INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2013--The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) announced today the appointment of Peggy Welch as its new Executive Director, effective immediately.
Welch served for 14 years as a State Representative in the Indiana General Assembly and also works part-time as an oncology nurse at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. As a legislator, she demonstrated her interest in health care issues by leading the effort to form the life sciences caucus and serving on numerous committees and study groups, including the House Public Health Committee, the Select Joint Commission on Medicaid Oversight, and the Health Finance Commission.
During her tenure in the legislature, Welch received numerous awards recognizing her work on health care issues, including the Indiana State Nurses Association’s Nyland Public Policy Award and the American Heart Association’s Heart of Indiana Award. She was also the inaugural recipient of the Great Lakes American Cancer Society Excalibur Award, and was named the Indiana State Medical Society Legislator of the Year.
“We are thrilled to have a person of Peggy’s ability and experience join IMDMC in this important leadership position,” said Chris Cerone, President of IMDMC. “She has a successful track record in health care and in public policy leadership, a rare combination that is a perfect fit with IMDMC’s mission to advocate on behalf of Indiana companies that manufacture a range of innovative medical devices.” “I am excited about this next step in my career and working alongside the state’s medical device manufacturers,” Welch said. “Indiana is an international leader in the development of life-changing medical devices, and IMDMC will continue its role in advocating on behalf of these Hoosier companies that are critical to the state’s economy and to the health of patients around the world.” About IMDMC The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) serves to represent the interests of its member companies in the delivery of innovative, life-changing technologies to patients. By uniting Indiana medical device manufacturers, large and small, IMDMC serves to amplify their voices and convey the interests of these innovative companies before state and federal legislatures and regulatory agencies.CONTACT: Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council Peggy Welch, Executive Director, 812-325-7555 E-mail:IMDMC@IMDMC.org www.IMDMC.org KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDIANA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT MEDICAL DEVICES ONCOLOGY STATE/LOCAL NURSING SOURCE: Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council Copyright Business Wire 2013 PUB: 01/31/2013 11:24 AM/DISC: 01/31/2013 11:24 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130131006137/