Medtronic PLC, Dublin and Fridley, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and the U.S. launch of the recapturable, self-expanding CoreValve Evolut R System. The Evolut R System is approved for transcatheter aorticvalve replacement in severe aortic stenosis patients who are at high or extreme risk for surgery.


Ecumen, Shoreview, named Shelley Kendrick as chief operating officer and senior vice president of operations. Kendrick joined Ecumen in 2012 as vice president of operations. Before that, she was campus administrator at Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis.