Paul Vilar, MSN, RN
Paul Vilar joined the Aurora Health Care in 2007 as a Registered Nurse. He holds a master’s degree in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist tract, from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Over the last 3 years, he has served as the System Stroke Program Director for Aurora Health Care WI hospitals. Prior to this system position, he was a stroke program manager at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (ASLMC), a 600+ bed Comprehensive Stroke Certified medical center in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Other work experience includes being a stroke coordinator at two different Primary Stroke Centers (PSCs), ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stroke Responder Nurse, and ICU RN.
In his career, Paul has supported the development and growth of stroke programs for 16 hospitals in the Aurora Health Care System. During this time, he has participated in nearly 100 different stroke reviews including DNV and Joint Commission Stroke Surveys. These surveys included Acute Stroke Ready, Primary Stroke Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center certifications. The hospitals included in the system range from rural community hospitals to tertiary care medical centers. Paul also developed and oversees a robust telestroke stroke program for the Aurora Health Care hospitals.
He has also been involved in the integration of clinical service line activities with the merger with Advocate Health and involved in another merger with Atrium. His strategic vision for large-scale implementation and systemization of the delivery of care is has been instrumental in the success of the stroke programs during these mergers.
Most recently, over the last few years, Paul has partnered with DNV to develop and implement an integrative stroke survey review process for Advocate Health Midwest Region hospitals. The integrative review consists of 3 weeks of surveys for 25 total hospitals.
Lastly, Paul has been involved in many regional and national based projects surrounding stroke. He currently serves on the Milwaukee Board for the American Heart Association, Stroke Performance Measures Oversight Committee, Stroke Coordinators of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Stroke Coalition..