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Acuity gives single largest donation in history of Aurora Health Care Foundation

Last year, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care joined together to create Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit health system in the country. Your generosity will continue to make health care more accessible and compassionate for each person we serve. Here, we’re sharing stories about people, just like you, who are making a difference.

Acuity president and CEO Ben Salzmann presents the $2.5 M check to Carrie Killoran, executive vice president of Advocate Aurora Health at the August groundbreaking.

Advocate Aurora Health has broken ground on its planned medical center and medical office building in the village of Kohler. What’s even more exciting is the $2.5M gift from Sheboygan-based Acuity Insurance that will enable us to enhance the care provided to every man, woman and child who will walk through its doors.

“We live here. We work here. We want to support our community, and we want to be sure everyone has the best place to go for care to help you and your loved ones,” said Ben Salzmann, president and CEO of Acuity Insurance.

The contribution is the largest single donation that Aurora has ever received and it’s also the largest Acuity has ever made. The funds will support the construction of the Acuity Neonatal Intensive

Care Unit, the Acuity Pediatric Unit, and the Acuity Birthing Center in the new medical center.

“Acuity Insurance has been a strong and vocal champion of our new medical center and we are humbled and honored by their generosity,” said Carrie Killoran, executive vice president, Advocate Aurora Health.

The $324 million project is planned to offer services including women’s and children’s health services, cardiovascular, sports health/orthopedic care, surgery, wellness services, behavioral health and a wide offering of primary care services. The facility will include a large medical office building where patients will have convenient access to their physicians for follow-up appointments and clinic visits.

“Acuity wants to not only support but empower Aurora to give our community the best possible medical care,” said Salzmann.

Thank you to the entire Acuity team for their incredible generosity over the years. Your charitable gifts will continue to ensure the Sheboygan community will have the best care possible for years to come.

To learn more about how philanthropy is enhancing care at the new medical center, click here. You can also contact Sara Alger at sara.alger@aurora.org or 262-235-9506.