MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced the appointment of Carol Raphael to the Company's Board of Directors.
Ms. Raphael brings a wealth of health care policy, economics and management experience to the Henry Schein Board. From 1989 to 2011, Ms. Raphael served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest nonprofit home health agency in the United States. As CEO, Ms. Raphael expanded the organization's services and launched innovative models of care for complex populations with chronic illness. Prior to joining VNSNY, Ms. Raphael held executive positions at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and in New York City government. Currently, Ms. Raphael is an Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University. She chairs the New York eHealth Collaborative, a public-private partnership working to advance the adoption of health information technology in New York State. She is the Chair of the Long-Term Quality Alliance, a member of the National Quality Forum Coordinating Committee, where she chairs its Post Acute/Long-Term Care Workgroup, and is a strategic advisor to the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA).
"As health care continues to evolve, Carol's broad experience will provide the Henry Schein Board of Directors with an important new perspective on this quickly changing market," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Henry Schein. "In addition, as the populations of the United States and other developed nations around the world grow older and use healt