Our caring value guides us in how we engage with patients, how we work together as colleagues, and how we invest in the well-being of communities. Around the world, our employees participate in and influence the way we care for people in their local communities.
Together, we can solve problems and create new possibilities for children to learn, people to stay healthy and families to thrive.
Education: By supporting education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming for K-12 students around the globe, we are helping to develop the diverse future talent that will enable us to create health solutions for generations to come.
Health: We aim to decrease health disparities for the underserved by providing access to quality care, supporting prevention and awareness programs, and helping to prepare children for a healthy journey into adulthood.
Community: Through engagement and recognition programs, we are empowering our employees to Advance Possibilities in their local communities by donating their time and resources to help those most in need.
Turning Girl Scouts Into Engineers
It’s easier to become what you can see. For more than 15 years, our Minnesota team has helped young girls see a future in STEM. Together with the Society of Women Engineers (many of our employees are members), we host an annual Girl Scout Patch Day. To earn a Junior Product Designer Badge, Junior Girl Scouts ages 9 - 10 participate in engineering activities such as s’mores packaging to learn about package design or super balls to experience chemical engineering. More than activities, the girls get to meet women who are happy to serve as role models.
Training the Next Generation
Volunteers from our Minnesota and Massachusetts locations collaborated to create Procedure Pal, an interactive table-top model designed to demonstrate how some Boston Scientific devices are used. Procedure Pal is an engaging way to introduce students across the globe to medical procedures such as deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and the implantation of cardiac pacemakers to help the heart beat more regularly.
A Health Camp in India
Our groups in Marlborough and India teamed up with HCS Wellness to provide a healthcare camp for children from an underprivileged school in Gurgaon, India. Over 200 children were given health tutorials and medical, dental and eye screenings to determine their need for eyeglasses, vaccines, and additional dental procedures.