Health Care

40 Under 40: The 2013 Class

For 13 years, In Business has celebrated the successes of rising business stars in our annual 40 Under 40 issue, and each year we have marveled at the vast richness and diversity of the young candidates. The competition is stiff. Not only are we looking for examples of business success and moxie, but also for people who demonstrate a firm commitment to the local community through board involvement, volunteerism, or other activities.

Wall Street Journal: To outsmart ObamaCare, go Protean

How big can a company get with just 50 employees? We're about to find out. Thousands of small businesses across the U.S. are desperately looking for a way to escape their own fiscal cliff. That's because ObamaCare is forcing them…

Report: Madison second-best-run city in U.S.

Madison is the second-best-run city in the country, according to Taking top honors was Plano, Texas. Madison scored highly on a variety of criteria, including health care, technology, its top bond rating, and the fact that 54% of its…

Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards accepting nominations

The Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development are now accepting nominations for the 19th Annual Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 25. Awards will be presented at the 71st Annual Wisconsin…

No More Procrastinating

Remember the phrase “ignorance of the law is no excuse”? Less than one year before full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the number of business executives who have a firm grasp on how the landmark law will affect their companies is anyone’s guess. What is not subject to guesswork is that they need to get up to speed, because after its validation before the Supreme Court and the national electorate, the rules and regulations associated with the ACA are coming down fast and furious.

Turville Bay breaks ground on new MRI clinic

Turville Bay MRI & Radiation Oncology Center broke ground on a new MRI clinic in west Madison at 2275 Deming Way. The 4,200-sq.-ft. clinic should be completed by this spring. Turville Bay’s other locations are at Meriter and St. Mary’s…

UW Hospitals buys Best Western InnTower

UW Hospitals has purchased the 176-room Best Western InnTowner Hotel for $14.5 million. The hotel at 2424 University Ave. will be used to house out-of-town patients who need to remain in the area for extended periods during treatment. Parts of…

Wisconsin falls in United Health Foundation ranking

Wisconsin fell four spots in measures of adult health, according to United Health Foundation’s 2012 America’s Health Rankings. The latest report shows Wisconsin ranked 16th, down from 12th in 2011. The state scored well in high school graduations and the…

Fit for Business

Thanks to their determination to pursue a fit lifestyle, they have more energy, focus, concentration, and stamina, which they translate into a higher level of individual business performance. “They” are the winners of IB’s first annual “Fittest Executive” contest, and knowing what wellness could mean for a productive workforce, they also encourage their employees to “chase fitness.”

GE Healthcare to cut Wisconsin workforce by 2%

As part of a streamlining effort, GE Healthcare announced it will reduce its Wisconsin workforce by 2%, meaning the loss of about 14 jobs at its Life Support Systems plant in Madison where the company employs about 700 workers. Reportedly,…

Walker to let feds create health insurance exchange

In a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has notified the federal government the state will have the feds set up a health care exchange called for under the Affordable…

Middleton’s NitricGen offers new hope for diabetics

It’s one of those “oh, wow” statistics that at first glance seems all but impossible to believe. Each year, diabetes sufferers endure more amputations than did all American soldiers in every major conflict since the start of the Civil War.

Veterinary Emergency Service makes animal well-being its pet project

If there’s one thing you can say for certain about animal lovers, it’s that very few of them survive into adulthood without experiencing a broken heart. With the exception of tortoises and some parrots, pets rarely outlive their human companions, and that’s an unavoidable recipe for emotional upheaval.

Physicians Plus reaches agreement with UW Medical Foundation

After months of wrangling, a three-year contract has been agreed to by the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Inc. (UWMF) and Physicians Plus Insurance Corp. While the Physicians Plus new care navigation prior approval process will continue, Physicians Plus members…

Procertus BioPharm tackles the unpleasant side effects of cancer treatment

The ancient caveat that the cure is sometimes worse than the disease is, for the most part, not true when it comes to cancer. After all, cancer treatment is the ultimate life-or-death intervention, and most people would prefer to live with moderate – or even severe – discomfort if the prognosis included a happy and healthy life. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Some patients will decline cancer treatment simply because the side effects are too unpalatable or too onerous.

Madison Family Dental Associates fosters healthy attitudes

As anyone who’s ever owned a set of teeth knows, the only thing more boring than flossing is hearing your dentist talk about flossing. And while both the act and the exposition may seem to make time go infinitely more slowly, the truth is they may actually add years to your life.

SHINE brings a light of hope to cancer and heart patients

While molybdenum-99 might sound like a term carefully crafted in the musty basement office of an aspiring Star Trek scriptwriter, it’s a real, and vitally important, isotope that’s crucial to many modern diagnostic procedures. Unfortunately, the only reason you’re likely to hear about it is that it’s in critically short supply. Fortunately, the market abhors a vacuum, and SHINE Medical Technologies, a Monona company that’s finalizing plans to build a new $100 million facility in Janesville, is gearing up to fill it.

La Crosse Tribune: Texas prof hails Wis. hospitals as models

There are lessons for the nation to learn in Wisconsin health care. That’s what Texas professor Leonard Berry thinks. It’s why he dedicated three months last year to study three health care organizations: Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Bellin Health…