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Matrix Medical Network Receives Clearwater's 2014 Large Business of the Year Award

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matrix Medical Network, a national leader in prospective health assessment services for Medicare Advantage (MA) plan members, has been named the "2014 Large Business of the Year" by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Matrix Contact Center was presented with the prestigious award at the Chamber's 92nd annual meeting on February 3 in Clearwater, Fla. More than 500 of Pinellas County's top business leaders and community members attended the event.

Matrix trumped five other finalists in Pinellas County for the award. To be eligible, companies had to have a minimum of $5 million in annual revenue and be in business for at least three years. The Business of the Year competition included a comprehensive written application and an onsite evaluation of the Contact Center from three independent judges.

"When the judges toured our facility, they were amazed by the transformation we had made in our location and the phenomenal accomplishments of the entire Matrix family," said Senior Vice President, Member and Provider Relations Steve Tatarian.

Matrix opened its first Contact Center in Clearwater in 2012 to schedule licensed Nurse Practitioners to complete in-home clinical assessments nationally. To meet the increasing demands of MA health plans, the company opened its second Contact Center in June 2013, also in Clearwater. Matrix conducted more than 348,000 visits with Medicare Advantage members, many of whom might not have otherwise seen a clinician. Today, the Matrix Contact Center employs and supports the professional growth of more than 270 team members, and touches the lives of more than 2,000 Medicare Advantage plan members each and every day.

President and CEO of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce Bob Clifford said, "The interview highlighted the great working environment that Matrix has created for its team members. The community outreach and engagement with the business community has been outstanding. What a great addition Matrix has been to Clearwater!"

The final judging criterion was based on performance and demonstration of strengths in each of the following eight categories: Why the Clearwater location was chosen; revenue growth and profit; innovation of products and services; commitment to ethical business practices; employee engagement, policies and processes; overcoming adversity or other business challenges; contributions to the community; and a statement about why the company believed it should win.

"We see this special recognition as a means to further differentiate ourselves from other employers in the Clearwater area," said Tatarian. "We are very proud of the Clearwater organization, its culture and its growth. Being recognized as a business leader in our community shows that we're on the right path of providing purposeful and rewarding employment opportunities for our team members. This will help us attract, hire, retain and reward some of the best talent the area has to offer."

About Matrix Medical Network

Matrix Medical Network is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., and provides prospective health assessment services that help medical plan clients manage costs and provide high-quality care. Matrix is owned by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading private equity investment firm. For more information, visit www.MatrixForMe.com.

CONTACT: Matrix Medical Network Media Contact Heather Rodgers: office 480.862.1887; mobile 480.290.1196; or hrodgers@matrixhealth.net

Source: Matrix Medical Network

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