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Michigan Startup Grows Economy While Improving Health Care

A Michigan startup is taking on two major issues: Job creation and health care quality. LLC hopes to add hundreds of jobs while improving access to quality health care.

Detroit, MI, August 06, 2008 --( Create jobs and improve access to quality health care: They’re lofty goals, yet the startup is optimistic it will reach them with its new website, The site is meant to steer consumers to the highest-quality health care facilities and compile patient experiences for facilities to use to improve their services. If the site is successful, its owners estimate they can add up to 100 new local jobs over the next three to five years.

At, patients rate the care they received by answering a short list of questions, leave comments and nominate an exceptional caregiver for recognition. Ratings are instantly aggregated and shared with the world, allowing future patients to learn from former patients’ experiences before they choose a facility or service. In addition to ratings, visitors to can also view quality data and browse amenities, photos and virtual tours of participating facilities. Consumers use the site for free and health care facilities may purchase upgraded home pages. In order to promote health care improvement, facilities may view their ratings and comments any time, free of charge. The site’s data base includes free clinics, hospitals, dialysis centers and nursing homes, among others.

The company already employs three full time employees and contracts services from several Detroit-area companies and individual professionals. Depending on how successful the website is in 2008, the company may hire up to 10 employees in 2009 including sales, marketing and support staff. It plans to hire at least two sales representatives in 2009 regardless of 2008 performance. Company co-founder, Barbara O’Connell says its market is large enough to sustain growth requiring the support of hundreds of employees. “With all the new services we’re currently developing, our goal is to grow to at least 100 employees in the next several years,” she says.

About LLC LLC is a Michigan-based startup that seeks to empower people in health care decision making. The firm provides a free website that combines quality and satisfaction data of many different types of health care facilities and presents them in a clear, concise format which eases patients’ decision making process. It also allows patients, families and visitors to rate the care they received so that others may benefit from that knowledge. For more information, visit or email Barbara at

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