When Frank Alderman helped found MedExpress in 2001, even he couldn’t have known how the unique healthcare facilities would become so incredibly popular. Then again, given his stewardship of the business, maybe he did know.
MedExpress currently operates 203 neighborhood medical centers across 16 states, serving millions of patients each year and employing nearly 5,000. Alderman, a native of Greenbrier County, West Virginia, has watched the enterprise’s consistent growth, as further expansion is anticipated this year. A graduate of the WVU School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, he completed his residency in emergency medicine at WVU and obtained board certification.
In its business model, MedExpress sees itself as a neighborhood medical center and community healthcare partner. It can help refer patients, when necessary, within the broader health care system, including referrals to specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals.
According to MedExpress, Alderman and his founding colleagues “sought to provide a customer-service approach to health care and address the need for access to high quality, patient-centric, affordable care.” Under Alderman’s stewardship, MedExpress has experienced exponential growth and success while maintaining its focus on providing a best-in-class patient experience.
Alderman was inducted into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame in 2014 and the WVU School of Pharmacy’s Centennial Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2012, he was the recipient of an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was also earned Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital Award of Excellence. Alderman is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the board of the WVU Foundation.
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Patrick Gregg, WVU College of Business and Economics
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