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Leadership Health Care Celebrates 10 Years of Growing the Next Generation

Leadership Health Care Celebrates 10 Years of Growing the Next Generation
by Leadership Health Care | Jan 11, 2012

NASHVILLE – In 2012, Leadership Health Care (LHC) will celebrate 10 years of supporting Nashville’s emerging health care industry leaders. LHC was started as an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to cultivate the talent of future health care professionals, preparing them to become the next leaders of Nashville’s $70 billion health care industry.

From its 2002 membership of 120, the organization has grown to more than 650 individuals. Alumni have gone on to serve in executive positions in Nashville’s established health care industry, and many have formed entrepreneurial ventures.

“For 10 years, Leadership Health Care has been playing a critical role in Nashville,” said Michael Drescher, former chairman of LHC and director of Network Communications at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. “LHC has created a forum where the next generation of health care leaders can brainstorm, discuss policy and solve problems. Businesses are grown from these discussions; this is what has helped Nashville become and remain the health care industry capital.”

“LHC membership has become an invaluable resource for professionals looking to take their career to the next level,” said LHC Director Judith Byrd.  “Not only do individuals gain industry insight by mentoring and networking with top executives, but they are given opportunities to develop essential skills and expand their knowledge.”

Membership is now open for 2012, which will include a celebration of LHC’s 10-year anniversary this summer, as well as enhancements to regular programming offered to members throughout the year. Through mentoring, custom-designed briefings, industry tours and executive roundtables, LHC assembles events year-round that bring together members to hear about current health care issues from leading decision makers. LHC will also lead 100 emerging health care industry professionals to the nation’s capital during its 10-Year Anniversary Delegation to Washington, D.C. from March 21-22.

“The history of Nashville’s health care industry is filled with legendary leaders who dynamically impacted how health care is administered here and across the country,” said Nashville Health Care Council President Caroline Young. “It is within the membership of the Council’s Leadership Health Care initiative that we will see the next generation who will come forward to leave their own mark on health care.”

LHC’s 10th anniversary is supported by Anniversary Sponsors Bass, Berry & Sims, Bradley Arant Boult CummingsGresham, Smith and Partners and Revive Public Relations.

For more on membership benefits or to join, visit or contact Judith Byrd at 615-743-3140 or

About Leadership Health Care
Leadership Health Care (LHC) is an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council started in 2002. LHC fosters the next generation of health care leaders by providing educational and networking opportunities for over 650 motivated professionals. Learn more at

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