LAKE MARY, Fla.
- June 17, 2013
-- Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, one of the nation's largest specialty pharmacy providers, announced that its President and CEO, Mark Montgomery, was presented with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Florida award in the Health Care category. Mark, who was sole Central Florida based executive to receive the prestigious award, was recognized as one of nine Florida entrepreneurs who collectively grew employment for their companies by 64 percent and their revenues by 48 percent between 2010 and 2012. Mark accepted the award at a gala event at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach on June 13. According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mark is a 25-year innovator in the specialty pharmacy sector of the healthcare industry, and joined Axium in 2003 when the company was made up of 25 people. In the past decade, he scaled the operation to operate more efficiently, and expanded the amount of supported disease states from two to more than ten today. Under his direction and innovation, Axium developed into a patient-centric organization with increased services to better support patients, build relationships and services for managed care and drug manufacturer/
biotech stakeholders. Today, Axium operates as one of largest specialty pharmacy providers in the U.S.—and the newest addition to the Kroger Co.—with more than 175 employee associates. The Company recently entered into an alliance with Physician Resource Management, Inc. (PRM) to develop a national Oncology Therapy Management Program to enhance oncology care and therapy management for the nation’s patient and practice population. “It is an honor to be recognized among Ernst & Young’s top entrepreneurs for 2013 for being part of a business that makes such an important difference to the lives of our patients, providers and partners,” said Mark Montgomery, Axium President and CEO. “I feel that Axium’s success begins with our people, who all share and support a very unique—and personal—vision:
creating a better path to treating and managing chronic conditions and complex therapies. Our people and our vision have helped to build Axium into what it is today.” As a regional award recipient, Mark will now compete at the national level. Award recipients 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. 16, 2013. 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. To learn more about Mark Montgomery and Axium Healthcare Pharmacy’s vision for a better path to healthcare, visit www.axiumhealthcare.com
. The entire roster of 2013 honorees in Florida can be viewed at www.ey.com/US/en/About-us/Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year/SEA_FL_Article_Award_Recipients_2013
. Follow the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 program on Twitter at #EOYFlorida. ##### About Axium Healthcare Pharmacy A new member of The Kroger Co. family of pharmacy solutions, Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc. is a nationwide clinical specialty pharmacy provider with expertise in managing patients on complex therapies and specialty medication distribution. As one of the nation's leading specialty pharmacies, Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc. provides comprehensive therapy- management programs as well as injectable and oral pharmaceutical treatments for Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Growth Hormone Deficiency plus others. The Company also offers its exclusive HIPAA compliant OnePlace™ web portal for real-time treatment management for healthcare providers and their patients. Axium was recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 roster of fastest growing U.S. private companies and was ranked as one of Florida Trend’s“Big Mover” companies. For more information, contact Axium Healthcare Pharmacy at 888.315.3395 or visit www.axiumhealthcare.com
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