Aurora Health Care receives $250,000 grant for hospice and palliative care

Freeman Staff

Dec. 2, 2015

MILWAUKEE —The Zilber Family Foundation has donated $250,000 to the Aurora Health Care Foundation to support continued education for Aurora Zilber Family Hospice and Aurora at Home (formerly Aurora Visiting Nurse’s Association) caregivers.

The intent of the donation is to ensure that patients and their loved ones receive the most compassionate and informed end-of-life care possible, according to a Wednesday announcement.

On Tuesday, a dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of Aurora Zilber Family Hospice was held. More than a decade ago, the Zilber family donated $1 million to initially build the Aurora Zilber Family Hospice.

“At Aurora, we are dedicated to helping people live well throughout a person’s lifetime, and that includes providing exceptional and compassionate end-of-life care. This generous gift from the Zilber Family Foundation will provide continued training for caregivers dedicated to this specialized area of care,” said Cristy Garcia-Thomas, chief diversity and inclusion officer for Aurora Health Care and president of Aurora Health Care Foundation.