Advocate Aurora Health assumes full ownership of Bay Area Medical

MARINETTE, Wis. — Advocate Aurora Health announced Tuesday the health system has assumed full ownership of Bay Area Medical Center, renamed Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area.

“This is a great day for the hospital, our team members and the community,” said Ed Harding, president of Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area. “Providing high quality, patient centered care is at the core of what we do, and this move strengthens our ability to operate more efficiently and effectively so that we can continue to deliver the best and safest care possible.”

Through the agreement, Advocate Aurora Health contributed $25 million to the formation and development of a new foundation, whose primary purpose is to support health and wellness programs in local communities and at Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area.

Since 2014, the hospital has operated as a joint venture of the Bay Area Medical Center and Aurora Health Care, which merged with Illinois-based Advocate Health Care last year. Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area is now part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health care system in the United States, serving nearly three million patients each year.