Richard Meelia has retired from the board of Haemonetics (Braintree, Massachusetts). Meelia is chairman, president/CEO of Covidien. He is retiring from Haemonetics' board in order to place more focus on Covidien's operations. Haemonetics provides blood management solutions.

James Sweeney was named chairman/CEO of IntelliDOT (San Diego). Sweeney has been founder and CEO of eight healthcare service companies, including Bridge Medical and CardioNet. IntelliDOT makes wireless, hand-held, barcode point-of-care solutions that connect to any healthcare information system to improve patient safety and nurse workflow.

Michael Dormer was named chairman of the board of JenaValve Technology (Wilmington, Delaware). Dormer has had a 30-year career with medical companies, most prominently with Johnson & Johnson, where he was worldwide chairman, medical devices and executive committee member. JenaValve Technology specializes in minimally-invasive heart valve replacement systems.

Susan Hagerty was named chairman/CEO of Noteworthy Medical Systems (Cleveland). Hagerty previously was a senior VP for CompuGroup Holding AG, and president of CompuGroup Holding USA. Noteworthy Medical Systems provides connected healthcare technology solutions for the ambulatory sector.

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