May 25
What’s in Store for Health Care Deal-Making in 2022

Expert financial executives shared their expectations for 2022 health care deal activity during the Nashville Health Care Council’s annual panel, “Financing the Deal.” Attendees heard from investment veterans Buddy Gumina, Founder and Managing Partner, Grant Avenue Capital; Anna Haghgooie, Managing Director, Valtruis; David Schuppan, Senior Partner and Co-Head, Healthcare, The Vistria Group; Casey West, Managing Partner, SSM Partners;…

Apr 28
Nashville Health Care Council Names
Apryl Childs-Potter New President

The Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors announced today that Apryl Childs-Potter has been named the new President of the organization, effective May 16, 2022. Childs-Potter joins the Council from the Greater Memphis Chamber, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the economic development team’s business intelligence and marketing functions. She also served…

Feb 24
The Council Presents A Policy Panel Discussion

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 1, 2022) – This week the Nashville Health Care Council and a panel of experts from major health care industry trade groups examined the current state of health policy, the impact of the Biden administration and COVID-19, and the future of health care. The conversation was moderated by Melinda Buntin, PhD,…

Dec 21
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5 Key Trends in Health Care Investment’s New Wave

  The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the adoption of digital health technologies, advancing the industry by years of progress in just a matter of months. The Nashville Health Care Council’s recent panel discussion, “A New Wave of Health Care Investment in Nashville,” explored the dramatic shifts occurring in the ecosystem and how top investors are tapping into the latest trends to shape the future of health care.     Guest speakers included Adam Boehler,…

Dec 14
The Council Announces Council Fellows 2022 Class

The Nashville Health Care Council announced today the 2022 class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows. Program staff will welcome the class of 33 senior executives from health care companies of all sizes and sectors, who will convene to discuss and address the challenges facing the nation’s health care industry. The 2022 class is the…

Oct 20
Council Board of Directors Issues Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Call to Action

The Nashville Health Care Council’s Board of Directors includes leaders from some of the nation’s largest health care companies serving a global population. Harnessing the expertise and influence of those leaders, the Council board is working to educate, inspire and advocate for industry-wide change on some of health care’s most pressing issues and challenges. “Our…

Oct 1
Nashville Health Care Industry Grows Significantly, Now $66.9 Billion Industry

Nashville’s health care ecosystem now represents a $66.893 billion industry annually, according to the results of a new economic impact study released today by the Nashville Health Care Council, in collaboration with local economist Murat Arik, PhD, Associate Director of the Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) at the Jennings A. Jones College of Business…

Aug 11
The Council and NCN Present Panel Discussion on Investor and Entrepreneur Collaborations

Last week the Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Capital Network hosted “Developing Health Care Ventures: Investor and Entrepreneur Collaborations,” an annual event featuring veteran health care entrepreneurs and investors. Council members and NCN partners attended the event at the Westin Nashville for insight from entrepreneurs and investors who are working together to solve care…

Jul 6
Leadership Health Care Initiative Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, announces the appointment of its 2021–2022 board of directors, effective as of July 1, 2021. Andrea Cleeton, vice president, operations improvement, LifePoint Health, has been named board chair, and, Drake Jarman, regional vice president, CarePayment, will serve as board vice chair. “I look…

May 20
Experts Weigh-In on Health Care Investing at the Council’s Financing the Deal Event

  On Wednesday, May 12, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted “Financing the Deal: Deal-Making Trends and Strategies for Health Care Companies,” an annual discussion offering insights from top financial executives on health care investment trends. The speakers offered insider perspectives on the state of the health care private equity market, sectors to watch and…

May 18
The Untold Stories of American Healthcare – blog post #2

Episode 2: Unwrapped: The American People and Government Funded Care Dr. Melinda Buntin and Nancy-Ann DeParle take a look back at some of the biggest moments in America’s healthcare history and offer predictions about the future of our healthcare system. 60 percent of Americans today say that health insurance is the responsibility of the federal…

