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New purified drinking water system provides a green path to workplace wellness.
You know them as the document solutions people, but JD Young has another solution — a health and wellness solution. Just three years ago, the company launched a new division, Think Healthy Systems, to support Oklahoma’s initiatives to go healthy and go green.
As the state’s premier provider of the Pure Water Technology drinking systems, Think Healthy Systems is replacing outdated, unused and often unsanitary drinking water fountains, bottled water units and filtered water units in the workplace.
Health care costs are some of the fastest-rising costs of doing business, prompting many companies to implement preventative health care and/or wellness programs. These programs include access to healthy food, exercise and water.
Think Healthy Systems has a Pure Water unit with a patented system that eliminates microbiological contamination and oxygenates the water, delivering freshness everyone can taste. The better the water tastes, the more people will drink it.
“Our health is very dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink, and our customers are amazed at how much more water their organizations are drinking, thanks to the quality of our purified water,” says Patricia Stuart, Think Healthy System’s general manager.
There are inadequately designed and improperly maintained filter coolers on the market, which can actually increase contamination levels and generate high levels of bacteria, according to Stuart. But the Think Healthy unit has an auto-sanitization system, which eliminates contamination and the tedious — and often overlooked — task of sanitizing and sterilizing the holding tank.
Companies that have installed the system range from small businesses to large manufacturing plants as well as many downtown high rise offices.
“Because our system is a ‘closed system,’ companies that deal with chemicals, where safety and wellness are big issues, can depend on our systems for pure, quality drinking water,” Stuart says. “What differentiates us from anyone else out in the market today is that our systems go beyond filtering. They not only eliminate sediment, organics and inorganic; these systems purify the water with the fastest and cleanest method of killing bacteria, viruses and parasites ... activated oxygen. Our pure water not only tastes crisp and clean; it is.”
In addition to the health benefits of Think Healthy Systems, the company also is making an impact on the health of the environment. The Pure Water Technology systems are helping to eliminate the excessive energy and water waste attributed to water bottles, as well as the water waste associated with water fountains, not to mention reducing the number of plastic water bottles filling landfills, Stuart says.
“We team together with health and wellness directors and facility and safety managers from companies of all sizes,” Stuart says. “Our systems have shown they do increase hydration levels and we do it with a sustainable product.”
For more information, call Patricia Stuart at 384-0555 or visit www.thinkhealthysystems.com.
McCormick dental practice moves to midtown
Dr. Gene McCormick offers Tulsans one-of-a-kind service.
Dr. Gene McCormick, longtime Tulsa-area dentist and sedation specialist, has moved his practice to 2511 E. 21st St. near Utica Square.
“We can now offer midtown Tulsans the highest-quality dental care, including the ability to perform cosmetic dentistry as well as other complex restorative and prosthetic procedures in which patients may need or desire sedation,” McCormick says.
McCormick is Tulsa’s only licensed general anesthesia dentist who practices general and advanced restorative and prosthetic dentistry. Sedation or anesthesia often is used during dental procedures to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible.
“One of the main reasons I went into this profession was to help people have a safe, positive and painless experience during dental procedures. That’s exactly what we do at this practice,” he says.
Sedation dentistry is an option for patients who experience anxiety before dental procedures, he says. This distinctive service allows McCormick to accept referrals from other dentists.
“We are able to handle referrals for special patients — those with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy or mental handicaps — who require sedation for successful dental procedures,” McCormick says.
McCormick and his staff also are experienced in bleaching teeth and making veneers. In fact, while most dentists employ labs to handle veneer aesthetics, McCormick prefers to work directly with patients during initial procedures.
“We design it all right here, starting with waxing up each tooth to create a model,” McCormick says. “The reason we do that is so we become thoroughly acquainted with a patient’s mouth. The end result is a higher-quality product that the patient will be happier with.”
To learn more about Dr. McCormick, call 743-7444 or visit www.drgenemccormick.com.
Gourmet grocery opens in KingsPointe Village
By Stephanie Smith
KingsPointe Village is loaded with fine, gourmet flavors after the addition of its latest storefront.
The Grocer and the Gourmet is a new retail specialty food store, featuring upscale and gourmet foods.
“We have a cheese department with over 140 types of cheeses from around the world,” General Manager Linda Smalley says.
Crème fraiche, fresh ricotta and fresh mozzarella di Bufala arrive twice a month and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The store also features a variety of dry goods, ice cream, gourmet chocolates and pastries, as well as fresh bread.
For families who want to eat well on a tight schedule, the store offers a rotating menu of pre-cooked carryout meals.
A “Grab and Go” section offers ready-to-eat breakfast items, sandwiches, salads and more for customers who want to grab a bite before work or on a lunch break.
Fresh produce, all-natural beef, heirloom pork and a variety of seafood and poultry are made available daily as well.
Visit The Grocer and the Gourmet in the northwest corner of KingsPointe Village at East 61st Street and South Yale Avenue. Hours are 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday; and 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday.
A new brand of insurance
Tulsa’s Robert C. Bates LLC is re-branded as part of INSURICA, The Insurance Management Network.
North America Group recently announced a re-branding in which each of its insurance management partners merged together to form INSURICA, The Insurance Management Network. Among those partners was the Tulsa-based Robert C. Bates LLC.
The change was made as part of an effort to further emphasize the company’s client-specialized dedication.
“As we mark our 50th anniversary, it is an ideal time to re-brand our network of partners together for our continued growth,” says Mike Ross, INSURICA president and chief executive officer.
Chairman Bill Durrett says the INSURICA Insurance Management Network comprises independent insurance agencies that specialize in core industries and disciplines.
“Through this new network, the expertise of one is shared with all,” Durrett says. “At INSURICA, the focus is not on selling individual policies, but on developing comprehensive business plans for a specific client’s unique needs.”
New advertising and marketing efforts — as part of the re-branding campaign — will introduce the 12 areas of specialization.
For further information, including videos, visit the company’s new Web site, www.insurica.com.