Minneapolis, July 2019 – Total Access Urgent Care’s CEO and founder, Dr. Matt Bruckel, has earned the prestigious title, Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019. In the healthcare landscape, Dr. Bruckel is being recognized for excellence in innovation, growth, and patient satisfaction. An independent panel of judges selected two St. Louis entrepreneurs out of 40 contenders. Dr. Bruckel, along with Carl Imo of Imo’s Pizza, earned the title Entrepreneur of the Year for the Heartland Region.
Total Access Urgent Care (TAUC®) was founded in 2008 to provide fast, friendly, and affordable healthcare in every community. Dr. Bruckel’s original vision is to develop a sustainable solution to the broken acute healthcare system that he experienced as an emergency department physician. Today, TAUC is the highest-rated, most-reviewed, and fastest growing healthcare organization in the region and has provided exceptional medical care to well over a million patients. TAUC is a convenient alternative to the frustrations associated with a visit to the emergency room – long wait times, expensive bills, and impersonal care. Emergency room bills are eight times more expensive than the exact same service at Total Access Urgent Care. With twenty-three locations throughout St. Louis and the surrounding counties, Total Access Urgent Care is open every single day of the year.
Since 1986, Ernst & Young has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation, and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 33rd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
- Michael Dell of Dell Corporation
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- James Park of Fitbit
- J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Heartland award winner, Total Access Urgent Care is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Patients trust Total Access Urgent Care 365 days per year with extended hours at the Webster Groves location from 6am-10pm and standard 8am-8pm hours at the other 22 locations (with more on the way) in the greater St. Louis area.