Passport Health Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year� 2006 Winner In Maryland

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Nationwide Immunization and Travel Medicine Firm Founded in 1997

Passport Health, an immunization center and travel medicine business with more than 100 offices coast to coast, is pleased to announce that Fran Lessans, RN, MS, President and Founder of Passport Health, has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year� 2006 Award in the Healthcare Education and Related Services Entrepreneur category in Maryland. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. Ms. Lessans was selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was presented at an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 20th anniversary gala at Baltimore's Hyatt Regency on June 22, 2006. "I'm honored to receive this award," said Ms. Lessans. "Immunizations are one of the most important areas of public health in the U.S. and around the world, and Passport Health has changed the way the public and companies receive domestic and travel immunizations by providing easy, one-stop access. We stock the complete range of vaccines from the newest HPV vaccine to protection from exotic diseases. Our customized travel health counseling helps prevent illness. Public health crises like bioterrorism threats, pandemic flu worries, hurricanes, tsunamis and other natural disasters have made the world aware of how important vaccinations are. That is why Passport Health has expanded into clinical trials." The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The program features regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries. Ms. Lessans is now under consideration for the 2006 national program in Palm Springs, California on November 18, 2006.

Passport Health, headquartered in Baltimore, is the largest private purchaser of vaccinations in the United States, second only to the Federal Government. Its diverse services include on-site flu clinics and bioterrorism response. Passport Health specializes in itinerary-specific education, travel health products and international security counseling. Passport Health has been involved in providing anthrax vaccinations to the U.S. military, Post Office and Federal employees, providing smallpox vaccination training, and runs a 24/7 immunization call center for the Department of Defense and others. Go to or call 410-727-0556.

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