Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, Vt., hired Russell Investment Group to manage and consult to its $37 million defined benefit plan and $53 million in non-pension assets. Previous managers included Westwood Management, said Edward Ogorzalek, CFO. Yanni Partners was consultant. Mr. Ogorzalek said medical center officials made the change for greater diversification and to be able to make more timely investment shifts. The pension fund has added a 5% exposure to real estate and 10% to hedge funds under its new asset mix, which also includes 55% in stocks and 30% in fixed income. The previous asset mix was 64% in large-cap stocks, 34% in fixed income and 2% other. Further details were not available.