Near the end of the 20th century, the health care system was changing. Third party insurance providers and payers were encouraging psychiatric hospitals to release patients faster and include more outpatient services. New psychiatric wings in existing hospitals were being established in order to allow these hospitals to offer this particular service, and make money, in an area that they did not have in the past. Plus, the government was reforming health care at that time too.
In order to remain competitive, and to remain open, Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital needed to affiliate with a larger organization. In December 1992, Mr. Schley and the hospital’s Board of Directors voted to join Aurora Health Care. This allowed a niche hospital, such as Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital, to remain competitive in an increasingly tough health care market.
Jon Van Beckum- Archivist
December 12, 1992
Aurora Psychiatric Hospital Archives
Please credit Aurora Health Care as the source of this material.
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital