MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it has awarded its fourth annual Henry Schein Cares Medals in the Medical category, recognizing three nonprofit organizations and naming Orlando, Florida-based LifeNet International (LN) as “Best In Class.” The Henry Schein Cares Medal recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.
LifeNet International was recognized for its commitment to transform African health centers to provide quality, sustainable care. The organization’s multidisciplinary approach to health care quality improvement employs business-minded principles to strengthen local capacity and provide access to essential knowledge and tools at remote, faith-based health facilities where poor and vulnerable patients access care. Through franchise partnerships with health facilities in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Uganda, LifeNet International implements practical responses to everyday health challenges facing people in need.
This approach includes programs aimed at the early detection and treatment of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, and training and equipping local health care workers in medical and management best practices. LifeNet International continuously adapts its training program to directly address the unique needs of its partner facilities and significantly improve the quality of care they deliver.
“Our multi-disciplinary team provides high-quality data, the business skills needed to establish working relationships with partners, and the medical knowledge necessary to train health workers to provide improved care to patients,” said Dan Evans, President, LifeNet International. “It is incredibly rewarding to be recognized for our work, and to be honored alongside two organizations dedicated to improving public health. We thank Henry Schein and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for this recognition, and we look forward to expanding our impact with their support.”
An independent panel of judges selected LifeNet International as this year’s “Best In Class” medalist from a field that included fellow medalists Youth & Family Resource Center (Shawnee, Oklahoma) and Tri-City Health Center (Fremont, California). Each medalist receives a $10,000 cash award from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
“LifeNet International shares Team Schein’s belief that public health can be greatly improved by not just improving access to care, but by strengthening the health care capacity of local providers and community organizations as well,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “We are pleased to honor each of our Henry Schein Cares Medal winners, and to name LifeNet International ‘Best In Class’ for using the power of collaboration to positively impact community health in Africa.”
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.
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 solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 19,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.
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.
A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 31 countries. The Company's sales from continuing operations reached $9.4 billion in 2018, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 13 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.