We are proud to announce that Hands Up for Haiti was awarded the inaugural Henry Schein Cares Medal for medical health, an annual award given to an organization that demonstrates excellence in expanding access to medical care for the underserved. Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, presented the medal to Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento, President, Hands Up for Haiti, and to Karen Akst Schecter, HUFH Director of Programs and Operations, at Henry Schein’s national medical sales meeting in Dallas last week.
Hands Up for Haiti was selected by an independent panel of judges for the Henry Schein Cares Medal from a field of three finalists. “Our Company has embraced the concept of ‘doing well by doing good’ since its founding, and we created the Henry Schein Cares Medal to recognize organizations and practitioners that share our commitment to ‘helping health happen’ for underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the world,” Mr. Bergman said. “We at Henry Schein are pleased to award the inaugural Henry Schein Cares Medal for medical health to Hands Up for Haiti, an organization committed to supporting the health needs of the Haitian people and enhancing their medical community’s ability to provide quality care.”
“It is an honor to be recognized and supported by Henry Schein, a company whose commitment to expanding access to care for underserved and vulnerable populations so closely mirrors our own,” said Dr. LoFrumento. “This award will help us continue to work with the incredible people of Haiti to help build their medical community’s capacity to provide quality, sustained treatment and services. Through these efforts, we are able to make a positive impact that lasts long after our missions have ended.”
As the winner, HUFH will receive $15,000 in cash from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. to support its work and $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein, Inc.