SOURCE: GetWellNetwork


May 10, 2011 09:00 ET

GetWellNetwork Founder & CEO Michael O'Neil, Jr. Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Greater Washington Award Finalist

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - GetWellNetwork, Inc. today announced that Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Greater Washington Award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. O'Neil was selected as a finalist from more than 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

"I am honored to receive the recognition from the Ernst & Young program," said Michael O'Neil, Jr., founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, Inc. "At GetWellNetwork we are also honored to work beside some of the nation's foremost health care providers and clinicians to help involve patients and families in their care, and to improve results in patient satisfaction, safety and quality, as well as finance and operations."

Serving over 1.6 million patients in hospitals nationwide in 2010, GetWellNetwork engages patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV in the hospital and Web or TV at home to educate and empower patients to be more actively engaged in their care. This patient-centered care approach empowers patients across the care continuum for improved satisfaction, quality and operations.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall 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.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In Greater Washington, sponsors include Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Reznick Group, Washington Business Journal, Cassidy Turley, Lockton Companies, PNC Bank, and SolomonEdwardsGroup.

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. entertains, educates, and empowers patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV in the hospital, mobile devices, Web or Cable TV at home. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. Additionally, the company extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly to leading HIT systems including Cerner, McKesson, Epic, Meditech, GE and Siemens.

GetWellNetwork was also recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the new Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

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