– Earl Bakken
We provide products and services to improve patient outcomes while reducing the cost of care. Written in 1960, our Mission dictates that our first and foremost priority is to contribute to human welfare. It is our guiding light in everything we do to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. Our government sales leaders’ efforts are not only consistent with that mission, but they are here to serve you and advance your important work.
-Patrick Joyce, Vice President of Global IT and Chief Security Officer at Medtronic
Ruben Hidalgo, and three other fellow veterans, nominated Medtronic for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the U.S. government’s highest recognition for employers supporting their Guard and Reserve employees. Hear his story.
Medtronic supports veterans during every step of the hiring and development processes, including recruitment, training, outreach, and leadership — and people are noticing. Read about the Beyond Yellow Ribbon Award, and what it means to our organization.
For years, Medtronic has collaborated with the U.S. government for important clinical studies and use of breakthrough technologies.
|1960||Medtronic signs licensing for pacemaker IP by Dr. Greatbatch and Dr. Chardack.3|
|1972||VA Hospital of Buffalo New York was granted by the Atomic Energy Commission the ability to implant nuclear-powered pacemaker.4|
|1998||Medtronic signs ventilator stockpile contract for Puritan Bennett brand portable ventilator.|
|2010||Seven VA hospitals participated in a study for pallidal vs. subthalamic deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease which was a study published in NEJM.5|
|2011||The VA in Atlanta Georgia participated in the study Implantation Success and Infection in Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Procedures Utilizing an Antibacterial Envelope published in PACE.6|
|2013-2017||Medtronic participates in three DARPA research projects focused on advancing knowledge in restoring neurologic function by developing technology to support study activities.|
|2017||Medtronic awarded U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs national contracts for home telehealth technologies with three other vendors.7|
|2019||Medtronic named a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company.|
|2021||Medtronic awarded the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.|
Medtronic offers various purchasing options for our products to simplify and shorten the federal government procurement process. We offer the following national contracting options:
Medtronic supports U.S. workers and produces numerous products in the United States.
Working with diverse businesses stimulates long-term economic impact; creates jobs and opportunities for communities; and builds more innovative, resilient, and agile supply chains for businesses. That’s why Medtronic is committed to supplier diversity and supporting veteran-owned businesses.
We’re putting the full power of our technologies, resources, and people to work with new partners, in new ways, to create a new era of healthcare. Explore some of the innovation options available through national contracts.
We’re committed to pushing forward with innovation. With new virtual care options, we’re helping healthcare teams expand patient access during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Boersma P, Cohen RA, Zelaya CE, Moy EM. Multiple chronic conditions among veterans and nonveterans: United States, 2015–2018. Natl Health Stats Reports. 2021;153:1-12.
Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2018. MSMR. 2019;26(5).
Pawlowski J. WNY’s all time greatest invention: implantable cardiac pacemaker. Buffalo Spree. Sep 18, 2012. Updated Nov 30, 2020.
Medtronic Fact Sheet. May 24, 1973.
Follett KA, Weaver FM, Stern M, Hur K, Harris CL, et al. Pallidal versus subthalamic deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. N Engl J Med. 2010;362(22):2077-2091.
Bloom HL, Constantin L, Dan D, De Lurgio DB, El-Chami M, et al. Implantation success and infection in cardiovascular implantable electronic device procedures utilizing an antibacterial envelope. PACE. 2011;34(2):133-42.
Medtronic Press Release. February 6, 2017.