Hill-Rom Launches New Bed, Makes Cuts

first_imgHill-Rom has launched a new bed and also made some job cuts.Hill-Rom has introduced a new bed system to the company lineup. The Progressa bed System is a therapeutic system designed to treat and prevent complications of patient immobility.The bed is accompanied with new technology that gathers information on patient movement.The launch of a new product occurred the same week the company made job cuts.Reportedly 275 people worldwide lost their job Thursday, including several people that work at the global headquarters in Batesville.The exact number of Batesville employees impacted by the company reduction is unknown.The hospital bed and furniture company announced in January  that approximately 350 global employees would lose their job.last_img

Frosh becoming ‘Brueser’

first_imgFreshman forward Mike Bruesewitz (right) has benefited from playing behind junior forwards Keaton Nankivil (left) and Jon Leuer.[/media-credit]He may not be the most well-known player on the Wisconsin men’s basketball roster, but freshman forward Mike Bruesewitz is quickly making a name for himself.Showing signs of talent right from the start, the St. Paul native set a career high in scoring, rebounding and minutes against Arizona. Although he has yet to match the six points, seven rebounds and 22 minutes of play tallied in the Maui Invitational game, the future still looks bright for the young star.However, the transition from the high school level to the college level has been a challenging one for Bruesewitz, as it is for most players.“I come home after practice, and the last thing I want to do is open up a textbook and read,” Bruesewitz said. “But you know, just get through it and make sure you get your stuff done, and it’s not too bad.”Putting up over 17 points and almost 10 rebounds per game his senior year, Bruesewitz was highly touted out of high school. Winning both the Gatorade and AP Player of the Year awards in Minnesota, he already has experience as a team leader.Bruesewitz won consecutive conference titles at Henry Sibley High School, and the Badgers are hoping that will carry over to the college level.“You look at all the guys here, you know, they’ve all won at the high school level,” senior guard Jason Bohannon said. “Coming in here they know what it takes to win no matter what the situation is.”Recruited by many schools, the freshman admitted the recruiting process was often hard on him due to the pressures of performing for scouts. Although Bruesewitz committed to Wisconsin early on in February of his junior year, several other schools recruited him.“Wisconsin, it’s just a great place to be,” Bruesewitz said. “It’s close enough to home where if I need to be home for something I can, (but) just far enough away where it’s kind of like I’m not going to go home for family dinner on Saturday nights.”Coaches agree he shows great potential and definitely has the skill set to be successful in the future. With solid numbers coming off the bench, Bruesewitz is quickly showing signs of improvement.But the staff also agrees he definitely has room for improvement, particularly in his shooting, where he has been 0-for-5 from 3-point range this year.“What he’s doing is fine,” assistant coach Gary Close said. “He’s like any freshman. He’s got to continue to improve… he’s been ready when called upon.”Known for his hard-nosed offensive rebounding, Bruesewitz’s game is founded in his ability to dominate the boards. Averaging 2.4 rebounds per game in just over seven minutes, he has shown it is the strongest part of his game.Even though he has not quite mastered his outside jump shot, the freshman’s emphasis on rebounding is perfect for the Badgers’ style of play. With a powerful 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame, Bruesewitz shows the potential to build an inside post game to complement his strong rebounding skills.“Rebounding has always come natural to me… it’s been pretty instilled in me at an early age that rebounding wins games,” Bruesewitz said. “I always had to figure out ways to get the ball, and the best way to get a ball is offensive rebounding, to be able to get shots back up.”One of several players coming off the bench to try to make up for the loss of Jon Leuer, Bruesewitz has played an increasingly important role for the UW men’s basketball team. With Leuer going down soon after the start of conference play, Bruesewitz has had to step in during a crucial part of the season.“He can post-up, (and) he’s got a pretty good outside shot that’s developing,” Close said. “So he’s a player that can play both inside and out, and so [the swing offense] fits him to a ‘T’.”With four players on the Wisconsin men’s basketball team from Minnesota, Bruesewitz has no problem relating to his teammates. Sharing memories of home and discussing high school games between him and Leuer a few years back (he admits Leuer got the better of him) have all helped the freshman find his place on the team.However, the Minnesota native admits there is some state rivalry on the team, particularly after the Vikings loss in the NFC Championship Game.“I’m not as big a Vikings fan as Jon or Jordan is… but I’d like to see the Vikings win obviously,” Bruesewitz said. “So it was a little bit troublesome.”Perhaps a bit understated, but then again, that’s exactly the kind of player he is.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s cross country finishes 27th in NCAA Championships

first_imgTERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Pouring rain, strong winds and a 33 degree weather aren’t ideal conditions to be outside in. Cold and wet feet make it almost impossible to move.It’s even worse if you’re a runner.On Saturday afternoon, Syracuse men’s cross country team ran in these conditions in its most important race of the season — the 2019 NCAA Cross Country National Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course. They placed 27th out of 31 teams, their worst finish since they failed to qualify as a team in 2008.While the men’s race started at 12:15 p.m., the women ran an hour earlier on the same course, meaning hundreds of running had already trampled over the soft terrain. Before the race had even started, the 400-meter final chute had no grass, and water was starting to puddle in the middle.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAllie Kaylor | Staff WriterWeather has been the team’s vice all season. A cold, windy day in October led Syracuse to a 24th place finish at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. Last week at the NCAA Northeast Regional, there was so much snow on the ground that the race was moved from its usual location on a golf course to the streets of Buffalo. While the men’s team finished second, their performance was not at the same level it had been in previous years at the same competition.Despite training in Syracuse, the team has always struggled to adjust to the conditions. Last year at the NCAA Championships, conditions were very similar— cold, windy and wet. And like Saturday, the 2018 squad underperformed, finishing 26th overall.The team had confidence going into this weekend, they said earlier in the week. Although they were ranked 18th in the country, they had experience running faster than other teams in the field.“There’s a whole group of teams we’ve already beat this year,” coach Brien Bell said before the race.Syracuse last won a national championship four years ago in 2015. The pillars of that team — Justyn Knight, Colin Bennie, Philo Germano — have since graduated. Redshirt seniors Kevin James and Simon Smith are the only current runners that were in the program in 2015, but both of them redshirted their first season and did not compete.Since their team title, the Orange have regressed every season. In order, they’ve finished third, 13th, 26th and now 27th in 2019.Young runners were the ones leading the pack today. Redshirt sophomore Nathan Henderson (31:49.4) placed 82nd, improving over 100 spots from his finish last season. Sophomore Matthew Scrape (31:58.6) finished 97th in his NCAA National Championship debut.Redshirt freshman Noah Beveridge (32:42.3), redshirt junior Dominic Hockenbury (32:44.4), and redshirt senior Kevin James (32:54.6) all finished in the top 200, as well.When Syracuse runners crossed the finish line, each one ran inside an adjacent tent. They were covered head-to-toe in mud.Allie Kaylor | Staff Writer Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm aekaylor@syr.edu | @cincinnallielast_img read more