Patients
Sustainability Report

Patients

Edwards Lifesciences is dedicated to improving the lives of patients fighting cardiovascular disease. The Patients section of our 2016 Sustainability Report contains our management approach and annual performance for the following material topics:

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Patient Experience & Voice
  • Healthcare Process Innovation
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Edwards Received AHA Champion Award
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Sustainability Targets
Impact the global burden of heart valve disease by supporting the education, screening and treatment of 1 million underserved people by 2020.
Strengthen Our Communities
Sustainability Targets
Conduct Edwards Patient Day event once per year in Irvine and inspire additional Patient Day events in other Edwards regions around the world.
Transform Patient Care Through Innovative Technologies
Sustainability Targets
Educate 13,000 clinicians on patient and provider benefits of perioperative and directed therapy to achieve fluid optimization and enhanced surgical recovery by 2017.
Transform Patient Care Through Innovative Technologies
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Edwards Lifesciences Hosts 2016 Patient Day

Edwards Lifesciences hosted more than 60 patients and care partners at our corporate headquarters to connect patients with each other and to share more about the people behind the Edwards technologies that were used in their care. And, Edwards gains important insight into the patient journey, from symptoms and diagnosis through recovery, including patient-defined concerns. These learnings help Edwards identify opportunities to address these gaps to improve patient access, experience and outcomes. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet the sewers of their valve and learned about the support services and networks dedicated to the heart community.

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