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Nurse Next Door wins 2017 Dealmaker Award

January 26th, 2017|

Nurse Next Door Home Care Services has been recognized for one of the best deals in franchising for 2017 by Franchise Times Dealmakers for it's partnership with major health system, St. Joseph Health - a first-of-its-kind partnership bringing in 26 new franchise locations to the Southern California region at once. The award will be accepted [...]

Canadian franchise finds sudden success in the U.S.

December 22nd, 2016|

It started with the pink car. A couple of years ago, an employee of St. Joseph Health, a Catholic health agency and hospital system in southern California, saw one of Nurse Next Door’s trademark flower-adorned pink cars driving around the Los Angeles area. The worker was immediately curious and sent an inquiry up the 25,000-employee [...]

Nurse Next Door Named One of Canada’s Most Successful Growth Companies by Canadian Business and PROFIT

October 3rd, 2016|

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) -Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Nurse Next Door No. 282 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Nurse Next Door was also ranked No. 13 in the Consumer Services category, and ranked No. 28 in the Vancouver region. Published in the October [...]

John Dehart, Ken Sim, and Cathy Thorpe are winners of an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award: Healthcare Services

October 3rd, 2016|

When Cathy Thorpe joined Nurse Next Door as its president in 2014, she already knew the home-care provider from being a customer five years earlier. Her mother was recovering from surgery, and she was struck by the quality of care the company delivered to her family. Four months later, Thorpe began a friendship with co-founder [...]

Three Unexpected Brands That Are Turning To Storytelling To Drive Recruiting

September 19th, 2016|

Once solely the domain of marketing, storytelling is increasingly being adopted by corporate recruiting teams to help them hire more efficiently. Rather than telling candidates what it’s like to work there, companies areshowing them by finding new ways to share the employee experience. These narratives are revealing a more human side of the business. They [...]

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

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 [...]

Nurse Next Door can’t be bought

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 [...]

Cathy Thorpe Named Nurse Next Door Chief Executive Officer

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. [...]

When you shouldn’t sell your company

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 [...]