Welcome from the CEO

Every day at Aurora Health Care, We Help People Live Well. New lives are brought into the world, lives are improved, even saved, new technology gives hope to future patients, and physicians and other caregivers discover new ways to make a difference in the communities we serve.

For the past several years, we have been adapting to rapid changes in the health care landscape, and 2013 was no different. Managing our operations through declining reimbursements while keeping our best in class quality care affordable and helping to connect people with health insurance coverage through the state exchange all proved challenging. At the same time, we continued our emphasis on wellness and prevention. We know that the ultimate goal is about healthy patients and healthy overall communities.

In this year’s annual report, I wanted you to see what I see as our CEO. The fact that we cared for more than 1.2 million patients, filled more than 2.7 million prescriptions, performed more than 100,000 surgeries and provided nearly $40 million in community outreach and in-kind services. As you consider which organization you will see for care, who will receive your charitable donation or whom to select as a system for your employees, it’s important for you have a global view of Aurora.

Certainly, the world of health care will keep changing. One thing won’t change: The fact that people need health care all through their lives and that we’ll be here to meet that need. Aurora is well positioned to help every person, community and population stay healthy well into the future. Thank you for your interest and support.

Nick Turkal, MD, Aurora Health Care President and CEO

Nick Turkal, MD
President and CEO