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LAN Participates in Cornell Entrepreneurship Conference

CEO James Edwards Shares Experience With Entrepreneurship, Family Businesses

Columbus, OH |

April 23, 2015 |

Globe Newswire

Language Access Network CEO, James Edwards recently participated as a panelist at Cornell University’s annual Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration. The two-day conference brought together multiple colleges and programs on the Ithaca campus with Cornell students, faculty, staff, and alumni.The immersive experience for more than 700 attendees offered networking opportunities, expert advice on venture development and covered topics such as family business, social entrepreneurship, health administration and more. Sessions featured a host of speakers with firsthand knowledge to impart on students and alumni interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial path.

Edwards and fellow entrepreneurs discussed “CEO Stories: Being Entrepreneurial at the Highest Level,” focusing on the journey which led them to their current CEO roles, how they grew their companies and incorporated entrepreneurship and what challenges they faced in the process. In addition, Edwards spoke in a session with Cornell’s Smith Family Business Initiative and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute at the Johnson Graduate School of Management to share his personal experiences with building a family business and the specific challenges such businesses face.

“I was honored to participate with this panel of experts. Cornell has become a global leader in fostering entrepreneurship and it certainly has positively impacted my education and career,” Edwards said. “I look forward to continuing to support all of the wonderful initiatives the university has put in place to assist students and alumni who desire to make a difference in our world.”

Possessing both bachelor and graduate degrees from Cornell University, Edwards is currently CEO of Language Access Network, the national leader in unified medical communications and remote video interpretation services and Carenection, one of the most widely used telehealth networks in the country serving over 480,000 annual encounters over its HIPAA compliant, video optimized private bath broadband network. Edwards has led companies honored twice as finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and selected as Healthcare’s Hottest Companies twice by Modern Healthcare magazine.



About Language Access Network, LLC

Language Access Network, LLC (LAN) is the leader in trusted healthcare communications. LAN provides Video Medical Interpretation (VMI) services to more than 350 hospitals and other medical venues nationwide. As a physician owned company, solely focused on healthcare, LAN has unique insight into driving better outcomes, improving patient satisfaction and being a true partner to client hospitals. Targeted towards Limited English Proficient and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patients, LAN provides its rapidly growing client base with 24/7/365 access to the highest quality, medically trained interpreters available via its centralized video language centers.



Dori Jennings
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