Larry Lawson Receives 2018 Horatio Alger Award

I am grateful that the Horatio Alger Association has welcomed me into this special organization so that I may continue to provide hope and opportunity to those who deserve it most.

HeartcoR Solutions, a clinical services company and ECG Core Lab, announced today that company founder and CEO Larry Lawson has been selected for membership to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.

Lawson joins 11 other business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving 2018 honors. For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admired leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

Lawson learned early in life that grit, determination and confidence would take him far. Diagnosed with a serious bone deficiency at age six, he was required to wear a metal leg brace that impaired his walking and left him a frequent victim of ridicule.

He began his career writing and producing music but moved into health care as a sales representative at Johnson & Johnson. Lawson started his first company, LifeMed, Inc. in 1983. From there, he continued to establish medical monitoring companies, eventually focusing on cardiology. Today, Lawson leads a team of cardiac monitoring and research experts at HeartcoR Solutions, an ECG Core Lab that provides research and clinical trial management services to pharma, medical device and biotech companies worldwide.

“It’s fitting that Larry works in an industry that specializes in the heart, as it is clear from both his business and philanthropic efforts that he has a genuine desire to help those in need,” said Matthew Rose, president,…

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