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2017-08-02 14:30 CEST
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Stryker announces election of new Director, Mary K. Brainerd

Kalamazoo, Michigan - August 2, 2017 - Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) announced the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors with the election of Mary K. Brainerd as a Director, effective August 1, 2017.

Ms. Brainerd was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthPartners, the largest, consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the United States. She retired on June 1, 2017 after serving for 15 years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, she held various executive roles with HealthPartners since 1992 and with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from 1984 to 1992. Ms. Brainerd received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. She previously served on the boards of Possis Medical, Inc. and SurModics, Inc. and is one of the founding Chief Executive Officers and former Chair of the Itasca Project, a group of 40 government, civic and business leaders addressing issues that impact long-term economic growth, including jobs, education, transportation and economic disparities, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

"We are pleased to welcome Mary Brainerd to our Board," said Kevin A. Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation. "Mary's vast experience leading a large and diverse health care delivery system will provide a new perspective and valuable insight for our Board and Company."

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.  Please contact us for more information at


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