People Briefs: IOM President, Edwards Lifesciences, Quest Diagnostics, Advanced ICU Care
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Newly appointed IOM president is a Duke chancellor and Medtronic board member. Quest Diagnostics makes executive suite changes. Telemedicine firm Advanced ICU Care names chairman and CEO. More people briefs.
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