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eCardio Chief Executive Officer Larry Lawson Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner in the Houston & Gulf Coast Area

Saturday, September 19, 2009 General News J E 4
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Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Health Sciences Category

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- eCardio Diagnostics (www.ecardio.com) today announced that Larry Lawson, President and Chief Executive Officer, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award in the Health Sciences category in the Houston and Gulf Coast Area. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Lawson was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the InterContinental Houston Hotel on June 18, 2009.

"I am honored by Ernst and Young's recognition of our services and humbled to accept the award for this remarkable achievement," Lawson noted. "eCardio has experienced tremendous growth over the past year due to the hard working team members who make the success of eCardio possible."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 23rd anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

"We are proud to recognize the achievements of Mr. Lawson," said Doug Bogart, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for the Houston and Gulf Coast Area. "Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region's economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger."

As a Houston and Gulf Coast Area award winner, Lawson is now eligible for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 14, 2009. 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.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.

In the Houston and Gulf Coast Area, local sponsors include Bowne, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Lockton Companies, LLC and SmartBusiness Magazine.

About eCardio Diagnostics

eCardio Diagnostics, www.ecardio.com, is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive and advanced technologies, devices, services and solutions for the diagnosis, monitoring and subsequent clinical management of cardiac arrhythmias, predominantly in the ambulatory setting. eCardio provides leading-edge diagnostic innovations and solutions that optimize the flexibility, speed and accuracy of cardiac arrhythmia diagnoses - contributing to the timeliest, most effective and appropriate management of cardiac patients.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Awards Program

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Award is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The 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, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

SOURCE eCardio Diagnostics
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