9th Annual Founder’s Award Recipients Exemplify Company’s Core Values
DUBLIN, Ohio, May 24, 2011 — Cardinal Health recently recognized five employees with the Robert D. Walter Founder’s Award, the company’s most prestigious employee honor.
Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000, worldwide, and nearly 250 employees were nominated by their co-workers for this year’s Founder’s Award. Employees are nominated based on extraordinary actions and daily deeds that exemplify Cardinal Health’s core values, which include having an optimistic spirit, commitment to customers and accountability, among others.
This year’s five honorees join 30 other employees who have earned this award, which is now celebrating its ninth year. Chairman and former CEO Robert D. Walter, the award’s namesake, was the first recipient in 2002.
Walter, Cardinal Health chairman and CEO George Barrett and other senior executives recognized this year’s award winners at a special dinner and award ceremony, held May 4 at the company’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.
The 2011 Founder’s Award Recipients have not only embraced Cardinal Health’s core values, but have also led by example in their current roles:
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $96 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com.