MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that its disaster relief hotline will remain open for dentists, physicians and veterinarians who experience operational, logistical or financial issues as a result of tornadoes, hurricanes and other devastating storms. The toll-free number for all dental, medical and animal health customers – 800-999-9729 – is operational from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CDT.
"Along with the rest of the country, we at Henry Schein have watched the reports of ravaging storms with great concern and, as always, stand ready to help our dental, medical, and animal health customers whose practices are affected by this these natural disasters," said James P. Breslawski, President and Chief Operating Officer of Henry Schein. "We want to remind our customers that our disaster relief hotline remains open year round, and that they are encouraged to call us with issues that we might be able to help them address. This disaster relief hotline is just one way that we try to be a valuable business partner to our customers, especially when they need help the most."
In addition to supporting the Company's customers through the disaster relief hotline, Henry Schein Tornadoes Relief Fund remains open to support relief efforts. The Fund was first established last month through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, in response to the tornadoes that struck the South, and continued support is being provided to other regions of the country subsequently struck by tornadoes. Because tornadoes, hurricanes, and other devastating storms typically strike many regions of the United States throughout the summer months, the fund will remain open to provide aid for victims of these natural disasters. The Fund provides a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute. Henry Schein will match all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members, and the proceeds will be applied directly and completely to relief efforts.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Tornadoes Relief Fund can make a donation by credit card through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Web site, http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/ (click the "donate button" to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select "Tornadoes Relief Fund" for the gift designation.) Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to "Henry Schein Cares Foundation" with "Tornadoes Relief Fund" noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Dewi Wijaya at Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.
About Henry Schein
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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