According to the magazine's website, nominations are made by friends, family members, coworkers, and Connecticut Magazine’s editors. The list includes individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries.
This year Jeannie Kenkare, 38, of Cheshire, the cofounder of Urgent Care Connecticut, was named to the magazine's "Class of 2013."
"Kenkare cofounded Urgent Care of Connecticut with the idea that health care in acute situations could be offered affordably, and without the ER wait," the magazine website says of her. "Five years, five clinics and 100,000 patients later, she’s chief medical officer, runs clinical operations and supervises 20-plus providers for the $7-million-a-year company, whose patient satisfaction is in the 99th percentile. As testament to her success, she’s been invited to work with the state on health-care cost-containment issues; she also volunteers her services teaching physical-examination techniques at Yale."
“We are so incredibly proud of Dr. Kenkare, who through her leadership, determination, expertise, and vision brightens the lives of our patients and Urgent Care of Connecticut colleagues," R. Robert Rohatsch, Urgent Care's chief executive officer R. Robert Rohatsch, said in announcing the honor. "She is instrumental in allowing our organization to successfully navigate through a rapidly changing healthcare environment to make affordable high-quality medical treatment available to patients in many Connecticut neighborhoods.”