August 6, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Carlos de Solo, CEO of CareMax, Inc., was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Florida Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. De Solo was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on August 5, 2021.
“I am incredibly honored to be chosen as an Entrepreneur Of the Year award winner during this period of significant growth for CareMax,” de Solo said. “In the face of the many challenges that our healthcare system faces today, we know the vital role we play in bringing value-based care to underserved communities. I would also like to congratulate the entire CareMax team for this award. They are responsible for the positive direction of CareMax as we continue to expand and bring our whole person healthcare approach to seniors nationwide.”
CareMax is a technology-enabled care platform providing value-based care and chronic disease management to seniors. CareMax currently operates 42 medical centers serving more than 66,000 patients. The company recently listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker “CMAX.”
For 35 years, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ambition, courage and ingenuity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. De Solo will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
As a Florida award winner, de Solo is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced on November 13 at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.
As a winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award, De Solo, is in the good company of well-known inspirational entrepreneurs such as Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, James Park of Fitbit, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation, Jodi Berg of Vitamix and others.
CareMax is a technology-enabled care platform providing value-based care and chronic disease management to seniors. CareMax operates 42 wholly owned medical centers that offer a comprehensive suite of healthcare and social services, and a proprietary software and services platform that provides data, analytics, and rules-based decision tools/workflows for physicians across the United States. CareMax is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the trading symbol “CMAX.” Learn more at www.caremax.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding CareMax’s future growth and strategy. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “budget,” “contemplate,” “continue,” “could,” “envision,” “estimate,” “expect,” “guidance,” “indicate,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possibly,” “potential,” “predict,” “probably,” “pro-forma,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” or “will,” or the negative or other variations thereof, and similar words or phrases or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside CareMax’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.
Important risks and uncertainties that could cause CareMax’s actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in forward-looking statements include, among others, CareMax’s ability to expand its business; changes in market or industry conditions, regulatory environment, competitive conditions, and receptivity to CareMax’s services; CareMax’s ability to continue its growth; changes in laws and regulations applicable to CareMax’s business, in particular with respect to Medicare Advantage or Medicaid; CareMax’s ability to maintain its relationships with health plans and other key payers; the impact of COVID-19 or another pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease on CareMax’s business and results of operation; and CareMax’s ability to recruit and retain qualified team members and independent physicians. For a detailed discussion of the risk factors that could affect CareMax’s actual results, please refer to the risk factors identified in CareMax’s reports filed with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and CareMax’s undertakes no duty to update or revise this information unless required by law.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In Florida, sponsors also include Premium sponsor PNC Bank and Supporting sponsors DLA Piper LLP and Donnelly Financial Solutions.
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