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BATESVILLE, Ind., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) today announced the appointment of Scott Jeffers as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain.  Currently serving as General Manager for Global Lean Enterprise at GE Healthcare, Jeffers will officially join Hill-Rom on September 13, 2010.  In addition to his responsibilities as a key member of Hill-Rom's executive team, Jeffers will be responsible for all aspects of Hill-Rom's global manufacturing and supply chain operations.  Jeffers replaces Mark Baron, who is leaving Hill-Rom for another position.

During his 11-year career at GE, Jeffers held positions of increasing responsibility in GE Healthcare, a $16 billion division of GE.  Jeffers' positions included General Manager of Global Operations for their Life Support Solutions business and General Manager of Global Sourcing and Lean Initiatives for GE Healthcare's Clinical Systems division.  He also had management responsibility for Customer Operations and various manufacturing facilities.  Before joining GE, Jeffers was an officer in the United States Air Force, serving in research and systems acquisition roles, and as a project manager for advanced energy systems with NASA and the Department of Energy.

"I am delighted to have someone of Scott Jeffers' ability, experience and maturity joining Hill-Rom's executive team," said John Greisch, Hill-Rom's President and CEO. "Under Scott's leadership, Hill-Rom will continue to deliver the quality products on which we have built our brand and market positions around the world."

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