2017 Annual Review

Message from our Chairman and CEO

We delivered another strong year of financial results in 2017 and continue to strengthen our position as a leader in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical (MedSurg), and Neurotechnology and Spine.

Kevin Lobo, Chairman and CEO

Enhancing patient care

Our mission is clear: “Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better” through collaboration, innovative technologies and our commitment to successful patient outcomes.

A Hurricane Harvey orthopaedic success story

As Hurricane Harvey barreled toward Houston, Texas, St. Joseph Medical Center prepared for the worst. The staff’s stamina would be severely tested over the next five days, as historic amounts of rain pummeled the area, sending scores of desperate people to the hospital.  

A miracle rescue

When paramedics in Gloucester, Massachusetts, arrived on the scene, they didn’t know they were about to lead one of the most dramatic lifesaving rescues of their careers.  

Mako System creating the future of hip and knee replacement surgeries

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery features three phases — enhanced planning, dynamic joint balancing and robotic-arm assisted bone preparation.  

Allowing surgeons to see and do more    

Statistics show that roughly one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.   

New facilities help drive innovation

We have built or are in the process of building several new facilities to accelerate the development of product innovations.  

Additive manufacturing

3D printing — also known as additive manufacturing (AM) — is one of our pillars of innovation in Orthopaedics. 
Serving those in need — around the world and in our backyard

Global Recognition

Most Admired Companies

#5 in 2018
Medical Products & Equipment
award recipient for the 17th consecutive year

People Companies That Care

#45 in 2017
out of 50 companies — recipient for the first time

FORTUNE 500 Largest
U.S.-Based Companies

#252 in 2017
joined the list in 2003 as #493
on the list for the 15th consecutive year

LinkedIn Top Companies
Where the World Wants to Work Now

#30 in 2018
recipient for the second time

FORTUNE World’s Best Workplaces

#10 in 2017
out of 25 companies — recipient for the first time

The Sunday Times 100
Best Companies to Work For

#14 in 2018
Stryker U.K. recipient for the 12th consecutive year

FORTUNE 100 Best
Companies to Work For (U.S.)

#16 in 2018
recipient for the eighth consecutive year

Top Employer Deutschland (Germany)

2018 award
on list for the second consecutive year