Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee). As the only hospital in Wisconsin with a 24/7 on-site heart care team, Aurora St. Luke's is known for its cardiac services. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have recognized the hospital for performance in treating cardiac and stroke patients, and U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital No. 47 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery. Aurora St. Luke's cardiology prowess has historic roots, as clinicians at the hospital implanted the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement in Wisconsin.

Aurora St. Luke's, which is licensed for 900 beds but currently runs at approximately 560, is part of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care, an integrated, nonprofit provider serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The company that later became Aurora Health Care took ownership of St. Luke's in 1984, but the hospital had been established long before then.

Aurora St. Luke's has been recognized various times at the regional and national level. U.S. News & World Report ranked Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center No. 2 in Wisconsin and No. 1 in the Milwaukee metro area for 2015-16. It is also among the nation's 50 Best Hospitals, according to Healthgrades. Additionally, Aurora St. Luke's is designated as a Magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   

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