Thiel honors graduate for leadership



The doctor founded a company that provides medical services to prisons.
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Dr. Carl A. Hoffman Jr., a 1969 Thiel College graduate and president and medical director of PrimeCare Inc. and PrimeCare Medical of West Virginia, will receive the Thiel College 2005 Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The award is annually given to a business owner who has demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership. Hoffman will be a guest of honor at an awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
Career evolution
Hoffman earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Thiel in 1969 and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1974.
He began his career as a general practitioner in Harrisburg and also served as medical director for the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill.
He later focused his work in the correctional health profession and by 1985 founded PrimeCare Medical, a premier provider of contracted health care services in the correctional setting.
PrimeCare has more than 400 employees and manages jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers throughout the northeastern United States, offering a customized medical program that includes medical, mental health, dental, pharmacy, laboratory and nursing services.
Hoffman was recently elected to the Thiel College Alumni Board of Directors.
The Haller Enterprise Institute, originally the Thiel College Enterprise Institute when it was organized in 1983, was renamed in 1996 when Pittsburgh residents Dr. Henry E. and Grace Mary Haller provided a $1 million gift to develop entrepreneurial education at Thiel.

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