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Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee has been ranked the top hospital in the Milwaukee metro area and the second best in Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report. The No. 1 hospital in the state is the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. The rankings are part of the 2015-’16 Best Hospitals list, which was released in July. Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa was ranked No. 2 in the Milwaukee metro area, and Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls and Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph in Milwaukee tied for No. 3. Aurora St. Luke’s was nationally ranked in four adult specialties: cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; and geriatrics. It also was considered high-performing in three adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; heart bypass surgery; and heart failure. Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin, which was named the third best hospital in Wisconsin, was nationally ranked in four adult specialties: diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; nephrology; and pulmonology. It rated high-performing in adult chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Community Memorial Hospital was ranked the eighth best hospital in Wisconsin, and it rated high-performing in adult heart bypass surgery and heart failure. Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph was also ranked as the eighth best hospital in Wisconsin. It was rated high-performing in adult heart failure and knee replacement. As for children’s hospitals, the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa was nationally ranked in nine pediatric specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; gastroenterology and GI surgery; neonatology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology. In their 26th year, the Best Hospitals rankings were determined by evaluating nearly 5,000 hospitals. They take into account factors including patient safety, reputation, mortality rate, nursing and technology.

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
The Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, a nonprofit that prepares area professionals from the Hispanic community to take on leadership roles, has named its 2015 leadership award winners. The awards program, now 12 years old, applauds Hispanic leaders who are committed to diversity. Winners are selected from a pool of nominations that are vetted by an independent committee. This year’s honorees will be recognized alongside the organization’s postgraduate study scholarship winners at the HPGM Annual Meeting on Friday, Aug. 21, at the Pfister Hotel. Leadership Award winners are: Brittany Lopez Naleid of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Future Leader Award; Austin Ramirez of HUSCO International, Executive Leadership Award; Andrea Mendez Barrutia of, Community Leader Award; Maria Monteagudo of the City of Milwaukee, Public Sector Award; Marta Bianchini of the Bianchini Group, Entrepreneurial Excellence Award; and Antonio Martinez, undergraduate student at Marquette University, Student Leader Award. Additionally, GE Healthcare was designated the winner of the Corporation of the Year Award for its partnership with HPGM and its focus on advancing Hispanic professionals in the region’s business community.

Cleary Gull
Milwaukee-based Cleary Gull received two Turnaround Atlas Awards at the 7th annual Turnaround Atlas Awards, which are given by the Global M&A Network. The awards recognize excellence in the restructuring of companies. Cleary Gull won the Industrial Manufacturing Turnaround of the Year Award and the Out of Court Restructuring of the Year for Small Markets Award. The firm was also a finalist for the Boutique Restructuring Investment Bank of the Year Award. Awards were presented during the 7th annual Awards Gala on June 23 in Chicago.

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