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A Thomas Aaron Executive VP & CFO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Aaron joined CHS as senior vice president of Finance in November 2016 and was promoted to his current role in May 2017. For more than three decades, he has provided financial and operational counsel to national healthcare organizations. Aaron spent 32 years with Deloitte & Touche LLP before retiring from the firm in 2016. During his last decade with Deloitte, Aaron served as Tennessee managing partner, leading teams for many of the firm’s largest healthcare provider and payer clients, including CHS. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, serves on the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is a past board member of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Andrew Adams Chairman National Health Investors, Inc. 222 Robert Rose Drive Murfreesboro 37129 615.890.9100 nhireit.com Since the company’s inception in 1991, Adams has served as chairman of this publicly traded senior living real estate investment firm, which owns more than 215 properties in 32 states. He was the company’s president until 2009 and CEO until 2011 when he retired from those posts. Until 2004, Adams also served as president and CEO of National HealthCare Corporation and remains on the board.
Clint Adams Executive VP & CFO Ardent Health Services One Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.296.3000 ardenthealth.com Adams, who joined Ardent in 2003, brings more than 20 years of accounting and healthcare experience to the lead financial role for the health services company. At the end of 2018, the company filed an IPO in advance of taking the company public. Previously, Adams was an audit senior manager for Ernst & Young, where he managed large and medium-sized audit engagements of multiple SEC healthcare and technology companies. He also served as controller for PathGroup Inc. and was an audit manager and staff accountant for Deloitte. A CPA, Adams is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Robert Adams Chairman National HealthCare Corp. 100 East Vine St. Murfreesboro 37130 615.890.2020 nhccare.com Adams has served in leadership positions for NHC for nearly four decades and was named CEO in November 2004. In January 2017, Adams retired from day-to-day operations but remained at the helm of the company as chairman of the board. He has extensive long-term care experience, including serving NHC as a healthcare center administrator,
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regional vice president, COO, and president with his leadership responsibilities increasing as NHC and its affiliates have grown to operate more than 140 facilities and programs in 10 states.
Tim Adams President & CEO Ascension Saint Thomas Health Senior VP & Tennessee Ministry Market Executive Ascension Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 sthealth.com Adams was appointed to lead Ascension Saint Thomas Health in December 2017 when former Tennessee market executive Karen Springer was tapped for a national Ascension post. Previously, Adams served as CEO of the Texas Region of Tenet Healthcare, overseeing 26 hospitals. He joined Tenet in 2012 and previously led the company’s integration and operations team. He is a member of the Tennessee Hospital Association Board and the Nashville Health Care Council Board.
Sen. Lamar Alexander Chair, Senate HELP Committee United States Senate 455 Dirksen Senate Building Washington, DC 20510 202.224.4944 alexander.senate.gov A seventh-generation Tennessean, Lamar Alexander served as governor before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. The Republican leader chairs the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and has worked on a number of bipartisan bills to improve healthcare including the 21st Century Cures Act, which authorized significant funding for research, mental health reforms, expedited review for medical devices, health IT improvements, and state funding to fight opioid abuse. He was ranked #31 on Modern Healthcare’s 2018 “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” Outside of his elected positions, Alexander previously served as president of the University of Tennessee and as U.S. Secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush.
Vic Alexander Chief Manager KraftCPAs PLLC 555 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.782.4241 kraftcpas.com Alexander has served as chief manager of KraftCPAs since 1993 after beginning his career with the large regional accounting firm in 1982. His expertise includes litigation support, business valuation, assisting with start-up and entrepreneurial ventures, business plan development and assessing financing alternatives. A Lipscomb graduate, the certified public accountant is actively involved in the community including serving on the Saint Thomas Hospital Audit Committee and the Nashville Capital Network Board of Advisors.
Bill Anderson Chairman & CEO MEDHOST 6550 Carothers Parkway, Suite 160 Franklin 37067 615.761.1000 medhost.com Anderson has been chief executive officer since 2012 and chairman since 2008 of MEDHOST,
which was founded in 1984 and provides HIT solutions to better manage the business of healthcare across the care continuum. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the technology and financial industries to this role. Anderson has served as CEO of several companies including Universal Tax Systems, Inc., Bankrate, Inc. and Block Financial Corporation. Anderson has originated a number of innovative technology applications and holds a patent on delivering online financial services using distributed objects. He is on the board of the Nashville Technology Council.
Hal Andrews President & CEO Trilliant Health 8 Cadillac Drive, Suite 450 Brentwood 37027 615.665.4200 trillianthealth.com Andrews brings more than 20 years of experience to his role at the helm of the healthcare analytics company, which helps integrate disparate data to drive a more effective business strategy. A successful entrepreneur, investor and healthcare leader, Andrews has held senior executive positions with Digital Reasoning, Shareable Corporation, Availity, RevPoint Healthcare Technologies, Martin Ventures and Data Advantage. He began his career as an attorney with Waller. Andrews earned two undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from the University of Tennessee.
Anne Sumpter Arney Member Bone McAllester Norton PLLC 511 Union St., Suite 1600 Nashville 37219 615.238.6360 bonelaw.com A third-generation lawyer and active community leader, Arney has more than 30 years of experience working with healthcare companies and medical professionals on a variety of corporate, operational, transactional and regulatory matters. A frequent guest speaker for industry and professional organizations on topics related to healthcare and corporate law, Arney also advises clients on how to start, grow, operate and sell their businesses. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Arney earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and her law degree from Washington & Lee.
Mark Awh, MD Founder & President Radsource LLC 750 Old Hickory Blvd., Suite 1-260 Brentwood 37027 615.376.7502 radsource.us In 2001, Awh helped found Radsource, a joint venture between United Surgical Partners International and Imaging Specialists that partners with clients to increase diagnostic capabilities and streamline image archiving and communication. Under the leadership of Awh, an authority on magnetic resonance imaging, Radsource has become a leader in subspecialized MRI interpretations to the outpatient orthopaedic and neurological markets. Previously, Awh served as director of MRI at Saint Thomas West and as president of one of the nation’s largest private radiology practices. After completing undergraduate studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., he earned his medical degree from Ole Miss, followed by residency at the University of Chicago and MRI fellowship training at the University of Kentucky.
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