MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it has awarded its fourth annual Henry Schein Cares Medal in the Medical category to Shawnee, Oklahoma-based Youth and Family Resource Center. The Henry Schein Cares Medal program honors nonprofit organizations from the fields of medicine and dentistry that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.
Youth and Family Resource Center was honored for its dedication to improving community health by strengthening families through the Partners in Caring initiative. As a founding member and partner in Partners in Caring, a collaborative school health team that serves schools in seven local districts, the Youth and Family Resource Center team and their partners aim to improve students’ academic performance while identifying and serving the health, social, and emotional needs of families, improving school/family relationships, and enhancing access to community resources.
“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to improving the well-being of the families in our school districts while also working to improve public health and bring communities together,” said Joani Webster, Executive Director, Youth and Family Resource Center. “Our team works together with Partners in Caring to help address the health care needs of underprivileged children so they can be better prepared to succeed in the classroom. We thank Henry Schein for this award and we are grateful for their ongoing support of our mission.”
An independent panel of 15 judges selected Youth and Family Resource Center as one of the three 2019 Henry Schein Cares Medalists in the Medical category. Each Medalist receives a $10,000 cash award from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. Three Medalists were also chosen in the Dental category.
“We are pleased to honor Youth and Family Resource Center with the Henry Schein Cares Medal for improving the health of the population it serves, and strengthening the ties that bind communities together,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “We congratulate Youth and Family Resource Center, and hope that other organizations look to its team for inspiration on how to improve the lives of the people they serve.”
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 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.
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.
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