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Medical equipment maker Stryker Corp. said Friday that it has hired Allan C. Golston, who heads the U.S. arm of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as a director.

The move expands Stryker's board to 10 members.

"Allan's experience as a hospital finance executive, combined with his Gates Foundation role, will bring new and unique perspectives and insights to our Board," Stryker CEO Stephen MacMillan said in a statement.

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