One of only 20 companies chosen from over 500 nominees for Chicago’s 14th Annual Award
CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2015 – First Stop Health, the most innovative telemedicine provider in the country, has been named a recipient of a Chicago Innovation Award in the Up-and-Comer category. Employers around the country turn to First Stop Health to provide top quality medical care to their employees, while lowering costs both for the employer and the employee.
The winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Tuesday, October 27, with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders attending. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 14th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year.
First Stop Health provides access to U.S.-based, licensed physicians for diagnosis and treatment of minor issues at anytime from anywhere, in minutes, via phone. First Stop Health primarily sells its telemedicine and patient advocacy service to employers for their benefit plans. Over the course of 2015, First Stop Health has grown over 400%, according to CEO and Co-Founder, Patrick Spain.
“Local innovators continue to illuminate the Chicago region as a growing hotbed of creative activity that cuts across all sectors and industries,” said Tom Kuczmarski, Co-founder of the awards. He continues, “Every winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards demonstrates how a unique solution to an unmet need can bring transformative impact in the marketplace.”
“Winning this award is recognition of the fact that we are transforming the healthcare experience for our customers in a ‘game-changing’ way. We are obsessively focused on giving our customers, their employees, and our dedicated doctors a fantastic and valuable experience,” remarked Patrick Spain, CEO of First Stop Health.
The complete list of this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards winners can be found at www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.
About First Stop Health
Chicago-based First Stop Health (www.fshealth.com) is a quick, convenient and affordable telemedicine and advocacy service available to employers and their employees. It offers immediate, 24/7/365 phone and online access to their U.S.-based, national physician network that provides members with advice, diagnosis and treatment, including – when necessary – prescriptions. In addition, First Stop Health helps employers manage and reduce major medical claims. Connect with First Stop Health on LinkedIn, Facebookand Twitter (@firststophealth).