Novus Medical Detox Named as One of Fastest-Growing Companies in Tampa Bay; Recognized by Business Journal on 2014’s Fast 50 List

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Novus Medical Detox has been honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay’s top 50 fastest-growing private companies.

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I remind people every day that they are changing lives and so every word we speak, every action we take, communicates something to these patients, and it may be life changing.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal has named their 2014 Fast 50 list, which comprises the 50 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in Tampa Bay. Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, was included on this list, ranking #48. Other businesses included on this list were Cigar City Brewing, Franklin Street and Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.

Novus has experienced revenue growth of 60.17% over the past year. Even throughout the economic dip that put many companies out of business, Novus continued to provide quality detox medical care for their patients, and recently opened a new facility, expanding from its former capacity of 12 beds to 31 beds.

Novus attributes their success to its commitment to its core values. “One of the stellar things we do is that we don’t make potato chips—we change lives,” Novus Executive Director Kent Runyon said on how he motivates his 35 employees. “I remind people every day that they are changing lives and so every word we speak, every action we take, communicates something to these patients, and it may be life changing.” (1)

Novus’ overall mission is to assist as many as possible in their journey of recovering from prescription drug addiction or substance abuse. Runyon maintains that the key to its success thus far has involved keeping this mission in mind, in the face of all obstacles it has encountered.

Runyon attributes Novus’ success to its customized patient programs, in which each patient admitted has a tailored medical and vitamin program that exactly matches their needs and requirements.

Novus advises those who are dependent on any abusive substance(s) to seek out safe, medically-supervised detox programs, and to use those employing integrated medicine that allows the detox process to be as comfortable as possible.

For more information on Novus Medical Detox’s addiction and detox programs, visit

About Novus Medical Detox Center:

Novus Medical Detox Center offers safe, effective alcohol and drug treatment programs in a home-like residential setting. Located on 3.25 tree-lined acres in New Port Richey, Fla., Novus is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as an inpatient medical detox facility. Novus is known for minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal from prescription medication, drugs or alcohol by creating a customized detox program for each patient, incorporating medication, natural supplements and fluid replenishment—putting the dignity and humanity back into drug detoxification. Patients have 24/7 medical supervision, including round-the-clock nursing care and access to a withdrawal specialist, and enjoy comfortable private or shared rooms with a telephone, cable television and high-speed Internet access. For more information, visit

1.Guta, Marin. “Fast 50: Novus Medical Detox Centers (Video)—Tampa Bay Business Journal.” Tampa Bay Business Journal. N.p., 25 July 2014. Web. 19 Aug. 2014.

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