by Nashville Health Care Council | Sep 19, 2013
The Nashville Health Care Council announces the appointment of its 2013-2014 board of directors. William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), LifePoint Hospitals, will serve as chairman of the board for a two-year term. Carpenter, the board’s former vice-chairman, succeeds Ben R. Leedle Jr., president and CEO, Healthways, who served as Council chairman from 2011-2013, and who remains on the board as a director. William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, was selected to begin a two-year term as vice-chairman of the board.

“The Health Care Council makes a significant contribution to the growth and expansion of Nashville’s dynamic health care community,” Carpenter said. “I look forward to working with other industry leaders to cultivate a positive business environment for health care companies, to foster the next generation of health care leaders and entrepreneurs, and to advance Nashville’s visibility as the nation’s health care industry capital.”

Four new members joined the board for three-year terms. They are David L. Black, PhD., CEO and founder, Aegis Sciences Corporation; R. Milton Johnson, president and CFO, HCA; Mike Mauldin, CEO, SpecialtyCare; and Carl Whitmer, president and CEO, IASIS Healthcare.

Nine new directors representing health care companies and professional service organizations that support the industry are joining the board for one-year terms: Charles W. Byrge II, president/head of investment banking, Harpeth Capital; Beth Chase, president and CEO, C3 Consulting; Scott Corley, senior vice president, FirstBank; Bob Fisher, president, Belmont University; Robert Frist, chairman and CEO, HealthStream; Timothy Gary, partner and health care team leader, Adams and Reese; Andrew Grobmyer, managing director, Huron Consulting; David Pickett, office managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Richard Miller, president, Earl Swensson Associates.

Shawn Morris, president of development and innovation, Cigna-HealthSpring, has been elected to the board for a one year term. He serves in a director seat for an outstanding alumnus of the Fellows initiative.

In addition, Ted Lomicka, vice president and assistant treasurer, Community Health Systems and chairman of the Council’s Leadership Health Care initiative, was elected to serve a one-year term on the board.

“We are honored and enthused to have such highly-respected industry leaders serving on the Council’s Board of Directors,” said Caroline Young, Council president. “These board members bring valuable experience and leadership to the organization, and we are proud to have their support and engagement as the Council continues to enhance membership and program activities.”

Click here to view the full Council board of directors list.

About the Nashville Health Care Council

The Nashville Health Care Council, founded in 1995 as an initiative of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, is an association of health care industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville’s position as the nation’s health care industry capital. The health care industry is Nashville’s largest and fastest growing employer, generating more than $70 billion in revenue and over 400,000 jobs globally. For more information on the Council, please visitwww.healthcarecouncil.com.