Kimberly-Clark Health Care Appoints Dr. Lynne Kelley To Medical Director Post
-Dr. Kelley to lead clinical strategy efforts and coordinate global professional relations-
ROSWELL, Ga. - Nov. 12, 2007 - Kimberly-Clark announced today that Lynne Kelley, M.D., FACS, has been named to the newly-created position of Vice President, Medical Director, for the company's $1.2 billion health care business. Effective November 5th, Dr. Kelley assumed responsibilities for the development and delivery of Kimberly-Clark Health Care's clinical strategy and education development, as well as the global coordination of professional and governmental relations.
"We are pleased to have Lynne on board to help drive our clinical strategy and look forward to her many contributions," said Kimberly-Clark Health Care President Joanne Bauer. "Lynne's impressive credentials and medical expertise will be invaluable to us as we expand our portfolio of medical devices and products to prevent healthcare associated infections."
Dr. Kelley is a board-certified general and vascular surgeon who received her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and completed her residency in general surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. During her training, she was awarded an NIH sponsored research grant at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelley completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and was the recipient of the Marco Polo Fellowship that provided further training in Endovascular Surgery at the Hospital Henri Mondor, University Paris XII in Créteil, France. Prior to working in the industry, Dr. Kelley was an assistant professor of vascular surgery and radiology at Yale University.
"I am very excited to be joining the health care team at Kimberly-Clark and to be part of a company whose mission is to improve the lives of people worldwide," said Dr. Kelley.
Kimberly-Clark is striving to bring its healthcare customers less worry through delivery of clinical solutions to prevent, diagnose and manage healthcare-associated infections and to prevent or reduce complications before, during and after surgery.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people-nearly a quarter of the world's population-trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company's 135-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.
Kimberly-Clark in the Healthcare Environment
Around the world, medical professionals turn to Kimberly-Clark for a wide portfolio of solutions that improve the health, hygiene and well-being of their patients and staff. As part of their healing mission, caregivers rely on Kimberly-Clark to deliver clinical solutions and educational resources that they can depend on to prevent, diagnose and manage a wide variety of healthcare-associated infections. This over $1 billion global enterprise of Kimberly-Clark Corporation holds the No. 1 and No. 2 market share positions in several categories including infection control solutions, surgical solutions, pain management and digestive health. And throughout the care continuum, patients and staff alike trust Kimberly-Clark medical supplies and devices, KLEENEX tissues, Kimberly-Clark professional skin care products and SCOTT towels for day-to-day needs. For more information, please visit http://www.kchealthcare.com.