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Covidien develops, manufactures and sells a diverse range of industry-leading medical device & supply products to support better patient outcomes.

Covidien is passionate about making doctors, nurses and other medical professionals as effective as they can be. Through ongoing collaboration with these medical professionals and healthcare organizations, we identify clinical needs and translate them into proven products and procedures. Our industry-leading brands – including Kendall, Nellcor, Puritan-Bennett and Valleylab – are known and respected worldwide for uncompromising quality.

Over the years, we’ve pioneered a number of medical advances, including pulse oximetry, electrosurgery, surgical stapling, laparoscopic instrumentation, and embolization devices. This extensive product line, spanning medical devices and medical supplies, enables us to serve healthcare needs in hospitals, long-term care and alternate care facilities, doctors’ offices and in the home.

Covidien is part of the local fabric of the communities in which we operate around the world. Our success is made possible through the dedication of our more than 39,000 employees, nearly two-thirds of whom work in 43 manufacturing facilities located in 17 countries. Every day, over 5,000 Covidien sales representatives meet the needs of our customers in more than 70 countries. In all, our Company derives 50% of its sales from outside the United States.

At Covidien, we believe supporting the lifesaving work of medical professionals and focusing on growth are complementary goals. In fact, it is our financial stability that enables us to fulfil our vision of delivering unmatched value to our customers in the healthcare profession. In this way, we are able to do our part to improve patient outcomes.

With that in mind, we have outlined the following strategic initiatives:

  • Broaden innovation focus
  • Execute on customer-focused portfolio investments
  • Drive operational leverage
  • Capitalize on emerging markets opportunities
  • Develop talent and culture to drive innovation and inclusion