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CONTACT:  Heidi Schelling
E-Mail:  hschelling@aspirehealthcare.com

Nashville, TN, May, 3, 2017 – EY today announced that Brad Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Aspire Health, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Southeast.  The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Brad Smith was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 8 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.

“I am honored to be selected as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award for the Southeast”, said Brad Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Health. “With so many outstanding entrepreneurs in the Southeast, I am proud to be recognized for the work our team has done at Aspire. It is truly a privilege to have the chance to care for so many patients as they go through some of the most challenging times in their lives.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP in the US, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Southeast, sponsors also include Platinum sponsors King & Spalding, PNC Bank and Vaco and Silver sponsors Chatham Financial and Chemistry Atlanta.

About Aspire Health

Aspire Health is the nation’s leading community-based palliative care provider, currently operating in 21 states and 48 cities.  Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes.  Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices; and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. Aspire is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional information on Aspire Health can be found at www.aspirehealthcare.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

About EY

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