Vivere Health Named a 2011 NEXT Awards Finalist

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vivere Health, a national leading network of Fertility Centers of Excellence dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes, has been named a finalist for the inaugural NEXT Awards in the category of healthcare. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center will jointly present these awards to recognize the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five areas of business especially important to the Nashville economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; sustainability and alternative energy; and social enterprise. Individual awards for successful youth, minority, female, startup and legacy entrepreneurs will also be given, in addition to an Entrepreneur of the Year award.

“Our thriving entrepreneurial community has contributed significantly to the economic prosperity of Middle Tennessee,” said Chamber President & CEO Ralph Schulz. “We are proud to be able to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of these businesses and individuals.”

“Recognition like this is so important for small business owners and their employees. The NEXT Awards can provide the exposure and motivation to propel these entrepreneurs to a new level of success,” said Michael Burcham, Entrepreneur Center president and CEO.

Vivere Health was founded in 2010 by former National Renal Alliance CEO Joe Cashia, and is a pioneering company in the growing field reproductive medicine. Vivere partners with specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology to develop Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and IVF Laboratories, creating jointly-owned Fertility Centers of Excellence (CoEs). This unique joint venture model helps generate revenue to fuel the growth of partnering physician fertility practices, while allowing physicians to focus on patient care and oversee the entire fertility treatment cycle, improving quality outcomes for patients.

“Being recognized as a healthcare innovator in Nashville is a tremendous honor,” said Vivere Health CEO and founder Joe Cashia. “The entrepreneurial spirit of Nashville has certainly been a key element in the development and success of our young company. I am fortunate to have a great team of physicians and investing partners who believe in this model, and work tirelessly to grow our company and improve the lives of our patients.”

Cashia will receive recognition as a NEXT Awards finalist at an awards dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

About the NEXT Awards

The 2011 Future 50 Awards are presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, in partnership with Bank of America. Additional sponsors include Bandit Lites, KraftCPAs Lipscomb University Center for Entrepreneurship, Tennessean Media Group and WSMV-TV. For more information, visit

About Vivere Health, LLC

Vivere Health is a leading network of Fertility Centers of Excellence. The company, recently founded in 2010, serves as the business backbone for leading reproductive endocrinologists nationally, developing Ambulatory Surgery Centers and IVF laboratories. Vivere’s primary focus is to improve quality outcomes by enabling the strategic expansion of growing fertility practices by providing capital and operational support including marketing services, pharmacy services and back office services. Vivere Health, LLC includes financial sponsor, Philadelphia-based LLR Partners, former National Renal Alliance CEO and founder Joseph Cashia, and Houston Fertility Institute physicians Dr. Jimmy Gill and Dr. Gus Haddad.

Vivere Health, LLC is headquartered in Franklin, TN and the Fertility Network includes the following locations:

Houston Fertility Laboratory

Piney Point Surgery Center

New Vista Lab

Austin Fertility Laboratory

Vivere Dallas Surgery Center

Vivere Dallas Fertility Laboratory.

For more information about Vivere Health please visit:


Vivere Health
Olga Dragunsky, 615-550-4922

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