The Nashville Health Care Council and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist launch an initiative designed to engage select senior industry leaders to explore new business strategies and meet the challenges facing the U.S. health care system in the years ahead.

The program is co-chaired by Sen. Frist and Larry Van Horn, associate professor of management and executive director of health affairs at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Similar to the start of the Nashville Health Care Council itself, local companies invest in Fellows, displaying the area’s collaborative spirit.

Each year, roughly 30 Fellows, chosen selectively from every sector of the industry, complete a unique curriculum featuring nationally renowned speakers in leadership, health care, economics and business strategies. As part of its alumni program, Fellows creates an influential, diverse and active network that spans the Nashville health care community and beyond, through different sectors of the industry and all types of organizations.