of experience, Jeanette specializes in upper extremity and hand therapy that extends past just sports injuries and into the everyday wear-and-tear of one’s hands. #AdvocateAurora

In just TWO days, patients from Aurora Children's Health will be boarding a flight to Arizona to watch the Milwaukee Brewers at Spring Training. Learn about Kayden, one of our Aurora All-Stars, before her big trip and make sure to follow her journey in Phoenix this weekend!

Thirteen-year-old Kayden, of Bayside, is a lifelong Brewers fan and an avid athlete. During summer of 2018, she suffered a debilitating rotator cuff injury that set her back both physically and mentally. Kayden’s treatment team put her on a physical therapy plan that fully healed her and now allows her to excel at soccer, volleyball and basketball!

"When Kayden first found out about the trip, she was shocked," says Kayden's mom, Heidi. "She has been quite the celebrity on social media. Her biggest shock was when the Brewer's commented on her Instagram post about the trip. She was so flattered! We are all thrilled about the trip and began counting down the days. We are truly grateful for this opportunity and thrilled that we get to see our first game of the season at Spring Training!" #AuroraAllStars

In just THREE days, patients from Aurora Children's Health will be boarding a flight to Arizona to watch the Milwaukee Brewers at Spring Training. Learn about Evan, one of our Aurora All-Stars, before his big trip and make sure to follow his journey in Phoenix this weekend!

Ten-year-old Evan Petersen, of Oconto Falls, was born with centronuclear myopathy, which is a form of muscular dystrophy. While it has weakened his muscles, eyes and heart, it has not damaged his spirit. Evan has persevered through grueling therapy and countless treatments to become an advocate for patients in similar circumstances! He is a huge sports fan and loves cheering on the Brewers.

“Our biggest thought from this all this is, how did we get so lucky to have this happen," says Evan's mom, Danielle. "Evan kept saying man I am one lucky boy to do this. He will never forgot this whole experience. As his mom I feel this gives him more hope to keep pushing forward and keeps him positive about life. We are so very grateful for this whole experience and can’t wait. Evan has a countdown at home until we leave. He has asked family members if they wanted his autograph since they had seen him on the news.” #AuroraAllStars

“The gratification that comes from returning diseased hearts to functional status, along with the great team of nurses, anesthesiologists, physician assistants and technicians at St. Luke’s … I love my work.” Dr. Paul Werner is a cardiac surgeon at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. From an early age, Dr. Werner had a passion for bringing things back to life. First, it was fixing engines with his dad. Later when he was in medical school, he became fascinated with the heart. With 35 years of experience, Dr. Werner helps those with heart disease get a second chance at life. #AdvocateAurora

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“When I take care of a patient and their family and I see that I make a difference in their experience, then I know that I truly am supposed to be here and love the decision that I made so long ago,” says Kelly, a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Aurora Medical Center in Summit. Kelly has worked most of her career with patients who are facing their greatest challenges. She loves being able to help her patients both in a clinical and supportive way. #AdvocateAurora

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Can lavender aromatherapy assist in brain surgery? | Research | Aurora Health Care

A study from the Aurora Research Institute examines the use of lavender aromatherapy to manage anxiety during awake craniotomy. #AuroraDoesResearch

aurorahealthcare.org In a study published in the current issue of JPCRR, clinicians offered patients receiving an awake craniotomy the opportunity to inhale lavender oil scent throughout the procedure.

Liz Berkholtz is a registered nurse in the NICU at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and an Olympic hopeful. When she’s not caring for our littlest patients, Liz is busy running marathons and training for the upcoming Olympics. On February 29, Liz will be competing in the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, GA. Join us in wishing Liz the best of luck in her upcoming race!

From patients to team members, we are proud to celebrate the diverse culture in our community. Today, we will be featuring Jaime’s story in our Humans of Family Medicine series.

“Let me begin by saying that my story is a long one. Ever since I was a child, I just lived with being sick often. I like to say that if I were playing Oregon Trail, I wouldn’t have made it. When I was younger, I frequently got strep throat, and at the age of 13 I had shingles. As an adult, that pattern continued. Over the course of one year I had strep throat three times, and then developed scarlet fever. Being that sick all the time takes its toll. I couldn’t perform at work. After developing pneumonia, I had to take time off.

Throughout this time, I was seeking medical advice for what was happening with my body. I came across physicians who were willing to do initial tests to look for why I was getting sick so often, but most of the time we didn’t reach any tangible explanations. I was so frustrated, I felt like I was living in a revolving door.

Then, my sister told me about Dr. Kristen Reynolds, who works at Aurora Wiselives Family Medicine Clinic. She took the time to really dive into my medical history and run tests that other physicians hadn't looked into. Dr. Reynolds never let me feel ashamed about my health. After further testing involving my immune system, I was started on infusions with antibodies (subcutaneous immunoglobulins). Since starting these infusions, I haven’t gotten sick like I used to.

Over the past two months I ran two half marathons, I run my own business, and more recently, I’m happy to announce that I was accepted into a PhD program. At the end of it all, I can say that I’m better than I was because of everything I went through."

One of the cutest things you'll see in your newsfeed today! Check out baby June all bundled up after being born at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Thanks to mom, Samantha, for sharing this sweet photo with us!

