Addressing Unmet Medical Needs
Bristol-Myers Squibb strives to help our neighbors by working with nonprofit partners to improve access to treatment, eliminate health disparities and promote healthy lifestyles.
Our accomplishments include:
- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
With the help of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, established one of the state's largest and most comprehensive children’s hospitals. The hospital includes three clinical centers of excellence dedicated to the study and treatment of some of the most urgent health challenges facing today’s youth: childhood obesity, infectious disease and rheumatic disease. Bristol-Myers Squibb also supported the expansion of pediatric surgical services so that children do not need to be transported to New York or Philadelphia for surgery.
- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
Bristol-Myers Squibb helped create a community health center to serve uninsured and underinsured adults and children at the University Medical Center of Princeton in Plainsboro, New Jersey. In addition to meeting the primary care needs of struggling families, the center also helps those whose physical illnesses are complicated by depression, anxiety and other mental health issues through services such as individual psychotherapy, family therapy and addiction counseling.
- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center
As one of only 10 designated trauma centers in New Jersey, Capital Health handles some of life’s most dire emergencies, providing around-the-clock specialized care for seriously injured people in six New Jersey counties and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A gift from Bristol-Myers Squibb is helping Capital Health enhance and expand its comprehensive trauma care services – including emergency surgery, neurosurgery and interventional radiology – to meet growing demand at its campus in Trenton, New Jersey.
- The Bristol-Myers Squibb Pediatric Emergency Care Center at St. Mary Medical Center
A gift from Bristol-Myers Squibb is helping St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, expand its pediatric emergency care center. St. Mary Medical Center is the only hospital in Bucks County with a dedicated pediatric emergency care center, which includes a separate venue for pediatric triage. Over 40 percent of households in St. Mary’s primary service area use the hospital’s emergency department each year. The expansion will increase capacity to care for up to 105,000 people and add more than 20 new treatment areas. The expansion and application of the latest technology will streamline emergency care and treatment.
- Helping Cancer Patients Navigate Care in Central New Jersey
Bristol-Myers Squibb is collaborating with the American Cancer Society Eastern Division and Princeton HealthCare System to support comprehensive navigation services for patients with cancer – both independently and as part of a collaborative effort among several hospitals in central New Jersey. Several studies have linked patient navigation to improvements in patient outcomes and survival rates, particularly for patients with cancer. Navigators help coordinate patients’ care and guide them to resources that can provide psychosocial support and address financial concerns, language or cultural issues, and day-to-day needs such as transportation. Other participating hospitals include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Capital Health in Hopewell, New Jersey.
- Helping New Jersey Children Become “Unstoppable”
Bristol-Myers Squibb helped George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, commission and produce "Austin the Unstoppable," a musical about childhood obesity for students ages 8-13 that has been performed for thousands of middle schools students in New Jersey since January 2012. Austin loves junk food and video games, but when his mother is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Austin and his family learn how to make healthier choices together.
- A (Tree) House of their Own at Syracuse Children’s Hospital
A gift from Bristol-Myers Squibb helped construct the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York, which provides children in the region access to a wide array of primary and specialized medical services. The 11th-floor tree house lobby, a key highlight of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital where families can lounge, play and shop, is named for Bristol-Myers Squibb.
- A Place for Older Siblings at Ronald McDonald House in Syracuse
The Ronald McDonald House of Central New York in Syracuse has long been a home away from home for the families of children receiving care at nearby hospitals. While its playroom meets the needs of younger visitors, older siblings needed some space, too. A grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb helped to add a teen room for siblings of hospitalized children.
- Advocating for Patients with Serious Diseases
Each year, thousands of Bristol-Myers Squibb employees across the United States demonstrate their support for patients with serious diseases and help raise money to support medical research and care by participating in fundraising walks and other events that help patients with arthritis, breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, leukemia and stroke, among other medical conditions. Our employees also participate in numerous blood drives throughout the year.