Innovations that are developed here in Nashville by startups and large companies alike will have an impact on patient care across the nation. The Council is proud to facilitate important discussions and arm our members with information on the most current trends that are shaping the industry.

Hayley Hovious, President, Nashville Health Care Council

Nashville is home to a diverse health care cluster with leaders in a number of industry niches that impact the health care landscape locally, nationally and internationally.

  • The Nashville health care industry contributes an overall economic benefit of $38.8 billion and more than 250,000 jobs to the local economy annually.
  • Globally, Nashville’s health care industry generates more than $84 billion in revenue and more than 500,000 jobs.
  • Nearly 400 health care companies have operations in Nashville and work on a multistate, national or international basis. Nashville is also home to more than 400 professional service firms (e.g., accounting, architecture, finance, legal) that provide expertise in the health care industry.
  • Eighteen publicly traded health care companies are located in Nashville. HCA’s 2011 return to Wall Street marked the largest-ever U.S. private equity-backed public offering.
  • The health care industry is Nashville’s largest and fastest growing employer, directly employing 126,000, an increase of more than 10 percent from 110,000 jobs in 2010.
  • A survey of Nashville Health Care Council member CEOs shows great confidence in the Nashville market; 95 percent indicated that a Nashville headquarters location is important to their company’s positive performance.
  • More than $1.6 billion in venture capital was invested in Nashville health care companies from 2005-2015.

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