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|HALLER ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE TO PRESENT
ENTREPRENEURIAL AWARD OCT. 10
For immediate release
October 7, 2005
PA - Dr. Carl A. Hoffman Jr. '69, president and medical director of PrimeCare Inc. and PrimeCare Medical of West
Virginia - the largest providers of health care to county jails in Pennsylvania and West Virginia - will receive
the Thiel College 2005 Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Given annually to a business owner who has demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership, the award will be presented
to Hoffman by Thiel President and CEO Dr. Lance A. Masters and professor David Miller, executive director of the
Haller Enterprise Institute, at an awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of
the Howard Miller Student Center.
Hoffman began his career as an active family and general practitioner in Harrisburg, also serving as medical director
for the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill and worked as a physician for an area high school.
When changes began to occur in the correctional institution's medical system, Hoffman refocused his work in the
correctional health profession and by 1985 founded PrimeCare Medical, a premier provider of contracted health care
services in the correctional setting. PrimeCare manages jails, prisons, and juvenile detention centers throughout
the northeastern United States, offering a customized medical program that includes medical, mental health, dental,
pharmacy, laboratory and nursing services.
Today PrimeCare operates in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and New Hampshire. It has more than 400 employees,
provides internships and co-ops and is a multi-million dollar business.
Hoffman earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Thiel College in 1969 and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine
from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1974.
Recently Hoffman was elected to the Thiel College Alumni Board of Directors. Hoffman and his wife reside in Harrisburg.
The Haller Enterprise Institute, originally named the Thiel College Enterprise Institute when it was organized
in 1983, was renamed in 1996 when Pittsburgh residents Dr. Henry E. and Grace Mary Haller provided a $1 million
gift to develop entrepreneurial education at Thiel College.