8th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business

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November 18th, 2011
Categories: Company News


MIAMI, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 29, 2011 – Griselle Chernys was named a Finalist in both the Lifetime Achievement and Best Entrepreneur in Healthcare categories in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 11. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,300 entries – a record for the competition - were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. Griselle Chernys of PayerFusion, LLC was declared a Finalist in the categories of Best Entrepreneur in Healthcare and Lifetime Achievement.

As a young woman starting her career in South Florida, Ms. Chernys broke new ground holding executive positions where few women – particularly Hispanic women – had ever excelled before. Providing hard-working women the opportunity to work hard and succeed has been a guiding principle of Griselle’s career. “It is very gratifying to see the great strides that women have made over the last 30 years in the business world generally and in healthcare in particular. This year’s winners prove that women are bringing inspirational leadership and innovation to American business” said Griselle Chernys, President and CEO of PayerFusion.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.
Members of the six final judging committees selected Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

“Women entrepreneurs and executives continue to innovate, excel, and impress,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “Regardless of general economic conditions, the achievements of women-owned and –run organizations around the world remain high, and are reflected in this year’s impressive body of Finalists.”

Commenting on her nomination as a Finalist in two categories this year, Ms. Chernys explains, “The recognition is flattering, but with or without it, I love what I do. Despite the economic and administrative challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system, I continue to believe that the U.S. provides the best care and most advanced treatments available in the world today. It is my mission to help make U.S. healthcare more affordable, understandable, and ultimately more accessible to those who need it.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.

Formed in 2009, PayerFusion has developed an innovative and effective approach to claims processing and plan administration that benefits all parties involved in healthcare delivery – payers, providers and patients. These services can be utilized by USA domestic insurances companies and international insurance companies, self-funded employers’ healthcare plans programs and companies who are seeking to transition to a self-funded plan.

PayerFusion’s unique services benefit providers who deserve fair compensation for quality care, payers who seek to pay fair prices for medical services rendered, and patients who want hassle-free access to affordable, quality care.

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About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Sponsors and supporters of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business include the Business TalkRadio Network, Coloredge, Infogroup, KeyBank Key4Women, Melilea International Group of Companies, SDL, and Smart Reader Worldwide.