Hygiene, physical therapy, and occupational therapy supplies and equipment will improve learning experience for students
Melville, NY, USA – Henry Schein, Inc. announced that it has donated more than $25,000 in health care products to the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Centre, a Long Island-based school for children with severe physical disabilities who often require life-sustaining medical treatment throughout the day. The donation will support the specialised care and treatments the school provides to each student.
As part of the donation, Henry Schein provided hygiene, pain relief, and first aid supplies to help the school’s medical department provide students with necessary treatments throughout the school day. The donation also included equipment for the school’s physical and occupational therapy departments, which work with students on their strength, mobility, and motor skills. The donation was an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the global social responsibility programme of Henry Schein, Inc.
“Henry Schein is an ideal partner for the Henry Viscardi School, as their dedication to providing all children with an education so closely mirrors our commitment to expanding access to care,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. “We applaud the Henry Viscardi School for creating an academic environment that is caring and dignified, allowing children to manage their physical challenges in pursuit of education. It is a cause we at Henry Schein are proud to support.”
The school, based at The Viscardi Centre in Albertson, NY, enrols about 175 students from ages three to 21 who are referred from school districts in the New York metropolitan area. Its specialised, accessible educational setting provides an enriched academic programme, a variety of therapies, customised assistive technology and medical support to students who may otherwise need to receive instruction in their homes or a hospital. The facility also features a fully equipped and staffed medical suite, wheelchair clinic, and brace/orthotic clinic.
“Our students have complex medical conditions that necessitate expert care and the use of many medical supplies,” said Diana V. DeVivio, Superintendent and Principal of the Henry Viscardi School. “Henry Schein’s donation will assist us in meeting the students’ medical and therapeutic needs throughout the school day at a time when school funding is limited. We are grateful for the company’s generosity and their commitment to the health care needs of our schoolchildren.”