Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). After serving patients independently on Milwaukee's south side, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center joined with Good Samaritan Medical Center in 1984 to become St. Luke's Samaritan Health Care — the precursor to what is now Aurora Health Care. 

Aurora St. Lukes Medical Center FactsA 710-bed facility, Aurora St. Luke's is ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Milwaukee area and the No. 2 hospital in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report for 2013-14. The hospital is also nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four specialties: cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and pulmonology. The hospital is also Magnet-designated for nursing excellence.

Aurora St. Luke's has a long history of innovation in cardiac, cancer and neurological care as well as organ transplant services. For example, in 1987, the hospital became the first in Wisconsin to offer immunotherapy treatment for cancer patients. In 2001, physicians at the hospital were first in the nation to treat atrial fibrillation using microwave technology. As a leader in cardiac care, Aurora St. Luke's performs nearly three times as many heart procedures than any other hospital in the state. It also performed the Midwest's first heart transplant in 1968.

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