Genesis Community Health opens new Boca dental office
Genesis Community Health, Inc., a non-profit health center dedicated to serving patients of all economic levels has opened its second Boca Raton location.
The new location will provide dental services for the city’s medically underserved. Established in partnership with Boca Helping Hands, Genesis’ dental office will be located at 181 Crawford Blvd. in Boca Raton on the bottom floor.
Patients will be seen by Dr. Suzanne Rizzardi and Dr. Phillip C. Crawford, who will perform dental cleanings, basic extractions, oral screenings, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealants and oral hygiene education, said CEO DeAnna Warren.
The dental office is a third expansion for Genesis. In May 2015, the clinic moved its main clinic to larger offices adjacent to the Emergency Room at Bethesda Hospital East, 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd. in Boynton Beach and in December 2015, Genesis opened its Boca Raton medical center at 30 SE 6th Street. The federally qualified health center welcomed more than 5,400 patients during 2015.
Esman Foundation awards Gift of Life Marrow Registry $30,000 grant
Boca’s Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation awarded The Gift of Life Marrow Registry a $30,000 grant to help pay for the annual the Campus Ambassador Program Symposium.
The program offers an on-campus internship to college students, which is kicked off during a three-day long symposium held in Boca Raton every August.
Students arrive from across the United States to receive training in how to recruit volunteers, run donor recruitment drives and promote the drives through social media.
After completing their training, the students headed out to their colleges and universities to start the fall semester. Their first challenge was to host a donor drive for World Marrow Donor Day on Sept. 17.
FAU’s College of Business receives $5 million gift
Phil and Susan Smith have donated $5 million to FAU’s College of Business to create the Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise.
The main tower at the College will be named Phil Smith Hall in honor of the FAU alumnus. The Center will support distinguished visiting faculty along with a lecture series and other educational programs focused on the principles of free enterprise and how those principles affect growth and prosperity. Faculty will conduct research and develop programs based on the business philosophy and principles that have guided Smith over his career.
“I feel strongly that education is the great equalizer, and my experiences at FAU helped build the foundation I needed to become an entrepreneur,” Smith said. “Education encompasses the formal fundamentals taught in the classroom, the social interaction learned from classmates and professors, while learning the ability to reason and analyze. Having been exposed to all of these areas during my time at FAU helped me refine the same skills during my long business career.”
Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1969 from FAU’s College of Business. He is president and CEO of Phil Smith Management, Inc., operating 11automobile dealership locations representing 25 franchises in Florida and North Carolina; as well as the Coral Ridge Country Club. He has more than 30 years of experience managing auto dealerships and built his organization from the ground up, starting from his first equity venture in a Toyota dealership in Homestead in 1980.
A member of the FAU Foundation Board, Smith was named a distinguished alumnus of the College of Business in 2015.