Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at The Village Church/IS
The Legacy Foundation, in conjunction with the Shell Point Wellness Connection, is pleased to present the
2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series, a healthcare speaker series designed to share updates on
the latest advances in medical research and healthcare practice. This educational series features
prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of global healthcare,
memory disorders, breast cancer and modern medicine.
During this presentation, Jay Saccaro will offer an overview of the innovation process and approach at Baxter International, Inc., including the company’s focus on customer input in product development. He will also share specific examples from Baxter’s renal business, where the focus has been on modernizing the devices that are used in home treatment for end stage renal disease and the use of technology to improve patient experience.
Jay Saccaro is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Baxter International, Inc., a
Fortune 500 American healthcare company with headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. The company primarily
focuses on products to treat hemophilia, kidney disease, immune disorders and other chronic and acute
medical conditions. The company has over 48,000 employees globally and had 2017 sales of $10.6 billion.
Saccaro was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Hill-Rom Corporation, prior to rejoining Baxter in 2014. He served as corporate vice president and treasurer of Baxter from 2011 to 2013. He originally joined the company in 2002 as manager of strategy for the company’s BioScience business, and over the years assumed positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of financial planning and vice president of finance for the company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He previously held strategy and business development positions at Clear Channel Communications and the Walt Disney Company. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.