NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to nurture the talents of future health care leaders, has announced its 2012 award winners in the categories of Health Care Emerging Leader, Volunteer of the Year and Supporting Organization of the Year.
Laura Beth Brown, president, Vanderbilt Home Care Services and vice president, Vanderbilt Health Services, was recognized with the Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year award. Noted for her active participation in a range of LHC programs, Brown embodies the very definition of the leadership that LHC aims to cultivate in Nashville. She is also a former board member of LHC.
Volunteer of the Year is Mark Thompson, executive director for Financial Planning and Analysis at Healthways. Thompson serves on the Membership and Marketing Committee and has volunteered his time at many LHC events. He actively recruits members year-round and serves as a passionate advocate for the program.
Kraft Healthcare Consulting was named the Supporting Organization of the Year for its ongoing commitment to LHC and enriching the next generation of health care industry leaders. Kraft Healthcare Consulting has helped LHC in a range of areas including membership engagement, sponsorship, meeting space and enthusiasm.
“Leadership Health Care was founded more than a decade ago to foster the talents of emerging health care industry leaders,” said Mark Wainner, LHC board chairman and vice president, Financial Operations and Revenue Management at AmSurg. “The organization has become a leading vehicle for enriching health care leaders thanks to the support of outstanding members and organizations like these award winners.”
“The contributions of members like Laura Beth and Mark and organizations like Kraft Healthcare Cousulting are integral to LHC’s record growth and successful programs in 2012,” said LHC Deputy Director Jenni Bradley. “It is because of leaders like these that LHC has become known as the foremost group for emerging professionals in the health care industry.”
LHC celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. Membership is now open for new members to join or existing members to renew for 2013 at www.leadershiphealthcare.com.
About Leadership Health Care
Leadership Health Care was formed in 2002 as an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to foster the next generation of health care leaders by creating educational and networking opportunities for members. The organization’s mission is to cultivate the talent of health care professionals into the health care leaders of tomorrow. For more information on LHC, please visit www.leadershiphealthcare.com.