March 24, 2023
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
2022 was a great year for the Fellows! We were thrilled we were able to reinstate the Council Fellows program after a hiatus due to the pandemic. Council leadership took advantage of the program’s pause by listening, evaluating the initiative, and considering how we can further drive our industry forward. And we’re excited about this new chapter in this top program’s evolution!
For the 2022 session and the future of the program, we established an advisory board made up of nationally ranked experts to support our new, cutting-edge curriculum, as well as recruitment and facilitation. Michael Burcham, DHA, served as Council Fellows chair, adding unmatched depth and breadth to the conversations.
The COVID-19 pandemic certainly provided extraordinary experiences, showcasing just how fast health care can change. Innovators across industries came together to fight the virus, there has been a rise in healthcare transactions, and society has rightfully demanded actions that tackle our communities’ health disparities, just to name a few. The Council Fellows class addressed innovation from inside and outside health care, social determinants of health, transactions in the industry, digital health, the new normal post-pandemic, and much more.
The Nashville Health Care Council Fellows is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for healthcare’s brightest leaders that you can’t access anywhere else in the U.S. For leaders across the nation, being a Fellow is an unmatched designation. This year, we had an amazing group of leaders come through!
In my years of healthcare experience, I have always been in awe of the caliber of the Council Fellows program. With the program, classmates are fueled with the energy and inspiration that first attracted them to health care. They gain relationships with an unmatched network of peers, a deep understanding of the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system, and proven strategies to drive meaningful change.
I am grateful to have had this opportunity to work with these leaders – individuals who see the possibility to move beyond the complexity and challenges of the industry to create meaningful change in their organizations and beyond.