A signal of the entrepreneurial momentum in the Nashville health care community, former HealthTrust and HCA/Columbia CEO R. Clayton McWhorter launches a venture capital firm along with son Stuart McWhorter and Bill Cook.

In less than 20 years, Clayton Associates and its affiliates will invest in more than 100 companies, representing greater than $7 billion in annualized revenue and the creation of more than 20,000 jobs.