Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center | 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). After operating independently to serve patients on Milwaukee's South Side, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center joined together to form St. Luke's Samaritan Health Care, the forerunner of Aurora Health Care.

The 680-bed hospital is ranked No. 3 in Wisconsin and No. 2 in Milwaukee by U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 rankings. Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is nationally ranked in five adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics and pulmonology, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is also Magnet-accredited for nursing excellence.

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is lauded for its innovative cardiac, cancer, neurological care and transplant services. It was the first in the nation and only hospital in Wisconsin with a heart care team on site 24/7, 365 days a year. Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center implanted the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement in Wisconsin, and today performs more replacements than any other health system in the state. In 2013, the hospital performed its 800th heart transplant, establishing its transplant program among the nation's top 5 percent by volume.

The hospital's neuroscience team is led by an internationally renowned neurosurgeon who pioneered the minimally invasive expanded endonasal approach for removing brain tumors: Amin Kassam, MD. Additionally, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center houses one of the nation's best breast cancer centers, meeting the highest standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers, and holding the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal from the American College of Radiology.

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