Aurora Aguilar


Aurora Aguilar assigns and edits news stories for Modern Healthcare magazine and its online newsletters. She previously worked at Chicago Public Media, the NPR affiliate in Chicago, where she served as news director after stints as a senior project editor for Front & Center and senior producer of Eight Forty-Eight with Steve Edwards. Prior to that, she covered crime, courts, business and municipal government for the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights and Elgin, Ill. She has won numerous awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the Associated Press and the National Association of Black Journalists among other organizations.

Editor's Letter

February 24, 2018

As healthcare moves to more effectively address community health in all of its dimensions, building more diverse leadership teams will become critical. You will see some new faces on this year's list. It's part of Modern Healthcare's effort to spotlight more recent achievements.

Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar

Editorial: Healthcare Transformation 2.0

September 30, 2017

More and more of you are faced with the reality that you can't grow and you may not be able to fulfill your own missions without answering the call to change. Innovation no longer is a novelty; it's a necessity.

Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar

Editorial: Showing empathy, building healthcare leaders

September 23, 2017

As patient satisfaction and well-being become more intimately tied to the performance of healthcare organizations, leaders would be smart to listen to employees and become personally invested in their advancement.

Our Code of Ethics

April 22, 2017

Our Editorial Code of Ethics, which is regularly updated and also can be found under the "About Us" section of, offers the parameters under which we work.

Virginia governor signs bills aimed at stemming opioid epidemic

February 25, 2017

Facing a growing opioid epidemic, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed bills that allow community organizations to dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug and another measure that mandates all opioids be electronically prescribed by 2020.


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