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LISLE, Ill. — The chairman of SXC Health Solutions has been honored with an award that recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Mark Thierer was the recipient of the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the healthcare category in the Midwest. Thierer, who was selected by an independent panel of judges, was presented the award at a special gala on June 21 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," Thierer said. "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."
As a Midwest award winner, Thierer now is 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, Calif., on Nov. 17.