MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Henry Schein Cares Medal program, which honors nonprofit organizations from the fields of oral health and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved. The application deadline is midnight Eastern time on October 10, 2018.
The Henry Schein Cares Medal is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program. Through Henry Schein Cares, the company uses its resources to support health care professionals around the world who provide care for those who would otherwise receive little or no medical attention.
"Team Schein is pleased to open the application process for the fourth annual Henry Schein Cares Medal as we seek to honor the health care professionals and organizations who embody our commitment to 'helping health happen'," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. "We look forward to learning more about this year's applicants, the innovative ways in which they've overcome unique challenges, and the lasting impacts they've had on their communities."
A panel of expert judges from the medical, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and business sectors will select three finalists among applicants from the fields of oral health and medicine. Each finalist will receive a $10,000 cash award through the support of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
"The Henry Schein Cares Medal is a great way to honor these organizations for their outstanding work and support them in their efforts to positively impact the health of their communities," said Jennifer Kim Field, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for Henry Schein, and Executive Director, Henry Schein Cares Foundation. "Our company has long championed health care providers who dedicate their efforts to expanding access to care, and we encourage eligible organizations to apply for the Henry Schein Cares Medal today."
How to Apply
To be considered a candidate for this award, applicants must be a nonprofit organization or trust that is tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) and that is a public charity. The applicant should demonstrate that the program has expanded access to health care for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. Emphasis will be placed on expanding access to health care for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered.
Programs also should:
- involve an established multi-disciplinary team that demonstrates the expertise needed for a comprehensive solution to expand access to care;
- demonstrate potential for replication and large-scale impact through data and measurement; and
- include a business plan or demonstration of financial sustainability.
Finalists will be announced in February 2019, and the medals will be awarded at a date and location to be determined in 2019.
To apply for the award, please visit http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/us-en/sites/HSCaresFoundation/HSC-Medal.asp.
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 22,000 Team Schein Members serving more than 1 million customers globally, the Company is the world's largest provider of Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions to enhance the efficiency of 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's network of trusted advisors provides health care professionals with the valued solutions they need to improve operational success and clinical outcomes. The Company offers customers exclusive, innovative products and solutions, including practice management software, e-commerce solutions, specialty and surgical products, as well as a broad range of financial services. 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.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 34 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $12.5 billion in 2017, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein, and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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