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Medivance President and CEO Robert Kline Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert Region Award Finalist

LOUISVILLE, Colo., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivance®, Inc. today announced that Robert Kline, Founder, President and CEO, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert region award finalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Robert Kline was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 16th at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Medivance, founded in 1998, has grown from a pure start-up to market leadership in the rapidly expanding field of Targeted Temperature Management™ therapy.  The company's flagship Arctic Sun® Temperature Management System has been utilized to treat tens of thousands of critically ill patients throughout the world.  Mr. Kline stated, "It is an honor to be nominated for this prestigious award and represent the many dedicated employees of Medivance.  Our singular focus on our customer's needs in all aspects of our business has contributed to improved patient outcomes and established a reputation for excellence unmatched in our field."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In the Mountain Desert region, sponsors include Faegre & Benson, Clifton Gunderson, ADP, Scherzer International, The Denver Business Journal and JohnstonWells Public Relations.

About Medivance

Medivance develops and markets Targeted Temperature Management™ products designed to improve outcomes in critical ill patients.  The company manufactures its products, the Arctic Sun, at its headquarters in Louisville, CO and maintains a European office in Den Hague, Netherlands.  Medivance's products are distributed in 42 countries and have been featured in hundreds of local and national news stories.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About the Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 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.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited operating in the US. For more information about our organization, please visit

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