Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in healthcare category
LISLE, IL, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Ernst & Young LLP announced that Mark Thierer, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of SXC Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SXCI) (TSX:
SXC), a leading provider of pharmacy benefit management services and
healthcare information technology solutions to the healthcare benefit
management industry, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The
Year® 2012 Award in the healthcare category in the Midwest. 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. Thierer was selected by an independent panel of judges,
and the award was presented at a special gala on June 21, 2012 at the
Hilton Chicago Hotel.
"An entrepreneurial spirit is the key driver behind SXC's success in
growing from an $80 million to a $5 billion company in just five years,
and I am tremendously honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious
award from Ernst & Young," said Thierer. "SXC has become a magnet for
talent, and this award would not have been possible without the
dedication, creativity, and passion that every employee brings to their
work here every day. I am proud to lead such an outstanding team, as
well as to be a part of the very elite group of entrepreneurs who have
received this distinction."
Now in its 26th 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.
As a Midwest award winner, Thierer is now eligible for consideration for
the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in
several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of
The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards
gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are
the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading
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 the Midwest region, sponsors include ManpowerGroup, Winston & Strawn
LLP, Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Smart Business magazine and Becker
Professional Education. Locally, the program is sponsored by the
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9 FM and
About SXC Health Solutions Corp.
SXC Health Solutions Corp. is a leading provider of pharmacy benefit
management ("PBM") services and healthcare information technology
solutions to the healthcare benefit management industry. SXC's product
offerings and solutions combine a wide range of PBM services and
software applications, application service provider processing services
and professional services, designed for many of the largest
organizations in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as health plans,
employers, federal, provincial, and, state and local governments,
pharmacy benefit managers, retail pharmacy chains and other healthcare
intermediaries. SXC is headquartered in Lisle, Ill., with multiple
locations in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information please visit www.sxc.com.
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SOURCE SXC Health Solutions Corp.
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