DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2013) - Ken Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, founding partner and chief executive officer of Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder, has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 (Mountain Desert region) in the Healthcare Services category. This annual award seeks to acknowledge individuals who have created outstanding, high-growth organizations through innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

"The Entrepreneur of the Year honor confirms that, through Eating Recovery Center, Dr. Weiner has created something unique, lasting and relevant in our space," said Richard C. Kraus, founding partner and board chairman of Eating Recovery Center. "The award not only recognizes Dr. Weiner's decades of service to the eating disorders treatment community, but also acknowledges his vision, passion, drive, energy, commitment and persistence in creating and leading Eating Recovery Center. Under his leadership, Eating Recovery Center is making a difference, doing good every day for countless patients, families, friends and professionals across the United States and beyond."

Additionally, the Entrepreneur of the Year award underscores Dr. Weiner's ability to attract and retain talented, compassionate and intelligent professionals skilled in the provision of excellent patient care as well as strategic business administration.

"While this award is certainly a tremendous honor for me and validates what a special organization Eating Recovery Center has grown to be, it would not have been possible without the passion and dedication of our clinical, medical and administrative teams," commented Dr. Weiner. "The Entrepreneur of the Year award also honors all of the Eating Recovery Center staff who works tirelessly to change people's lives and help them recover from these complex illnesses. I want to thank each and every outstanding individual for all they do to care for our patients, families and referring professionals."

Dr. Weiner's vision for Eating Recovery Center was the creation of privately owned, vertically integrated psychiatric hospital system exclusively focused on eating disorders and providing the full spectrum of treatment services to patients and their families. He founded the company in October 2008 with five partners with diverse experience in eating disorders research, diagnosis and treatment, business development and behavioral healthcare administration. He created a leadership team with as much clinical expertise as business acumen, comprised of nationally recognized eating disorders experts and seasoned business executives alike. This combination sought to ensure the delivery of best-in-class treatment and strategic navigation of formidable industry obstacles, including insurance contracting/reimbursement, licensure/accreditation and development of administrative infrastructure to support growth.

In just under five years, Eating Recovery Center has grown from a single 12-bed/12-partial hospitalization slot adult behavioral hospital to a six-facility hospital network in Denver, California and Washington treating adults, adolescents and children with 46 beds/128 partial hospitalization slots. In an effort to expand patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center has partnered with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program in Northern California and The Moore Center in Bellevue, Wash. Learn more about Eating Recovery Center's comprehensive eating disorders treatment programs for male and female adults, adolescents and children at

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the leadership of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In an effort to increase patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center partners with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program in Sacramento, Cali., and The Moore Center for Eating Disorders in Bellevue, Wash. Summit offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services as well as Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in Fresno and Roseville. The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. For more information, please contact us at 877-218-1344 or or confidentially chat live on our website at

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