James Edwards, CEO of Emergent Medical Associates named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2014 finalist in Greater Los Angeles

Nomination marks 2nd year in a row James Edwards will represent Southern California’s leading emergency physician’s group as a finalist

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA – Ernst Young LLP has announced that James (“Jamey”) Edwards, CEO of Emergent Medical Associates, Southern California’s leading emergency physician’s group, was named a finalist in the Ernst Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2014 program in the Greater Los Angeles region. 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. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Tuesday, June 17th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

“Being named a finalist for the 2nd year in a row is a great honor, especially in light of the high quality of the companies and entrepreneurs who participate in the program,” said James Edwards, CEO of Emergent Medical Associates. “We have assembled a truly incredible team at EMA, from our providers on healthcare’s front lines to an amazing group of clinical leaders and professionals and this recognizes all of their efforts. We continue to partner with hospital and health systems to provide superior care to our communities while building a platform for widespread positive change and excellence in the healthcare industry.”

Now in its 28th year, the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program is honoring over 700 national business leaders during this exclusive black-tie event. The select few finalists include such entrepreneurs as Nick Hedges of Velocify, Scott Painter of TrueCar, Ken McBride of Stamps.com, Jerry Azarkman of Curacao and many more.

About Emergent Medical Associates

Emergent Medical Associates (“EMA”) is the leading provider of emergency care and episodic care management services to patients, communities, physician groups and hospitals throughout Southern California. Our hospital clients include 20+ sites caring for almost 600,000 patients annually. EMA has a proven track record of success for partnering with hospitals to enhance operations, financial performance and efficiency while improving access to, and the quality of care in, its communities. Our highly analytical approach, objective performance measurement and team-orientation create an environment where our physicians thrive, hospitals prosper and patients leave our facilities knowing they were treated in a timely, compassionate and respectful manner. For more information, please visit www.ema.us.

About Ernst Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Ernst Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

About Ernst Young

Ernst Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

For more information, please visit ey.com.

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