What is the Nashville Health Care Council?
The Nashville Health Care Council is a premier association of industry leaders working to strengthen and elevate Nashville as the Healthcare City. Founded in 1995, the Council serves as the common ground for the city’s vibrant healthcare cluster. The Council offers member engagement opportunities where the industry’s most influential executives come together to exchange ideas, share solutions, build businesses and grow leaders.
Why is Nashville a healthcare industry capital?
Health-care is Nashville’s largest and fastest-growing employer, with an economic impact of more than $68 billion and 330,000 jobs annually to Middle Tennessee. The region is home to more than 500 healthcare companies that represent diverse segments of the industry and more than 400 service providers specializing in support of the healthcare industry. Among these are 17 publicly traded healthcare company headquarters. Nashville’s healthcare companies generate approximately 500,000 jobs and $97 billion in annual revenue worldwide. Learn more about Nashville’s healthcare industry.
What kind of programming does the Council offer?
The Council promotes the continued growth of Nashville’s healthcare industry by fostering a supportive operating environment for existing, start-up, and relocating healthcare businesses. Through educational programs, networking, and mentoring activities, the Council provides executives with timely information on key operational and policy challenges facing healthcare companies. View a calendar of upcoming Council events.
Does the Council lobby or take positions on health-care policy issues?
No. The Council does not lobby or take positions on healthcare policy issues. The Council focuses on providing executives with timely information on key operational and policy challenges facing healthcare companies through educational programs, networking, and mentoring activities that promote the continued growth of Nashville as the nation’s premier city for healthcare company operations, talent and investment.
What is Leadership Health Care?
Leadership Health Care provides specialized programming to fit the professional development needs of emerging healthcare leaders. Each quarter, Leadership Health Care participants engage in special Nashville Health Care Council programming specifically designed to help emerging healthcare executives hone their leadership skills, build powerful industry knowledge and connect with a strong network of peers. Learn more about LHC.
What is Council Fellows?
The Nashville Health Care Council’s Fellows program connects the healthcare industry’s brightest minds, most influential leaders and top drivers of change. Each year, the highly competitive program exposes a cohort of 30 top executive leaders to a curriculum specifically designed to build new perspectives and to generate new ideas for addressing the industry’s most pressing challenges, this prestigious cohort-based program is shaping the future of health-care.
Applications for Council Fellows open in the fall and a new class is seated in December for the following year’s cohort.
How can my company join the Nashville Health Care Council?
The Council’s membership is open to organizations committed to the continued development of Nashville’s healthcare industry. Members pay an annual membership fee to participate in the Council. For more information about a Council membership package for your company, please visit our membership benefits page. Membership in the Council is subject to approval by the Council Board of Directors.
How do I know what membership level my company qualifies for?
The Council’s diverse membership of healthcare companies and professional services firms makes the Council unique. In order to support this diversity, the Council’s annual investment levels are based on pre-determined criteria. The criteria evaluated for membership include an organization’s annual revenue, the type of healthcare company and its impact on patient care, and the location of a company’s headquarters.
How long does membership last?
Membership in the Council is one year. The first month of membership coincides with the date a member company joins and runs for 12 consecutive months.
Do members have to pay the investment fee at one time?
Payments are paid in full at the beginning or annual anniversary of membership. Special arrangements may be made for semi-annual payments. Click here for more information about membership.
Can non-members attend Council events?
Can multiple employees from a member company attend Council activities?
Yes, the Council’s corporate membership allows for leaders at every level of the organization to utilize the benefits of the Council. Each member company has one primary contact who determines the individuals within their organization who should receive Council information. Click here for more information about membership benefits.
May an individual sign up for Council membership?
The Council’s membership is at the organization level. The Council’s corporate membership allows for leaders at every level of member organizations to use the benefits of the Council. Each member company has one primary contact who determines the individuals within their organization who should receive Council information.
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