#Repost: "Welcome to the world, June Evelyn" ☀️

“I take pride in being the first point of contact for patients,” says Tong Lee, a patient service representative at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. Tong chose to enter this field as she had a family member go through a traumatic event that made her strive to help others in difficult situations. #AdvocateAurora

Today is National Wear Red Day! ❤️ In honor of February being American Heart Month, our Advocate Aurora team members wore red today to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease.

Did you know that in the U.S., heart disease kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds? Learn more on how to protect your heart: http://ow.ly/Y6bN50ygKIg

“Helping patients receive life-saving organs isn’t something that many people can say that they do. I knew that I wanted to help people and this is a unique way to give back,” says Jessica, a medical technologist at Aurora. St. Luke’s Medical Center. In this role, Jessica helps match organ donors with recipients to make sure transplants are safe and can give the gift of life. #AdvocateAurora

Welcome to the world, Birdie! This sweet girl was born at the Aurora Women’s Pavilion in West Allis, WI, weighing 7lbs 12oz. Thanks to mom, @carinameelouise, for letting us share these adorable photos. #Regram📸: “We got to bring home our little lady yesterday💕Sorry for the baby spam, just a little obsessed 💓”

Kradwell School in Wauwatosa, WI, helps students who struggle in traditional school settings. Anthony, a former Kradwell student, is just one example of how these individuals can excel when placed in the right environment.

Anthony graduated from Kradwell this past year and started interning for the Food Services and Nutrition department at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital using a partnership between Kradwell and the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Today, Anthony is a valued team member and an inspiration to many of his coworkers and old teachers. He is pictured here with Karen, the Assistant Principal at Kradwell, and Patrice, the art therapist responsible for helping him continue his career with Advocate Aurora.

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“Helping patients on their recovery journey from a cardiovascular event is an amazing experience and makes me love my work,” says Alex, exercise physiologist in the cardiac rehabilitation department at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. For Alex, cardiac rehab is the perfect blend of clinical care and education to help patients achieve the many benefits exercise provides to improve quality of life. #AdvocateAurora

Daryck and Angela planned to get married on Sunday surrounded by friends and family. The day before their wedding, Daryck was unexpectedly taken to the ER at Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore for a CAT scan. Upon receiving the results, a doctor informed Daryck that he had a blood clot in his leg that had traveled to both lungs. Instead of canceling the big day, Daryck and Angela asked their nurse manager, Luma, if they could have the wedding at the hospital.

Team members helped decorate the hospital chapel and auditorium, nurses helped Daryck into his suit, and they even decorated his wheelchair! Daryck says, “The care I received was fantastic. I had more visitors than I ever imagined.” Please join us in congratulating the happy couple and wishing Daryck all the best as he heals.

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February is American Heart Month. Join us this Friday, February 7, as we wear red for National Wear Red Day. The American Heart Association encourages people around the nation to join in this initiative to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease. If you're participating in Wear Red Day, don't forget to share your pictures with us! #WearRedDay

Meet Jackie! She has worked at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center for 16 years. As a lead nurse practitioner for cardiovascular surgery, being able to provide care to patients before, during and after surgery makes all the hard work worthwhile. “I love my team. It is a special feeling to know that you contributed to someone’s recovery and improved their quality of life.” #AdvocateAurora

Gratitude: Real people, real stories

To our 70,000 team members: Thank you for changing lives every day.

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Aurora Health Care joins study of drug to prevent chronic lung disease in extremely premature infants | Research | Aurora Health Care

Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee is the first site in Wisconsin and the fifth in the world to participate in a clinical trial studying a drug to prevent chronic lung disease in extremely premature infants. #AuroraDoesResearch

aurorahealthcare.org Aurora Sinai Medical Center is the first site in Wisconsin to open a pediatric clinical trial studying a drug to prevent chronic lung disease in extremely premature infants.

Meet Terry! She is a registered nurse in Inpatient Rehabilitation at Aurora Medical Center Summit. Terry wanted to be in a position where she was able to help people become more independent at home after a hospitalization and she’s been doing just that for the past 10 years. Terry says, “It is very fulfilling to watch patients get stronger and then be discharged home with their families.” Terry considers herself to be a cheerleader for her patients during therapy and finds it rewarding to see them get back to life at home. #AdvocateAurora

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Experts, residents prepare for possible coronavirus spread

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global health emergency. Learn how Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is prepared if the outbreak spreads to Milwaukee via TODAY'S TMJ4.

tmj4.com Just 90 miles south of Milwaukee, the coronavirus has made it way far from where it originated in Wuhan, China.

From patients to team members, we are proud to celebrate the diverse culture in our community. Today, we will be featuring Angel’s story in our Humans of Family Medicine series.

“I always tell people that my name is Angel for a reason. I had a stroke in 2014 and it was God’s way of giving me another chance at life because before then I was not really living up to my name. I was impatient, sometimes mean, and was taking my life for granted. After my stroke, I had to learn patience - I needed to rely on other people to help me because I couldn’t do many things on my own anymore.

I’m now more patient, humble, and kind. I’m grateful for my team, including Dr. Getzin, Dr. Boujelbane, the clinic social worker, my Family Care nurse and case manager, my nurses Robyn and Jackie, and my family. They help to keep me going by focusing on the positives and ways I can keep doing better. I’m still battling with certain deficiencies, but I try to stay strong and keep going even when it’s hard, because I know my story isn’t over yet.”

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Aurora Health Care is a part of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2.1 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2018. We help people live well.

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