May 5
The Untold Stories of American Healthcare – blog post #1

Episode 1: The Pandemic Economy  Dr. Naomi Rogers, professor of the history of medicine in the section of the history of medicine and the program in the history of science and medicine at Yale University, and Nick Diamond, advisor and legal academic discuss some of the similarities between COVID-19 and the 1918 pandemic, along with…

Feb 16
The Council Hosts A Post-Election Discussion with Top National Election Analyst David Wasserman

Following up on the historic 2020 election, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a discussion with one of the nation’s top election experts, David Wasserman, editor and senior election analyst at The Cook Political Report, on Wednesday. Wasserman shared his analysis of the current and future political climate, as well as his data-driven breakdown of…

Feb 3
Wall Street Analysts Make 2021 Predictions at Nashville Health Care Council Event

Health care executives from around the country gathered virtually on January 20th for the Nashville Health Care Council’s signature event, “Wall Street’s View on Prospects for the Health Care Industry,” to hear top analysts discuss the investment outlook for the coming year. The conversation was moderated by Chris Holden, former President and CEO, Envision Healthcare,…

Dec 18
Leadership Health Care Presents 2020 Awards to Nashville’s Promising Health Care Leaders of Tomorrow

Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council created to nurture the talent of Nashville’s emerging health care leaders, has announced its 2020 award winners in the categories of Health Care Emerging Leader of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Supporting Organization of the Year. The awards were announced at…

Dec 11
Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities – Part Three

Last Thursday, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth hosted “Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities: Part Three,” the third in a three-part series exploring health inequity and its long-standing threat to business and community growth and vitality. The discussion was moderated by Bill Frist, M.D., former U.S. Senate Majority Leader; founder…

Nov 11
The Council, NCN Present Panel Discussion on the Post-Election Dynamics of Capital and Health Care Ventures

Last week, the Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Capital Network hosted “The Post-Election Dynamics of Capital and Health Care Ventures,” panel in which health care entrepreneurs, investors and advisors explored how the results of the 2020 election and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could impact the landscape of health care capital and investments in the…

Oct 26
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Oct 26
Health Care Brass Tacks with Dr. James Hildreth, President and CEO, Meharry Medical College

On October 20, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a member discussion with Dr. James Hildreth, president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, the nation’s largest private, independent, historically black academic health sciences center. This virtual event was the latest installment of the Council’s “Health Care Brass Tacks” series, which invites Council board members and…

Oct 16
Nashville Health Care Council Hosts Conversation with Top National Election Analyst David Wasserman

With the historic 2020 election just weeks away, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a discussion with one of the nation’s election analysts, David Wasserman, U.S. House editor and senior election analyst at The Cook Political Report. Wasserman shared his in-depth analysis of the current political climate and his data-driven forecast for the upcoming election….

Oct 5
Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities – Part Two

Last week, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth hosted “Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities: Part Two,” the second in a three-part series exploring health inequity and its long-standing threat to business and community growth and vitality. The conversation featured U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., MPH, and was moderated…

Oct 2
Meet the LHC Board

Leadership Health Care proudly presents a new virtual series “Meet the LHC Board.” This monthly series allows LHC members the opportunity to become more familiar, personally, with those who sit on the LHC Board. Gain direct insight from board members as they candidly speak about their careers, the new normal and much more. Videos from…

Sep 24
Health Care Brass Tacks with Dr. Frank Basile, CEO, Aegis Sciences Corporation

On September 17, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a member discussion with Dr. Frank Basile, CEO, Aegis Sciences Corporation.  This virtual event was the latest installment of the Council’s “Health Care Brass Tacks” series, which invites Council board members and C-suite health care leaders to discuss their perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its…

Sep 15
The Council and LHC Participate in Virtual Career Fair Hosted by Greater Nashville Technology Council

