MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced the nine finalists for the third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal, an award given to nonprofit organizations from the fields of oral health, animal health, and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.
The nine finalists (three from each field) were selected by a panel of independent judges comprised of experts from the fields of medicine, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and business, as well as previous Henry Schein Cares Gold Medalists. The judges will then choose from those finalists a gold, silver, and bronze medalist for each field. Winners will be announced later this year at Henry Schein's national sales meeting for each respective business unit. In alphabetical order, the finalists are:
- Oral health – Community Treatment, Inc. (Festus, Missouri); Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc. (Washington, DC); and My Community Dental Centers, Inc. (Boyne City, Michigan).
- Animal Health – Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (Westbrook, Maine); Brooke USA, Inc. (Lexington, Kentucky); and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Boston).
- Medicine – Care 2 Communities (St. Paul, Minnesota); Community Volunteers in Medicine, Inc. (West Chester, Pennsylvania); and The Night Ministry (Chicago).
Each medalist will receive a cash award, through the support of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., in the following amounts: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver, and $5,000 for bronze. In addition to the cash awards, each finalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein, Inc.
Since its founding in 1932, Henry Schein has been dedicated to fulfilling its responsibilities as a corporate citizen by giving back to the industries and communities it serves. The company created the Henry Schein Cares Medal in 2015 to honor community organizations that shared the company's commitment to serving society and whose work has been especially effective in bringing care to people and animals in need.
"Throughout our company's history, we at Henry Schein have been guided by the principle that everyone, regardless of their economic standing or personal circumstances, deserves quality health care," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "These nine organizations share that idea and embody a spirit of generosity that deserves recognition, and we are proud to honor them with the Henry Schein Cares Medal."
The Henry Schein Cares Medal is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
About the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc.
Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care in communities around the world. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations to non-profit organizations supporting health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care.
The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.
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 healthcare 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 22,000 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 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 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 34 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, 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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