Biz Notes

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin No. 5 nationally in cardiology and heart surgery. The Children’s Hospital also earned top spots in eight other specialties in U.S. News’ 2015-’16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. It was No. 13 in gastroenterology and GI surgery; 14th in cancer; No. 20 in nephrology; 20th in pulmonary; No. 30 in neurology and neurosurgery; 32nd in neonatology; No. 37 in orthopedics; and 40th in urology. U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings include an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance. Most of each hospital’s score relies on patient outcomes and care-related resources. U.S. News garnered clinical data from a detailed questionnaire sent to 184 pediatric hospitals. One-sixth of the score came from annual surveys of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialties, setting aside considerations of location and expense.

Kapco Metal Stamping
Kapco Metal Stamping, a Grafton-based strategic supplier of metal components and services, has been named among the top five metal fabricating companies in the United States. Kapco was ranked No. 4 by The Fabricator magazine’s annual FAB 40 survey, honoring the most successful metal fabricating companies in the country, ranked by annual sales data. Kapco last year announced a multi-million dollar expansion at its Grafton headquarters that will bring its collective footprint to approximately 500,000 square feet. The expansion will include added state-of-the-art equipment.

Physicians Realty Trust
Milwaukee-based Physicians Realty Trust has received the 2015 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts’ Investor CARE Gold in Small Cap REITS award. CARE stands for Communications and Reporting Excellence. The award honors organizations that effectively communicate with investors. Physicians Realty Trust, a health care real estate company, was selected as an award recipient by a panel of REIT securities analysts and portfolio managers. Criteria factoring into the panel’s decision included companies’ online presence, SEC filings and investor relations practices. The award was presented to Physicians Realty Trust during a June 9 ceremony that was part of REITWeek 2015: NAREIT’s Investor Forum in New York City.

Staples Marketing
Staples Marketing LLC , a Pewaukee-based advertising, public relations and marketing agency, will change its name to AFFIRM in order to better reflect the purpose and mission of the agency. While the name for doing business is changing, the agency will remain the same company with the same staff at N28 W23050 Roundy Drive in Pewaukee. The firm’s new website, as of July 1, will be Danny Mager and Steve Stocker took over management and eventually ownership of Staples Marketing from founder Jim Staples 10 years ago.

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