MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that Ruby Eaches, Practice Manager for North Carolina-based Surf City Dental, has been selected as the recipient of the fifth annual Green Leader Award by the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM). She received the award at the recent 2017 AADOM Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
AADOM created the award as part of its Green Leader Initiative, which was made possible by a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation (HSCF). The initiative aims to empower practice managers to lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry's green future by teaching them about easy-to-implement strategies that reduce their practices' environmental footprint while achieving greater financial success.
"Thank you so much to both the AADOM and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for this incredible honor, and for creating an award that recognizes the importance of sustainability within dental practices," Ms. Eaches said. "The Surf City Dental team places great importance on reducing our carbon footprint and fostering an environmentally friendly atmosphere, and we hope that this award inspires other dental practices to join us as we work toward a cleaner, greener future."
Ms. Eaches, an AADOM member, was selected for her initiative and commitment to adopt greener practices in her dental office. During the construction of Surf City Dental's new 5,200 square-foot building, Ms. Eaches prioritized keeping the carbon footprint at a minimum through the addition of rain chains to collect rainwater for reuse, the use of eco-friendly interior designs?including finishes and paints free of volatile organic compounds, and the addition of windows that allow more natural light?and the replacement of paper towels with hand towels.
"We at AADOM are so appreciative of the incredible continued support of HSCF of this initiative and in the empowerment and recognition of our members in their green endeavors," said Heather Colicchio, Founder and President, AADOM. "I am so happy for Ruby to be recognized for all of her efforts and I am confident she will set an example for so many other dental practice leaders."
AADOM is the nation's largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals. Its mission is to provide its members with networking, resources and education to help them achieve the highest level of professional development.
"The Henry Schein Cares Foundation is pleased to join AADOM in presenting Ms. Eaches with the Green Leader Award in recognition of her efforts to create a more environmentally friendly and efficient practice," said Jennifer Kim Field, Executive Director, Henry Schein Cares Foundation. "Dental office managers play a crucial role in creating environments in which patients feel respected and oral health professionals can deliver quality care, and we hope that this award inspires Ms. Eaches' colleagues to follow her example."
For more information about AADOM, visit www.dentalmanagers.com or call 732.842.9977.
About the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc.
Established in 2008, the Henry Schein Cares Foundation works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care in communities around the world. The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations to non-profit organizations supporting health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care.
The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 22,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 1 million customers.
The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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