Minneapolis, MN, June 30, 2009 — SearchAmerica®, a part of Experian and a leader in financial clearing services for health care, today announced that its president, Daniel Johnson, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 Award in the Services category in the Upper Midwest region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Johnson was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee on Thursday, June 11, 2009.
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from Ernst & Young,” stated Johnson. “In 2001, I founded SearchAmerica to enable health care networks to easily identify qualified patients and secure financial assistance for them from government and private sources. To date, our services have connected millions of patients with the programs designed to help them. I would like to thank the award committee and judges for this tribute and recognition.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“We are proud to recognize the achievements of Dan Johnson,” said Kevin Klimara, Ernst & Young Partner, Strategic Growth Markets. “Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region’s economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger.”
As an Upper Midwest award winner, Johnson is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 14, 2009.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
About SearchAmerica, Inc.
SearchAmerica, a part of Experian, leads the industry financially clearing patients using address verification; prediction of payment; and automated screening for charity, Medicaid and other government programs with its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services. The company provides a complete range of products that are used by more than 500 hospitals to improve their revenue cycles. SearchAmerica’s quality and accuracy is best in class, and health care providers benefit from smarter data, which produces a healthier bottom line. Documented case studies prove a significant return on investment, consistent with favorable public relations. For additional information, please contact SearchAmerica at 1 763 416 1000 or visit http://www.searchamerica.com.
Experian® is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions. Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage.
For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Experian has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and has operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. The Group employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries around the world. Total Group revenue for the year ended March 31, 2009, was $3.9 billion.
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