People News

Edition: January 2013 - Vol 21 Number 01
Article#: 4172
Author: Repertoire

Henry Schein’s 2012 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program provides free medical care to thousands

Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein, Inc., provided free medical and dental services to more than 8,000 children and their caregivers through the 2012 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program. A flagship program for Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s global corporate social responsibility program, Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities promotes access to health care, prevention, and wellness for underserved communities by providing free medical and dental screenings at events that are fun and engaging for the community. Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities is annually co-sponsored by state and local community health organizations and supported by Henry Schein’s supplier partners. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and promotes dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care globally, provided financial support for the program as well.

“Henry Schein is deeply grateful for the commitment of our partner community health organizations and for the generosity of our valued supplier partners in working together with us to enhance access to care for the underserved in cities across the United States,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. “The success of the Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program underscores the importance of preventive care in the fight against chronic diseases, and the powerful impact that securing a ‘Health Home™’ can have in the improvement of the overall health of patients.”

At each Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities event, local physicians, nurses, dentists, and community volunteers screen for five diseases and associated risk factors that commonly affect children and caregivers: hypertension, asthma, diabetes, obesity, and poor oral health. The program seeks to create a “Health Home™” for participating children and their caregivers, so that they have a place to receive ongoing care throughout the year.

Henry Schein’s Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities Supplier Partners included: American Diagnostics Corporation, Ansell Limited, Aso LLC, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Covidien plc, DUKAL Corporation, HealthLink Inc., LifeScan Inc., Metrex Research Corporation, Microflex Corporation, Midmark Corp., Omron Healthcare Inc., Professional Disposables International Inc., Safetec of America Inc., Seca Corp., Welch Allyn Inc., Terumo Medical Corporation and TIDI Products LLC.

Henry Schein names Borders as VP, investor relations

Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein Inc. named Carolynne Borders as VP of investor relations. In this role, she will be responsible for driving Henry Schein’s strategic communications with institutional investors and the securities analyst community. Borders joins Henry Schein with 20 years of experience as an investor relations professional. Most recently, she served as VP of investor relations and corporate communications at a global designer of semiconductor products.

The bond that ties Jon Wells and the late Neil Armstrong together

Turns out that Midmark Vice President of Marketing Jon Wells and the late astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died in August 2012, share a common bond – a baritone horn.

As a kid, Armstrong lived near Wells’s grandparents, Stanley and Mildred Maxson, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Creative types, the Maxsons always had an array of musical instruments in their home, including a baritone horn. A music lover, Armstrong spent time at the Maxson’s house, playing both the horn – which looks like a slimmed-down tuba – and a sousaphone. Together with Jerre Maxson (Jon Wells’s uncle, and his mom’s brother) and a couple of other Wapakonetans, Armstrong formed the Mississippi Moonshiners, a jazz band that had a few engagements in the area. (In the photo, Jerre Maxson is at the far left; Armstrong is next to him.)

Armstrong went on to purchase his own baritone, made by C.G. Conn Ltd., and played the instrument in Purdue University’s marching and concert band while attending school there.

And the Maxson’s baritone? It found its way into the Wells household, where it found new use as a touchdown tuba. Whenever the Cleveland Browns scored a touchdown, Wells and his brother, Jeff, would grab the horn and play a few celebratory notes. The horn resides today in Jeff Wells’s home.

AmerisourceBergen appoints new president of global sourcing and manufacturing relations

Chesterbrook, Pa.-based AmerisourceBergen Corp named Peyton R Howell as president of global sourcing and manufacturing relations, where she will oversee relationships with manufacturers that contribute to AmerisourceBergen’s nearly $80 billion in annual pharmaceutical sales. Howell formerly served as SVP of business development and president of AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services. Howell has also held leadership positions in the Healthcare Distribution and Management Association.

DETECTO launches mobile version of web site

Webb City, Mo.-based DETECTO launched a new mobile version of its web site at for use with all smartphones and digital tablets. The site features the extensive company and product information, including models, parts, options, manuals, and product demo videos, that is available on the standard web site in a format designed for mobile devices. The site also allows visitors to email site files such as brochures, manuals, and pictures without the use of email software. The quote request, shopping cart, and search engine functions featured on the main site are also accessible.

FDA, device industry reps create Medical Device Innovation Consortium

The FDA, trade association LifeScience Alley, and representatives from numerous medical device companies formed the Medical Device Innovation Consortium, a public-private partnership with the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health intended to improve the regulatory process for new medical devices. Goals of the organization include researching new, less costly ways to test and evaluate new products and reducing the overall duration of the device approval process. Maura Donovan, VP of therapy research and development at Medtronic Inc., will serve as interim executive director.