Atlanta — August 22, 2017 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands announced today that its founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann, has been named a Finalist for “Rising Star” in the 2017 Small Business Person of the Year Awards.
The Small Business Person of the Year Awards, held by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, honors outstanding entrepreneurs in metro Atlanta. Nominees should have achieved exceptional business results that may include developing and achieving projected revenue goals, increasing workforce significantly, creating effective market awareness, demonstrating business leadership and/or developing a solid business foundation with clear goals and future growth objectives.
The Rising Star category honors an entrepreneur under age 35 who has owned their business for at least one year. The winner will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on September 20. The event will be held at the Georgia Aquarium at 7:30 am. Winners and finalists in each category will be featured in a special section of the Atlanta Business Chronicle on September 22.
Chris Hermann, PhD started and led the multi-institution research collaboration that developed the core technology utilized in the Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH) system. The research team included investigators from Children’s Healthcare, Georgia Tech, Emory School of Medicine, the GA Tech Research Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the last 10 years the research team has secured and executed more than eight state and federal research grants totaling over $3.2M. Unlike most clinical research grants, these projects were heavily focused on rapid iteration engineering development and completely driven by the real world needs of clinicians. Dr. Hermann is the lead inventor for the patents related to the CHSH technology and serves as the connection between the clinicians and engineers.
Outside of his clinical experience, Dr. Hermann has over ten years’ experience in a variety of leadership development training, experiential education, and team building roles. These include running and facilitating high ropes/challenge courses, climbing leadership development programs, and high adventure sailing programs. He has a PhD in Bioengineering, a MS in Mechanical Engineering, a BS in Biomedical Engineering with High Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a MD candidate at Emory School of Medicine.
Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH) helps reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company began through a research consortium of the CDC, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Knowing that the primary accepted method of direct observation is ineffectual in reducing HAIs, physicians and technologists worked together to develop an innovative solution to the real-world problem. The CHSH technology supports a unique systematic process that drives behavioral change and delivers value to hospitals all along the journey to HAI reduction and prevention. For more information, visit http://cleanhands-safehands.com/.
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