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    Henry Schein selected as Corporation of the Year by the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives

    The company was recognized for its commitment to help increase diversity and cultural competency in health care professions.

    Henry Schein, Inc., one of the world's largest providers of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced hat it has been selected as the Corporation of the Year by the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives, a national voluntary tax-exempt organization that fosters programs and policies to increase the presence of Hispanic health care executives.

    The company was recognized for its commitment to help increase diversity and cultural competency in the health care professions. Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein, accepted the honor on behalf of the company at the Quindecennial Healthcare Diversity Awards, held June 25 at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York, N.Y. The event was co-hosted by the AHHE and the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Health.

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    "On behalf of more than 18,000 Team Schein members from around the world, it is a great honor to accept this recognition as AHHE Corporation of the Year," Bergman said. "At Henry Schein, we share the AHHE's understanding of the importance of recruiting more members of the Hispanic community into health care careers, advocating for increased Hispanic faculty at dental and medical schools and expanding access to and improving equity in health care.The AHHE is an important piece of the quickly changing health care mosaic in the United States, and Henry Schein is proud to be its partner in promoting diversity."

    For two decades, Henry Schein has supported programs and initiatives dedicated to promoting diversity in health care. In 1995, the company created the Leadership Training and Speaker Development program for the National Dental Association. The company also served as a founding co-sponsor of the American Dental Association Institute for Diversity in Leadership; sponsored the first Dental Diversity in Leadership Conference in New York; and created REACH, Henry Schein's national outreach program to help facilitate the growth of culturally specific health care professional organizations.

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