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Baxter appoints two to board

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DEERFIELD- Baxter International has appointed Patricia B. (Patty) Morrison, former Cardinal Health executive vice president and chief information officer, and Amy A. Wendell, former Covidien senior vice president of strategy and business development, to its board of directors, effective Feb. 18, 2019.

The appointments will bring the total number of directors serving the company to 14. Morrison will serve on Baxter's audit committee and Wendell will serve on its quality, compliance and technology committee.

Morrison most recently served as executive vice president, customer support services and chief information officer of Cardinal Health, where she led global information technology operations. Prior to Cardinal, Morrison served as CIO of both Motorola and Office Depot, Inc., and held senior-level IT positions at General Electric Co., PepsiCo, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Co. and The Quaker Oats Co. She received her bachelor's degrees in education, and mathematics and statistics, from Miami University.

Wendell is a senior adviser at Perella Weinberg Partners LP, consulting on strategy, corporate finance and investing practices in the health care industry. She previously served as senior vice president of strategy and business development at Covidien PLC, where she led the company's strategy and portfolio management initiatives and managed all business development activities. Wendell held prior roles of increasing responsibility at Covidien (including its predecessors, Tyco Healthcare and Kendall Healthcare Products), from engineering to product management and business development. Wendell earned her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University and her master's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois.