MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it is accepting applications for the second annual Henry Schein Cares Medal, which is awarded to organizations from the fields of oral health, animal health, and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.
The Henry Schein Cares Medal reflects the Company's commitment, since its founding in 1932, to serve society. Through the Henry Schein Cares global corporate social responsibility program, the Company uses its resources to support health care professionals around the world who provide care for those who would otherwise receive little or no medical attention. The medal will honor organizations whose work has been especially effective in bringing care to those in need.
"For 84 years, our Company has been guided by the philosophy of 'doing well by doing good'," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "Since our founding, our efforts to expand access to care to the underserved have been enhanced by the selfless health care practitioners who so generously give of themselves so that others may have better lives. We created the Henry Schein Cares Medal to recognize the contributions of health care professionals to the health of society and to encourage others to follow their example."
Three finalists will be selected among applicants from each of three fields: oral health, animal health, and medicine. In each category, a gold, silver, and bronze medalist will be chosen. Each medalist will receive 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, Inc. In addition to the cash awards, each finalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein, Inc.
A panel of expert judges from the fields of medicine, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and business will evaluate the applications and select the finalists and medalists.
How to Apply
To be considered a candidate for this award, applicants must be a nonprofit organization or trust that is tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and that is a public charity (not a private foundation). The applicant should demonstrate that the program has expanded access to health care for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. For the oral health and medical categories, emphasis will be placed on expanding access to health care for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered.
Programs also should:
- involve an established multi-disciplinary team that demonstrates the expertise needed for a comprehensive solution to expand access to care;
- demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact; and
- include a business plan or demonstration of financial sustainability.
Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by midnight Eastern time on October 5, 2016. Finalists will be announced in January 2017, and the medals will be awarded at the relevant national sales meeting in 2017 of Henry Schein's dental, animal health, and medical divisions.
To apply for the award, please visit http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/us-en/sites/HSCaresFoundation/HSC-Medal.asp.
Earlier this year, the inaugural Henry Schein Cares Medal winners were announced at the Company's national sales meeting for each respective business unit. The winners and finalists are listed below. Please click each link for a short video of each organization's work.
- Oral health:
- Medalist – Diocesan Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Phoenix).
- Finalists – Apple Tree Dental (Coon Rapids, Minnesota) and the San Diego Dental Health Foundation.
- Animal health:
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 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 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one 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 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 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 33 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, 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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