MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) has been awarded the gold medal in the Animal Health category of the third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal program.
The program honors organizations from the fields of oral health, animal health, and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved. Stanley M. Bergman, Henry Schein's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, presented the MSPCA with the gold medal at Henry Schein Animal Health's National Sales Meeting earlier this week in New Orleans.
The MSPCA was recognized for its commitment to protecting animals, relieving their suffering, advancing their health and welfare, preventing cruelty, and working for a just and compassionate society. It fulfills this mission by providing direct hands-on care to a wide variety of animals through its Animal Care and Adoption Centers, hospitals, and animal protection programs, low-cost spay/neuter initiatives, and animal behavior classes.
An independent panel of judges selected the MSPCA as this year's gold medalist from a field that also included silver medalist Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (Westbrook, Maine) and bronze medalist Brooke USA, Inc. (Lexington, Kentucky). Each medalist receives a cash award in the following amounts: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver, and $5,000 for bronze, through the support of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. In addition to the cash awards, each medalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein.
"It is an honor to receive this award in recognition of our team's commitment to being a leader in animal protection and veterinary care not just in Massachusetts, but across the U.S. and around the world," said Bryn Conklin Rogers, Assistant Director of Adoption Centers and Programs, MSPCA. "We are humbled to share the stage with our fellow medalists and we thank Henry Schein for recognizing the critical role that organizations like ours play in protecting the animals that need it most. This award will enhance our ability to help develop a just and compassionate society, and we are grateful to Henry Schein and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for its support."
Founded in 1868, the MSPCA is the second-oldest humane society in the U.S., providing care to thousands of animals a year. The MSPCA also works extensively with pet owners, ensuring that they have the resources and knowledge to care for their pets. The MSPCA's Pet Care Assistance Fund, for example, supports medical care for sick or injured animals whose owners have limited financial resources, while the organization's humane education programs aim to help children develop empathy and a greater understanding of personal responsibility for animals, people, and the environment.
"For 150 years, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been a safe haven for animals that have been abused, neglected, and forgotten, and its staff has demonstrated time and again the transformative power of compassion and care," Mr. Bergman said. "It is my pleasure to award the MSPCA this year's gold medal in recognition of its enduring commitment to the well-being of our society's most vulnerable animals, and for proving that cruelty and indifference are no match for kindness and generosity."
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.
More information about the MSPCA and its Henry Schein Cares Gold Medal can be found by watching a video interview with Jennifer Kim Field, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Henry Schein and Executive Director of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, and Ms. Conklin Rogers. The interview is part of #ScheinChats, Henry Schein's signature social media series.
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 a health solutions network powered by people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of 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's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. 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.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, 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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