About

As the nation’s health care system navigates an era of unprecedented change, Nashville is poised to advance its legacy of health care leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Council Fellows is an annual initiative that brings together select industry executives to explore new solutions to meet the challenges facing the U.S. health care system in years ahead. By leveraging the industry’s founding experts, nationally-known figures and leading academic institutions, Fellows engages key leaders to better implement business strategies, create value, and drive change.

Over the course of eight day-long sessions, Fellows encounter three foundational elements of a nationally-unique curriculum:

ENGAGE

in a forum for thought leadership and collaborative dialogue to help guide the future of the health care industry.

EXPERIENCE

first-hand the issues faced by Nashville’s health care organizations through immersion experiences.

EXPLORE

personalized leadership development that best prepares candidates for their future growth.

THE COUNCIL FELLOWS IS CO-CHAIRED BY FORMER U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER BILL FRIST, M.D., AND LARRY VAN HORN, PHD, HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS PROFESSOR AT THE OWEN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY.

Council Fellows Advisory Committee

  • The Honorable William H. Frist, M.D. (Council Fellows Advisory Committee Chairman) Partner, Cressey & Company
  • Larry Van Horn Co-chair, Council Fellows,
    Associate Professor of Economics and Management, Executive Director of Health Affairs, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
  • William F. Carpenter III Former Chairman & CEO, LifePoint Health
  • Neil de Crescenzo President and CEO, Change Healthcare
  • JD Hickey CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Milton Johnson Former President & CEO, HCA
  • Anna-Gene O’Neal President & CEO of Alive Hospice
  • C. Wright Pinson, M.D. CEO, Vanderbilt Health System
  • Dee Anna Smith CEO, Sarah Cannon Research Institute
  • Wayne T. Smith Chairman & CEO, Community Health Systems
  • Donato Tramuto CEO, Tivity Health

Partner Organizations

Change Healthcare