On August 26, the Greater Nashville Tech Council (NTC) along with Amazon, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Health Care Council/ Leadership Health Care and Nashville Entrepreneur Center hosted a live virtual career fair. Participants had the opportunity to upload their resume and explore open positions in Nashville and Middle Tennessee using a virtual, interactive hiring…

Aug 31
The Council and Nashville Entrepreneur Center Present Inspiring Innovation Pitch Contest

Tennessee entrepreneur wins cash prize to support business growth The Nashville Health Care Council partnered with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to host an Inspiring Innovation Pitch Contest in recognition of the Council’s 25th anniversary. Five health care startups pitched their organizations and fielded questions from local Nashville CEOs and innovators. Felicia Jackson, inventor and founder…

Aug 24
Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities Series

Last Tuesday, the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth hosted the first of a three-part event series, “Conversations on Health Equity and Action to Eliminate Disparities,” to explore racial inequities in health care and drive discussion about solutions. The conversation was moderated by Bill Frist, M.D., founder and chairman, NashvilleHealth. Panelists included Cara V. James,…

Aug 21
Health Care Brass Tacks with Cindy Baier, President and CEO, Brookdale Senior Living

                                                                                                On August 13, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted an online member discussion with Lucinda (“Cindy”) Baier, president and CEO of the country’s largest senior living company, Brookdale Senior Living Inc.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the senior living industry has been in the spotlight as it manages serving residents and preventing disease spread among…

Jul 28
Health Care Brass Tacks with Dr. Wright Pinson

The Nashville Healthcare Council recently featured Vanderbilt University Medical Center Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer Dr. Wright Pinson in the latest installment of “Health Care Brass Tacks.” This virtual series invites Council board members and C-suite health care leaders to discuss their unique perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its overall impact on…

Jul 22
The Business of Discussing Race: A Terminology Toolkit

Recently the Nashville Health Care Council hosted a virtual listening session with Duane Reynolds, founder and CEO of Just Health Collective, on terminology necessary to navigate impactful discussions about race. Reynolds spoke with Council President Hayley Hovious about the meaning behind words, systemic racism, and what we can do about it. A video of the…

Jul 7
Nashville Health Care Council Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

The Nashville Health Care Council announces the appointment of its 2020–2021 board of directors. Robert A. Frist Jr., chairman and CEO, HealthStream, continues a two-year term as chairman of the board. David Dill, president and CEO, LifePoint Health, will assume the role of vice chair. “The health care industry is actively tackling new and historic challenges at this time. I welcome each and every new…

Jul 7
Leadership Health Care Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, announces the appointment of its 2020–2021 board of directors, effective as of July 1, 2020. Jordan Kendig, director, leadership and organizational development, HCA Healthcare, has been named board chair, and, Andrea Cleeton, vice president, operations improvement, LifePoint Health, will serve as board vice…

Jul 1
Health Care Brass Tacks with David Dill

Last week the Nashville Healthcare Council featured LifePoint Health President and CEO David Dill in the latest installment of “Health Care Brass Tacks,” a virtual series in which Council board members and C-suite health care leaders discuss their unique perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its overall impact on the health care industry. Dill spoke…

Jun 15
LHC Virtual Panel “Managed Care and Reaching Patients in the New Normal”

Written by Alexis Simms, communications coordinator, Nashville Health Care Council ­­On May 19, Leadership Health Care hosted a virtual panel discussion, “Managed Care and Reaching Patients in the New Normal.” This discussion was held between Robert Garnett, President and CEO, Amerigroup Tennessee and Nesrin Tift, Member, Bass, Berry and Sims. Tift spoke first, describing the…

Jun 11
Commitment to Action on Racial Inequities in Health Care

  Commitment to Action on Racial Inequities in Health Care June 2020   Nashville Health Care Council members,   Over the past weeks, the Nashville health care community has been moved by the anguish experienced in communities around the country and the unjust death of George Floyd by officers of the Minneapolis Police Department. Our…

