InCharge Nashville Medical News
HEALTH CARE 2020
Continuity and Change
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Even an overcast December day couldn’t dim the bright future for the region’s healthcare industry as a number of young leaders gathered for the 2020 cover shoot of InCharge Healthcare. This year’s cover image was captured at Nashville’s iconic Parthenon … a fitting setting for our theme of continuity and change. The original Parthenon was completed in 432 BC. Although partially destroyed in 1687, the structure still stands proudly at the Acropolis. Nashville’s version is just a bit younger – having made its debut in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition before being recast in concrete to become a permanent part of the city’s landscape. Both the original and replica serve as a celebration of classical architecture. Yet, the monuments to tradition also pay homage to change. In particular, the east and west pediments tell the story of Athena. Zeus swallowed his pregnant wife to try to forestall a prophesy that he would have an offspring greater than he, but the goddess Athena wouldn’t be denied as she sprung whole from his head. The west pediment depicts a competition between Athena and her uncle Poseidon for sovereignty over the region. Athena’s gift of an olive tree won the day and led to the naming of Athens. Happily, most transitions of power are significantly more collegial in Nashville’s healthcare industry. Yet, we loved the imagery of continuity and change as one generation of leaders gives rise to the next. Many of the executives on this year’s cover sit on the board of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council that helps nurture the talents of future leaders through educational programming and networking opportunities. As is evidenced by these talented professionals, the city’s $92 billion healthcare industry is in good hands for many decades to come!
As part of Middle Tennessee’s healthcare community for three decades now, we hope Nashville Medical News is also an integral part of the region’s healthcare community. Like many of the companies represented in this guide, the paper has gone through a number of leadership and ownership changes over the years, but the dedication to covering important information and insights impacting the industry has remained a constant. This annual edition of the InCharge magazine celebrates many of the thought leaders driving healthcare forward. While much care has gone into creating this list and ensuring its accuracy, we recognize change is constant. We also know there are many other deserving leaders who could be included. Please feel free to help us grow future editions by emailing your thoughts and ideas to email@example.com.
COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: Billy Kingsley
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On the Cover This year’s cover features a group of young executives who are bringing exciting, new ideas and innovations to Middle Tennessee’s healthcare industry. Picture (L-R) by row are: Front Row: Baxter Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Clearwater; Stephen Smith, Facility Administrator, DaVita; Seema Kanwar, Partner, Waller; Nesrin Tift, Member, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC; Holley West, Principal, Holley West Consulting Middle Row: Katie Tarr, Shareholder, LBMC; Jessica Wells, Assistant VP, Education & Research, Graduate Medical Education, HCA Healthcare and Chair of the Leadership Health Care Board of Directors; Molly Vice, Director, Leadership Health Care, Nashville Health Care Council; Matt Kroplin, Partner, Burr & Forman, LLP; Emily Carpenter Hellman, Graduate Student, Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management Back Row: Taylor Weis, Senior Associate, Council Capital; Jordan Kendig, Director, Leadership & Organizational Development, HCA Healthcare; Justin Mooneyhan, Senior Director, IT Project Management, AMSURG/Envision Healthcare; Benson Sloan, Director, Business Development, naviHealth; Aadam Hussain, General Manager, MedRx Network, Change Healthcare; Wes Pass, Chief Strategy Officer, CarePayment
the leaders who keep Music City’s $92 billion industry humming along