When Jose and Zoraida de la Rosa began to explore the possibility of opening a health care business, they knew they wanted to make an impact on populations facing language or cultural barriers. Today, Guardian Healthcare operates in four Massachusetts cities that have high poverty and low healthcare access rates. Cultural competency is a hallmark of the company’s work. Guardian hires clinical staff who are fluent in at least two languages; this reduces the need for translators and raises the standard of care for non-English speaking patients. Despite the challenges and complexities presented by federal and state healthcare laws and regulations, Jose de la Rosa predicts that his company will continue to grow and thrive while improving the quality of care for underserved populations.
|Five-Year Growth Rate (%)||375%|
|2015 Revenues ($M)||$11.19|
|HQ Location||Boston, MA|
|Business Leader(s)||Jose de la Rosa|