InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Patrick Forrest, MD CMO PhyMed Healthcare Group 110 29th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 855.331.4999 phymed.com Forrest, who is 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 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com A 25-year veteran of HCA, 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 from the University of West Florida and his MBA from Auburn University.
Paul Frankenberg Founder & Managing Partner FOCUS Search Partners 5410 Maryland Way, Suite 460 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.
Ron Franks President & CEO HFR Design 214 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.370.8500 hfrdesign.com Tracing its business roots back more than a century, architectural and engineering firm HFR works on behalf of clients around the country in healthcare design, master planning and programming projects. Franks, who joined HFR in 1974 and now leads the firm, maintains hands-on client involvement and is director of the healthcare division. Both a licensed architect and interior designer, Franks’ industry experience includes design work and oversight of hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities, assisted living facilities and medical office buildings.
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. Nashville 37209 nashvillehealth.org The former U.S. Senate Majority Leader wears many hats in the healthcare ecosystem. He is chairman of the Executive Board of health service private equity firm Cressey & Co., helped
launch Aspire Health, sits on numerous boards, helps prepare 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. 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, Aspire, Aegis, OneOncology 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 and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Frist was inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame in 2017.
Robert A. Frist, Jr. Chairman & CEO HealthStream 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 450 Nashville 37203 615.301.3100 healthstream.com Frist, co-founder of HealthStream, has served as CEO, president 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 research and patient experience solutions within the healthcare industry.
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