Accelerate Diagnostics Inc., of Tucson, Ariz., reported that CEO Lawrence Mehren will retire from the company. Jack Phillips, the company's chief operating officer (COO), has been unanimously appointed by the board to the position, effective Feb. 1, 2020. Phillips has been the company's COO since Sept. 1.

Astarte Medical, of Yardley, Pa., reported the addition of three new executives to its leadership team. William Hay Jr. will join as its chief medical officer. Additionally, Steve Shihadeh will come on as chief commercial officer, and Mary Prosser (M.P.) Brock Zimmerman will join as vice president of sales operations.

Atricure Inc., of Mason, Ohio, said that Karen Prange and Daniel Florin have been named to its board.

Biocom, the association representing the California life science industry, reported the appointment of Karmin Noar as executive director for Biocom Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Change Healthcare, of Nashville, Tenn., said Alex Choy, executive vice president and chief information officer, has elected to retire in early 2020.

Precision Optics Corp. Inc., of Gardner, Mass., reported the promotion of Daniel Habhegger to chief financial officer of the company.

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