Biz Notes


Aurora Health Care

Dr. Jeffrey Bailet, executive vice president at Aurora Health Care and president of Aurora Health Care Medical Group, was named chair elect for the American Medical Group Association’s board of directors for 2016.

Bailet will ensure the AMGA board carries out the mission of AMGA member organizations and physicians. He will continue to serve as a member of the AMGA board of directors executive committee, where he has served as secretary for the past year.

The AMGA, a trade association representing more than 170,000 physician practices, is focused on enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care.

Kohler Co.

The Wisconsin Technical College System Board recently honored Kohler Co. with the Futuremakers Partner award. It recognizes the dynamic and enduring partnerships between Wisconsin’s technical colleges and their community and employer partners.

Headquartered in Kohler, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately-held companies, comprised of more than 34,000 associates and more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide.

Over the past decade, more than 200 Kohler associates have taken courses at Lakeshore Technical College in areas including the skilled trades, lean manufacturing and supply chain management. Kohler also supported the new, state-of-the-art expansion of the Kohler Center for Manufacturing Excellence training facility at LTC.

Johnson Controls

Three Johnson Controls Inc. executives were recognized on Automotive News’ list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry. Compiled every five years, the award celebrates leaders with significant influence in their companies.

Recognized from Glendale-based Johnson Controls are Lisa Bahash, group vice president and general manager of original equipment for Johnson Controls Power Solutions; Darlene Knight, group vice president and general manager of complete seat Americas for Johnson Controls Automotive Experience; and MaryAnn Wright, group vice president of engineering and product development for Johnson Controls Power Solutions.

Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Marlene Melzer-Lange, professor of pediatric emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, was awarded the Michael Shannon Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine.

The award is presented to a pediatric emergency physician who has demonstrated excellence in clinical care, mentoring of peers and trainees, didactic and bedside teaching, and performance of scholarly activities.

In other news, Dr. David Gutterman, Northwestern Mutual professor of cardiology and senior director of the Cardiovascular Center at MCW, received the 2015 College Medalist Award from the American College of Chest Physicians. The award honors meritorious service in furthering work in chest medicine.

Lastly, Dr. Tom Aufderheide received the 2015 T. Michael Bolger Award for Clinical and Translational Science. The award, presented by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, recognizes an individual or organization whose accomplishments have resulted in improved patient care and the treatment of disease.

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