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HOW WE ARE RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Latest Updates

June 26, 2020 — News Article

Leadership during the COVID-19 crisis

Medtronic CEO talks with TriplePundit about delivering on our Mission during a pandemic.

May 19, 2020 — News Article

Medtronic Statement and FAQs on Smoke Evacuation and Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Response to published recommendations that healthcare providers use smoke evacuation devices in open and laparoscopic procedures in addition to ensuring that proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is used.

May 7, 2020 — News Article

Innovators Unite

Unexpected Partners Join Forces in Fight Against COVID-19  

Apr 30, 2020 — News Article

Virtual Training, Remote Monitoring Solutions Provide Safety and Support

Medtronic technology helps healthcare professionals and patients adapt

Apr 30, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Gives $1 Million in Product Donations to Insulin for Life to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Medtronic will donate sensors, infusion sets and reservoirs, which will be distributed by Insulin for Life USA to patients on insulin pump therapy experiencing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19.

Apr 23, 2020 — News Article

Ventilators 101

Learn the basics of what our range of ventilators do for patients suffering from COVID-19.

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Apr 9, 2020 — Citizenship

Helping Employees Cope With COVID-19

As the pandemic heightens anxiety and uncertainty, supporting employees’ emotional and financial well-being is critical.

Apr 8, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Provides Ventilator Progress Update

The company is announcing solid progress in the ramp-up of its ventilator production, as well as collaborating with technology partners and governments to drive new ventilator innovation and production, all in support of COVID-19 patients worldwide.

Apr 7, 2020 — Citizenship

Employee Charitable Giving During COVID-19

Medtronic Foundation 2:1 match is in addition to recent $10M commitment to global relief efforts.

Apr 6, 2020 — News Article

Our Latest Statement on COVID-19 Response

An open letter from Medtronic leadership to our customers, partners, and patients.

Mar 30, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production

Medtronic is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing to help doctors and patients dealing with COVID-19.

Mar 29, 2020 — Press Release

Statement Regarding New York Times Article

Response to New York Times article mentioning Medtronic on March 29, 2020.

Mar 27, 2020 — News Article

FAQs on Medtronic Ventilator Production

Executive Vice President Bob White discusses how Medtronic is mobilizing to increase our production.

Mar 27, 2020 — News Article

Helping Protect Patients and Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

New remote monitoring solutions allow health systems to evaluate and monitor COVID-19 patients, virtually.

Mar 27, 2020 — News Article

Partnering to Take On a Pandemic

An inside look at how Medtronic is ramping up production of ventilators.

Mar 25, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Foundation Commits an Additional $10m to Global COVID-19 efforts

Donation is focused on supporting and equipping Frontline Health Workers globally and investing in responsive local efforts that assist vulnerable populations.

Mar 18, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Continuing to Increase Ventilator Production to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

The company has increased production by more than 40 percent to date and is on track to more than double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators in response to the urgent needs of patients and healthcare systems across the globe confronting COVID-19.

Mar 17, 2020 — News Article

How We’re Helping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are focused on keeping employees safe as we work to provide healthcare teams with the lifesaving products they need to continue to treat patients around the world.

Feb 10, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation Commit More Than $1M to Coronavirus Efforts

Giving includes Medtronic Foundation cash donations to partners and product donations from the company including respirator masks, nitrile gloves, ventilators and pulse oximeters
 

COVID-19: TREATING MULTIPLE PATIENTS WITH A SINGLE VENTILATOR

We recognize the urgency of trying to treat as many patients as possible with limited resources due to the COVID-19 crisis.

While our ventilators are not designed, tested, or approved for use on multiple patients at once, we will work with physicians and healthcare systems to provide whatever assistance we can to make these practices as safe and effective as possible, recognizing that it carries higher risk and is outside of normal practice.

We are committed to finding solutions that are helpful to patients and doctors. Patient safety and well-being are always our priorities.

