MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ernst & Young LLP announced that James ("Jamey") Edwards, CEO of Emergent Medical Associates, Southern California's leading emergency physician's group, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Greater Los Angeles region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Tuesday, June 18th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
"I am humbled to be named a finalist and to have been considered among such an accomplished and distinguished list of companies and entrepreneurs," said James Edwards, CEO of Emergent Medical Associates. "We have assembled a truly incredible team at EMA, from our providers on healthcare's front lines to an amazing group of clinical leaders and professionals. Our mission is to continue to partner with our clients in providing superior care to our communities while building a platform for widespread positive change and excellence in the healthcare industry."
Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In Greater Los Angeles, platinum sponsors include Marsh, Scherzer International, Smart Business, Union Bank and silver sponsors include Acacia Wealth Advisors, Avison Young, The Big Picture, CresaPartners and Strategic Equity Group.
About Emergent Medical Associates
Emergent Medical Associates ("EMA") is the leading provider of emergency care and episodic care management services to patients, communities, physician groups and hospitals throughout Southern California. Our hospital clients include 22 sites caring for almost 700,000 patients annually. EMA has a proven track record of success for partnering with hospitals to enhance operations, financial performance and efficiency while improving access to, and the quality of care in, its communities. Our highly analytical approach, objective performance measurement and team-orientation create an environment where our physicians thrive, hospitals prosper and patients leave our facilities knowing they were treated in a timely, compassionate and respectful manner.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
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