Aurora Health Care and UW Health announce plans to collaborate

Special to The Freeman

Nov. 21, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Aurora Health Care and UW Health announced jointly that leaders from the two organizations are discussing how they can work together to “enhance the delivery of high quality, affordable health care to Wisconsin and the surrounding region.”

The announcement did not go into specifics about what could result from the discussions, but did say the talks will include ideas for enhancing the mission of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. For the past 30 years, Aurora has partnered with UW SMPH for medical education.

“Leaders of the two organizations believe they can build on their collective strengths in nationally-recognized clinical quality, health care that is among the most cost effective in Wisconsin and a commitment to enhancing the health of populations,” according to the statement.

The concept of accountable care is something leaders from both Aurora and UW Health also believe in, according to the statement, which means providers of health care “embrace the responsibility and financial risk for the care of people in a system that provides high quality, cost effective care.”