SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2007--Kinetic Concepts,
Inc. (NYSE: KCI), a global medical technology company with leadership
positions in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces, today
announced the appointment of David H. Ramsey to the position of Senior
Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining KCI,
Mr. Ramsey was the CIO for PSS World Medical Inc. In this new
position, he will be a member of KCI's Executive Committee and will
report directly to the CEO.
"David brings deep experience in Information Technology and has
demonstrated an ability to align I.T. capabilities with company growth
objectives" said Catherine M. Burzik, President and Chief Executive
Officer of KCI. "As CIO, he will partner with KCI's Executive
Committee to develop and leverage our technology platform as we
continue to broaden our reach in the areas of advanced wound care and
Mr. Ramsey earned his Bachelor of Science at Montana State
University and has completed Executive Education programs in Strategic
Technology, Stanford University; I.T. Governance, M.I.T.; Leadership
Development, Notre Dame; and Finance for the I.T. Executive, M.I.T.
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is a global medical technology company with
leadership positions in advanced wound care and therapeutic surfaces.
We design, manufacture, market and service a wide range of proprietary
products that can improve clinical outcomes and can help reduce the
overall cost of patient care. Our advanced wound-care systems
incorporate our proprietary Vacuum Assisted Closure(R), or V.A.C.(R)
Therapy technology, which has been demonstrated clinically to help
promote wound healing through unique mechanisms of action and can help
reduce the cost of treating patients with serious wounds. Our
therapeutic surfaces, including specialty hospital beds, mattress
replacement systems and overlays, are designed to address pulmonary
complications associated with immobility, to prevent skin breakdown
and assist caregivers in the safe and dignified handling of obese
patients. We have an infrastructure designed to meet the specific
needs of medical professionals and patients across all health care
settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care organizations
and patients' homes, both in the United States and abroad.
Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
David M. Holmes, 210-255-6892
Kinetic Concepts, Inc.