2019 Westgate Foundation Volunteering

2019 McKesson & NorthStar Westgate Foundation Volunteering

Westgate Foundation is a community-based organisation providing an integrated range of services for older people including daycare, community catering, sheltered housing, transport, social and active retired club, social work, and counselling. Westgate Foundation employs a staff team of 60 people and enjoys the support of many volunteers. It is a registered charity and limited company…

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McKesson joins forces with CIT to offer first ever female PhD scholarship

McKesson, a global leader in healthcare, have announced an innovative PhD scholarship in Computer Science in partnership with the SFI Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks and Sustainable Societies (ADVANCE) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). The primary objective of the Centre for Research Training (ADVANCE), and the scholarship, is to train the next…

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McKesson Cork and NorthStar 3rd Annual Company Day

For the past three years McKesson Cork and NorthStar have taken the opportunity to commit one day per year to focus entirely on employee engagement and enhancing relations among. In previous years the focus has been on Managing Unconscious Bias and Personality profiling, this year the focus on the Company Day was the topical issue…

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14th Inter-firm Dragon Boat Challenge – 6th July 2019

McKesson Cork and NorthStar Healthcare An 18-person crew comprising of McKesson and NorthStar staff participated in the Dragon Boat Challenge on Saturday 6 July 2019, bringing the colour and buzz of sprint racing to Cork city centre.  The race is in aid of Meitheal Mara, Cork’s community boatyard and nationally-accredited training centre. The organisation is…

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Giving back to the community Nov 2018

Giving back to the community and fulfilling our corporate social responsibilities is a fundamental part of who we are at McKesson in Cork.  Our call to action is inspired by our unique ICARE values (Integrity, Customer First, Accountability, Respect and Excellence).   While Christmas can be a time of considerable hardship for some families and individuals…

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Opening of New NorthStar Laboratory

At NorthStar Healthcare, we have a talented team of highly qualified professionals with strong pharmaceutical experience drawn from the multi-national pharma eco-system across Ireland. As a distributor/sourcing organization of private label generic (Gx) pharmaceuticals, the quality operations team of NorthStar Healthcare creates value through due diligence in multiple different areas. One area we didn’t have a…

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Westgate Foundation CSR Event 2018

When I think about our recent CSR trip to the Westgate Foundation in Ballincollig, Cork, the idea of community comes to mind.  What is a community?  It’s a group of people, who are bonded by something in common (e.g. location, goals, sport, heritage, values, etc.). Between our two very different (yet related) healthcare businesses co-located…

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