Medtronic employees and retirees in the Netherlands and the United States team up on a unique project to honor American war heroes
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.
Medtronic is working with communities in Puerto Rico to help citizens in need and speed up the island’s recovery
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.
As Medtronic receives national recognition for its focus on employee health, a partnership with the Minnesota Vikings is impacting the local community.
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.
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.
More clinics and hospitals are using telemedicine to connect patients to care when every second counts.
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 Vice President Bronwyn Brophy has been named to the list for the third year in a row
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.