MILWAUKEE — Aurora Health Care Foundation announced
Thursday it will receive a $1 million donation from
local businesswomen Nan Gardetto to create an innovative
integrative medicine program that aims to help people
better manage and prevent chronic health issues.
The new Lifestyle Initiative is expected to begin in a
few months at 16 Aurora Health Care clinics in
“Visionary donors like Nan Gardetto allow Aurora Health
Care to explore innovative, effective ways of providing
care, so that more people who face serious health issues
have better tools to manage their health — physically,
mentally and spiritually,” said Nick Turkal MD,
president and CEO of Aurora Health Care, in a statement.
The Lifestyle Initiative will study the effect of
integrative medicine in primary care plans on
individuals prone to developing or currently managing
chronic health issues, according to the announcement.
“This commitment to integrative medicine aims to help
people lead their best, healthiest lives, while creating
a sustainable, expandable care delivery model,” said
Gardetto, who also serves on the Aurora Health Care
Board of Directors, in a statement.
For more information on Aurora Health Care's Integrative
Medicine program, visit