McKesson's Community Investment Work Leverages Power of Employee Engagement, Healthcare Expertise

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McKesson's Community Investment Work Leverages Power of Employee Engagement, Healthcare Expertise

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As the nation's largest healthcare services and IT company, McKesson is dedicated to building healthier communities. Every day, the Company's products and services enable its customers to improve patients' lives worldwide. In addition to this important work, McKesson employees are also deeply engaged in the communities where they live and work. More information regarding McKesson's community investment efforts is detailed in its 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report, available at www.mckesson.com/citizenshipreport.

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:00am

CAMPAIGN: McKesson 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Detailed information regarding McKesson's community investment efforts is included in McKesson's 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report, available at www.mckesson.com/citizenshipreport. Highlights  are included below.

Community Days
In Fiscal Year 2009, nearly half of McKesson’s 32,000 employees participated in the Company’s annual Community Days volunteer event. At hundreds of sites worldwide McKesson Community Days volunteers created more than 16,000 care packages for hospitalized veterans at VA medical centers. Employee participation in Community Days has grown 500% in since Fiscal Year 2004. More information on McKesson's 2009 Community Days event including multimedia elements are available in an online press kit at www.mckesson.com/communitydays

Caregiver Kits
Since 2006, McKesson has partnered with humanitarian organization World Vision to provide more than 175,000 World Vision Caregiver Kits to local community caregivers who care for those living with AIDS in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Company's expertise and infrastructure in distributing medical-surgical supplies have allowed McKesson to negotiate dramatic discounts with suppliers on the kits' contents, passing these savings on to the community groups — schools, churches and businesses — that purchase materials and assemble the kits for World Vision to distribute in remote areas of developing countries.

McKesson Foundation Strategic Focus on Chronic Disease Management
Established in 1943, the McKesson Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations working to improve the communities where the Company operates. In Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009, the McKesson Foundation donated nearly $10 million, primarily to healthcare-related nonprofit organizations and to support employees' community involvement efforts. 
 
In Fiscal Year 2010, the McKesson Foundation announced a new strategy to focus on chronic disease management. By combining the Foundation’s cash donations with McKesson Corporation’s deep institutional health care services and IT expertise, the program seeks to further the social impact that can be achieved. The Foundation’s near-term commitment is to fund innovative diabetes management projects.
 
During this challenging economic environment the Foundation has also expanded its matching gift program for employees and opened it up to all eligible 501(c)(3) organizations. For more information about the McKesson Foundation visit www.mckesson.com/foundation.

 

Keywords: Corporate Citizenship | Employee Engagement | Healthcare | Investment | McKesson | africa | community | diabetes | nonprofit | volunteer

CAMPAIGN: McKesson 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report

CONTENT: Press Release

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