LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emerald Health Services, a premier healthcare staffing firm, today
announced that Mark Stagen, Founder & CEO, received the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur Of The Year®
2007 Award in the business services category in Los Angeles. According
to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are
building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Mark Stagen was
selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented
at an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year gala event on June 26 at
the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“I am honored to receive this prominent award
from Ernst & Young, be a part of this process and among these truly
talented, intellectual executives and industry visionaries,”
said Mark Stagen, Founder and CEO, Emerald Health Services. “Our
mission – from day one – has been to make a difference in the healthcare
industry by starting a company that supports both hospitals and
healthcare professionals around the country. At Emerald Health Services
we understand the far reaching impact of the nursing shortage and seek
to provide solutions to meet the hospital’s
staffing needs and the employment needs for nurses across the nation.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its
21st anniversary this year and continues to
honor entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence in such areas as
innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their
businesses and communities.
“Ernst & Young is honored to recognize
extraordinary business leaders, such as Mark Stagen, and the companies
they have built,” said Tony Radaich, Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for Los Angeles.
As a Los Angeles award winner, Mark Stagen is now eligible for
consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007
national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well
as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award
winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs,
California on November 17, 2007. The national Entrepreneur Of The Year
celebration is part of Ernst & Young’s
Strategic Growth Forum. The overall national Entrepreneur Of The Year
award recipient is then considered for the world event held in Monte
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year
Awards are pleased to have Bank of America as the national presenting
sponsor, as well as SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
as national sponsors. In Greater Los Angeles area, local sponsors
include Marsh, Scherzer International and Bowne.
About Emerald Health Services
Emerald Health Services is a premier healthcare staffing company
providing jobs to healthcare professionals throughout the nation.
Founded in 2002, Emerald has been a leader in the healthcare staffing
industry offering temporary staffing services to hospitals and long-term
assignments to registered nurses.
The company recruits the most qualified and talented healthcare
professionals in the country and through creative and competitive sales
techniques, has established a reputation for delivering quality customer
service. It is the company’s continued focus
on impeccable customer service to the nurses and hospitals that has
allowed Emerald to grow into a $65M company in less than five years.
Emerald Health Services currently employs 650 employees and, in 2006,
was named one of the largest healthcare staffing firms in the nation by
Staffing Industry Analysts.
For more information about Emerald Health Service please visit the
website at: www.emeraldhs.com
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
Of The Year Awards
The Entrepreneur Of The Year®
awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm
Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, the Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading
dynamic and growing businesses. The program, which celebrated its 20th
anniversary in 2006, honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and
global award programs in over 125 cities and 40 countries.
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