Leads medical products and equipment sector for second consecutive year

Abbott was named the world's No. 1 Most Admired Company in the medical products and equipment industry by Fortune Magazine.

This marks the second year in a row that Abbott has led the medical products and equipment sector and our 31st year on the Fortune Most Admired list.

Fortune's Most Admired list is one of the world's leading barometers of corporate reputation. It's compiled by surveying senior executives, outside directors and industry analysts from Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies in 55 industries.

Companies are rated on nine attributes: innovativeness; ability to attract, develop and retain talent; wise use of corporate assets; community responsibility; management quality; soundness of financial position; value as a long-term investment; quality of products/services offered; and effectiveness in conducting a global business.

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