Medtronic voices commitment to reducing health disparities
30 April 2009 00:00 in Medical Company Product News
Medtronic is committed to investing resources, time and employees to support initiatives that help to reduce health disparities, it has asserted.
Senior vice-president of the company's quality and operations division H James Dallas made this comment after it was announced the firm had been honoured with an accolade.
The business will be presented with the National Minority Quality Forum's Booker T Washington Award at the Sixth Annual Health Disparities Leadership Summit.
Every year a company or individual receives the recognition to merit them on the contribution they make to promote the wellness in minority communities.
Dr Gary Puckrein is the chief executive of the organisation behind the prize.
He commented: "Medtronic is an outstanding example of a company's dedication to the development and implementation of best practices to combat health disparities."
Mr Dallas concluded the company is honoured to receive the award.
Earlier this month, Medtronic announced it was extending the availability of its Talent Thoracic Stent Graft to Japan.
The technology is to help patients benefit from a certain type of minimally-invasive treatment of aneurysms.
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