Since 1994, The Keystone Center has honored leaders for their vision, innovation and commitment to working collaboratively toward long-term advancement in several key areas: energy, environment and health. This year, the Keystone Center selected AstraZeneca as its Leadership in Health Award recipient based on AstraZeneca’s dedication to improving patient health at the community level, and providing newer, more effective, and more proficient ways to deliver health services and products to citizens in the U.S.The Keystone Center praised AstraZeneca for its dedication to increasing access to healthcare for underserved patient populations with our Patient Assistance Programs, which provided $1.2 billion in savings to more than 562,000 U.S. patients in 2012, as well as with our partnerships with other organizations working to similarly increase access.
Scott Vitters, Trustee with the Keystone Center and leader at Coca-Cola, presented the Leadership in Health Award to AstraZeneca, accepted by Linda Palczuk, Vice President, Cornerstone and Commercial Excellence, at the 2013 Keystone Awards in Washington, DC.
The AstraZeneca Hope Lodge was also cited as an impressive model of support for patients and their caregivers, as was the American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program of which AstraZeneca is the founding sponsor.
Linda Palczuk, Vice President, Cornerstone and Global Commercial Excellence, accepted the award on behalf of AstraZeneca, saying, “At AstraZeneca, we work to improve the health of patients through great medicines and effective collaboration with partners who share our passion for making a meaningful difference to patient health, and are thrilled to accept this award today.”
AstraZeneca applauds the efforts of all the Keystone Center award winners, who are working to innovate in their own sectors to address the barriers and challenges that exist not only in healthcare, but in the environment in which we all live and work.