MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein Practice Solutions Inc., the U.S. practice solutions business of Henry Schein, Inc., was recently awarded the Utah Business Diversity Award in the category of Large Business at the 2016 Utah Crossroads Conference. The company was selected by Utah Diversity Connections, a group of employers in Utah working to assist businesses in building diverse workforces and attracting diverse employees who seek supportive employers and work environments.
During the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Utah Diversity Connections and Utah Human Resources State Council (Utah SHRM), Henry Schein Practice Solutions, based in American Fork, Utah, was recognized for recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce, as well as cultivating a sustainable, inclusive work environment. In addition, the company was recognized for offering diversity training to its Team Schein Members and contributing to a positive image for the Salt Lake City and Utah communities through its involvement with diverse community organizations.
"At Henry Schein, we encourage, embrace, and appreciate diversity in the workplace, and use our commonalities and differences to leverage and enhance the effectiveness of our programs inside and outside the company," said Kevin Bunker, President, Henry Schein North America Dental Practice Solutions. "Team Schein Members and the company's customer base reflect the growing cultural diversity of the world. As a result of engagement among our Team Schein Members, our commitment to diversity and giving back has involved all departments and made a valuable impact on our company and the local community."
As part of its commitment to giving back, the company opened The Center of Excellence, where free oral health care is provided by volunteer oral health professionals as well as Share A Smile, a dental nonprofit that provides free dental care to the poor and those in need. Although dental care is provided at no cost, all patients are required to pre-qualify for care and complete community service in return for the dental services received. Since the Center's opening in September 2014, it has not only enhanced access to care for the community, but it has also given Team Schein Members and the company's supplier partners an opportunity to give back to society. To date, dentists, dental instructors, dental students, pre-dental students and Team Schein Members have volunteered 6,220 hours at the Center, while 977 adult patients, whose incomes are at or below the federal poverty level, have received this much needed care. Additionally, Utah Valley University's (UVU) dental hygiene program has completed 772 hygienist training hours and 280 instructor hours in the clinic.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.
The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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