EY Announces Mark Segal, Chief Executive Officer of Shady Grove Fertility, as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner in Greater Washington, Health Category

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award Winners - Mark Segal, Greater Washington, Health Category

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award Winners - Greater Washington

Our success has never been a function of one or two people, but the collective talent and passion you all bring with you every day. I am so proud of what we have done together, and cannot wait to see what amazing things we will do together in the future.

EY announced that Mark Segal, chief executive officer of Shady Grove Fertility—the largest fertility practice in the United States, with more than 37,000 babies born since opening its doors in 1991—received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Health category in Greater Washington. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Segal was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

In his acceptance speech, Segal acknowledged all of the Shady Grove Fertility team members by saying, “I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who gets to work with amazingly talented, committed, passionate individuals—true professionals—and I get better every day because of them.”

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Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent U.S. national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President, CEO, and Chairman of Medivation.

As a Greater Washington award winner, Segal is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

“Our success has never been a function of one or two people, but the collective talent and passion you all bring with you every day. I am so proud of what we have done together, and cannot wait to see what amazing things we will do together in the future,” remarked Segal as he humbly addressed the 32 reproductive endocrinologists, PhD scientists, geneticists, and more than 600 highly specialized Shady Grove Fertility staff who care for patients in 18 full-service offices throughout Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

“This wonderful recognition is very well deserved, as it is Mark’s vision, leadership, passion, and financial acumen that has been instrumental in the growth of Shady Grove Fertility—from three physicians in two offices to what is now the largest fertility practice in the United States, and a respected and celebrated leader in the field,” said Michael J. Levy, President and Director of IVF at Shady Grove Fertility.

“The very prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award is unique in 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,” adds Levy. “As a physician group we have always been focused on providing outstanding patient care to steadily grow the practice. It was Mark who had the tremendous ambition and vision to lead the way in terms of the incredible growth that we have experienced,” Levy remarks.

About Shady Grove Fertility
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest in the nation. Since 1991, more than 37,000 babies have been born to patients from all 50 states and over 35 countries around the world. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrine fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships with Georgetown Medical School, the University of Maryland, Walter Reed, and the National Institutes of Health. Today, 32 reproductive endocrinologists, PhD scientists, geneticists, and more than 600 highly specialized Shady Grove Fertility staff care for patients in 18 full-service offices, and four satellite sites throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit http://www.ShadyGroveFertility.com.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award 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 award 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 more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice guides leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In Greater Washington, regional program sponsors also include Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, PNC Bank and the Washington Business Journal. Greater Washington reception sponsors include DTZ, Lockton and SolomonEdwards.

About EY
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