VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - November 03, 2016) - Nurse Next Door was named winner in the Healthcare Services category of the 23rd Pacific EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards program during a gala held on September 30th in Vancouver, BC. Cathy Thorpe, President and CEO of Nurse Next Door, along with Co-founders Ken Sim and John DeHart, were awarded for their influence on the North American healthcare landscape.
"This award honours our entire team and our mission to redefine the future of home health care," says Thorpe. "We are creating waves in the industry through our leadership and culture, and we will continue to do so because complacency is not in our DNA."
The achievement also recognizes the impact that Thorpe has had on the business since taking over as President in 2014 and CEO in 2016. In the two years since joining, Thorpe has grown operational locations by 30 per cent across North America, doubled the business by refining operational strategies, and continues to disrupt industry trends through innovative ventures.
"Cathy is employing Nurse Next Door's culture to drive hyper-growth business results to a level far beyond what we imagined possible," says Sim. "She is raising the bar in strategic leadership, and in doing so, is redefining its very definition."
"Nurse Next Door has always been a bold and disruptive brand," says DeHart. "But it is because of Cathy's detailed approach that this concept has been amplified across our North American markets."
The 2016 Pacific EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards program celebrated British Columbia's most innovative and disruptive entrepreneurs. In total, 30 finalists across 10 categories were recognized for their industry achievements, financial performance, leadership, innovation, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.
Winners of the 2016 Pacific EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards program were determined by an independent panel of judges, including: Ryan Beedies, President, Beedie Group; Charles Chang, President and Founders, Lyra Growth Partners; Ashley Cooper, President, Paladin Security; Christine Cooper, Division Head, Corporate Finance, BMO; Debi Hewson, President, Odlum Brown; Shannon Rogers, VP and General Counsel, Global Relay; Bill Tam, President, BC Technology Industry Association; and Lisa Shields, CEO, FI. SPAN Services Inc.
To view the winners of the 2016 Pacific EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ awards program, click here.
To meet the Nurse Next Door Leadership Team, click here.
About Nurse Next Door
Nurse Next Door is one of North America's fastest-growing home care providers with more than 150 locations across North America. Beyond providing the highest quality of 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, BC, 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.
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