MELVILLE, N.Y., May 19, 2015 /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, the Company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
During the University's commencement ceremony held on May 17, Mr. Bergman was recognized for his inspirational leadership; commitment to social responsibility through Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program; and for advancing the corporate and personal ideal of giving back to communities across the globe.
"Case Western Reserve is pleased to honor Stanley Bergman for his commitment to maintaining and extending the values of Henry Schein in how it supports its team and seeks to make a positive difference for others around the world. Mr. Bergman himself also demonstrates these principles in his philanthropic engagement in the arts, health care, higher education and more," said Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University.
"I am humbled by the University conferring an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters upon me," said Mr. Bergman. "It is deeply gratifying to receive such prestigious recognition for our Company's commitment to 'doing well by doing good,' which has enabled us to give back by increasing access to care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. On behalf of more than 18,000 Team Schein Members, we look forward to continuing to work together with Case Western Reserve to 'help health happen'."
In addition to the honorary degree from Case Western Reserve University, Mr. Bergman has received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He also has been awarded the Honorary Fellowship of King's College London and an Honorary Fellowship in the International College of Dentistry. Mr. Bergman also is an honorary member of the American Dental Association and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.
About Case Western Reserve University
Western Reserve College was founded in 1826 in Hudson, Ohio, about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. The college—the first in northern Ohio—took its name from the surrounding region (known at that time as the Western Reserve of Connecticut) and emphasized standards, such as the classics, in its curriculum. With funding from American industrialist Amasa Stone, the college moved in 1882 to "uptown" Cleveland, where it lives today, and assumed the name Western Reserve University. Case Western Reserve University improves and enriches people's lives through research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration, and education that dramatically engages our students.
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 S&P 500® and the NASDAQ 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 18,000 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 100,000 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 29 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, 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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