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 CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- First Data Corporation, Health Systems Group, a leading provider of healthcare information systems solutions worldwide, recently announced six executive promotions in strategic areas.
 Ronald F. Wunder has been named Vice President of New Development. In this capacity, he is responsible for development of patient financial applications for new systems now under development, including the Computer-based Patient Record. He previously served as Director of Development. Wunder has been with First Data since 1979, serving in various technical capacities, and previously was with Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Wunder holds a BA from St. Peters College, and serves on the Business Advisory Council for Goodwill Industries, providing computer training for the disabled.
 John D. Carpenter, Jr., has been promoted to Director of SAINT(R) Product Management. In this capacity, he is responsible for assuring that development and support of the SAINT product line, a turnkey system designed for hospitals with up to 150 beds, meets market needs. Previously Carpenter served as Financial Product Manager. Carpenter joined First Data in 1985, and has held various management and professional positions. Carpenter earned a degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
 James L. Fitzsimmons has been named Director of Planning and Administration for ACM, Inc., a new First Data business unit providing receivables management services to hospitals and other businesses. Since joining First Data in 1990, Fitzsimmons has served in various financial management capacities. Prior experience includes positions at Ford Motor Company and Dyalog Communications. Fitzsimmons holds an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Michigan State University. He is a member of HFMA and the American Management Association.
 R. Todd Frech has been promoted to Director of Product Management in First Data's New Development organization. He previously served as the Clinical Product Manager. Frech joined First Data in 1984, and has also served in installations and sales capacities. Frech holds RN and MT degrees from George Washington University, and is a member of SCDMS and CLMA.
 Kathleen A. Giannuzzi has been named Director of Strategic Planning for First Data, with responsibility for corporate business planning and analysis, market segmentation, competitive strategies and mergers and acquisitions. She previously served the company as Manager of Strategic Planning, Manager of Sales Administration and Financial Analyst. Giannuzzi joined First Data in 1988, and prior experience includes a tenure at NationsBank. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.
 Joseph C. McKinney has been named Director of Procurement, responsible for purchasing functions for all business units within the Health Systems Group of First Data Corp. He was promoted from Manager of Procurement and has also served as Purchasing Agent. McKinney joined the company in 1985. Prior experience includes employment by Computer Sciences Corporation and AT&T. He holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of the National Association of Purchasing Management.
 First Data provides healthcare information management solutions and financial services to more than 700 hospitals worldwide. Employing 1,200 people, the Charlotte, N.C., company is one of the largest healthcare information systems vendors in the industry.
 Health Systems Group is a unit of First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC), a provider of high-quality, high volume information processing and related services to the credit card, consumer funds transfer, telemarketing/teleservices, mutual fund, healthcare and cable television industries. First Data Corporation reported net income of $141 million on revenues of $1.2 billion in 1992.
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