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Women in I.T., Providing Diversity, Looking to the Future

Women across Medtronic are helping to lead the company’s information technology group as it looks to help transform the future of healthcare.
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To most, it’s an antique computer. But to Dawn Bardot, the Commodore 64 brings back special childhood memories.

“I would write and play programs,” she recalls. “While other kids were making flashcards, I was programming spelling words into the system and testing myself.”

These were the days of 8-bit home computers, BASIC operating systems, and using old television sets as computer monitors.

“Those are good memories,” laughs Dawn. “But I could tell from a young age that I liked to create.”

Medtronic Foundation: Elevating The Role Of Community Health Workers

Support for community health works brings access, hope to underserved patients
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Navigating the healthcare system and maintaining healthy lifestyles can be hard for people living in rural or underserved communities. Economic challenges, cultural barriers, and shortages of doctors and nurses add challenges for patients seeking care.

Community health workers help fill this gap. They serve as trusted liaisons, linking community members with health and wellness services.

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Navigating the healthcare system and maintaining healthy lifestyles can be hard for people living in rural or underserved communities. Economic challenges, cultural barriers, and shortages of doctors and nurses add challenges for patients seeking care.

Community health workers help fill this gap. They serve as trusted liaisons, linking community members with health and wellness services.

Working Responsibly

As our impact grows, so does our responsibility.
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Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training
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Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training

Medtronic Introduces New Family Leave Policy

Employees are taking advantage of six additional weeks of paid time off to deal with family care needs.
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The Medtronic Family Care Leave (FCL) Policy took effect May 1, 2018, for all full-time and part-time employees in the United States. It provides up to six additional weeks of paid time off for employees to care for sick family members or to support family impacted when a spouse, child or parent is called to active military duty.

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The Medtronic Family Care Leave (FCL) Policy took effect May 1, 2018, for all full-time and part-time employees in the United States. It provides up to six additional weeks of paid time off for employees to care for sick family members or to support family impacted when a spouse, child or parent is called to active military duty.

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.

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.

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