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Medtronic Foundation Recognizes 12 Bakken Invitation Honorees for Driving Positive Change in Healthcare

Program Celebrates the Legacy of Medtronic Co-Founder Earl Bakken and Other Outstanding Patient Advocates Around the World
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The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.
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The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.

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.

Medtronic Responds to Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

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MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic announced today a grant of $100,000 to the Philippines Red Cross to support relief efforts in the areas affected by the Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8.

Medtronic employees wishing to assist directly with local recovery efforts are allowed five days of paid leave in order to serve as needed.  Additionally, employee donations to qualified disaster relief organizations will be doubled through Medtronic’s Matching Grants program. 

Medtronic Commits $6 Million to Address Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Care for Underserved in India

Building on More Than $1.2 Million in Health-Related Grants Already Awarded in India, the Medtronic Foundation Will Increase Annual Funding to Help Expand Access to Care.
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MINNEAPOLIS, November 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - One year after the historic United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), Medtronic announced a five-year, $6 million (U.S.) philanthropic commitment in India to accelerate programs specifically designed to expand access to quality care and management of diabetes and heart disease, two of the world’s leading killers.   

Medtronic Responds to United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 20, 2011 - Following are statements from Herb Riband, Medtronic vice president of external affairs, and Dr. Jacob Gayle, vice president of Medtronic Foundation and Community Affairs, on the outcomes of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (e.g. cardiovascular and lung disease, diabetes, cancer). Both Riband and Gayle attended the Sept.

Medtronic Pledges Action in Advance of UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

The World’s Leading Medical Technology Company Pledges Resources to Improve Healthcare Systems and Access to Therapies in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 15, 2011 - In a continued mission to reduce the global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and the Medtronic Foundation today announced a new commitment designed to improve healthcare systems and increase access to life-saving therapies.

Medtronic Names Jacob Gayle VP of Community Affairs, Medtronic Foundation

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 16, 2011 - Medtronic, Inc. announced today Dr. Jacob Gayle as vice president of the Medtronic Foundation and Medtronic community affairs. Gayle brings considerable global health experience to Medtronic, having served as deputy vice president of the Ford Foundation leading the Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS.  Prior to that role, he was employed for more than 16 years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Medtronic Responds to Twin Cities Tornado Relief Efforts

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS – June 13, 2011 – Medtronic announced that the Medtronic Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross to support on-going disaster aid, cleanup and rebuilding efforts following the devastating tornados that struck north Minneapolis, Fridley and other metro communities.

Eighteen North Suburban High School Graduates Named 2011 Medtronic Scholars

Medtronic Foundation has committed more than $1 million in local scholarships.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS – May 19, 2011 – The Medtronic Foundation announced that 18 students have been selected as 2011 Medtronic Scholars. Each will receive a four-year scholarship totaling $16,000, as well as support services to assist them in their collegiate studies.  Comprised of students representing nine Twin Cities’ north suburban high schools, the class of 2011 Medtronic Scholars will be honored at a May 2, 2011 celebration at Medtronic World Headquarters in Fridley.

Medtronic Responds to Mid-South Flooding

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) MINNEAPOLIS – May 19, 2011 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced that it has pledged $25,000 through the Medtronic Foundation to support flooding relief efforts in the greater Memphis, Tenn. area. 

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