Nashville Health Care Councils Fellows curriculum empowers the leaders of modern health care companies to develop strategic competencies and the knowledge to create sustainable value.

Over the course of seven day-long sessions, Fellows address:


Industry trends


Leadership skill development






Strategic opportunities


Change management



Participants learn new ways to develop and implement strategic solutions to specific challenges facing the U.S. health care sector and their organizations, including:

  • Health care policy reform
  • Fiscal challenges
  • Population health management
  • Shifts in the capital markets and reimbursement systems

  • Health care analytics and disruptive innovation and technology
  • Clinical advancements in genomics and personalized medicine
  • Consumerism
  • Integrated delivery networks and models of care

Fellows also gain deep insight through immersion exercises, where they experience health care through the eyes of providers and patients, confront challenges from new points of view and create solutions together.

Classes feature nationally-respected guest speakers from across the nation who represent various interests related to both the health care industry and leadership studies.

Previous Speakers Include:

  • George Barrett, Executive Chairman, Cardinal Health
  • Toby Cosgrove, Former CEO, Cleveland Clinic
  • Michael Porter, Professor of Strategy, Harvard University
  • Susan Siegel, CEO, GE Ventures

  • Kent Thiry, CEO, DaVita
  • Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dr. Regina E. Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Troyen Brennan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health

Learn more about the initiative’s most recent curriculum in the 2018 Year in Review whitepaper.

Partner Organizations

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