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Nominations Now Open For Henry Schein Medical's Athletics and Schools 2023 Rising Star Award


Honor Recognizes Emerging Athletic Trainers in the Sports Medicine Industry

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 1, 2023 – In observance of National Athletic Training Month in March, Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced today that it is accepting nominations for its Henry Schein Medical Athletics and Schools 2023 Rising Star Award.

Created in 2021 to celebrate emerging athletic trainers with one to five years of experience in the sports medicine industry, the annual Rising Star Award recognizes recently graduated athletic trainers in the United States who have not yet reached a senior chief-level position but have a strong career trajectory with the potential of forward advancement and appointment at the highest levels of the profession.

Nominated by their peers, six finalists will be selected by the Recognition Committee, a panel comprised of athletic trainers and industry experts in the field. Together, the committee members bring experience from an athletic training perspective of broadly diverse size, type, and geographic distribution.

Nominations for the 2023 Rising Star Award must be submitted here by March 6, 2023. Nomination guidelines can be found here. Six finalists will be selected on March 13, 2023. Once finalists are chosen, voting for the 2023 Rising Star Award winner will be open to the public on the Henry Schein Athletics Facebook page and Henry Schein Medical LinkedIn page from March 20, 2023, through March 26, 2023. The 2023 Rising Star Award winner will be notified on March 29, 2023. The winner will receive an athletic trainer’s kit filled with Essity supplies and a Compex Sport Elite 3.0 muscle stimulator.

“At Henry Schein Medical, we understand the vital role athletic trainers play both on and off the field, and this award is part of our commitment to elevating the profession,” said Eric Kearns, National Sales Director, Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools business. “Athletic trainers are mentors, essential health care workers, support systems, friends, and so much more, and we are pleased to recognize those individuals who are already making a difference early in their careers.”

Last year’s 2022 Rising Star Award was presented to Caitlin Hart, Head Athletic Trainer at Newberry High School in Newberry, South Carolina. Eric Kearns spoke with Ms. Hart about the future of the athletic training profession and what it meant to win the award. Click here to watch the conversation. The inaugural recipient was Darlene Eckhardt, Head Athletic Trainer at the Buffalo Beauts, a professional women's ice hockey team, and is featured here.

Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools business has continued to champion the important role of athletic trainers. Since 2011, it has sponsored the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) annual Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year award, which recognizes the commitment, dedication, and integrity of one trainer from each of the two conferences in the professional football league. As part of this sponsorship, Henry Schein Medical awards $1,000 to each, with $26,000 awarded through 2022.

For more information about the Rising Star Award, click here. To learn more about Henry Schein Medical’s Athletics and Schools business, click here.

About Henry Schein, Inc.  

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 300,000 branded products and Henry Schein corporate brand products in our distribution centers.

A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 32 countries and territories. The Company's sales reached $12.6 billion in 2022, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12.1 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

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Lauren DelGuidice
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