The power of the patient voice
At Edwards Lifesciences, we listen when patients talk. Why? Because patients provide us information about their experience that can help us improve our products. Their stories inspire us to continue to fight on their behalf. And they can provide comfort and support to each other when we help them connect. That’s why we bring patients together for our annual Patient Experience. It’s why our foundation supports patient advocacy programs. It’s why we connect patients to policy-makers, to researchers, and to communities. It’s how we learn new ways to improve our products and adapt our programs.
Through initiatives led by Edwards and our non-profit partners, we empower patients to use their experience to help themselves and others and to build a community of patients who care about making a difference. For more information about our annual performance and goals, please visit the patient voice page of our sustainability report.
Join us and help us help others
Your voice is invaluable. You’ve been there. You know what it feels like.
The Patient Experience is about bringing together people like you who have benefitted from Edwards Lifesciences technologies, to connect with our teams, with one another, and with patient organizations. We engage an intimate group of patients who share their experience and expertise. Your insights can help Edwards and our partners have an impact on the lives of future patients.
At The Patient Experience attendees...
- Learn about heart valve and critical care innovations
- Meet Edwards leaders and employees dedicated to serving people like you
- Participate in discussions to help improve the patient-caregiver experience
- Tour our manufacturing facility and meet employees who designed or handcrafted your device
- Learn how you can get involved and play a role in supporting other patients and caregivers
We look forward to hosting more events in the future. In the meantime, we invite you to click here to register for our next Patient Experience.
Edwards Lifesciences hosts The Patient Experience
Edwards Lifesciences hosted dozens of patients and care partners at its corporate headquarters to connect patients with each other and to share more about the people behind their heart valve technologies and the support services and networks dedicated to the heart community.
Patient programs and support networks empower the patient voice
Edwards Lifesciences supports patient organizations around the world because they are uniquely positioned to provide much-needed services to patients. Whether the organization provides peer-to-peer training and support, disease awareness and public education, insights into the patient perspective, advocacy on policy initiatives, opportunities for our employees to give back to the community, or efforts to educate and empower patients to advocate on their own behalf, we are proud to support their efforts to advance people's health and quality of life.
We ensure that collaboration between our company and patient organizations is always transparent, and complies with local laws and regulations. Through transparency and our internal policies, we support the independence of these organizations, and provide an ethical setting for our efforts to improve people’s lives. Click here if you seek additional information on how or why Edwards supports or works with patient organizations.
Learn more about the important work some of the groups we support are doing around the world:
|Brazil||Instituto Lado a Lado|
|Canada||Heart and Stroke Canada|
|Canada||Heart Valve Voice Canada|
|France||Alliance du Cœur|
|Global||The Global Heart Hub|
|Japan||Heart Valve Disease Network|
|UK||Heart Valve Voice|
|USA||Alliance for Aging Research|
|USA||American Heart Association|
|USA||Heart Valve Voice US|
|USA||The Sepsis Alliance|
The Edwards Lifesciences Foundation also supports patient organizations and their charitable activities. For more information about the organizations the Foundation supports, click here.
Join our community of patients who care and want to stay connected and informed, and notified about opportunities to share your unique story to help others.
Thank you for learning more about sharing your powerful voice to help others.