BAYADA Home Health Care CEO David Baiada was recently named an Entrepreneur of The Year® 2021 Greater Philadelphia Award winner by Ernst & Young, LLP (EY US). The Entrepreneur of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizes those who are unstoppable entrepreneurial leaders, excelling in talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact, building a values-based company, originality, innovation, and future plans. Baiada was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was announced during the program’s virtual awards gala on July 27, 2021.
David Baiada was appointed CEO in August 2017 when BAYADA’s founder, Mark Baiada, stepped into a new role as Chairman. In 2019, Baiada oversaw the day-to-day transition of BAYADA into a nonprofit organization, part of Mark Baiada’s Lasting Legacy plan to become the world’s most compassionate and trusted team of home health care professionals. The move was designed to ensure the important work of the organization—guided by The BAYADA Way™ mission, vision and core values of compassion, excellence and reliability—will continue for generations to come, and that good people who are called to a higher level of serving will always have a place of value at BAYADA.
“I share this honor with an incredible team of health care professionals on the front lines who worked so hard throughout the pandemic especially, to provide safe, high quality care to our clients while navigating so many personal and professional complexities,” said Baiada. “Thank you to Ernst and Young for this extraordinary recognition of the work we do to keep people safe in the comfort of home.”
Today, BAYADA is a global leader in home health care, with over 26,000 nurses, aides, therapists, and other professionals serving clients in more than 345 locations in 22 states, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.
BAYADA attributes its continued success to purpose-driven, talented people. As the organization continues to evolve and grow, BAYADA plans to hire close to 50,000 people over the next three years, continuing to serve as a premier employer in the health care industry.
BAYADA has also found success in and will continue to pursue joint venture partnerships. Over the past year, BAYADA has formed partnerships with organizations such as Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL and VCU Health in Richmond, VA, and a national partnership with Universal Health Services. These partnerships allow BAYADA to reach new clients, discover new talent, expand technology, and collaborate with mission-aligned leaders.
As a Greater Philadelphia Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 award winner, Baiada is eligible for consideration for the National Awards, which will be announced in November. National overall winners go on to compete for the title of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth, and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year® is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.