Henry Schein Donates More Than 25,000 Toothbrushes To Timmy Global Health
OREANDA-NEWS. Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced that it has donated more than 25,000 toothbrushes to Timmy Global Health, a non-profit organization that leads teams of medical professionals and health science students to underserved and isolated communities throughout the world to provide treatment to local populations and develop and maintain long-term health care.
Since 1997, Timmy Global Health has served more than 84,000 patients in five countries, providing medical, dental, and vision treatments, along with other services such as midwifery and immunizations. The toothbrushes—many of which have already been given to patients in Ecuador, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic—will continue to be distributed at mission sites throughout the year. The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company's global corporate social responsibility program.
"Timmy Global Health has created a sustainable model for expanding access to health care and maintaining it in some of the most at-risk corners of the world," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "Henry Schein is proud to support organizations such as Timmy Global Health, whose values and commitment to 'helping health happen' so closely align with our own."
Timmy Global Health is able to supply some of the world's most remote areas with essential financial, medical, and human resources by partnering with community-based programs. Through its services, Timmy Global Health has provided these partners with more than $1 million in funding and more than $25 million worth of in-kind contributions. The organization not only treats patients, but also establishes medical records and referral systems, and supplies patients with essentials for oral health and nutrition like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and vitamins.
"The areas that we serve have little or no access to healthcare, and we often find oral health issues to be prevalent in these communities," said Dr. Chuck Dietzen, Founder and President of Timmy Global Health. "We understand the necessity of providing basic supplies, such as toothbrushes, in order to have a lasting impact on the overall health of community members. With their donation, Henry Schein has made a direct contribution to the health of thousands of individuals around the world. We at Timmy Global Health are grateful and happy to work with a company that genuinely appreciates the value in our work."
About Timmy Global Health
Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today's most pressing global health challenges. To achieve this goal, Timmy sends medical service teams to support the work of international partner organizations and channels financial, medical, and human resources to community based health and development projects. Through our work, we strive to empower volunteers to lead the fight for global health equity and help deliver the promise of a healthy future – one patient at a time.
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.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to 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 employs nearly 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.