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CFO Gail Hanson: Doing Things Right the First Time at Aurora Health Care

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Gail Hanson, senior vice president and CFO at Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care, knows that effective operations at any hospital or health system revolve around understanding financial results, but she said she sees the value of "doing things right the first time."

Gail Hanson has been CFO of Aurora Health Care since last year.Ms. Hanson joined Aurora in 2011 and has been on Aurora's board of directors since 2009. Previously, she served as deputy executive director for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board for six years, where she managed more than $83 billion in assets for the Wisconsin Retirement System, the State Investment Fund and several other trust funds.

Her accurate financial eye was put to the test as she oversaw all operational aspects of the SWIB, including accounting, governance and general management.

Ms. Hanson also worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin for 20 years and spent time with Cobalt Corporation, the publicly traded arm of BCBSUW, as treasurer and CFO.

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