Interim HealthCare Honors Franchisees for Exceptional Growth in 2009 Despite Economy and Healthcare

Sunrise, FL - April 23, 2010 - Despite the tough economy and debates over the healthcare reform bill Interim HealthCare Franchisees continue to experience double digit grow, expand operations and increase market share. In a ceremony held during their National Franchise Meeting in April, Interim HealthCare, America's first and finest provider of home care, health care staffing, and hospice services honored fourteen franchisees for their excellence during a time most would categorize as one of the most difficult business environments in recent years.

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:
Interim HealthCare TSO Management Corporation, Columbus, OH

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:
Chuck Grewell, Interim HealthCare of Leawood, KS

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:
Ken & Sylvia Ringling, Interim HealthCare of Colorado Springs, CO

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 , Granbury, TX
Andy Kasper & Greg Korpita, Interim HealthCare of Phoenix, AZ
Jan Wahby, Interim HealthCare of West Palm Beach, FL
Freddy Zeron, Interim HealthCare of Miami, FL

The Market Development Award: presented to the owner(s) that achieved sales growth through increased market penetration of existing markets. This year seven Interim HealthCare franchises were recipients of the award:
Interim HealthCare Falcon Group, Lubbock, TX
Julia Burden, Interim HealthCare of Mandeville, LA
The Gilleys, Interim HealthCare of Atlanta, GA
Jeanne Byl, Interim HealthCare of Hudson, WI
Lisa Evans & Suzanne Smith, Interim HealthCare of Albany, NY
John & Barbara Stanton, Interim HealthCare of South Plainfield, NJ
Brad & Diane Hunter, Interim HealthCare of Bridgeport, OH

The Pioneer Award: 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 2009 winner was:
John Keane, Interim HealthCare of Hartford, CT

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 network. Their dedication and commitment to growing their businesses in these challenging times 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, health care staffing and hospice services."

Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare® is one of the nation's leading franchise organizations providing health care personnel at all skill levels in all settings. Through a network of more than 300 offices, independently owned franchisees provide diverse services including community based home care, health care staffing and hospice services. Interim is unique in combining the commitment of local franchise ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards. Interim's independent franchisees employ more than 75,000 health care workers who serve 50,000 people each day.

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