MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, was honored at MedShare's fourth annual "Share the Good Gala," hosted recently by the organization's Northeast Regional Council in New York.
Mr. Bergman was recognized for spearheading Henry Schein's commitment to expand access to care globally for underserved communities and for the Company's decade-long support of MedShare. Founded in 1998, MedShare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those most in need in the United States and abroad.
"On behalf of more than 17,000 Team Schein Members around the world, it is truly an honor to receive this recognition from MedShare, a partner that all of us at Henry Schein admire, respect and value," said Mr. Bergman, who addressed the Gala attendees. "It is particularly gratifying because MedShare is one of Henry Schein's very first international Non-Government Organization (NGO) partners. Its vision to put to use what would otherwise be discarded medical products and equipment has helped provide life-saving care to millions of people. MedShare makes a positive difference in our world, and Henry Schein looks forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come."
Henry Schein has provided more than $2 million in financial and in-kind donations to MedShare, which has shipped more than 1,100 40-foot containers to support more than 3,200 medical mission teams in 96 countries since its inception. Additionally, in 2014, as part of the Company's commitment to MedShare, Henry Schein donated furniture, supplies and a forklift to help equip MedShare's new Northeast Collection and Sort Center in Secaucus, N.J.
"Henry Schein is one of our oldest partners and most steadfast supporters," said MedShare CEO and President Charles Redding. "MedShare started as a one-person operation in donated warehouse space in Atlanta. Since then, we have grown to become a thriving organization with offices in three major U.S. cities. Our ability to supply people and communities with vital medical resources, personnel and infrastructure is in large part thanks to the generous donations made by Henry Schein over the years. Our partnership is strong now and continues to strengthen with every passing year, helping us bring care to so many in need. We thank Henry Schein for all their tremendous support."
In addition to financial and in-kind contributions, Henry Schein has supported MedShare through Team Schein Member service on the organization's governing bodies and councils. Ashley Lenz, Manager of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program, is a member of MedShare's Northeast Regional Council, and Susan Vassallo, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Henry Schein, is a former member of MedShare's Board of Trustees.
About MedShare Founded in Atlanta in 1998, MedShare collects essential, unused medical supplies and equipment and delivers them directly to underserved populations worldwide while lessening the impact on landfills in the United States. With offices in the Atlanta, New York, and San Francisco metropolitan areas, MedShare's ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between surplus and need. For more information, visit www.medshare.org.
About Henry Schein Cares Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program, 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.
About Henry Schein, Inc. Henry Schein, Inc. 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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 17,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 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 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 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 28 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.
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