MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) today announced that Jennifer Z. Vickery, Vice President of Operations, Oklahoma-based Ocean Dental, has been selected as the recipient of the ninth annual Green Leader Award. Ms. Vickery was presented with the award by Lorie Streeter, Vice President, AADOM, and Karen Golden Russell, Vice President and General Manager, Practice Services, Henry Schein Dental, at the recent 2022 AADOM Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
AADOM created the award as part of its Green Leader Initiative, which aims to empower practice managers to reduce their practices’ environmental footprint and lead their teams in becoming part of dentistry’s green future. The Award is supported each year by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation (HSCF).
“On behalf of Team Schein, we congratulate Ms. Vickery on her Green Leader Award, and we look forward to continuing to support AADOM’s mission of helping dental practices make an impact on the communities they serve,” said Ms. Golden Russell. “The AADOM Green Leader initiative represents our core values and our mission of ‘doing well by doing good,’ and we are committed to supporting our customers in their efforts to establish sustainable practices as part of our shared commitment to preserving our environment.”
Ms. Vickery was selected for her work to convert all 15 Ocean Dental clinics across six states to go paperless, which has helped reduce waste and increase sustainability, as well as decrease the risk of contamination. She has also advanced Ocean Dental’s efforts to create a green mindset across the organization, implementing a cloud-based HRIS system that supports the human resource team’s management of everything from payroll to benefits to open enrollment. Ms. Vickery also implemented an efficient policy on direct deposit, eliminating any paper checks, envelopes, and stamps. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Vickery helped ensure that a washer and dryer was installed so that a large stock of washable gowns, which she helped make available, could be cleaned with biodegradable green cleaner. By adopting these practices, the clinic was able to reduce waste of disposable gowns and help conserve those supplies for essential health care workers fighting the frontlines.
“My sincere appreciation goes out to both HSCF and AADOM for this incredible honor,” said Ms. Vickery. “I am looking forward to inspiring the dental community in my role as the 2022 Green Leader. AADOM is the perfect foundation to share the importance of green leadership in our everyday lives and the dental industry. The more we inspire others to make positive change, the greater legacy we can all leave behind.”
AADOM is the nation’s largest educational and networking association dedicated to serving dental practice management professionals and fostering companionship and support for dental office managers. Its mission is to provide its members with resources, education, and networking opportunities to help them achieve the highest level of professional development.
“The waste reduction and sustainability efforts that Ms. Vickery and her practice have implemented are making a big impact,” said Ms. Streeter. “We were thoroughly impressed by the huge green steps she took to help protect the environment, and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”
For more information about AADOM, visit www.dentalmanagers.com or call 732.842.9977.
About Henry Schein Cares Foundation
Established in 2008, The Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., fosters a rich culture of giving back to society and serving others. As a global public health advocate, the Foundation catalyzes and engages stakeholders to foster, support, and promote the health care profession, including enhancing access to care for underserved and at-risk communities, globally in all health settings. A philanthropic vehicle for driving change toward building a healthier world, the Foundation supports innovation, strengthens health care system resilience, expands access to care for underserved communities, and invests in the next generation of health care professionals.
The Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. To learn more about the work of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, visit www.hscaresfoundation.org.
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 approximately 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 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.
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 $12.4 billion in 2021, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12.5 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.
About the American Association of Dental Office Management
The mission of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is to educate, connect, and empower dental office managers and practice leaders across North America. AADOM also hosts the nation’s largest dental practice management conference: www.aadomconference.com.
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