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Health care moving away from hospitals: Henry Schein CEO

Stanley Bergman, chairman and chief executive of Henry

Stanley Bergman, chairman and chief executive of Henry Schein Co., speaks at the Professional Women in Healthcare dinner in Woodbury on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Credit: David L. Pokress

Health care reform is inevitable, Henry Schein Inc. chief executive Stanley Bergman said at a conference in Woodbury.

Speaking at a meeting of Professional Women in Healthcare Wednesday evening at the Fox Hollow Country Club, Bergman said that among the industry's changes is a move toward preventive care.

"We are moving from sick care to health care," he said. "Reform is here to stay."

Among the changes afoot is a move away from reliance on hospitals.

"Health care is moving from big buildings," said Bergman, who became the company's chairman and chief executive in 1989. Melville-based Henry Schein distributes products used by dental, medical and veterinary practitioners in their offices and is Long Island's largest public company based on revenue.

Professional Women in Healthcare is a national organization that promotes career advancement for women.

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