USHCC Congratulates Chris Durovich of Children's Medical on Receiving EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Chris Durovich, President & CEO of Children's Medical Center in Dallas, for winning the prestigious Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Southwest Region. The program recognizes individuals who exhibit excellence and success in financial performance, innovation and personal commitment to their communities and businesses. An independent panel of judges interviewed 100 business executives from across various industries, and selected Mr. Durovich for his outstanding accomplishments and achievements in the health sector.

USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez, a national judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition, explained: "Each year, this competition looks for a breakout entrepreneur who demonstrates specific, measurable qualities including: scalability, net revenue, and leadership. Mr. Durovich scores high marks in each category, but what makes him truly stand out among his peers is his stewardship – he is providing absolutely critical service to his community in his role at Children's Medical Center in Dallas."

At Children's Medical Center, Durovich oversees all hospital operations and strategic initiatives, ranging from facilities expansion to physician and clinician leadership to recruiting. He also manages a $275 million facility plan that includes major expansion at the Dallas campus and the $106 million development of a pediatric hospital and medical office building in Plano, Children's Medical Center Legacy.

Nina Vaca, USHCC Foundation Chairman and past recipient of EY's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, also congratulated Mr. Durovich for his recognition: "As a fellow Dallas entrepreneur, I am very proud of Mr. Durovich achievements and well-deserved recognition. He represents what's best about the Lone Star State, and I applaud his devotion to giving back and providing life-saving help to our city's children."

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About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.

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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Associate Director of Communications 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce