The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced that Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc., has renewed its commitment as a VDF National Industry Advocate for the next three years and will serve as a member of VDF’s National Corporate Advisory Board.
Bard Peripheral Vascular’s membership in VDF was supported through a donation from the C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc.
Bard’s contribution will support VDFs top priorities including activities related to the P.A.D. Coalition and the continued distribution of free educational material to the general public and medical facilities. Educational materials include VDF’s quarterly newsletter, Keeping in Circulation, the creation of a new electronic newsletter and distribution of patient brochures on vascular diseases.
‘We are pleased to announce that Bard Peripheral Vascular has decided to continue its partnership with the Vascular Disease Foundation,’ said Mark Creager, MD, President of VDF’s Board of Directors. ‘The goal of the Foundation’s National Corporate Advisory Board is to reduce the mortality and morbidity from vascular diseases. The Advisory Board is allied with the Foundation in the belief that patient quality of life and longevity can be improved through education and prevention, prompt diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and effective rehabilitation of arterial and venous disease.’
Founded in 1998, VDF is the country’s leading nonprofit information and education resource on the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases.
‘Our membership in the VDF National Advisory Board supports our desire to help improve the quality of life for patients suffering from arterial and venous diseases,’ said Jim Beasley, President of Bard Peripheral Vascular, which is based in Tempe, Arizona.