VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - Nurse Next Door has been named a finalist in the Healthcare Services category of the 23rd EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Pacific awards program. The award celebrates Canada's most impressive and disruptive entrepreneurs. Nominees are considered and evaluated based on financial performance, leadership, innovation, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.
This nomination also highlights the impact that Thorpe has had on Nurse Next Door since taking over as President in 2014 and CEO in 2016. Since joining, Thorpe has doubled the business in two years, growing operational locations by 30 percent across North America and continues to disrupt trends in the home care industry.
"We are thrilled to be a finalist of an award program of such caliber," says Thorpe. "Our success is a testament to the talented people we bring on board and our leadership belief in being bold and disruptive."
Thorpe, together with Sim and DeHart, are one of three finalists in the Healthcare Services category. They will be recognized for Nurse Next Door's rapid growth and impact on the North American healthcare landscape.
"Cathy and her operational team have positively impacted the business by taking results to the next level, elevating the quality of care for clients and expanding home care service into new markets," says Sim.
Winners from each category will be announced at the Pacific Region's Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Gala on Friday, September 30th, 2016. Thorpe, Sim and DeHart will be recognized for this deserving accomplishment and look forward to celebrating with team members, family and friends.
Ten years ago, we won the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award for the Pacific Region where we were honoured to be considered one of Canada's most promising entrepreneurial companies," says DeHart. "To be a finalist in the Healthcare Services category with Cathy leading the way is incredible."
A full list of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Region Finalists can be found here.
To meet the Nurse Next Door Leadership Team and to read their full profiles, click here.
About Nurse Next Door
Nurse Next Door is one of North America's fastest-growing home care providers with more than 130 locations across North America. Beyond providing the highest quality care for seniors, the company consistently improves the quality of life for their clients and delivers a unique #HappierAging experience to get clients back to doing the things they love to do. Founded in 2001 in Vancouver, B.C., Nurse Next Door's continuous innovation in the home care space is turning it into a globally admired brand. As an employer, it has been ranked among Aon Hewitt's Best 50 Small and Medium Employers, BC Business' Best Companies to Work For and Achiever's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. The company has also garnered numerous business awards including placing on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, being named the fifth best mid-sized franchise system in North America by Franchise Business Review, and heralded as Canada's Smartest Company by Profit Magazine. To learn more about Nurse Next Door, visit www.nursenextdoor.com.