Medtronic Disaster Relief Efforts

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Medtronic Disaster Relief Efforts

When unexpected natural disasters occur, Medtronic mobilizes money, supplies and employee skills to support immediate relief, and short- and longer-term healthcare needs.

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Volunteers Put Work on Hold and Serve in Puerto Rico
It’s a departure from their day job. “A week ago, I was at my desk looking over financial reports,” laughs Kamrin Helland. But this week, Kamrin, a marketing leader at Medtronic, finds herself in Puerto Rico with a team full of software engineers, IT technicians, and field reps.  Typically, they’re behind computer screens and meeting with surgeons. Not scrubbing walls or...
May 23, 2018 11:15 AM ET
Medtronic Is Back to Full Production in Puerto Rico
When visitors arrive at any of the Medtronic production facilities in Puerto Rico, they can’t tell by looking that a hurricane had devastated this area just weeks earlier. They don’t notice on the production line either. Every production line, for every product at every Medtronic facility in Puerto Rico is now operating at pre-hurricane levels. “The employees are proud and...
Dec 22, 2017 12:00 AM ET
Teamwork: Medtronic Helps Villalba Restore Power
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...
Dec 1, 2017 10:25 AM ET
Helping Where Help is Needed
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...
Nov 20, 2017 1:50 PM ET
Helping in Houston: Employees Step up Following Historic Hurricane
On one street, eerie silence. On another, people screaming for help. And water everywhere. Dodging submerged cars and picket fences, their boat’s propeller had already sustained damage. They knew it wouldn’t last much longer, but they had to keep going. There were more families needing to be rescued. Michael McDaniel is a Medtronic employee and a proud Texas-native...
Sep 14, 2017 2:35 PM ET