When It Comes To Your Health, It's Personal

Abbott recognized as industry leader on Fortune's Most Admired List.

Strategy and Strength|Jan.22, 2019

Their names are common.

Tony. Sadie. Bob. Alex. Courtney. Reggie.

To the people who love and care for and about them intently and want nothing more than for them to lead their best lives, those names represent irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind people.

Just like the people in your life. Because, there's nothing more important, or personal, than your health.

They — and millions more like them — are the reasons why we're here, inspired by you to make life-changing technology and improve lives. And we're honored that our technology is the reason we've made the top of the list in the Medical Products and Equipment category on Fortune's Most Admired Companies list for the sixth consecutive year.

When It Comes To Your Health, It's Personal

We're here for Tony Lawless, who didn’t let chronic, severe pain and an eventual leg amputation keep him from conquering mountains with the help of our dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation therapy.

We're here for Sadie Rutenberg, so young and so brave with her heart valve, the world's smallest to better fit a growing girl. It's her "sparkle" inside.

And for Bob Quick. After receiving one of our implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), he rode his bike from coast to coast across the country to thank first responders just like those who saved his life.

And for Alex Lewandowski. When he was diagnosed with oral dysphasia, couldn't keep small amounts of food down and his doctors were unsure what to do — our nutrition was the answer his family was desperately searching for. "Every day, when I look at the PediaSure bottle and see our logo on it, it makes the work Abbott does that much more personal and makes me really proud to work here," his mother Rachel, an Abbott employee, said.

And for Courtney Duckworth. An avid marathoner living with diabetes who found herself in a bad spot when her blood sugar dropped dangerously low, she now trains and competes with the confidence and reassurance of her FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system.

And for Reggie Williams. His first heart attack came in 2008. By 2016, he was in end-stage heart failure. But now he's been given a second chance with our HeartMate 3 left ventricle assist device (LVAD).

We're here, every day, to help nourish 8 million babies; make more than 10,000 hearts healthier; help thousands living with pain and tremors move a little easier; and, for a million-plus people managing their diabetes daily, eliminate routine fingersticks.

We're here to support our communities where we live and work around the world in the millions of ways we can give back. We’re here for the 40,000 U.S. school children bringing home backpacks full of food every weekend. We're here to inspire 45,000 future rock stars of science. And for the 38,000 Kenyans tested for non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

We're here — 99,000 strong — for them and tens of millions in more than 150 countries across the globe where our innovations are powering positive change in lives and communities.

We're here to make the world a better place by defining the future of healthcare.