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AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2022 — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Kevin Pearce, President and co-founder and Brian White, CEO, and co-founder of Goodside Health were named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Central South Award finalists. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed.
Kevin Pearce and Brian White were selected by a panel of independent judges according to the following criteria – entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact – among other core contributions and attributes.
“There is nothing more important than your children having access to care when and where they need it most,” said White. “We saw the need to reimagine pediatric care delivery to ensure every child could be served. We understood the most convenient way to support the greatest number of children and families was in our schools. We can now proudly say we serve 85 school districts and support a million eligible students across Texas and Florida.”
“The healthcare landscape is changing rapidly providing us an opportunity to tackle serious long-standing issues like health equity and lack of access to care. Schools are under more pressure than ever to support students beyond the classroom, often with limited resources,” said Pearce. “Thankfully, the social and emotional wellbeing of students has come to the forefront and is recognized as an essential component to healthy, prosperous students. SchoolMed by Goodside Health utilizes a Whole Child Approach to close the gaps in children’s healthcare and serve the most vulnerable among us.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 23, 2022. The regional winners will then be considered by the National independent judging panel, and National awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
For over 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 US executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners have exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other members of the entrepreneurial community in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Central South, sponsors also include Colliers, DLA Piper, Marsh McLennan Agency, ADP, Bridgepoint Consulting and Pierpont Communications.
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About Goodside Health
Goodside Health is advancing the delivery of pediatric care by partnering with communities to provide access to physical health, mental health, and telehealth services at school, at home, and in the clinic. Relentless advocates for expanding access to care and promoting health equity, Goodside Health leverages a Whole-Child Approach to care and lives our mission of closing gaps in children’s healthcare through innovation and execution. To learn more about Goodside Health, please visit www.goodsidehealth.com.