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Advanced Recycling for Healthcare Plastics: Debunking Four Common Myths

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Plastics plays a unique and critical role in the delivery of cost-effective global healthcare, as clearly illustrated in COVID-19 response actions over the past two years. According to an analysis by the World Health Organization, plastic production has more than doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medtronic Mobile Lab Trucks Expand Access to Healthcare Tech

The fleet just doubled to reach more clinicians with healthcare technology education
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Is it a semi-truck, a moving billboard, or a classroom on wheels? The Medtronic Mobile Lab trucks are all three, and one or more may be coming to a city near you.

The trucks are built to simulate an operating room — and we just doubled our fleet to reach more clinicians with healthcare technology education.

With the expansion of Mobile Labs’ fleet from three to six trucks, we will go from training 2,000 healthcare providers (HCPs) a year on how to use our technologies to more than 5,000 in 38 states across the United States.

Enabling Plastics Recycling Solutions in Healthcare Through Cross-Industry Collaboration

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Modern healthcare would not be possible without the use of plastic. It has proved to be one of the few versatile materials that has been able to adapt along with the dynamic nature of the healthcare industry, delivering benefits that include sterility, quality, durability, and most significantly, patient and healthcare worker safety. However, despite the many benefits, there are also unintended environmental consequences with single-use plastics and packaging in healthcare, namely the waste that they create.

Medtronic LABS' Road to Reimagining Global Healthcare

From grassroots effort to over 40,000 lives improved – and growing
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It all started with a question, posed by former Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak. What if we could address the health issues of people in underserved communities around the world?

The idea for Medtronic LABS was born.

Today, LABS is an independent Medtronic-funded nonprofit organization that accelerates healthcare access for underserved communities around the world through technology.

But back in 2012, when Ishrak first posed his pivotal question, no one could have predicted what LABS would become.

HPRC Signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

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June 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ -We are excited to announce that the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has become a signatory of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) declaration.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Joins HPRC Advisory Board

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June 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to its Healthcare Facility Advisory Board (HFAB), a role intended to help the council set priorities and steer the agenda toward its mission of inspiring and enabling sustainable, cost-effective recycling solutions for plastic products and materials used in the delivery of healthcare.

Podcast: Building a Scalable, Sustainable and Impactful Way to Bring Equity to Healthcare

A podcast with Karen Shehade and Dr. John de Csepel of the Medtronic Health Equity Advisory Committee
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This episode of MedtronicTalks explores the company’s efforts to flag the multiple sources of healthcare inequity wrought by racial, geographic or economic differences in the U.S. Among the topics discussed, Karen Shehade of Medtronic Americas Region Medical Affairs organization explains how Medtronic leadership is seeking a sustainable and scalable way to make a difference in how people receive correct care more easily. Dr. John de Csepel, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Americas Region, discusses possible solutions.

Tech Unlocks Global Access to Healthcare

Why women hold the key
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Jane Muthoni has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 6 years old, but she didn’t know how to manage it until her second pregnancy. It’s one reason she made it her life’s work to educate others living with the disease.

As the Patient Engagement Lead for Medtronic LABSi in Kenya, she runs support groups in rural communities. She also trains a critical group of people — community health workers (CHWs), nearly all of whom are women.

The Healthcare Diversity Council Recognizes Top Organization and Leader Awardees at the Third Annual National Healthcare DEI Conference

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PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 17th, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Diversity Council (HDC), an initiative of the National Diversity Council (NDC), will host its third annual National Healthcare DEI Conference on the theme, “Planning our Path to Equity,” on Tuesday, July 19th and Wednesday, July 20th, at the DoubleTree by Pittsburgh Downtown.

Podcast: How Jennifer McVean Is Fulfilling a Childhood Vow to Help Kids Forget That They Have Diabetes

A podcast with Jennifer McVean, MD, medical affairs director at Medtronic’s diabetes business
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In this episode, Jennifer McVean, MD, medical affairs director at Medtronic’s diabetes business, shares how a devastating childhood diagnosis started her on her mission to help people with diabetes. McVean used that inspiration to push her through medical school and a career in treating children. Now, she’s taking her skills and experience to Medtronic. Hear why she’s excited about the move and grateful to Medtronic technology.

Listen to the podcast here.

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