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David R. Smith, M.D., Named Fellow of American College of Preventive Medicine

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Milwaukee, Wis. -- David R. Smith, M.D., MPH, medical director for care management at Aurora Health Care, recently was elected a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, a national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion.

Specialists in preventive medicine are trained in clinical medicine and public health and seek to reduce the risks of disease, disability and death in individuals and population groups.

Dr. Smith is one of 19 fellows selected by the American College of Preventive Medicine in 2008. Fellows are chosen based on three primary categories: contributions to the field of preventive medicine; board certification by an American Board of Medicine board in any medical specialty, with an emphasis on preventive medicine; and service to the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. At Aurora, he is responsible for clinical quality oversight and project development, and he serves as Aurora's National Quality Forum representative. He also maintains a family medicine practice in Plymouth.

"We congratulate Dr. Smith, who richly deserves this honor," said Bruce Van Cleave, M.D., Aurora's chief medical officer and senior vice president of strategic management. "Being named a fellow recognizes his high level of commitment to helping Aurora build on our national reputation for quality care."

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Linda Steiner

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