From the Wires
McKesson Recognized for Commitment to Community by Bloomberg, National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light
By: Business Wire
Nov. 9, 2012 07:01 AM
McKesson Corporation was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50 — the first scientific evaluation to rank the companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life where they do business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, and published in the November 9 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek.
“McKesson is in the business of better health, so our citizenship efforts are simply a part of our daily work,” said Carrie Varoquiers, VP, Corporate Citizenship. “Whether it is through the daily delivery of life-saving medications, improved medication safety in the emergency room, Comfort Kits delivered to cancer patients through our Giving Comfort charity, or our all-employee volunteer week, McKesson is proof that companies really can do well by doing good.”
“The results of The Civic 50 show that what is good for business can also be good for the community,” said Michael Weiser, Chairman of NCoC, and Jackie Norris, executive director of Points of Light Corporate Institute, in a joint statement. “Rather than passively write checks to charities or philanthropies, the top corporations are actively aligning their resources and professional skills with the needs of community partners. The Civic 50 reveals which companies are truly innovative, and we are hopeful that these examples will inspire other companies to make a difference in communities.”
McKesson was evaluated on several elements, including leadership, measurement and strategy, design, employee civic health, community partnerships, cause alignment, and transparency. To learn more about The Civic 50 survey as well as the importance of civic engagement in corporate America, please visit www.Civic100.org.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit us at www.mckesson.com.
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