Medical device company restructures sales department

A major medical device manufacturer recently announced that it would be re-structuring its sales department and may possibly be bringing in new workers.

Medtronic, Inc. recently announced that it would combine its U.S. Cardiac and Vascular Group sales groups into a single unit. According to a release, the move is designed to help better serve hospital administrators, who are becoming more important in the medical device selection process.

"Our Cardiac and Vascular Group of businesses have historically focused primarily on clinicians as the primary decision makers for medical device selection for their patients," Michael Coyle, executive vice president and group president of Medtronic's Cardiac and Vascular Group, said.

Coyle said that by working together with both clinicians and hospital administrators, Medtronic's sales department would be able to cater to the medical community more effectively.

"Medtronic's new structure will allow me, as a clinician, to work better with my institution in achieving clinical and financial objectives," said Dr. William Katsiyiannis, who is an electrophysiologist at Minneapolis Heart Institute.

Medtronic was founded in 1949 and is based in Minneapolis, according to the company website.