by Nashville Health Care Council | Jul 22, 2014


NASHVILLE, Tenn.
– The Nashville Health Care Council announces the appointment of its 2014-2015 board of directors. William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the board for the second year. William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, continues as vice chairman of the board.

“The Council advances Nashville’s dynamic health care industry and I look forward to working with other industry leaders on our board to cultivate a supportive business environment for health care companies and to further Nashville’s reputation as the nation’s health care industry capital,”  Carpenter said.

New and renewing at-large directors include, U.S. Senator Bill Frist, M.D., partner, Cressey & Company; Herb Fritch, president, Cigna-HealthSpring; Joey Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Acadia Healthcare; Lynn Massingale, M.D., executive chairman, TEAMHealth; Andy Smith, CEO, Brookdale Senior Living; Dee Anna Smith, CEO, Sarah Cannon Research Institute; andKent Thiry, chairman and CEO, DaVita.

Nine new directors representing health care companies and professional service organizations that support the industry are joining the board for one-year terms:

Daryl Dunn, vice president, Interior Design Services – A Division of DeKalb Office; Robert J. Fraiman, Jr., president and CEO, Cain Brothers & Company; Fletcher Lance, vice president and national health care leader, North Highland Company; Randy Lowry, J.D., Ph.D., president, Lipscomb University;

James M. Lyons, president and CEO, The SSI Group; Phil McSween, health law group chair, Baker Donelson; Richard P. Seadler, II, Tennessee market president, Commerce Bank; Ross E. Taubman, D.P.M., president and chief medical officer, PICA; Jonathan G. Weaver, partner, Assurance Services, EY.

Mitch Edgeworth, COO, hospital and clinics network, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected to the board for a one-year term. He serves in a director seat for an outstanding alumnus of the Council Fellows initiative.

In addition, Kelvin M. Ault, partner, U.S. investor-owned health services tax leader, PwC and chairman of the Council’s Leadership Health Care initiative, was elected to serve a one-year term on the board.

“We are pleased to have nationally respected industry leaders serving on the Council’s Board of Directors,” said Caroline Young, Council president. “These executives 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.”

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.