InCharge HEALTHCARE 2020 Stephen Flatt, PhD CEO National HealthCare Corp. 100 East Vine St. Murfreesboro 37130 615.890.2020 nhccare.com After joining NHC in 2005, Flatt became president at the beginning of 2009 and was named CEO and appointed an inside director to the board at the beginning of 2017. Over the last several years, NHC has grown to operate more than 140 facilities and programs in 10 states. For eight years prior to joining NHC, Flatt served as president of Lipscomb University and held a number of other leadership roles at his alma mater. A 2013 Council Fellow, Flatt is on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council, The Community Foundation and Nashville Inner City Ministries.
Ben Fordham Executive VP, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Fordham, who was named to his current post in April 2017, originally joined CHS in 2007 as vice president and senior litigation counsel with 29 years of private practice experience in litigation, mergers and acquisitions, general business and health law. During his tenure with CHS, he has taken on increasing responsibilities and leadership roles. Fordham received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, where he was a scholarship football player. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt and was a Patrick Wilson Merit Scholar.
Patrick Forrest, MD CMO PhyMed Healthcare Group 110 29th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 855.331.4999 phymed.com Forrest, who also sits on the PhyMed Board of Directors, has clinical oversight of the anesthesia practice management firm’s operations and quality programs. A practicing physician with Anesthesia Medical Group since 1999, Forrest has held multiple administrative roles within the practice, which falls under the PhyMed umbrella. Previously, he was president of the AMG Board for six years and chief of anesthesiology at TriStar Centennial for two years. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama and completed his residency and fellowship at Emory.
Wes Fountain CFO TriStar Health 1000 Health Park Drive, Bldg. 3, Suite 500 Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com A 30-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Fountain was named TriStar Health’s chief financial officer in August 2018 after serving as CFO with healthcare facilities in both Texas and Florida. Most recently, he served as the CFO at Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas, the largest provider of healthcare in South and Central Texas with 28 facilities including nine acute care hospitals. Fountain earned his undergraduate degree in accounting
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Paul Frankenberg Founder & Managing Partner FOCUS Search Partners 5501 Virginia Way, Suite 120 Brentwood 37027 615.432.0500 focussearchpartners.com Frankenberg founded FOCUS Search Partners in 2001 as a national healthcare executive recruitment firm. Since then, he has completed more than 600 corporate executive, senior management and board of director search assignments for healthcare clients. Modern Healthcare recently recognized Frankenberg for leading one of the “Top 25 Retained Healthcare Executive Search Firms in the USA.” Frankenberg, who is co-author of the book, Burn Your Resume, serves on the on the Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Bboard and the Children’s Hospital Champions Board. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Martin Franks Healthcare Leader, Tennessee Wold | HFR Design 214 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.370.8500 woldae.com hfrdesign.com Franks has over 12 years of experience in healthcare planning, design, and construction of multi-million dollar projects, acting in the past as a lead architect, senior project manager, and building information modeling (BIM) specialist. He prides himself on taking a hands-on approach with clients to design facilities that meet their goals. Through the use of technology, Franks aims to increase efficiencies in the design process and built environment. He currently serves as principal and account manager for several national healthcare contracts, ranging from small renovations to large replacement facilities.
David Frederiksen CEO & Founder PatientFocus 3011 Armory Drive, Suite 320 Nashville 37204 855.661.4384 patientfocus.com Since 2008, Frederiksen has been at the helm of PatientFocus, which concentrates on patient-pay collections after insurance and before bad debt. Previously, he served as COO of Insight Healthcare Financial and as co-founder and COO of Pine Creek Healthcare Capital. He is a founding board member of Leadership Health Care, founder and past president of the Vanderbilt Healthcare Alumni Association, and a 2014 Council Fellow. Frederiksen has been honored as a ‘Most Admired CEO’ and a “Health Care Hero.” He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Senator Bill Frist, MD Partner & Executives Council Chairman Cressey & Co. 2525 West End Ave., Suite 1250 Nashville 37203 615.369.8400 cresseyco.com Founder & Chairman NashvilleHealth 8 City Blvd., Suite 203 Nashville 37209 nashvillehealth.org The former U.S. Senate Majority Leader wears many hats in the healthcare ecosystem. He is chairman of the Executive Council for health service private equity firm Cressey & Co., helped launch Aspire Health and multiple other innovative healthcare companies, sits on numerous boards, mentors the next generation of healthcare clinicians and executives, and leads medical missions around the globe. In 2015, he founded and launched NashvilleHealth to address population health needs in his hometown. Frist also co-leads the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative to prepare healthcare executives to lead the industry with creativity and innovation. During his 12-year tenure (1994-2007) in the U.S. Senate, Frist held seats on the Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, the renowned transplant surgeon, who founded the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center where he performed more than 150 heart and lung transplants, is also an adjunct professor of Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt and a clinical professor of Surgery at Meharry Medical College. He serves on the corporate boards of Select Medical, Teladoc, Aegis and MDSave, among others. Additionally, he is actively involved in a number of national public health efforts and serves on the board of directors for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation and Bipartisan Policy Center. Frist was inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame in 2017.
Robert A. Frist, Jr. Chairman & CEO HealthStream 500 11th Ave. N., Suite 1000 Nashville 37203 615.301.3100 healthstream.com Frist, co-founder of HealthStream, has served as CEO and chairman since 1990. Over the last 29 years, he has steadily grown the company into a leading provider of workforce development, talent management and provider solutions within the healthcare industry through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. He is also a co-founder of Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center and serves as chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board. Frist earned his business degree from Trinity University.
Thomas Frist III Chairman HCA Healthcare One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Thomas Frist III became chairman of the HCA Healthcare board on April 26, 2019 and has served on its board of directors since 2006. Frist is the founder and managing principal of Frist Capital, LLC, a Nashville-based investment firm he founded in 2002 that makes long-term equity investments in public and private companies. He also serves on the board of Verisign Inc., a NYSE traded company
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