MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it will join the Texas Dental Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry to host an expert-led symposium to help health care professionals restore and re-open their practices post-natural disaster.
The event, entitled "Recovery Empowerment Symposium: Emerging from the Storm," will be held Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT at the Denton A. Cooley, M.D. and Ralph C. Cooley, D.D.S. University Life Center, 7440 Cambridge St., Houston, Texas, 77054, adjacent to UTHealth School of Dentistry. It is free for all health care professionals.
To register for the event, please visit Go.uth.edu/recovery. Space is limited. Practitioners impacted by Hurricane Irma and those otherwise unable to attend in person can watch a livestream of the symposium at go.uth.edu/recoverylivestream. The webcast will subsequently be available on demand on Henry Schein's Road to Recovery Resource Center.
Attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with leading experts from the insurance, legal, claims management, and disaster recovery industries, as well as dental, medical and animal health professional associations, to discuss a range of topics related to their personal and professional recovery, including:
- How to access Federal agencies, including the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Association and the U.S. Small Business Administration;
- How to access insurance carriers;
- How to work with banks, financial services, and suppliers; and
- How to enhance employee morale and stay in touch with patients.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be served, and there will be a networking session for attendees and speakers at the end of the symposium, which is being held in partnership with the American Dental Association, the ADA Foundation, the American Medical Association Foundation, American Veterinary Medical Foundation, the National Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
"We at Henry Schein are pleased to partner with Texas health care leaders to provide storm-affected health professionals with the information and resources they need to get their practices back up and running," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office of Henry Schein. "We believe the information provided during this symposium will play a crucial role in helping practitioners restore their practices and resume their roles as trusted health care providers in their communities."
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 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 21,000 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 32 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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