Medtronic Canada named as a Best Work Place in Healthcare

Medtronic Canada named as a Best Work Place in Healthcare

 September 17, 2020

Medtronic Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Medtronic - one of the world's largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies - announced its recognition as one of the Best Workplaces in Healthcare for a consecutive year.

Medtronic Canada ULC was honored for its achievements following a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

“Our employees recognize that we play a very special role in helping health systems support their patients affected by COVID-19 as well as those who are awaiting urgent or elective procedures,” said Neil Fraser, President of Medtronic Canada. “Our employees are dedicated to providing the products, support, and training required to improve access to ventilators, pacemakers, insulin pumps, and the thousands of other devices we offer that help us achieve our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.”

Keeping employees safe during COVID-19

To keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medtronic made it possible for many of its office employees to work from home, providing the necessary technology solutions and supplies. Even field employees accustomed to providing in-hospital training have found creative ways to support customers remotely.

The company’s comprehensive return-to-office plan is focused on ensuring employee safety while delivering on our Mission and commitment to patients. The return-to-office plan also takes into consideration issues employees may have with childcare and immune compromised family members.

“With all the stress the pandemic has caused, I’m glad I have the flexibility to continue working from home, and clear expectations about how the company will implement return-to-office guidelines,” said Meas Danok, EHS Canada specialist. “I also appreciate the biweekly calls from Mr. Fraser, which keep us connected to the company, and the ability to ask questions of a public health expert during those calls.”

Supporting hospitals and clinics to adapt to the new normal

In addition to supporting employees during the pandemic, Medtronic Canada is also providing tools for hospitals and clinics to better adapt to the changing demands of the health system.

For example, for patients who have opted in, care providers can leverage Medtronic Carelink™ software to remotely monitor patients on a Medtronic insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor, or cardiac device, thereby helping to protect patients and caregivers, and in several cases helping to reduce wait times.

Medtronic is also supporting clinician efforts to leverage minimally invasive surgery, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and pelvic health procedures, to shorten recovery time and get patients out of the hospital faster compared to open procedures.

Medtronic also offers solutions to help hospitals work through the “new normal” pandemic reality by providing recovery programs, capacity optimization, and virtual care pathways using analytics and customized simulation tools.

“Before the COVID-19 pandemic, our team was already helping Canadian hospitals to reduce wait times,” said Morteza Zohrabi, senior program manager, Medtronic Integrated Health Solutions. “This work has taken on new urgency given the hundreds of thousands of procedures that were cancelled or delayed in the first few months of the pandemic in Canada. I am honoured to be part of an organization that is so committed to helping be part of the recovery as we adapt to a new normal.”

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