Jun 11
A Letter from the Leadership Health Care Board of Directors

Members of Leadership Health Care, We, the Board of Leadership Health Care (LHC), stand in solidarity against racial injustice and unequivocally denounce any form of racism, discrimination, or prejudice. Through our network of members representing the future leaders of the health care industry, we recognize that we have the responsibility to foster a culture of…

Jun 4
HEALTH CARE BRASS TACKS with Stu Clark

This week the Nashville Health Care Council presented its second “Health Care Brass Tacks” virtual event, a new series in which Council board members and C-suite health care leaders discuss their unique perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its overall impact on the health care industry. This segment featured Premise Health CEO Stu Clark and…

May 28
Nashville Health Care Council Presents “Financing the Deal” Virtual Panel

Last Thursday, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted their annual event, “Financing the Deal: Deal-Making Trends and Strategies for Health Care Companies,” featuring expert financial executives discussing current and future investment trends. The panel participants provided inside perspectives on the state of the market, the impact of the coronavirus on deal flow and trending sectors…

May 19
HEALTH CARE BRASS TACKS Featuring Neil de Crescenzo

This week the Nashville Health Care Council launched a new speaker series, “Health Care Brass Tacks,” in which Council board members and C-suite health care leaders discuss their unique perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic and its overall impact on the health care industry. The first installment featured Change Healthcare President and CEO Neil de Crescenzo…

May 12
Nashville Health Care Council Hosts Listening Session with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

The Nashville Health Care Council hosted a listening session with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for more than 150 Council members who tuned in via Zoom videoconferencing. Alexander provided a summary of where Tennessee and the country are with federal policy related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health Committee, Senator Alexander,…

Mar 12
The Nashville Health Care Council Convenes COVID-19 Readiness Team and Modifies Events

 The Nashville Health Care Council COVID-19 Readiness Team held its first meeting with more than 50 attendees. There was robust information gathered and shared among participants. The Team is expected to continue weekly virtual calls over the next two months. Last week, the Nashville Health Care Council announced the formation of its COVID-19 Readiness Team…

Mar 9
Nashville Health Care Council Launches Online Job Forum for Non-Clinical Health Care Careers

The Nashville Health Care Council today announced the launch of Health Career Connect, an online job forum designed to connect health care employers and non-clinical talent. Primarily serving Nashville-based companies, Health Career Connect was developed to help attract national talent to benefit the Nashville health care community and deliver on the Council’s mission of inspiring…

Feb 20
Nashville Health Care Council and Bipartisan Policy Center Host Rural Health Panel

Last Thursday, the Nashville Health Care Council, Leadership Health Care and Bipartisan Policy Center hosted the panel discussion “Solving the Rural Health Care Puzzle: National, State and Provider Perspectives” for more than 250 Council members at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. The sold-out event addressed rural health challenges including health disparities and the move to value-based…

Feb 10
Wall Street Analysts Deliver 2020 Health Care Predictions at Signature Council Event

More than 600 health care executives gathered at the Nashville Health Care Council’s signature event, “Wall Street’s View on Prospects for the Health Care Industry,” to hear top health care industry analysts discuss the investment outlook for the coming year. The conversation was moderated by Milton Johnson, retired chairman and CEO, HCA Healthcare, and included…

Dec 16
Council Releases Report Detailing Opportunities for TN-Based Companies to Partner with Israeli Start-Ups

The Nashville Health Care Council releases its report detailing the 13th International Health Care Mission to Israel. The mission, which occurred in April 2019, provided an opportunity for health care industry leaders to see firsthand why Israel is quickly becoming a global leader in health care innovation. During the mission to Israel, delegates witnessed how…

Nov 18
The Council Hosts Discussion with Intermountain Healthcare Senior VP and COO Robert Allen

