Apr 27, 2018 • 08:30 am ET



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John J. Greisch

half expectations.

As this is my last earnings call, I'd like to take a moment and thank you for your support. I'm extremely proud that I have lead Hill-Rom for the last eight years through a significant transformation, consistently delivering on our strategic and our long-term financial objectives, while achieving the top-tier shareholder returns. We are fortunate to have a strong leadership team that is passionate about helping people get better care, both inside and outside the hospital as well as creating enhanced value for shareholders.

We have great momentum as we wrap up the first half of 2018, and I know John is excited about leading the team during our next phase of exciting growth. I would like to thank our employees around the world for their dedication and hard work to position Hill-Rom for sustained success. I have the utmost confidence in the strength and long-term potential of our business and I look forward to watching Hill-Rom succeed well into the future.

With that, let's open the call for Q&A.