SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., (June 17, 2010) – Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is proud to announce that the company’s president, Jeremy Freer, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Orange County/Desert Cities Program. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jeremy Freer was selected as a finalist from over 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be honored at a special gala event tonight, June 17th at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA.
“I am truly honored to be named a finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program,” said Freer. “It was a pleasure to meet all the Ernst & Young representatives, the panel of judges and my fellow nominees. I found their success stories and community involvement inspirational. It seems we all share the same desire to be responsible, innovative leaders in our respective fields.”
“When I founded Angel MedFlight in 2006, I built an air medical transportation company dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through advanced medical and aviation practices without cutting any corners. Others in the industry laughed and said that I was too idealistic, but Angel MedFlight has proven that an ethical company committed to excellence can succeed.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Angel MedFlight transports critically ill or injured patients in dedicated, medically configured jets across the country and around the world. The company is known for its perfect safety record and commitment to patient care. Last month, the Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern and Western Arizona presented Angel MedFlight with the 2010 Business Ethics Award for the company’s ethical business practices, including customer service, internal policies and community involvement.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 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, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance
Angel MedFlight, founded in 2006 and based in Scottsdale, Ariz., coordinates and provides air medical transportation services, commercial medical escorts, ground ambulance services and discretionary insurance benefit assistance. Angel MedFlight’s One Touch Promise™ assures patients and their families that every detail is handled with seamless service from start to finish by a compassionate team of experts in the fields of medicine, aviation, insurance law and case management. www.AngelMedFlight.com
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 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.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.