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 News Release - July 23, 2013

Vincent Caponi Joins Welch Allyn Board of Directors

Healthcare Administration Veteran Joins Distinguished Group of Allyn Family and Non-Family Members in Corporate Leadership Role

SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, today announced that Vincent C. Caponi has been elected to its board of directors. Caponi will join eight existing directors, including co-Chairmen Eric Allyn and Peer Allyn Soderberg M.D.; Welch Allyn president and CEO, Steve Meyer; Tasha Allyn Given, Larry Buckelew, Barry Wilson, Greg Norden and Craig Reynolds.

“We’re very excited to have Vincent join our board of directors,” said Steve Meyer, president and CEO at Welch Allyn. “He has an extensive experience in healthcare administration which will be a great benefit to Welch Allyn during these times of rapid change in our industry”.

Caponi, currently the Executive Chairman of the Board at St. Vincent Health and a Senior Vice President at Ascension, has more than 38 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. Formerly CEO of St. Vincent Health and Ascension Health Ministry Market Leader for Indiana, Caponi developed the St. Vincent Health ministry to a 22-hospital system, and one of Indiana's largest employers. He oversaw the integration of eight critical access hospitals; multiple joint ventures; hospital expansions; and affiliations with health providers and community partners.

Prior to joining St. Vincent Health, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL. Earlier in his career, Caponi was president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, GA, and the administrator of United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, MI.

“I am extremely excited about joining Welch Allyn’s Board of Directors. Welch Allyn has been a preeminent brand in healthcare for almost 100 years and I look forward to contributing to their success in any way I can,” said Caponi.

Caponi holds a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University. He serves on boards for Xavier University, Choice Trust, and Little Sisters of the Poor, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana Hospital Association, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Caponi is past board member for the Boy Scouts of America, and former chairman of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and the United Way of Central Indiana. In addition, he is actively involved with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

About Welch Allyn

Welch Allyn is a leading global healthcare company that offers a complete range of digital and connected diagnostic solutions that help reduce risk and enhance workflow in a variety of clinical settings. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y. (USA), Welch Allyn is a family-owned business that employs nearly 2,500 employees in 26 different countries. The company specializes in helping doctors, nurses and other frontline practitioners across the globe enhance care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies and cutting-edge solutions that improve patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at

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