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July 23, 2018

Nashville Health Care Council Announces Board of Directors

Nashville Health Care Council  Announces Board of Directors

The Nashville Health Care Council announces the appointment of its 2018–2019 board of directors. R. Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO, HCA Healthcare, begins a two-year term as chairman of the board. Robert A. Frist Jr., co-founder, CEO, president and chairman, HealthStream, begins the first year of his two-year term as vice chairman of the board.

“This is an exciting time in health care as the industry evolves to face today’s challenges. I welcome each new board member and look forward to working alongside them as the Council continues to serve as a convener for health care thought leaders,” Johnson said.

New members appointed to the 2018–2019 Council board of directors include:

  • Tim Adams, President and CEO, Saint Thomas Health
  • Lucinda (Cindy) M. Baier, President, CEO and Director, Brookdale Senior Living
  • William (Bill) Carpenter, Chairman and CEO, LifePoint Health
  • Beth Chase, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
  • Bob Fisher, President, Belmont University
  • Mary S. Flipse, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Tivity Health, Inc.
  • Doug French, Managing Director, Santé Ventures
  • Kell Holland, Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, Willis Towers Watson
  • Tom Hooper, Managing Director, JLL
  • Paul Kusserow, President and CEO, Amedisys
  • Wes Pass, For Profit Health Care, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Jeff Pate, Principal/Chief Development Officer, PYA
  • Keith Payet, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee
  • Patrick Ryan, CEO, Press Ganey Associates
  • Dee Anna Smith, CEO, Sarah Cannon
  • Jerry W. Taylor, Partner, Burr & Forman LLP
  • Claire Tucker, CEO and President, CapStar Bank
  • Edna Willingham, President, TN Health Plan, Amerigroup

Click here to view headshots of the new Council board members.

Council board members continuing to serve for 2018–2019 include:

  • R. Milton Johnson, Chairman and CEO, HCA Healthcare (Chairman)
  • Robert A. Frist Jr., Co-founder, CEO, President and Chairman, HealthStream (Vice Chairman)
  • Neil de Crescenzo, President and CEO, Change Healthcare
  • Stephen F. Flatt, CEO, National HealthCare Corporation
  • Samuel N. Hazen, President and COO, HCA Healthcare
  • Christopher A. Holden, President and CEO, Envision Healthcare
  • Joey A. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO, Acadia Healthcare
  • A.J. Kazimi, CEO, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
  • Lynn Massingale, M.D., Executive Chairman, TEAMHealth
  • C. Wright Pinson, CEO, Vanderbilt Health System
  • Martin S. Rash, Chairman and CEO, RCCH HealthCare Partners
  • Saurabh Sinha, Co-founder, President and CEO, emids Technologies

“I look forward to the contributions from this diverse group of world-class health care leaders,” said Hayley Hovious, Council president. “Along with our dedicated staff, we look forward to meeting the continued need for collaboration and innovation within health care through our suite of programming and initiatives.”

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