Puritan Bennett™ 980 Ventilator

Puritan Bennett™ 840 Ventilator

More Information on Ventilators

Medtronic recognizes the acute need for ventilators as life-saving devices in the management of COVID-19 infections. Learn more about how we’re increasing production to best meet the critical demand around the world.

Apr 23, 2020 — News Article

Ventilators 101

Learn the basics of what our range of ventilators do for patients suffering from COVID-19.

Apr 8, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Provides Ventilator Progress Update

The company is announcing solid progress in the ramp-up of its ventilator production, as well as collaborating with technology partners and governments to drive new ventilator innovation and production, all in support of COVID-19 patients worldwide.

Mar 30, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production

Medtronic is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 (PB 560) to enable participants across industries to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing to help doctors and patients dealing with COVID-19.

Mar 27, 2020 — News Article

FAQs on Medtronic Ventilator Production

Executive Vice President Bob White discusses how Medtronic is mobilizing to increase our production.

Mar 27, 2020 — News Article

Partnering to Take On a Pandemic

An inside look at how Medtronic is ramping up production of ventilators.

Mar 18, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Continuing to Increase Ventilator Production to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

The company has increased production by more than 40 percent to date and is on track to more than double its capacity to manufacture and supply ventilators in response to the urgent needs of patients and healthcare systems across the globe confronting COVID-19.

Medtronic and other healthcare innovators are working together and creating solutions for the unprecedented healthcare challenges facing our world. Let’s collaborate and do what we can to provide courageous frontline healthcare teams with the support they need as they care for patients around the globe.

Our Ventilator Specifications.
Your Ingenuity.

Medtronic is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by making the design files for the PB560 ventilator system available to the public.

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We remain focused on providing healthcare professionals with life-saving medical devices and therapies, while supporting communities around the world. Read how we are supporting healthcare workers, patients, global communities, and our employees.

SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

May 19, 2020  — News Article

Medtronic Statement and FAQs on Smoke Evacuation and Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Response to published recommendations that healthcare providers use smoke evacuation devices in open and laparoscopic procedures in addition to ensuring that proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is used.

Apr 30, 2020 — News Article

Virtual Training, Remote Monitoring Solutions Provide Safety and Support

Medtronic technology helps healthcare professionals and patients adapt

Mar 27, 2020 — News Article

Helping Protect Patients and Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

New remote monitoring solutions allow health systems to evaluate and monitor COVID-19 patients, virtually.

Mar 27, 2020 — News Article

Partnering to Take On a Pandemic

An inside look at how Medtronic is ramping up production of ventilators.

Man and woman in blue shirts wearing safety glasses working on ventilator parts

SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES

Apr 7, 2020 — Citizenship

Employee Charitable Giving During COVID-19

Medtronic Foundation 2:1 match is in addition to recent $10M commitment to global relief efforts.

Mar 25, 2020 — Press Release

Medtronic Foundation Commits an Additional $10m to Global COVID-19 efforts

Donation is focused on supporting and equipping Frontline Health Workers globally and investing in responsive local efforts that assist vulnerable populations.

Several ventilators in factory production area

SUPPORTING OUR EMPLOYEES

Apr 9, 2020 — Citizenship

Helping Employees Cope With COVID-19

As the pandemic heightens anxiety and uncertainty, supporting employees’ emotional and financial well-being is critical.

Apr 7, 2020 — Citizenship

Employee Charitable Giving During COVID-19

Medtronic Foundation 2:1 match is in addition to recent $10M commitment to global relief efforts

Mar 17, 2020 — News Article

How We’re Helping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are focused on keeping employees safe as we work to provide healthcare teams with the lifesaving products they need to continue to treat patients around the world.

Four men wearing face masks give the thumbs up sign

COVID-19 RECOVERY  RESOURCE CENTER

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WE ARE DRIVEN BY THE MISSION

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COVID-19 FAQ

Learn how we're safeguarding employees, supporting healthcare workers, and helping patients.

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