Today, the Nashville Health Care Council launched recruitment for the 2017 Fellows class, an annual initiative open to top health care executives from around the country looking to explore new business strategies to address the challenges facing the American health care system. Applications will be accepted through October 21, 2016.
Founded in 2013 as a response to the sweeping change and transformation occurring in health care, Fellows leverages Nashville’s legacy of health care expertise to create an open and collaborative forum for thought leadership. The program is co-led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and Larry Van Horn, a leading expert in health care management and economics and professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
“Fellows is a unique program because of not only the high quality of leaders it brings together, both class participants and speakers, but also the direct impact it has on one of our nation’s largest industries,” Senator Frist said. “While many great strides have been made in recent years, too many in health care continue to address the complex challenges of our field within silos. The Fellows program tears down the walls between health care’s many sectors and brings leaders from diverse focus areas to the table, to collaborate and work together toward a smarter health care system.”
The 2017 class will be selected by the Council Fellows Advisory Committee and announced in early December 2016.
The Fellows initiative annually engages a select group of approximately 30 senior executives in a nationally unique curriculum over eight, day-long sessions. Discussions focus on business strategies, creating value, driving industry growth and effecting change, on both local and national levels, while also taking into account the latest emerging industry trends.
The work of the class includes strategic and collaborative discussion, individualized leadership development and in-the-field immersion with leading health care organizations.
“Amid such momentous change, the future of health care depends on how industry leaders work together to find meaningful solutions to the evolving challenges they all face,” said Van Horn. “Nashville, home to more than 400 health care companies of varying sizes and sectors, is perfectly positioned to host these national forums. Through the Fellows program, senior leaders can tap directly into the unmatched expertise of the Nashville health care community and gain access to industry talent that’s simply not available anywhere else.”
Adding to the thoughts and insights of the Fellows will be a distinguished group of renowned thought leaders facilitating the discussions, representing innovative companies, government agencies and academia.
“The Fellows is critical to the work of the Council as we proactively address the issues our members are dealing with on a daily basis, such as the rise of consumerism and new technologies,” said Hayley Hovious, Council president. “It’s this kind of collaboration that has made Nashville the nation’s health care capital for nearly 50 years, and will move the industry forward.”
THE 2017 APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested applicants can find more information or begin the application process by visiting the Fellows website.
Applications are encouraged and accepted from a wide range of sectors within the industry—from privately held startups to publicly traded corporations—including service delivery, hospital management, managed care, HIT, life sciences, technology, law, finance, government and communications. To be considered for the program, applicants must be employed by a member company of the Council, or be a government employee or a practicing clinician.
About the Council Fellows
The Council Fellows are a diverse group of senior industry executives who are passionate about solving health care’s most complex problems. A new class is brought together each year to engage in a nationally unique discussion guided by renowned thought leaders who educate and foster leadership among those who will carry the industry forward through an era of unprecedented change. The program has a lasting impact on its graduates, offering consistent alumni engagement and collaboration opportunities following completion of the class. To learn more or apply, visit www.healthcarecouncilfellows.com.
About the Nashville Health Care Council
The Nashville Health Care Council is a premier association of health care industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville’s position as the nation’s health care industry capital. Supported by nearly 300 corporate members, the Council serves as a trusted source for information on trends that influence the health care industry. The organization provides members with one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and access to Nashville’s elite health care business community.
Worldwide, Nashville’s health care industry generates more than 500,000 jobs and $73 billion in annual revenue. The industry is Nashville’s largest and fastest-growing employer.