The Nashville Health Care Council hosted Robert Allen, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Intermountain Healthcare, for an in-depth conversation about innovation and delivering value-based care. The discussion was moderated by former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, founder and general partner of Leavitt Partners, at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville. More than 200…

Sep 10
Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Launches Recruitment for 2020 Class

Officials with the Nashville Health Care Council are pleased to announce that applications are open for the Class of 2020 Council Fellows. Fellows is a five-month intensive program that connects health care’s brightest minds, most influential leaders and top drivers of change by exposing them to exclusive curriculum and diverse perspectives across industry sectors. Applications…

Sep 3
Council and NCN Panel on Successful Health Care Entrepreneurs Investing in the Next Generation

On August 27, the Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Capital Network hosted “Developing Health Care Ventures: Successful Entrepreneurs Investing in the Next Generation,” an annual event featuring veteran health care entrepreneurs and investors. More than 160 Council members attended the event at the Westin Nashville for insight into the journey of entrepreneur turned investor…

Jun 24
Council’s Leadership Health Care Initiative Announces Board of Directors

Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, announces the appointment of its 2019–2020 board of directors, effective as of July 1, 2019. Jessica Wells, assistant vice president, education and research, Graduate Medical Education, HCA Healthcare, has been named board chairwoman, and Jordan Kendig, program director, patient experience, HCA Healthcare, will…

May 22
Nashville Health Care Council Panelists Discuss Investment Opportunities

Last week, the Nashville Health Care Council hosted an informative panel discussion on private equity investment within the health care industry. Panelists included Jeffrey R. Crisan, Managing Partner, Silversmith Capital Partners; Nancy-Ann DeParle, Partner, Consonance Capital; Justin Ishbia, Managing Partner, Shore Capital; and Casey West, Managing Partner, SSM Partners. Tom Wylly, Senior Partner at Brentwood…

Sep 22
LHC in D.C.: Frontline Perspectives on Healthcare Advocacy

LHC in D.C.: Frontline Perspectives on Healthcare Advocacy Nashville healthcare leaders hear from policy experts on 2022 priorities and beyond Editor’s note: This is the second post from the Nashville Health Care Council’s 2022 Leadership Health Care Delegation to Washington, D.C. See the first post here. Following a lively keynote dinner discussion with The Cook…

Sep 22
Health care entrepreneurs and investors offer guidance for growth-stage companies

Health care entrepreneurs and investors offer guidance for growth-stage companies It’s a turbulent time for health care investments and transactions. For those navigating these difficult waters, entrepreneurs and investors delivered helpful insights and advice at a recent Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Capital Network event. The panel included Heritage Group Partner Lauren Brueggen; CareHarmony…

Jul 11
Leadership Health Care Announces 2022–2023 Board of Directors

Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, announces the appointment of its 2022-2023 board of directors, effective as of July 1, 2022. Drake Jarman, SVP growth and development, Contessa, has been named board chairman, and Michaela Poizner, partner, Baker Donelson, will serve as board vice chairman. “As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Leadership…

Jun 29
A Letter from the 2021-2022 LHC Board Chair

As my term as LHC Board Chair comes to an end, I look back with gratitude for the Board of Directors, Committee members, and overall membership that made this a memorable year. I’m grateful for the year I spent on the Nashville Health Care Council Board, learning from the top executives in the Nashville healthcare…

Jun 23
NHCC Board of Directors Promotes Health Equity with Industry Call to Action 

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Health Care Council’s Board of Directors is focused on driving change for critical health care issues and recently adopted the following position statement as an industry call to action on health equity: The Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors believes health care organizations have a responsibility to help ensure every…

Jun 22
Culture of Caring

Culture of Caring Nashville Health Care Council Op-Ed by Lucinda M. Baier Great challenges can also create tremendous opportunities for growth and perspective.  These past couple of years have been some of the most challenging of my career.  We virtually reinvented our business overnight to help keep our residents and associates as safe as possible.  Much…