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 Dental category, recognizing three nonprofit organizations and naming Rochester, N.Y.-based United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area (CP Rochester) as “Best In Class.” The Henry Schein Cares Medal recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.
CP Rochester was recognized for its commitment to serving the health care needs of people with developmental, intellectual, and acquired disabilities, and their families, living in Monroe County, N.Y., and for its Family Dental Center (FDC) in particular. CP Rochester opened the FDC in 2008 after determining that people with special needs in their area had limited access to oral health care for a number of reasons, whether a lack of accessible facilities or resouces to train dental professionals to care for special needs patients. The FDC offers fully accessible facilities and dental operatories, and is staffed by specially trained personnel ready to address each patient’s unique needs.
“Throughout our history, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our patients have access to the care they need to live long, healthy, and happy lives, and oral health care is a core element of that mission,” said Mary Walsh Boatfield, President and CEO of CP Rochester. “We are honored to be recognized with the Henry Schein Cares Medal, and thank Team Schein for supporting us in our efforts to safeguard the oral health, and by extension overall health, of the people and families we serve.”
An independent panel of 15 judges selected CP Rochester as this year’s “Best In Class” medalist from a field that included fellow medalists La Maestra Family Clinic (San Diego) and Community Healthcare Network (New York). Each medalist receives a $10,000 cash award from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
“CP Rochester shares our understanding of the crucial importance oral health plays in a person’s overall health, and the daunting challenges people with disabilities often face in accessing that care,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “Through their Family Dental Center, however, the team at CP Rochester has demonstrated that these challenges can be overcome through compassion and cooperation. We are pleased to recognize the United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area, and each of our honorees, with the Henry Schein Cares Medal.”
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 www.henryschein.com/socialresponsibility.
About the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc.
Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation works to foster, support, and promote dental and medical 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.