Prestigious recognition celebrates innovative entrepreneurs around the world
September 3, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Dale Yake, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, Founder and CEO of PT Solutions Physical Therapy was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Southeast Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Dale was selected as one of 30 finalists by a panel of independent judges from a competitive pool of nominations.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“PT Solutions never sets out for recognition beyond the success and clinical outcomes of our patients, but I am blessed for others to recognize the great work that our team of professionals displays each and every day,” said Dale. “Thank you to our patients and communities, and to the main ingredient of PT Solutions’ success, our PTS family.”
As a young physical therapist, Dale dedicated his clinical career to providing patients and communities with high-quality, research-supported care. In 2003, Dale opened the first PT Solutions clinic founded on this mission and has since expanded its network of patient care to more than 250 points of service across the U.S. PT Solutions now offers orthopaedic and neurologic physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and athletic training in outpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care settings.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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About PT Solutions Physical Therapy
Founded in 2003, PT Solutions Physical Therapy is a privately held physical therapy practice based in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 250 points of service across 19 states. PT Solutions provides physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, athletic training, and sports medicine services in outpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care settings. Earning a spot on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing private companies for six consecutive years, PT Solutions continues to expand its national footprint through its unique model of hospital partnerships, private acquisitions, and de novo clinics. Through its APTA Accredited residency program, PT Solutions educates, trains, and trusts its professionals to provide research-supported care in environments that are hospitality-driven and service-oriented. For more information on PT Solutions Physical Therapy and a complete list of locations, please visit PTSolutions.com.