BOCA RATON, Fla. (July 15, 2011) – National Healing Corporation, which accounts for nearly 30 percent of all managed wound centers in the U.S., announced that CEO and Co-Founder James E. Patrick received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Florida Award in the health care category.
According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Patrick was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on June 16.
“Now in our 15th year, National Healing manages clinically and financially successful outpatient wound programs and inpatient services for our client hospitals. We also have introduced complementary and supporting services that ensure continuity of care through our Destiny Medical home care supplies division and Community Wound Care division which serves nursing homes,” Patrick said. “By bringing the latest research advances from the lab to community physicians, National Healing will continue to take the lead in combating a rising tide of chronic wounds caused by the increased incidence of diabetes, vascular disease and obesity as well as the nation’s aging population.”
Highlights of the unique features that distinguish National Healing under Patrick’s leadership include:
- first wound management company to be Accredited with Distinction in Wound Care from the Joint Commission;
- created the National Healing institute where physicians and clinicians from across the U.S., and now Asia, are trained in advanced wound therapies and research;
- initiated academic medical partner models with The Ohio State University, which led to the development of the largest gene screen data base for wound patients in the nation, and with the University of Miami;
- assembled an industry-leading Medical Advisory Board of renown experts to guide the company on clinical practices, latest trends and advanced therapies; and
- developed proprietary web-based systems for tracking clinical and financial performance at each partner hospital.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award recipients have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year’s national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.
As a Florida award recipient, Patrick is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.