In Partnership with the Medtronic Foundation, More Than 400,000 KN95 Respirators and 1.1 Million Surgical Masks to be Distributed to Healthcare Facilities Across Continental U.S. and Puerto Rico
DUBLIN, October 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, today announced that it has donated nearly $1 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to relief organization International Medical Corps to support its ongoing COVID-19 response efforts in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.
FORTUNE puts Medtronic among top 20 companies from around the world having a positive social impact through core business strategy
September 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fortune Magazine announced today that Medtronic has been selected for the 2020 ‘Change the World’ list.
An annual list recognizing companies that address social challenges through their core business efforts, Fortune noted Medtronic made the list because of the swift efforts it took to mobilize its global supply of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a global pandemic still raging in parts of the world, Medtronic is helping stretched-thin clinicians work quickly, safely, and efficiently with the help of remote technology.
When the COVID-19 crisis was hitting its apex in New York earlier this year, doctors needed a way to remotely monitor the vital signs of patients admitted to a large convention center that had been converted into a field hospital.
So, a team from Medtronic quickly installed several of the company’s technologies to create a system that allowed about 10 clinicians to remotely monitor about 400 patients at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Getting such an operation up and running normally takes weeks or months … Medtronic did it over a weekend.
The pandemic didn’t force us to reimagine patient care. That was always the plan.
At the turn of the 20th century, doctors lacked the basic tools to see inside the human body. Today, a wireless, battery-powered pacemaker the size of a large vitamin can be implanted directly inside a patient's heart. For decades, we have overcome obstacles to ensure patients get the care they need. Now, the coronavirus has created an entirely new set of challenges. We have a choice: Run from the challenge or be part of the solution.
Medtronic Foundation Commits to First-of-Its-Kind National Partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and to Minneapolis with Support of the Northside Achievement Zone, People’s Center Clinics & Services, Among Others
Medtronic CEO talks with TriplePundit about delivering on our Mission during a pandemic
CEO Geoff Martha was recently interviewed by TriplePundit about the company's response to COVID-19. Watch clips of the conversation, where he discusses how our Mission guided him and empowered us to put purpose over profit in a time of crisis.
Though we are separated by distance, the world is coming together to fight coronavirus
Coronavirus reminds us how our economies, industries, rituals, and life as we know it, exist in a delicate balance. What happens in one corner of the world inevitably impacts another. And seemingly overnight, those connections start to unravel. So while we continue to search for answers, we must find ways to help put things back together.
When slowing the spread of the virus jeopardizes the global flow of life-saving medical devices and supplies, we work together to find solutions
With thousands of supply chain partners at the ready, we all braced for the challenging road ahead. Demand for ventilators rose practically overnight. So we set out to increase production. In a matter of days, we doubled capacity and introduced 24/7 operations. But as countries began closing borders, restricting imports and exports, suppliers sounded the alarms. The ramp-up was at risk.