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Senior Vice President of Acquisitions

Mr. Kimmel is responsible for sourcing opportunistic portfolio acquisitions at Aurora. Most recently, Arnie served as CEO for Pipeline Health in their Chicago area market. Prior to that he was Senior VP for Corporate Services for Franciscan Health and was the CEO of their Illinois hospitals in south suburban Chicago. In his career, Mr. Kimmel has held CEO and COO positions in community, religious sponsored, for-profit and university teaching hospitals and has generated substantial improvement in each.  


For the last 15 years, his focus has been on strategic and operational turnarounds. He has consulted on bankruptcy workouts and has also headed the corporate Supply Chain Initiative for Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit system in the country. Mr. Kimmel has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington University, St. Louis and a master’s in Hospital Administration from The University of Michigan.

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