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April 18, 2024

3 Keys to Success for Leaders of Every Level

Meet the LHC Board Virtual Program Series

Leadership Health Care (LHC), a program of the Nashville Health Care Council, hosted a Meet the LHC Board virtual program series on April 11 featuring Matt Kroplin, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Ardent Health Services. Matt is currently serving his second term on the LHC Board of Directors. LHC members heard valuable insights from Kroplin’s journey as a leader in the legal sector of the healthcare industry. 

“There are so many opportunities that LHC provides if you take advantage of them, to have small or large conversations with some of the most preeminent healthcare minds in the world,” Kroplin said. “Sometimes I step back and think, this is just phenomenal to be a part of an organization that allows me literally to go and shake hands with the CEO of the largest healthcare company in the world.” 

Here are three key insights from the discussion:   

  1. Be curious. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Kroplin was advised early on by a mentor when he first started his legal career to be curious. LHC has done a great job fostering that. There have been several events, LHC or Nashville Health Care Council (NHCC) events, where Kroplin may not fully understand what the topic is, but he wants to learn more about it. Kroplin would advise people, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid if you don’t fully understand what’s going on. This is such a complex industry full of acronyms, and especially as you’re starting off, it can feel like you’re swimming in the deep end, maybe even drowning in the deep end sometimes. So just be curious. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Attend events. That’s the only way you can start to learn and develop. 
  2. Show up everyday with that first-day mentality. In February, at LHC’s Executive Briefing with Mike Uchrin, CEO & Co-Founder, Monogram Health, we heard Mike talk about this very well. Show up every day with that same approach and tackle your projects as if it’s your first day on the job. Each committee meeting, you go to with that first-day mentality. It’s hard to do, especially as you get more into organizations or professions, but Kroplin thinks it’s incredibly important. 
  3. Seek out mentors and soak in their wisdom. LHC provides a tremendous opportunity to do that. And as Mike said as well, it may not be just one mentor. It may be multiple mentors during different phases of your career or your life, or for different aspects. Maybe you have a personal mentor. All that is fantastic. There’s not a one-size-fits-all but find mentors and soak in their wisdom. 

“Throughout my entire career, LHC has been the most impactful professional organization I’ve been a part of,” said Kroplin. 

Leadership Health Care (LHC) is a program for leaders dedicated to growing their expertise and developing the right skills to take their career to the next level. The Meet The LHC Board virtual program series imparts insights from board members as they candidly speak about their careers and much more. 

Learn more about the healthcare industries hottest topics and network with fellow LHC members at the Council’s upcoming events. Don’t forget to register for Nashville Healthcare Sessions open to Council members! Register at this link or visit nashvillehealthcaresessions.com


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