Crouse Hospital, one of three finalists for the Business of the Year - Community Involvement award was selected and honored with this recognition today during the annual meeting of the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO). This year’s winners were selected from a competitive field of 40 nominees. Crouse Hospital was named Business of the Year in 2006 for sustained financial and operational performance by the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, now known as
"On behalf of the employees, physicians, volunteers of Crouse Hospital, we are proud to accept the Business of the Year award for our community involvement," said President & CEO Paul Kronenberg, MD. "Each day we strive to fulfill our mission, and this award affirms our commitment to not just promoting community health, but to the many ways the Crouse family strives to make Central New York a better place to live."
The event, which drew 1,100 people to the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter in Syracuse, also recognized three other Business of the Year winners: Onondaga Community College for non-profit organization; Novelis Inc. for the category of a business with more than 50 employees; and Fleet Feet Sports, for a business with fewer than 50 employees. This year’s winners were selected from a competitive field of 40 nominees.
Based in Syracuse, the CenterState CEO is a 12-county business leadership and economic development organization representing more than 2,000 members and serves as the region’s primary economic, community and business development catalyst. CenterState CEO works to achieve regional growth and total community prosperity through partnerships, planning and problem solving.
“We are proud to honor these businesses, which serve as models of success for the entire business community,” said CenterState CEO Chairman Allen Naples. “Over the last year, these companies have excelled - creating new jobs, making new investments and being engaged in the community.”