EY Announces Andy Altorfer and Blake McKinney of CirrusMD Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in Mountain Desert region

DENVER, CO May 22, 2018 – EY announced that Andy Altorfer, CEO and Co-founder, and Blake McKinney, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of CirrusMD are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Mountain Desert region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Altorfer and Dr. McKinney were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

“On behalf of Dr. McKinney and myself, we are thrilled to be finalists for this prestigious recognition and thank our entire team of innovators at CirrusMD that are changing how millions of healthcare consumers access and interact with health care across the United States,” said Altorfer.

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

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 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In the Mountain Desert region, sponsors also include Faegre Baker Daniels, Colliers International, Woodruff Sawyer & Co., Project X-ITE and the Denver Business Journal.

About CirrusMD
CirrusMD is the only Virtual Care Platform™ in the nation which allows for instant access to healthcare organizations. Payers, health systems, and care providers are able to deliver immediate and asynchronous access to care through the communication modality consumers are demanding—chat.

Healthcare consumers can instantly access a physician or other care team members any time they have a concern without having to leave home. Our HIPAA compliant, text-first chat solution also includes video and phone capabilities when appropriate.

We know efficient communication is what ultimately leads to better patient outcomes. When patients talk to providers in real-time, care improves. And we think it’s high time a Virtual Care Platform made delivering the right care at the right time as convenient and cost-effective as possible.

At CirrusMD, better health gets a head start.

For more information go to www.CirrusMD.com, or visit us on Facebook and Twitter @CirrusMD

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 more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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Liz Moore