MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental division of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, celebrated the opening of the Dr. Gary I. Kondo Dental Suite at the Shriners Hospital for Children located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Henry Schein Dental donated a Midmark Dental Chair and Unit, as well as Nomad mobile X-ray technology to the Dr. Gary I. Kondo Dental Suite through Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program. The dental operatory is the first of its kind for the Shriners Hospital for Children system, which includes 22 hospitals nationwide. The dental clinic will serve children from the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, regardless of their ability to pay. Dentists and staff from around the State of Hawaii have already begun to offer their volunteer time and services to the new dental clinic.
"Henry Schein Dental is proud to partner with Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu, one of the most admired and well respected hospitals in the world, to enhance access to care for children in need from Hawaii and the Pacific Rim," said Brian Brady, Hawaii Regional Manager, Henry Schein Dental. "It is inspiring to see the vision of the late Dr. Gary I. Kondo realized in this new operatory, and to know that his legacy will carry on for years to come through the countless children who will be treated at this state-of-the-art dental suite."
About Shriners Hospital for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. For more information visit, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.com.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares enhances access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. 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 firmly believes that it is furthering its long-term success.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, is a Fortune 500® company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index. The Company is recognized for its excellent customer service and highly competitive prices. Henry Schein's five businesses – Dental, Medical, Animal Health, International, and Technology – serve more than 700,000 customers worldwide, including dental practitioners and laboratories, physician practices, and animal health practices, as well as government and other institutions.
The Company operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, which provides customers in more than 200 countries with a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 national and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 100,000 additional products available as special-order items. Henry Schein also provides exclusive, innovative technology offerings for dental, medical, and veterinary professionals, including value-added practice management software and electronic health record solutions.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein employs more than 14,000 people and has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's net sales reached a record $7.5 billion in 2010. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
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