Boston Scientific Receives Prestigious Shingo Award for Operational Excellence

Boston Scientific Receives Prestigious Shingo Award for Operational Excellence

PR Newswire

NATICK, Mass., March 19, 2014

NATICK, Mass., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific has received a
Shingo award fromthe Shingo Institute,part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of
Business at Utah State University, in recognition for delivering world class
results and demonstrating anongoing commitment to leading and influencing a
strong culture of operational excellence at its Maple Grove, Minn.
manufacturing facility.

"Receipt of the Shingo Silver Medallion signifies an organization's strong use
of tools, techniques and mature systems for business improvement," said Robert
Miller, executive director at the Shingo Institute.

"We are proud of our consistent and sustained efforts to drive quality, reduce
cost and deliver innovative new products across our global operation," said
Dale Hentges, vice president, Maple Grove Operations, Boston Scientific. "The
Shingo Model is a world-class standard for operational excellence, and our
team is honored to receive this recognition for our progress and efforts."

Boston Scientific continually seeks innovative ways to provide medical
technology and solutions to patients and hospitals around the world.
"Recognition from the Shingo Institute validates our strategy to take our
operational expertise to customers," said Hamid Sabet, vice president, Global
Healthcare Solutions, Boston Scientific. "We understand the challenges in
healthcare and see opportunities to leverage Boston Scientific's capabilities
and industry partnership to deliver pioneering solutions across the care
continuum that improve the efficiency, quality and affordability of care."

Boston Scientific will receive the Shingo Silver Medallion at the Annual
Awards Gala during the 26^th International Shingo Conference, May 5-9, 2014,
in Sandusky, Ohio.

About the Shingo Institute

Housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the
Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo.
Dr. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world's thought leaders in
concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known
as the Toyota Business System. Drawing from Dr. Shingo's teachings and years
of experience working with organizations throughout the world, the Shingo
Institute teaches the application of principles that are necessary to achieve
sustainable results. It also awards and recognizes organizations that
demonstrate an exceptional culture that continually strives for improvement
and progress.

About Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that
improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical
technology leader for more than 30 years, we advance science for life by
providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet
patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit and connect on Twitter and Facebook.


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