Medal Recognizes Organizations That Reflect Company's Commitment to Expanding Access to Care for People and Animals in Need
Posted: January 16, 2018
Edited by Dentaltown staff
MELVILLE, N.Y.—Henry Schein announced the nine finalists for the third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal, an award given to nonprofit organizations from the fields of oral health, animal health, and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.
The nine finalists (three from each field) were selected by a panel of independent judges comprised of experts from the fields of medicine, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and business, as well as previous Henry Schein Cares Gold Medalists. The judges will then choose from those finalists a gold, silver, and bronze medalist for each field. Winners will be announced later this year at Henry Schein's national sales meeting for each respective business unit. In alphabetical order, the finalists are:
Oral health – Community Treatment (Festus, Missouri); Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care (Washington, DC); and My Community Dental Centers (Boyne City, Michigan).
Animal Health – Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (Westbrook, Maine); Brooke USA (Lexington, Kentucky); and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Boston).
Medicine – Care 2 Communities (St. Paul, Minnesota); Community Volunteers in Medicine (West Chester, Pennsylvania); and The Night Ministry (Chicago).
Each medalist will receive a cash award, through the support of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, in the following amounts: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver, and $5,000 for bronze. In addition to the cash awards, each finalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein.
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.
"Throughout our company's history, we at Henry Schein have been guided by the principle that everyone, regardless of their economic standing or personal circumstances, deserves quality health care," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. "These nine organizations share that idea and embody a spirit of generosity that deserves recognition, and we are proud to honor them with the Henry Schein Cares Medal."
The Henry Schein Cares Medal is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program.