Officials with the Nashville Health Care Council announced today the Board of Directors has updated the organization’s purpose statement to better reflect the Council’s scope and impact. The new purpose statement is: “To inspire global collaboration to improve health care by serving as a catalyst for leadership and innovation.”

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“The Nashville Health Care Council was founded with the purpose of bringing together health care leaders to position Nashville as our nation’s health care capital,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., chairman of the Council’s board and Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Given the amount of change the Council, our industry and Nashville have undergone in the 20 years since, we felt the time was right to evolve this purpose statement to more accurately reflect the role the Council plays today.”

The Council has served as a trusted source for information on trends and innovations influencing health care for more than 20 years. Its acclaimed programming provides members with unparalleled access to national and international policymakers, industry innovators and thought leaders. Council content provides executives with the vital information necessary to make well-informed decisions that promote continued business growth and collaborative leadership.

The Council’s membership includes a diverse group of world class leaders in hospital management, outpatient services, population health, behavioral health, senior living, pharmaceutical services, academic medicine, health information technology and other sectors. Also represented are professional services firms with wide-ranging expertise in the health care industry.

“I’m pleased our Board recognized that an important piece of the Council’s current and future work involves facilitating conversations among leaders from around the country and the world who wish to work together toward a common goal – improving health care,” said Hayley Hovious, president of the Council. “As the Council grows and evolves to meet health care’s increasing need for collaboration, we’re excited to build upon our unmatched legacy and unique position in the industry. For our nearly 300 corporate members, the Council’s new purpose statement reflects a commitment to further growing the programs and initiatives we already offer, such as Fellows, Leadership Health Care and international study missions, while developing new opportunities to connect members with colleagues around the country and the world.”