Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery and Cost Through Preventative Care: Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. Tonya Mallory

 Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery and Cost Through Preventative Care:
Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. Tonya Mallory Named Ernst & Young National
        Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Emerging Category Award winner

Mallory honored for her commitment to improving healthcare delivery through
preventative disease management services

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 18, 2012

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Tonya Mallory, President, CEO and
Co-founder of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., has been named the Ernst &
Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year^® 2012 Emerging Category Award winner.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the country's most
prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages
entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who
demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they
create and build world-class businesses.

Mallory was recognized for bringing her vision that medicine should be
preventative, not reactionary, to fruition. Through her commitment and focus
on improving the disease management services that Health Diagnostics
Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) provides, as well as expanding the network of
physicians it caters to, Mallory hopes to gain market share and significantly
reverse the trend of increasing medical care costs. She was honored at the
Entrepreneur Of The Year gala, the culminating event of the Ernst & Young
Strategic Growth Forum^® in Palm Springs, Calif. The Forum is the nation's
premier gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Awards were given
in nine additional categories. All Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges from 244
regional award recipients.

"The best ideas usually come to life when entrepreneurs look to fill a gap in
an industry they feel passionate about," said Bryan Pearce, Americas Director,
Entrepreneur Of The Year, Ernst & Young LLP. "Capitalizing on her unique
business model, Mallory has beat the odds, gaining traction in an otherwise
well-established healthcare market with big players."

Inspiration from experience on the front lines

Mallory began her professional career as a laboratory technician where she
gained more than 20 years of experience in clinical diagnostics and disease
management. It was during that time she realized how reactionary medical
practices are after an event such as a heart attack or stroke has happened;
there were relatively few preventative measures in place for high-risk
patients. Her vision was to assist in identifying and treating the patient
before a more serious condition occurs, and to cut down on the exorbitant
costs of an emergency room visit in the process.

In early 2009, Tonya Mallory set out to make her vision a reality, changing
the way medicine was practiced. She cashed in her 401K and her children's
college savings plans and gave herself six months to start a company that
would help her reach that goal. She was able to raise additional funds as
necessary to launch HDL, which has enjoyed substantial growth and market
acceptance.

Navigating explosive growth of a new company

The main challenge Mallory faced with HDL was surprisingly not that of
opposition from its competitors and those within the industry, but rather
handling its rapid growth and immediate success. Mallory attributes her
successful navigation of this explosive growth period to a few key areas of
focus: early investment and emphasis on information technology; establishing
the company's culture – HDL increased its number of employees to 126 in 2010,
375 in 2011, and employs approximately 500 today. With business booming, and
the company growing quickly, Mallory personally meets all new employees and
also hired a vice president of corporate culture. Finally, there is a focus on
innovation – HDL places a premium on entrepreneurial employees who welcome
change and incentivizing people to think creatively.

National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Emerging Category finalists:

In addition to Mallory, the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year 
Emerging finalists were: Charles Forrest Burke, CEO, LOGC2, Inc. dba Connected
Logistics, based in Huntsville, Ala., a company focused on bridging the gap
between logistics and information technology for vast, complex and critical
supply chains; Tom Gildred, CEO, Emerald Textiles, based in San Diego, Calif.,
a regional hospital laundry service leader; and Joe Reynolds, President and
Architect of Adventure, and Ryan Kunkel, President and Master of
Monkeybusiness, Red Frog Events, based in Chicago, Ill., an independent event
production company. National Entrepreneur Of The Year^® 2012 Overall Award
winner

Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder of Chobani, was named the Ernst & Young National
Entrepreneur Of The Year^® 2012 Overall Award winner.

Video and photos

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Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing
Marion Kauffman Foundation.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious
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the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and
recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision,
leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its
kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading
successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional,
national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in 50 countries.

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