Henry Schein’s Chairman and CEO speaks at Hofstra’s Distinguished Lecture Series

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From left: Richard Guardino Jr., vice president for business development, Hofstra University; Alan Cohen, assistant vice president for private banking, Capital One; Stuart Rabinowitz, president, Hofstra University; Stanley Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO, Henry Schein Inc.; New York State Assemblyman David McDonough, District 14; and George Maragos, Comptroller, Nassau County. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Henry Schein Inc.)
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By Dental Tribune USA

Mon. 2 June 2014

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MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein Inc., delivered a lecture, titled "Doing Well by Doing Good: Henry Schein's Model of Success and Social Responsibility," at the Hofstra University Club as part of Hofstra's Distinguished Lecture Series. In attendance were students from the Frank A. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, Long Island business executives, and local government officials.

At the lecture on May 15, Bergman emphasized Henry Schein's focus on creating sustainable, long-term economic and social value as part of its commitment to serving the needs of all of the company's key constituencies: supplier partners, customers, Team Schein Members, investors, and society. Bergman explained how the company's model of corporate success is based on building deep, trust-based relationships in the service of society as well as economic success. Bergman also highlighted the work of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate social responsibility program, to expand access to care for underserved populations around the world.

"Henry Schein has long recognized that strong financial performance and service to the greater good are mutually reinforcing objectives," Bergman said. “Our philosophy of enlightened self-interest inspires us to continuously reinvent ourselves in the service of our customers and society through Henry Schein Cares, and has truly been a central vehicle driving our corporate success. Short-term thinking delivers short-term results, but the key to the creation of long-term shared value lies in viewing businesses as stewards of the full-spectrum of constituencies it serves."

The company's commitment to corporate citizenship is guided by the philosophy of enlightened self-interest, the concept of "doing well by doing good," which Benjamin Franklin advocated centuries ago, and is exemplified by Henry Schein Cares. Established in 2001, Henry Schein Cares focuses on expanding access to care for underserved populations by advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and disaster relief. As a catalyst organization, Henry Schein Cares expands access to care by utilizing the power of public-private partnerships. Through public-private partnerships, Henry Schein Cares harnesses Henry Schein's core competencies as a health care distributor and mobilizes various stakeholders, including government, health care professionals, and non-governmental organizations, to contribute their unique skill sets and resources.

"Henry Schein is truly an exemplar for championing corporate citizenship and for advancing the notion that companies can still be profitable while also doing good," said Stuart Rabinowitz, president of Hofstra University. "The Hofstra student community, which includes tomorrow's business leaders, can draw insight from Henry Schein's dedication to corporate social responsibility, motivating our students to create their own examples of social responsibility in their professional lives."

(Source: PRNewswire)

 

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