The American Health Council has cordially appointed Ms. Avril Meehan as “Best in Medicine.” Working in the healthcare industry for 20 years, Ms. Meehan is an expert in the field of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Medical Devices.
Ms. Meehan first became involved in the pharmaceuticals industry due to her initial interest in science. She studied Industrial Microbiology at University College Dublin, receiving her BS in 1995, before studying Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology at Trinity College and receiving her MS in 2009.
Today, Ms. Meehan is employed as Program Manager at Medtronic, an organization that works with partners to improve healthcare across the globe. Medtronic is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. They have been able to accelerate and advance their ability to create meaningful innovations for hospitals, health systems, and healthcare providers, allowing them to deliver the best care possible to patients and their families around the world. Due to changing healthcare demands, healthcare companies need to be able to offer flexibility and operate differently – Medtronic demonstrates a commitment to solving problems and developing innovative technologies and solutions to benefit patients and healthcare systems across the world. Major services offered by Medtronic include implantable mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, powered and advanced energy surgical instruments, and patient services.
From day to day, Ms. Meehan’s responsibilities include quality system improvement, supporting product development, audits, implementation of changing and new regulatory requirements, mentoring and coaching. She has extensive expertise in quality systems, medical devices, and combination devices, and attributes her success in her career to working hard and being passionate about her field.
In 2002 Ms. Meehan was honored with the Director Award. She is also a member of the American Society for Quality. Over the next five years, Ms. Meehan would like to continue her personal and professional career growth whilst also progressing up to the director level.
In her spare time, Ms. Meehan enjoys hiking, reading, and watching rugby. She also works with the charitable organization, Redwood Empire Food Bank.
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Program Manager (DAE) & Quality Site Lead at Medtronic
- Medtronic is working with new partners, in new ways to improve global healthcare. Medtronic is committed to improving lives through their medical technologies and solutions.
- By joining together with Covidien, they can accelerate and advance their ability to create meaningful innovations for hospitals, health systems, and healthcare providers so they can deliver the best care possible to patients and their families around the world.
- With changing healthcare demands, companies that deliver health products and services must be willing to do things differently. The union of Medtronic and Covidien demonstrates that they are committed to thinking differently in solving problems to deliver better health.
- American Society for Quality