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Interim HealthCare Inc. Honors Franchisees for Exceptional Growth in 2010 at National Conference & A

SUNRISE, FL - April 7, 2011 - In an awards ceremony held during the National Franchise Conference held April 3-5th in Orlando, FL, Interim HealthCare Inc., America's first and finest provider of home care, senior care, health care staffing, and hospice services honored eighteen, of their more than 300 franchisees nationwide, for their excellence in growth and leadership during the 2010 business year.

The Leroy E. Dettman Founder's Award: recognizes the person or group who best personifies the entrepreneurial spirit with the dedication, discipline and the direction necessary to consistently achieve profitable growth and expansion from year-to-year, and was awarded to:

Jason Bullard, Interim HealthCare Falcon Group, Lubbock, TX

The Raymond C. Herriges Management Award: presented to the individual who has achieved the greatest degree of operational excellence combined with outstanding sales growth during the previous year, was awarded to:

Joyce McNally, Interim HealthCare of Stony Brook, NY

The Allan C. Sorensen Business Integrity Award: presented to the individual who demonstrated outstanding ethics and business integrity in the routine operation of their business while simultaneously increasing overall market penetration, was awarded to:

Rich & Joyce Kucera, Interim HealthCare of Rapid City, SD

The President's Pinnacle Award: presented to the office(s) that at least doubled their business over the last 2 years with a minimum annual sales of $2 million at the end of the two year period. This year four franchises were recipients of the award:

Interim HealthCare Falcon Group , Levelland, TX and Granbury, TX
Julia Burden, Interim HealthCare of Mandeville, LA
Jan Wahby, Interim HealthCare of West Palm Beach, FL

The Market Development Award: presented to the owner(s) that achieved sales growth through increased market penetration of existing markets. This year nine Interim HealthCare franchises were recipients of the award:: presented to the owner(s) that achieved sales growth through increased market penetration of existing markets. This year nine Interim HealthCare franchises were recipients of the award:

The Gilleys, Interim HealthCare of Atlanta, GA
Jeanne Byl, Interim HealthCare of Hudson, WI
Lisa Evans & Suzanne Smith, Interim HealthCare of Albany, NY
Tricia Firth, Interim HealthCare of Shreveport, LA
Rick & Elaine Petersen, Interim HealthCare of Manchester, NH
Devin & Cynthia Ringling, Interim HealthCare of Colorado Springs, CO
Ray & Charyl Schroeder, Interim HealthCare of Greenville, SC
Donna Southworth, Interim HealthCare of Portsmouth, OH
Jim Watson & Joyce McNally, Interim HealthCare of Greater NY & NJ

New this year is the Transformation Award: presented to the individual or office that has achieved sales growth over the previous year despite facing significant market segment changes and challenges. The award recognizes their strategic thinking and decisive actions to not only survive but thrive in times of change. The award went to:

Jay Stehley, Interim HealthCare of Wichita, KS

The Pioneer Award: our most prestigious award is presented to the franchisee whose strategy and results demonstrated a pioneering, entrepreneurial spirit, and action. In addition to blazing the trail, the Pioneer Award winner shares the map and tools with others that choose to follow. The 2010 winner was:

Tom DiMarco, Interim HealthCare of Columbus, OH

Kathleen Gilmartin, President & CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. states, "I am proud of all of our award winners. They serve as examples for everyone in our franchise network. Their dedication and commitment to growing their businesses is indicative of the quality of franchisees that continue to set us apart and make us a true industry leader in community based home care, personal care & support services focused on senior care, health care staffing and hospice services."

About Interim HealthCare:
Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare® is the nation's first and finest healthcare franchise organization. Through a comprehensive network of more than 300 independently owned franchise offices, Interim HealthCare franchisees are the largest combined provider of community-based home care and health care staffing services. Interim HealthCare is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service through franchisees that employ more than 75,000 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.

About Dr. Amy D'Aprix:
Dr. Amy D'Aprix is a life transition consultant, author, corporate speaker, facilitator, coach, and an expert in aging, retirement, and caregiving. Committed to empowering others to care for themselves and their families, Dr. Amy helps transform the lives of people involved in the caregiving experience. Her passion, understanding and empathy come from her own personal experience of caring for her parents for more than a decade. Clients and caregivers across North America embrace her warm, engaging style and Dr. Amy is a frequent guest on radio and television programs. She has authored two books on caregiving and friendship, has written numerous articles for various media publications and is highly sought-after as a trainer and speaker throughout North America. Dr. Amy has a PhD and Masters in Social Work, specializing in Gerontology.

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