Monday, November 9, 2009

TIS Recognized in Dallas 100 5th Consecutive Year

In its 19th year, the Dallas 100™ Awards, presented by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, recognized the fastest growing, privately held companies in the Dallas area. Despite the recession, the success of these companies indicates the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in North Texas, as these winning companies combined to generate sales of $8.4 billion in the past three years, grew average sales from 2006 to 2008 by 176 percent, and grew number of employees from 14,764 in 2006 to 26,142 in 2008. Sales for the top 10 winners combined represent a 480 percent increase in 2008 over sales in 2006.

"Texas Institute for Surgery is honored to be recognized by the Dallas 100 for the 5th year in a row. In these times of economic hardship, it is a testament to the compassion and quality of surgical services we provide for our patients that allows us to continue to grow," said TIS president Debbie Hay, RN, BSN, CASC.

The top companies were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Meyerson Symphony Center November 4, with keynote speaker Sam Wyly, entrepreneur, author and founder of Green Mountain Energy. Lisa Bormaster, publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, and Kevin Knox, assistant dean of external relations, SMU Cox School of Business, served as emcees for the event.

"In some ways the Dallas 100 winning companies seem to defy gravity. In a 10% unemployment national environment they created more than 11,000 new jobs over the last two years,” said Jerry White, director of the Caruth Institute. “These companies prove that with innovative ideas and top quality management dynamic, fast growth businesses can be built even in challenging environments."

In order to qualify for the Dallas 100™, a company must be an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership (not a subsidiary of a parent company) as of May 1, 2008; be headquartered in the Dallas area; have had sales of more than $500,000 in fiscal 2006; have had sales of not more than $75,000,000 in 2006; have a three-year sales history reflecting growth; and, have a credit report and character satisfactory to the Dallas 100™, determined at the sole discretion of the Dallas 100™.

About Debbie Hay
Debbie Hay, 55, serves as president of Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. She was instrumental in the design and layout of the specialty surgery hospital, that opened in 2004. She has established many green policies into the day-to-day working at TIS as possible. On the cutting edge of technology Hay has also worked to convert patient records to electronic files. A sociable person, Hay has the ability to put patients at ease with her warm manner.