50 Most Influential Clinical Executives - 2019
Dr. Nick Turkal
Co-President and CEO, Advocate Aurora Health
For the better part of the past year, Turkal was focused on combining operations at Advocate Aurora Health, the merger of regional powers in Illinois and Wisconsin. The 10th-largest not-for-profit health system in the nation, Advocate Aurora includes more than 500 sites of care, including 28 hospitals. The system joined a growing number of organizations in announcing plans to boost salaries for minimum wage workers. Turkal also oversaw a unique partnership with Foxconn Technology Group, Johnson Controls and Northwestern Mutual to create a $100 million venture fund in Wisconsin.