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 /CNW/ -- 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 Creteil, 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.
    About Kimberly-Clark
    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
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

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