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Henry Schein Cares Medal applications due Oct. 5

August 11, 2016

Lauded: The 2016 Henry Schein Cares medalists pose with their awards in June at the 2016 national sales meeting of Henry Schein's dental division in Dallas. From left, Gerard Meuchner, Vice President and Chief Global Communications Officer, Henry Schein; Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein; Drs. Malieka Johnson and Irv Silverstein, San Diego Dental Health Foundation; Drs. Ken Snyder and Maurice Lee, and Steve Zabilski of the Diocesan Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; Dr. Doug Christiansen of the San Diego Dental Health Foundation;  Dr. Michael Helgeson and Melissa Herbst of Apple Tree Dental; Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, president, American Dental Association; and Tim Sullivan, president, North American Dental Group, Henry Schein.
Melville, N.Y. — Henry Schein is accepting applications for the second annual Henry Schein Cares Medal, awarded to oral health organizations that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.

Applications must be submitted by midnight Eastern time on Oct. 5. Finalists will be announced in January, and the medal will be awarded at the 2017 national sales meeting of Henry Schein's dental division.

A panel will select three finalists, with a gold, silver and bronze medalist chosen. Each medalist will receive a cash award 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.

"For 84 years, our company has been guided by the philosophy of 'doing well by doing good'," said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. "Since our founding, our efforts to expand access to care to the underserved have been enhanced by the selfless health care practitioners who so generously give of themselves so that others may have better lives."

To be considered a candidate for this award, applicants must be a nonprofit organization or trust and 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, although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered.

For additional rules and to apply, visit hscaresfoundation.org.

Earlier this year, the inaugural Henry Schein Cares Medal winners were announced at the company's national sales meeting. The medalist was the Diocesan Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, with the finalists Apple Tree Dental in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and the San Diego Dental Health Foundation.

Medals are also awarded to organizations in the fields of animal health and medicine.