FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 7, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE : MHS ), captured the No. 1 position within the Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services sector on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for the fourth consecutive year. Medco earned the highest ranking across all nine attributes within that sector: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services, and global competitiveness.
Medco is also among the most admired companies in New Jersey, and is one of only two companies in the state to earn a #1 ranking for its industry.
The Fortune World's Most Admired Companies list is a report card on corporate reputation. In partnership with the Hay Group, Fortune surveyed more than 673 companies across 57 industries and 32 countries. To establish the rankings, executives, directors, and securities analysts were asked to rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. Results will be featured in the March 7 issue of Fortune magazine.
"We are once again honored to be ranked the highest of our industry peers, and I am thankful to our more than 20,000 employees who work hard to keep Medco a Most Admired company," said Medco Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. "To continue to earn this No. 1 position in our industry demonstrates that Medco's business model and commitment to making medicine smarter is delivering value for our members, clients and shareholders."
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE : MHS ) is pioneering the world's most advanced pharmacy® and its clinical research and innovations are part of Medco making medicine smarter™ for approximately 65 million members.
With more than 20,000 employees worldwide dedicated to improving patient health and reducing costs for a wide range of public and private sector clients, and 2010 revenue of nearly $66 billion, Medco ranks 35th on the 2010 Fortune 500 list and is named among the world's most innovative, most admired and most trustworthy companies.
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