MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2009--
Medtronic, Inc. received today an International Business Leadership
Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce in recognition for its
significant impact on the economy of the state of Florida in the
Education & Training category.
Awards were presented to one small and one large business in each of the
following categories: Business Retention & Expansion, Education &
Training, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Innovative Practices, Joint
Ventures, and Philanthropic & Community Leadership. Applications were
reviewed by a panel of judges whose business expertise spans
“The health benefits that our life-saving medical technologies provide
are directly linked to the skills and knowledge that physicians have
when it comes to performing the surgery to implant them and to monitor
or program their performance post-surgery. As a result, training in the
use of our products is of equal importance to the actual product design
itself. In order to facilitate learning, we have created world-class
training facilities such as our virtual operating room in Miami to
support employees and physician partners from across Latin America,”
said James Hogan, vice president of the Latin America region for
Medtronic. “We are proud to report that, in the past year, we have
trained more than 500 surgeons from 18 countries in Latin America, and
more than 75 employees from 10 countries.”
For more information about this award program, please consult www.MiamiChamber.com
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com),
headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology
– alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of
people around the world.
Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties
such as those described in Medtronic’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended April 24, 2009. Actual results may differ
materially from anticipated results.
Source: Medtronic, Inc.