NASHVILLE – The Nashville Health Care Council announces the Leadership Health Care (LHC) program’s board leadership and five new directors for fiscal year 2010-2011. All board appointments were effective on July 1.
An initiative of the Council, LHC fosters the talents of Nashville’s next generation of health care industry leaders by creating educational, networking and mentoring opportunities for its more than 550 individual members.
Melissa Waddey, COO, Summit Medical Center, HCA/TriStar Health System, serves as chairman for 2010-2011, and Chris Bangerter, chief compliance officer, LifePoint Hospitals, is vice chair.
“LHC members have a common passion for the continued growth of Nashville’s health care industry,” Waddey said. “I look forward to working with our new LHC Board members and the Health Care Council to further Nashville’s reputation as the nation’s health care industry capital.”
The following new directors joined the LHC Board: Frazer Buntin – president & chief executive officer, Silvercare Solutions, Kipp Kranbuhl – director, Gladstone Capital, Maggie Spalding – vice president, Alliant Healthcare Solutions and Beth Workman – chief accounting officer, DSI Renal.
Henry Watson, a student in the Healthcare MBA Program at the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management also joins the group in a one-year student board seat.
The following board members were re-elected to serve three-year terms on the board: Immediate past-chairman Bo Bartholomew – president and chief executive officer, PharmMD, Jim Kinser – director, Provider Networks, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Angela Humphreys – member, Bass, Berry & Sims, and Mark Wainner -vice president, Operations, AmSurg.
“The Leadership Health Care Board reflects the diverse nature of Nashville’s health care industry and the wealth of industry talent found here. We are excited to be working with such an active and dedicated group of rising leaders,” said Nashville Health Care Council President Caroline Young.
For more information about Leadership Health Care, please visit www.leadershiphealthcare.org.