Henry Schein has recognized the United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area (CP Rochester) with its fourth annual “Best in Class” Henry Schein Cares Medal in the Dental category. The medal program honors organizations that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved.
CP Rochester was saluted for its commitment to serving the healthcare needs of people with developmental, intellectual, and acquired disabilities and their families living in Monroe County, New York, and for its Family Dental Center (FDC) in particular.
CP Rochester opened the FDC in 2008 after determining that people with special needs in the area had limited access to oral healthcare for a number of reasons, including a lack of accessible facilities or resources to train dental professionals to care for special needs patients.
The FDC offers fully accessible facilities and dental operatories, and it is staffed by specially trained personnel who are ready to address each patient’s unique needs, Henry Schein reports.
“Throughout our history, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our patients have access to the care they need to live long, healthy, and happy lives, and oral healthcare is a core element of that mission,” said Mary Walsh Boatfield, president and CEO of CP Rochester.
“We are honored to be recognized with the Henry Schein Cares Medal and thank Team Schein for supporting us in our efforts to safeguard the oral health, and by extension overall health, of the people and families we serve,” said Boatfield.
An independent panel of 15 judges named CP Rochester’s this year’s “Best in Class” medalist from a field including fellow medalists La Maestra Family Clinic of San Diego and Community Healthcare Network of New York. Each medalist receives a $10,000 cash award from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
“CP Rochester shares our understanding of the crucial importance oral health plays in a person’s overall health and the daunting challenges people with disabilities often face in accessing that care,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein.
“Through their Family Dental Center, however, the team at CP Rochester has demonstrated that these challenges can be overcome through compassion and cooperation. We are pleased to recognize the United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area, and each of our honorees, with the Henry Schein Cares Medal,” Bergman said.