InCharge HEALTHCARE 2020 Gordon Ferguson, FACHE President & CEO Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital President Ascension Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals 1700 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro 37129 615.396.4100 sthealth.com Ferguson, who has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, has held the top spot at Saint Thomas Rutherford since 2006 and was named to his regional role in 2015. He joined the Murfreesborobased hospital in 1998 as senior vice president of support services and subsequently served as senior vice president of operations. In 2004, he was named COO. During his tenure, he has completed a master facility plan and overseen nearly $300 million in construction projects. He earned a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
J. Tod Fetherling CEO Perception Health 7105 South Springs Drive, Suite 208 Franklin 37067 615.861.1625 perceptionhealth.com
Fetherling founded Stratasan and served as chairman. Prior to that he was president and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council. He also held senior positions with HealthTeacher and Relegent. He earned his degree from the University of Tennessee and is the incoming president for TN HIMSS.
Robert Fish President & CEO Quorum Health 1573 Mallory Lane, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.221.1400 quorumhealth.com Fish has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, including leading operational and business transformations as chairman, president and CEO of several healthcare companies. Just prior to taking the helm at Quorum in May 2018, he served as interim CEO of Millennium Health, LLC. He currently serves as a board member of the St. Helena Hospital Foundation, a philanthropic organization. In connection with his role with St. Helena Hospital, he also serves on the Adventist Health regional finance committee. Fish is a director at LifeCare Health Services, a private long-term acute hospital company, and American Renal Associates, a public dialysis services company. He received his undergraduate degree in sociology from Whittier College, and an MPH in hospital administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Fetherling leads healthcare technology company Perception Health, which utilizes machine learning to solve complex hospital, health system and continuum of care issues to improve coordination of care and outcomes while reducing cost. Previously,
Mark Fisher COO TriStar Skyline Madison Campus 500 Hospital Drive Madison 37115 615.769.5000 tristarskylinemadison.com Fisher oversees operations at TriStar Skyline Madison Campus, a 121-bed behavioral health facility offering treatment for substance abuse and behavioral health issues among adults, seniors and adolescents. He served as the assistant administrator at TriStar Skyline Medical Center for 10 years before being named COO in October 2016. Fisher also oversees ethics and compliance for both TriStar Skyline and TriStar Skyline Madison and sits on HCA’s Ethics and Compliance Officer Advisory Committee.
David Fitzgerald Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com Fitzgerald has more than 20 years of experience managing private equity and venture capital partnerships investing in high growth companies primarily in healthcare. Prior to Petra, he was a general partner at Richland Ventures. Past experience also includes leading market development and acquisitions at diagnostic lab company InformDx. Fitzgerald has extensive executive experience and currently serves on the boards of Urgent Team, SUN Behavioral Health, Clinipace, and Alternative Behavior Strategies, among others. He received his degree from Washington & Lee University.
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