High bidder Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2009
Finalist
Health Care

Jerry Boyle saw an opportunity a few years ago after he received a phone call from a government entity. The company that had provided health care for inmates of the Kansas Department of Corrections wanted to be released from its contract. The department had a positive experience with Boyle in the past, so he was called. While he worked out a solution with the Department of Corrections, he envisioned a new organization to meet these kinds of needs, and Correct Care Solutions LLC was born in 2003.

But between founding the business and today, he faced many obstacles, such as creating an entirely new corporate entity, hiring 370 skilled health care professionals in a state several hundred miles away, obtaining a significant amount of start-up capital, acquiring malpractice insurance and performance bonds, establishing a home office support infrastructure in Nashville, creating a management team and being prepared to handle the health care needs for 9,000 state inmates on day one.

He had just 45 days to accomplish all of this, and he succeeded. The company, for which Boyle serves as president and CEO, now has more than 1,700 employees and is one of the largest companies in its industry. All of its growth over the past few years has been organic, but what may be more impressive is that CCS has always been the high bidder for the contracts that it has won, and those are all with city, county or state government entities, which normally are financially compelled to choose the lowest bidder. By ensuring its quality, services and reputation justify the cost, CCS has been able to win those contracts despite the higher price. While Boyle’s vision has been a leading driver in CCS’ success, he also credits his people, as his mantra has been, “the right people doing the right things at the right time.”

How to reach: Correct Care Solutions LLC, (800) 592-2974 or www.correctcaresolutions.com