|By Business Wire||
|June 19, 2014 09:18 AM EDT||
EY announced that Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc Inc., the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider with 8 million members, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the health care category in New York. 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. Gorevic was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Marriott Marquis on Tuesday, June 17th.
“On behalf of Teladoc, I’m deeply honored to be named a winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year,” said Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc. “This prestigious recognition comes at an exciting time for Teladoc as it continues to expand and grow as a leader in health care. This award serves as a testament to Teladoc’s leadership, highest standards of quality care and commitment to providing convenient, low-cost access to care for patients.”
Teladoc provides patients with 24/7 access to quality health care via phone, online video and mobile app to receive treatment for non-emergency medical issues, such as allergies, bronchitis, pink eye and sinus problems. Teladoc’s physicians are board-certified and state-licensed with an average of 15 years’ experience, and complete more than 250,000 consults annually with a 95 percent patient satisfaction rate. Teladoc is the first and only telehealth company to be certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), demonstrating the organization’s commitment to quality health care.
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a New York award winner, Gorevic is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In New York, sponsors include Marsh Inc., Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, HSBC, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup, DLA Piper, Marks Paneth, Murray Devine, Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, and SmartCEO.
Founded in 2002, Teladoc is committed to expanding access to health care and is the nation’s first and largest provider of telehealth services with 8 million members and more than 250,000 consults annually. Teladoc provides 24/7 access to affordable, high-quality medical care for adults and children experiencing non-emergency medical issues via phone, secure online video or mobile app. Through a directly-managed network of U.S.-based, board-certified physicians, Teladoc delivers a 95 percent patient satisfaction rate with an average response time of 16 minutes. Teladoc is the first and only telehealth provider to receive certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its physician credentialing process, scoring 100 percent. Recognized by Fast Company as “One of World’s Most Innovative Companies in Health Care” in 2013, Teladoc partners with health plans, corporations, organizations and patients that seek accessible and affordable high-quality medical care. For more information, please visit www.Teladoc.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practices guide leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.
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