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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.

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.”

Medtronic Foundation Opportunity Grant Initiative Now Seeking Applications

Applications due June 14, 2018
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Medtronic believes that all people deserve access to quality healthcare and well-being, and through the Medtronic Foundation, we seek opportunities to demonstrate sustainable and innovative solutions to expand access and improve health outcomes for underserved populations around the world.

Latin Telemedicine Expands Impacting More Patients

More clinics and hospitals are using telemedicine to connect patients to care when every second counts.
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Telemedicine in Latin America is expanding — proving just how important partnerships and technological advancements can be to health care management in remote areas.

In 2014, Medtronic, along with the Lumen Foundation and Internal Telemedicine Systems, formed the Latin American Telemedicine Infarct Network (LATIN) to address one of the region’s most pressing challenges  — cardiovascular disease, specifically STEMI.

Medtronic Leader Among Ireland's 25 Most Powerful Women

Medtronic Vice President Bronwyn Brophy has been named to the list for the third year in a row
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For the third year in a row, Medtronic Vice President Bronwyn Brophy has been named among Ireland’s 25 Most Powerful Women by Ireland’s Women’s Executive Network (WXN).  Brophy leads her company’s Early Technologies division for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In Ireland, the WXN is the largest network of female senior executives, managers and entrepreneurs, with over 2,500 members.
 
Brophy was interviewed after being notified of the recognition, and asked to share more about her role and what the award means to her.
 

Asia Society Names Medtronic Top Employer

Company leaders say “success depends on creating an inclusive culture”
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Being honored as a top employer requires employees who help to create a unique culture every day.

“And that leads to innovation for the organization,” says Sophia Khan, senior director for global inclusion, diversity and engagement. “We are creating a diverse culture where we value all the ways we are unique – and it’s making a difference.”

More Than Products, Medtronic Provides System Makeover in Chile

Providers return to patient-centered care as Medtronic takes over cath lab management in small communities outside Santiago.
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PUERTTO MONT, CHILE – Laying in a hospital bed, Jofre Marcelo doesn’t hold back.

“You come here scared to death. I don’t wish this upon anyone.”

After a heart attack, it would be anyone’s natural response. Thankfully, doctors at Clinica Universitaria in Puerto Montt, Chile, had the right equipment and expertise-at the right time-to insert a stent in Jofre’s 50-year old heart. 

“That makes all the difference,” he says.

While Jofre is thankful for a successful procedure, there was a process behind the procedure that most patients never see.

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