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Hill-Rom Holdings' Management Presents At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference (Transcript)

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (HRC)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Health Care Conference

May 16, 2012, 1:40 p.m. ET

Executives

John Greisch – President and CEO

Mark Guinan – CFO

Analysts

Lennox Ketner – BofA Merrill Lynch

Presentation

Operator

Lennox Ketner – Bank of America, Merrill Lynch

Next up we have Hill-Rom. Presenting for the company we have the CEO John Greisch, and with him we also have the CFO, Mark Guinan, and the head of Investor Relations, Andy Reith. John is going to go ahead and speak for 10 minutes or so, give a basic overview of the company, and then we’ll dive into Q&A. Thanks.

John Greisch

Thanks, good morning everybody. Let me just make a few comments before we jump into Q&A here, to start with the normal caveat on any forward-looking information that we may be discussing today. I’d like to refer everybody back to our SEC filings.

Just a quick overview for those of you not that familiar with the Hill-Rom story. We’re about a billion six, billion seven revenue medical device company, serving the full range of the care continuum, from home care, extended care and acute care hospitals. Our core business is in the area of patient handling, patient mobility, so beds, surfaces, patient lifts, and environmental systems, what we refer to there are architectural products and other products to go into the either acute care setting or extended care setting, really to deal with patient handling, patient mobility. We’ve also got a respiratory care franchise and a surgical care franchise. Those, together with our core franchise, is really focused on enhancing outcomes, improving costs for our customers and helping them address their needs, which I’ll touch on here in a few minutes. I think many of you have heard us talk about also the increasing demand for connectivity, getting information off of our products into EMR systems or nurse call systems, which is obviously also a key focus for us.

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