Methodist Health System CEO Stephen L. Mansfield Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Winner in Health Care in the Southwest

Prestigious awards program honors exemplary entrepreneurs

June 28, 2012

Methodist Health System President and CEO Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, has been selected as winner of the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the health care provider category in the Southwest Area North Region, which includes North

Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

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. Dr. Mansfield was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 23 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dallas. Winners were announced from a group of 42 finalists including leading entrepreneurs and CEOs, private capital investors, and other regional business leaders.

“This is such a deep honor and recognition for everyone at Methodist who has worked so hard over the past five years to double the size of the system while accomplishing so many ‘best evers’ for Methodist,” said Dr. Mansfield, “Our success started with an engaged and progressive board, but required outstanding vision and leadership from our executive and management teams, tremendous support from our medical staffs, and dedication from our 6,500 employees comprising Methodist Health System.”

Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more. The award recognizes those leaders who grow a company from original concept to those industry leaders who significantly grow a known company – all individuals who believe in what can be done and see opportunity in every problem – all called entrepreneurs.

As a Southwest Area North award winner, Dr. Mansfield is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 17. 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.

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Caption: Stephen Mansfield, PhD, president & CEO, Methodist Health System, has been named winner of the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award/Health Care Provider in the Southwest Area North Region.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

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.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Southwest Area North program, the sponsors include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone, BBVA Compass Bank, Roach Howard Smith & Barton and D CEO Magazine.

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