By Dr. Ian Meredith, global chief medical officer, Boston Scientific
In the next two decades, the global population over age 65 is expected to increase exponentially. With this aging population, we will see a rise in the development of chronic conditions like cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. People with these chronic “non-communicable” conditions often live with a poorer quality of life, and the vast majority will develop more than one such illness over time.
Growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Saken Khokhar witnessed the devastating effects of discrimination and segregation, experiences that instilled in her a desire to build more diverse and inclusive societies. Since 2017, as the supplier diversity manager for Boston Scientific, Saken has increased the company’s partnerships with small and diverse businesses by more than 200% and has led the company to spend approximately $1.9 billion on the services of diverse suppliers. In 2020 alone, under Saken’s leadership, Boston Scientific spent $599 million on diverse suppliers.
Sustainable and inclusive business practices are central to our mission to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. We are proud to, once again, be recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022. Learn more: https://lnkd.in/gDzDGhPz
June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Boston Scientific, a global device manufacturer specializing in interventional medical specialties, as its newest member. Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Boston Scientific has over 20,000 employees in 40 countries dedicated to developing solutions that transform patients’ lives and help healthcare professionals provide the best care.
In America, heart disease  is the #1 killer, taking more lives each year than all cancers combined. And although diseaseprevalence is similar across genders and ethnicities, awareness of risk factors and disparity in treatment rates are not.