Since our founding in the 1800s, patients have always been our guiding star at Bristol Myers Squibb. Those needing new therapies and their caregivers have long inspired us to push ahead on the frontiers of medical science, and to work with both speed and passion to bring forward life-changing therapies. I am very proud of how today’s generation of employees has embraced our commitment to patients.
Each September, we reaffirmed that commitment through our Global Patient Week, which serves to galvanize our dedication to patients and remind us of our duty to them. Now in its fifth year, this week-long employee event is a highlight of our company’s calendar, as well as one of the most meaningful initiatives I’ve experienced in my 19 years with Bristol Myers Squibb.
Of course, the patients are what makes Global Patient Week special. So do our 24,000 employees, who routinely go “beyond the call” to help those who are seriously sick.