CEO of nursing home wins business award

July 02, 1991

The chief executive of a Hunt Valley-based operator of geriatric nursing homes has been named the winner of the 1991 Maryland Entre- preneur of the Year Award.

Dr. Robert N. Elkins, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Integrated Health recently from William E. Cole Jr., firector of Entrepreneurial Services for Ernst & Young.

Dr. Elkins founded Integrated Health Services five years ago, and it has grown into a company with 43 care facilities in 15 states and annual revenues exceeding $124 million.

"Dr. Elkins' outstanding accomplishments, entrepreneurial spirit and integrity have helped make IHS one of the most respected health care service companies in the USA today," Mr. Cole said.

In the fall, a judging panel recruited by Inc. magazine will select a national Entrepreneur of the Year from the ranks of several regional winners, including Dr. Elkins.

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