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Nurse Next Door Named Finalist of the 2016 Pacific EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program

By | August 25th, 2016|

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - Nurse Next Door has been named a finalist in the Healthcare Services category of the 23rd EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Pacific awards program. The award celebrates Canada's most impressive and disruptive entrepreneurs. Nominees are considered and evaluated based on financial performance, leadership, innovation, personal integrity and entrepreneurial [...]

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Nurse Next Door can’t be bought

By | August 16th, 2016|

Success breeds all sorts of things, like jealousy, complacency or even more success, but it also attracts M&A activity, especially in today’s franchise climate. For Vancouver, British Columbia-based Nurse Next Door, an at-home senior care provider that quickly spread throughout its home market during 15 years in business, impressive unit growth attracted the interest of [...]

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When It’s Time to Let Go

By | July 27th, 2016|

Letting to may be the toughest challenge for any entrepreneur. Ken Sim and John DeHart did it in the prime of their careers. The founders of Vancouver-based Nurse Next Door, which provides home care to seniors, stepped down as co-CEOs, even as their company was on the cusp of rapid expansion into the United States. [...]

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Cathy Thorpe Named Nurse Next Door Chief Executive Officer

By | April 26th, 2016|

After two years since becoming Nurse Next Door President in 2014, the company has named Cathy Thorpe as Chief Executive Officer. Taking over the strategic vision from John DeHart and Ken Sim, Cathy has guided Nurse Next Door through dramatic expansion from 85 franchise locations to 130, while growing the business 30 per cent year-over-year. [...]

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When you shouldn’t sell your company

By | April 5th, 2016|

There is another way. That’s to follow the lead of Vancouver’s Nurse Next Door—a successful franchisor specializing in in-home care. The company not only rejected a recent acquisition bid from a giant U.S. hospital conglomerate, it flipped the offer by selling the would-be buyer 26 new franchises instead. In so doing, a thriving Canadian company [...]

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How to Turn an Unwanted Offer Into a Huge Opportunity

By | February 16th, 2016|

Imagine a herring teaching a whale to swim in its school and you’ll have an idea of what Nurse Next Door (NND) just accomplished. The Vancouver-based in-home care franchisor announced February 8 that St. Joseph Health—the operator of 16 hospitals in southern California—has acquired 26 franchises, increasing Nurse Next Door’s stateside footprint by a third in one [...]

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Nurse Next Door launches partnership with healthcare system in California

By | February 16th, 2016|

Vancouver’s Nurse Next Door has partnered with St. Joseph Health to provide home-care services to senior citizens in Southern California, the organizations announced this week. The deal, which Nurse Next Doors said is the first time a private home-care company is partnering with a healthcare system to provide services of this kind, will give St. [...]

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Health System Acquires 26 Private Duty Franchises

By | February 11th, 2016|

In what’s being described as an industry first, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health systems has turned to franchising in a big way to expand its home care services. St. Joseph Health is acquiring 26 Southern California locations from Nurse Next Door, with an option to buy another 12, the companies announced Monday. Read more [...]

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Some business founders find it hard to hand over the reins

By | November 27th, 2015|

Bringing in outsiders to run the company you built from scratch is risky business. But John DeHart and Ken Sim felt they had to try. Read more here. Nurse Next Door's President, Cathy Thorpe, and Co-founders, John DeHart and Ken Sim.  

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Why This Multi-Talented Couple Opened a Nursing Franchise

By | February 11th, 2015|

Jeff and Nancy Huguet had a long history of helping other before they began looking into opening a franchise.Here's why they chose Nurse Next Door as the vehicle for their entrepreneurial passions. Read more.

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