Hospital Honor Week: Advocate Aurora Health

Christina Omlor

This week we’re celebrating Hospital Honor Week which is all about showing you great healthcare employers with awesome benefits that help you and others to deliver the very best care to your patients and community. Yesterday, we featured Northwell Health and their continued efforts to help employees develop their careers and foster strong teamwork. Today, we’re featuring Advocate Aurora Health as employees rate its commitment to inclusiveness and diversity! Check it out! 

Looking for an inclusive and diverse workplace? Advocate Aurora Health is just that!

Company Culture: 3,7
Salary Satisfaction: 3.6

According to 650 reviews on kununu, Advocate Aurora Health excels in providing an inclusive and diverse workplace while also equipping employees with the skills and confidence to work independently too. They also “firmly believe that each and every person is shaped by their unique backgrounds, experiences, and individual identity.” This means that they “embrace the diversity of our team members because we know it makes us a stronger organization, able to connect with each of our patients in the ways that they need us.” And their employees rate this too, as is evident in reviews like this one: “there is such a wide variety of people it is great for diversity and to get to know and be a part of a real team,” and in the high Inclusivity and Diversity score! 

Hard Facts

  • Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
  • It used to be two separate organizations – Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care – they came together in April 2018 to form Advocate Aurora Health 
  • One of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest
  • Consists of 28 hospitals throughout Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Advocate Aurora Health employs more than 70,000 healthcare workers
  • The organization contributed nearly $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2016. 

What’s special about Advocate Aurora Health?

It’s a 28-hospital system spanning Illinois and Wisconsin. This healthcare system employs a diverse workforce of 70,000 people including 22,000 nurses, 8600 physicians and 10,000 volunteers.

What are the employees experience at Advocate Aurora Health?

650 people have left reviews on kununu about their experiences of working for Advocate Aurora Health and an incredible 356 of these say that their employer is excellent! In terms of diversity and inclusivity, employees have told us that Advocate Aurora Health has “always valued diversity in the workplace,” that they’re “always asking for ideas and opinions to improve the workplace,” and that it’s “a very diverse environment with plenty of opportunities for job growth!”

One employee also says that “there are many older employees and they are treated with respect.” And another says, “they have given women equal opportunities within the company by giving the same raises and money, also by acknowledging everyone equally.” Employees also say that they feel encouraged and able to work independently, which is something they really appreciate. One employee says “I am encouraged to be my own person and work independently,” and another says, “I enjoy where I work and feel that I have all of the resources necessary to make a difference in my patient’s lives.” So, if you’re looking for an inclusive and empowering workplace, this could be the place for you! 

What employee benefits does Advocate Aurora Health offer?

Medical & Dental

Advocate Aurora Health offers Medical and Dental plans to all employees and their dependents if they’re assigned 40 hours or more per two week pay period. You can also enroll in our health savings or flexible spending accounts.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

And, they give you the control over when and how you use your accrued time off, which you’re eligible for if you’re assigned 40 or more hours per pay period.

Life Insurance

Advocate Aurora Health gives all employees free basic life insurance to caregivers assigned 40 or more hours per pay period.

Tuition Reimbursement / Education Assistance

They also will help you pay for courses or degrees related to your job. They also offer special benefits for those pursuing nursing degrees.

Vision Plan

They offer a comprehensive vision plan that covers routine eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.

Retirement Savings Plan

You can also get access to an incentive retirement savings plan with employer match, plus an additional non-matching contribution. Savings may be set aside pre-tax or after-tax.

This Healthcare Employer is nowhere near you? Here, we have 10 more hospitals offering a retirement plan. If it is near you, take a look at their open positions. We hope you can find a great job with Advocate Aurora Health where you can enjoy being part of an inclusive and supportive team! 


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