Because There Is More To Do

Bristol-Myers Squibb employees can sometimes be patients too. Here they explain in their own words what patient-focus really means and how our work is making a difference.

September 06, 2019

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n a series of videos, Bristol-Myers Squibb employees and patients share how the company’s commitment to developing and delivering transformational medicines is helping to improve the lives of patients and their loved ones.


Meet Mary Beth and her sister Jeannine

After losing their mother to cancer, sisters Jeannine and Mary Beth banded together. Fear struck again when Jeannine received her own cancer diagnosis, until her doctor's recommended a treatment option from Bristol-Myers Squibb. As an employee, her sister’s progress helps Mary Beth bring so much passion into her work and fills Jeannine with gratitude.


Meet Liz

As an adolescent, Liz was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.  Having beat the odds, Liz now feels her journey with cancer is personal and allows her to relate to patients on a daily basis in the work she does at Bristol-Myers Squibb.


Meet Josh

Josh grew up on a farm in rural South Carolina where sitting wasn’t an option. He kept himself in shape and was always active—until he was diagnosed with a rare condition. Suddenly, Josh was feeling tingling and cramping in his extremities, which prevented him from maintaining his active lifestyle. His doctor recommended a treatment plan that helped him manage his symptoms.

Josh is now a member of the Bristol-Myers Squibb sales team, helping to educate healthcare providers about our products. His understanding of the patient experience inspires him work even harder each day.


Meet Kevin

After losing two important women in his life to cancer, Kevin finds encouragement in his work to give his best every day. He has been a Bristol-Myers Squibb employee for 20 years and the memory of his mother and aunt is a powerful reminder to keep going. 

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