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Medtronic Delivers Significant Progress on Global Corporate Citizenship Efforts

2018 Integrated Performance Report Shows Improvement on Environmental Stewardship and Diversity Aspirational Goals
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DUBLIN, November 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, is pleased to announce its fiscal year 2018 (FY18) Integrated Performance Report.

Private Sector Harnessing Power of Digital Innovation to Overcome Development Challenges and Improve Lives

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

Medtronic and the Red Cross of Mexico

Partnership provides timely, advanced care to critically ill patients in Tijuana
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The border region between the United States and Mexico is home to an underserved patient population, with very low rates of insurance.1 In Tijuana, where more than 1.6 million people live, the Red Cross fields 98 percent of the area’s 911 emergency calls. Approximately 3,000 of those calls, annually, are related to brain and heart disease. To better serve these patients, Medtronic and the Red Cross of Mexico — Tijuana delegation — recently opened a new state-of-the-art catheterization (cath) lab and introduced advanced cardiac care protocol, Alerta Cardíaca (Cardiac Alert).

Minnesota Faces of Margraten: “The Biggest Gift”

Medtronic employees and retirees in the Netherlands and the United States team up on a unique project to honor American war heroes
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Linda Partridge of St. Cloud, Minn., was just three weeks old when her father, 28-year-old Lieutenant Norman E. Twetten, died in combat during World War II. Twetten perished on April 10, 1945, just days after learning his daughter had been born. As Linda grew up, memories of her father were kept quietly tucked away. The grief was just too much for her mother, Lorraine, to talk about.

Bakken Invitation Award Recipients Honored

Program celebrates 5th year and recognizes people who are “giving on” after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.
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Medtronic founder Earl Bakken has much to be proud of going into 2018. 

On January 10, he celebrated his 94th birthday at his home in Hawaii, surrounded by family and friends.

Another highlight of the week, he says, was a visit by strangers from around the globe, gathered together to celebrate their “extra life."

They are the 2017 Bakken Invitation honorees, and are no longer strangers to Earl, but friends. 

Helping Where Help is Needed

Medtronic is working with communities in Puerto Rico to help citizens in need and speed up the island’s recovery
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When the hours after Hurricane Maria turned to days, Virgen Colon of Juncos, Puerto Rico, grew increasingly frightened.

Without power in her flooded house, she needed electricity to operate the air conditioning and fans which kept her son Jan cool. He is 23, born with severe birth defects that have left him bed-bound his entire life.

He also needs oxygen and feeding tubes, and the various medical devices that help him breathe and survive required power to operate.

Finally, desperate, she called the mayor of Juncos. He solved her problem with one call to Medtronic.

Teamwork: Medtronic Helps Villalba Restore Power

Thousands receive water and electricity after Medtronic assists with critical repairs
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The lunch lines are long again at Ricardo Gonzalez’ café in Villalba, Puerto Rico.

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, he had to operate on generator power for more than a month. That meant limited menus and limited hours.

But when the public power returned, so did the lunch crowd.

“That was tremendous,” Gonzalez said. “The teamwork between Medtronic, the town, the mayor and PREPA (the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority) helped get back power.”

That teamwork took place high in the mountains above Villalba.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in and Outside the Company

As Medtronic receives national recognition for its focus on employee health, a partnership with the Minnesota Vikings is impacting the local community.
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When Medtronic decided to partner with the Minnesota Vikings this fall, the goal was simple — bring awareness to the importance of health and fitness.

“We know our medical devices and solutions exist to help people,” says Rob Clark, VP of Global Communications and Corporate Marketing at Medtronic. “It’s also important for everyone to make healthy choices and to be physically active. That’s why we’re doing this.”

“I am proud to work at a company that is bringing awareness to important issues,” said Kate Brickman.

Helping in Houston: Employees Step up Following Historic Hurricane

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Medtronic employees took action – including one man who put work on hold and rescued flood victims trapped in their homes.
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On one street, eerie silence. On another, people screaming for help.

And water everywhere.

Dodging submerged cars and picket fences, their boat’s propeller had already sustained damage. They knew it wouldn’t last much longer, but they had to keep going.

There were more families needing to be rescued.

Michael McDaniel is a Medtronic employee and a proud Texas-native. The 38-year old lives in Dallas with his wife and two children. But he grew up in Houston.

Volunteers Put Work on Hold and Serve in Puerto Rico

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It’s a departure from their day job.

“A week ago, I was at my desk looking over financial reports,” laughs Kamrin Helland.

But this week, Kamrin, a marketing leader at Medtronic, finds herself in Puerto Rico with a team full of software engineers, IT technicians, and field reps. 

Typically, they’re behind computer screens and meeting with surgeons. Not scrubbing walls or resealing roofs.

“This is out of our comfort zone,” she says. “But it’s worth it.”

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