Bristol-Myers Squibb Launches Working Together for Patients, a Program Highlighting the Company's Commitment to Patients

Bristol-Myers Squibb has introduced of its new Working Together for Patients program with the launch of WorkingTogetherforPatients.com.

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PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) is marking the official introduction of its new Working Together for Patients program with the launch of WorkingTogetherforPatients.com during its Global Patient Week celebration. Grounded in the company’s focus on putting patients at the center of all it does, this program brings to life the unique stories of inspiration and connections to patients that drive Bristol-Myers Squibb employees’ daily work.

“Every employee of Bristol-Myers Squibb carries with them a personal source of inspiration that connects them to patients and, working together, we all play a role in helping patients prevail over serious diseases,” said John Elicker, senior vice president, Public Affairs and Investor Relations. “Working Together for Patients give us an opportunity to share some of these inspiring stories more broadly.”

Visitors to WorkingTogetherforPatients.com will be able to explore and share stories from employees like:

  • John - the head of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and a passionate patient philanthropist
  • Elizabeth - who champions the company’s Universal Patient Language initiative to make healthcare information more easily understood by patients
  • Nils - a leading cancer researcher, first introduced to lab work as a small child thanks to his chemist father
  • Lori - a patient advocacy leader motivated by her own connections with HIV/AIDS patients in the 1980s

The site also includes a photo mosaic composed of more than 1,100 pictures and captions shared by employees around the world, creating an image of patients treated by Bristol-Myers Squibb products. In addition to the website unveiling, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Global Patient Week celebration, running September 28 - October 2, 2015, will offer employees the opportunity to participate in patient-centered events, learning opportunities and philanthropic programs.