Ernst & Young Names Dea Belazi, CEO and President of AscellaHealth, a Finalist for the 2022 Greater Philadelphia Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award | News

BERWYN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2022–

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that Dea Belazi, CEO and President of AscellaHealth, has been named a finalist for the 2022 Greater Philadelphia Award Entrepreneur Of The Year®. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the most prominent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. Belazi was selected by a panel of independent judges based on her entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among her other core contributions and attributes.

Belazi states, “I am deeply gratified to be a finalist for this esteemed award and to recognize the outstanding path AscellaHealth is forging. Our consultative approach to implementing customized specialty pharmacy programs and services benefits the entire specialty pharmacy industry, including patients, payers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and providers. We optimize access to expensive specialty medications, adherence to therapy, health outcomes and quality of life for patients with complex chronic conditions or rare diseases through our customizable clinical programs and services.”

Regional award winners will be announced on June 23. The regional winners will then be considered by the national independent judging panel, and the national awards will be presented in November at the Strategic Growth Forum ® , one of the most prestigious gatherings in the high-growth nation. leading companies in the market. The winner of the National Overall Entrepreneur of the Year Award will go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.

For more than 35 years, EY US has celebrated the unstoppable entrepreneurs who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 10,000 U.S. executives since its inception in 1986. Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners have exclusive and ongoing access to the experience, knowledge and wisdom of alumni and other members of the business community in more than 60 countries, all backed by EY’s vast resources.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are presented by PNC Bank. In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN); MAGGOT; Ballard Spahr LLP; Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP; Murray Devine & Company and Troutman Pepper LLP.

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 ideas 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 show of its kind.

It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national award programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. National overall winners compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

About EY Private

As Advisors to the Ambitious™, EY Private professionals have the experience and passion to help private companies and their owners unlock the full potential of their ambitions. EY Private teams offer distinct perspectives born from EY’s long history of working with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. These teams support the full spectrum of private businesses, including private equity managers and investors and the portfolio businesses they finance, business owners, family businesses, family offices and entrepreneurs. Visit

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About AscellaHealth LLC

AscellaHealth is a global healthcare and specialty pharmacy solutions organization serving patients, payers, life sciences and providers, offering a comprehensive portfolio of personalized, technology-enabled specialty pharmacy and medical management services. A 2021 Inc. 5000 winner, AscellaHealth’s unique patient-centric approach supports its strategic partnership with Optime Care and is based on proprietary technology processes for innovative programs and services that optimize health outcomes and quality of life for patients. with complex chronic conditions or rare diseases that require special medications and/or cell and gene therapies. Visit


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