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Robert Kline, President & CEO, Medivance Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Regional Award Winner

LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivance® Inc. announced today that Robert Kline, President & CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert Award in the Health Care & Life Sciences category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, 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. Mr. Kline was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on June 16, 2011.


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, "Receipt of this prestigious award is much appreciated and the result of the passion our employees feel for our shared goal of improving patient outcomes.  I can tell story after story about a Medivance team member who has gone well beyond the call of duty in order to make a difference in a patient's life.  The dedication our worldwide team has to achieving our mission has helped countless critically ill patients and in the process built a great business."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Past award winners have included Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc., Maxine Clark of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone Inc., Matt Szulik of Red Hat, Inc., and last year's national winner, Howard Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Capital Partners, Inc.

As a Mountain Desert award winner, Mr. Kline is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 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 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.

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