HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- eCardio Diagnostics (www.ecardio.com), a leader in remote arrhythmia monitoring services, announced today that Larry Lawson, President and Chief Executive Officer, has received an honorary doctorate degree from Lamar University.
Lamar awarded Lawson the honorary doctor of humane letters at the fall commencement ceremony in Beaumont, Tex., while conferring more than 1,200 degrees on Dec. 15.
"Larry is an outstanding businessman and a good friend to the university," said Linda Embs LeBlanc, Lamar's Director of Alumni Affairs. "It is our privilege to present him with this well-deserved honor."
Lawson attended Lamar from 1963 through 1967 and was very involved in its music programs. His musical interests led to the development of a band, The Clique, which sold more than 5 million records and was inducted into the Gulf Coast's Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
He switched gears from music to a career in health care 42 years ago, and founded eCardio in 2004. Since then, the company has been included in the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies, for four consecutive years.
Additionally, Lawson was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award Winner in the Health Sciences Category for the Houston Gulf Coast Area, and regularly participates in events that foster entrepreneurial development and growth.
He is also active in several national health care organizations including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, and involved in the Houston community as a charter member of the President's Council for HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences.
eCardio Diagnostics, LLC (www.ecardio.com), is one of the nation's leading providers of comprehensive and advanced technologies, devices, services and solutions for the diagnosis, monitoring and subsequent clinical management of cardiac arrhythmias, predominantly in an ambulatory setting. eCardio provides leading-edge diagnostic innovations and solutions that optimize the flexibility, speed and accuracy of cardiac arrhythmia diagnoses.
SOURCE eCardio Diagnostics