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Epic purchases Ella’s Deli carousel

Epic Systems Corp. of Verona agreed to purchase the iconic Ella’s Deli merry-go-round and all of the toys and art from the beloved ice cream parlor and restaurant, which closed in January after 41 years.

July 2018

Ex-nursing exec steals from association

Jessica Kitscha, the former president and treasurer of the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association, was charged with stealing $84,475 from the organization between June 2015 and June 2017.

July 2018

GE Healthcare changes loom

GE Healthcare, the largest high-tech employer in southeast Wisconsin, may be relocating to Chicago if General Electric moves forward with plans to spin it off into a stand-alone company.

June 2018

New $60M Exact Sciences office proposed

University Research Park has requested $2.6 million in TIF from the city of Madison to build a five-story, $60 million headquarters for Exact Sciences that could add between 200 and 440 new jobs in coming years.

June 2018

Meriter keeps Medicare contract

After facing the possibility of losing its Medicare contract, UnityPoint Health-Meriter was told by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it will remain in the Medicare program after an investigation into the mistreatment of newborns, according to Meriter spokeswoman Leah Huibregtse.

June 2018

Promega plans $190M expansion

Promega Corp. has announced plans for a $190 million, 270,000-square-foot research and development facility next to its Fitchburg campus.

June 2018

Propeller Health raises $20M

Madison-based startup Propeller Health, which uses sensor-technology and software to improve how patients with respiratory problems (e.g., asthma, COPD) manage their medications, has raised $20 million in a new financing round that could also expand its technology to other conditions, as well.

June 2018

Blood tests for liver cancer?

Madison-based Exact Sciences Corp., manufacturer of Cologuard, an at-home colon-cancer test, and the Mayo Clinic, announced progress toward a blood-based test for liver cancer.

June 2018

WEA, Mayo acquire HMO plan

WEA Insurance Corp., owned by WEA Trust, and Mayo Clinic Health System purchased Health Tradition Health Plan, an HMO plan owned by Mayo Clinic Health System.

May 2018

Epic brings Mayo online

Verona-based Epic Systems implemented one of its largest projects yet when it went online May 5 with a $1.5 billion project consolidating about 300 Mayo Clinic systems.

May 2018
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