(GAINESVILLE, FLA. APRIL 29, 2022) – CAN Community Health (CAN) was named to the University of Florida’s 2022 Gator100 during an April 22 awards ceremony today in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the UF campus.
Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the Gator100 recognizes the world’s fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young, independent accounting firm of the Gator100 since the program began in 2015, verifies financial information submitted by each company and calculates the rankings based on compound annual growth rate over the past three years.
CAN President and CEO Dr. Rishi Patel began his academic career at the University of Florida, earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology in 1996. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a doctorate of pharmacy from Nova Southeastern University.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized alongside other incredible organizations that represent the values of the University of Florida. At CAN Community Health we strive to remove barriers to care and provide the best health services to those living with and affected by HIV, STD’s and Viral Hepatitis. It is truly great to be a Florida Gator,” Patel said.
The 2022 Gator100 celebrated companies from more than 17 industries, with the top three representing construction and design, health, and consumer products and services.
The Gator100 honor comes just a few months after CAN was selected as one of the “2022 Best Nonprofits to Work For” by The NonProfit Times, the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers.
To be considered for Gator100 inclusion, companies must meet all four of the following criteria:
ABOUT CAN COMMUNITY HEALTH
Founded in Sarasota, Florida, in 1991, CAN Community Health (CAN) is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing health services to underserved and uninsured patients, including those living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
CAN’s mission is to inspire and contribute to the health and well-being of those affected by HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted diseases by providing the best care through outreach, integrated clinical practice, advocacy, education and research.
4440 FRUITVILLE ROAD SARASOTA, FL 34232 TELEPHONE: 941.300.4440 CANCOMMUNITYHEALTH.ORG
1. Must have been in continuous business for five years or more as of October 29, 2021
2. Must have verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more every year for 2018-2020
3. Must be Gator-owned or led by a University of Florida alum or former student who served as a chief executive for
the period of January 1, 2018 – October 29, 2021
4. Must operate in a manner consistent with the values and image of the University of Florida
With clinics in Florida, Arizona, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia, CAN provides medical, pharmacy, dental, case management, mental health, and comprehensive prevention services such as nPEP, PrEP and education. CAN also provides transgender health services, and screening and treatment for Hepatitis C and STDs. Through Ryan White grants, STD prevention funding and the 340B Federal Drug Discount Program, CAN is able to make high quality health care accessible and affordable, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. CAN continues to seek collaborative relations with local, state and national partners to remove treatment barriers for all individuals in care.