What a joke! "I am excited to make this announcement today!". How callus, Chris! We new this was coming when Hansen, Berry and Howell came over! All are hatchet men with 1 agenda. Get rid of the old EMID people and replace with Ebd people. Hybrid has been a disaster. Look at the rankings. This was planned before the Hercules project was announced. "A few people have been eliminated?" "Significant level of excitement from management". What crack pipe are you hitting? How many of the EMID managers are excited when most will be jobless come Oct? Interviewing for your positions? Another year of bs changes by placing many people from EMID on plans for no reason other than to move them out so that Covidien will not have to pay a severance or allow them to move divisions and stay on with the company. Shame. Shame, Covidien!