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At a recent meeting, we were asked what sets Nashville’s healthcare industry apart. While there are many valid answers, the two that stand out to us the most are the city’s unique collaborative spirit and the depth and breadth of subject matter experts. We believe the intertwining of expertise and collaboration have not only supported the healthcare industry but have become the driving force that propels it forward. In September 2018, the Nashville Health Care Council released findings from the latest economic impact study. Nashville’s healthcare ecosystem accounts for more than 270,000 jobs and contributes $46.7 billion to the local economy annually. The true scope, however, is significantly greater when considering the global impact of Nashville healthcare firms. The study found more than $92 billion in total revenue and 570,000 jobs worldwide are attributable to the Nashvillebased healthcare cluster. The foundation of this global industry traces back to early innovators who were willing to think about healthcare in a different light … most notably, Jack Massey, Thomas F. Frist, Sr. and Thomas F. Frist, Jr. The founders of HCA, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, set the tone for how the area’s healthcare industry would grow and thrive in the ensuing decades. Keeping the focus on patients, instilling an ‘all boats rise’ culture, and nurturing talent and expertise are part of their lasting legacy. Nashville’s collegial spirit has cultivated innovation and encouraged entrepreneurs to seek counsel from the experts based here. Many of the early ‘start-ups’ are now well established healthcare giants, conducting business across the nation and around the globe. And each year, a new crop of innovators looks to the city’s renowned experts for support to turn ideas into action.
Clockwise from bottom left: Chris Clarke, senior vice president for Clinical and Professional Practices for the Tennessee Hospital Association; Dr. Seenu Reddy, cardiothoracic surgeon and president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine; Jimmie Holland, performance improvement expert for HCA and president of the Nashville Medical Group Management Association; Katie Schlacter, vice president of Program Development for the Nashville Health Care Council and director of the Council Fellows program; and Rebecca Leslie, executive director of the Nashville Academy of Medicine. A special thanks to Burr & Forman LLP for graciously allowing us to shoot this photo and the cover at their Nashville office.
This year’s cover celebrates a few of the many individuals required to help companies and providers work efficiently and effectively, institute best practices, deliver evidence-based care, improve the patient experience, rethink the status quo and foster the next generation of industry leaders. Flipping through the pages of the 2019 edition of InCharge Healthcare, it’s evident Middle Tennessee is blessed with both a wealth of impressive leaders and a diversity of expertise that allows the area’s healthcare ecosystem to flourish. As part of Middle Tennessee’s healthcare community for nearly three decades, we hope Nashville Medical News is also an integral part of the region’s healthcare community. From the beginning, the goal has been to bring information and insights from subject matter experts to our readers. While much thought and care has gone into creating this list and ensuring its accuracy, we recognize change is constant. We also know there are 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. . Cindy Sanders Susan Graham Publishers, Nashville Medical News
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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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B Buddy Bacon Senior VP & COO American Physician Partners 5121 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.928.6275 appartners.com Veteran healthcare executive Buddy Bacon joined APP in June 2017. He has operational oversight of the company that works with partners to deploy a proactive emergency department model focused on improving quality and outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and lowering costs. Bacon’s experience includes serving as co-founder and CEO of Meridian Surgical Partner, holding C-suite positions with Medifax-EDI (dba Emdeon), and most recently holding executive positions with CapStar Bank focused on healthcare and business development. He earned his undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University.
Cindy Baier President & CEO Brookdale Senior Living 111 Westwood Place Brentwood 37027 615.221.2250 brookdale.com Baier has served as Brookdale’s president, chief executive and member of the board since February 2018 after having served as chief financial officer since December 2015. She has more than 25 years of broad financial and operational experience and has helped guide private equity-backed ventures, as well as large Fortune 100 public companies. Baier sits on the Nashville Health Care Council
Board of Directors and serves on the board of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry. A certified public accountant, she earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from Illinois State University.
Michael Bailey President & CEO American Health Partners 201 Jordan Road Franklin 37067 615.905.5200 amhealthpartners.com Bailey leads American Health Partners (AHP), a privately-held company with annual revenues of $275 million and 4,300 employees serving more than 20,000 patients annually. AHP owns nearly four dozen skilled nursing, geriatric psychiatric hospitals and home health and hospice locations in Tennessee and Alabama and has affiliation agreements with more than 80 skilled nursing facilities in other states. Bailey, a healthcare executive for more than 30 years, was a founder of Windsor Health Group and MedSolutions, Inc. (now Evicore) and previously led Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s health insurance company, VHP Community Care.
Ben Baker Co-founder & COO CareHere 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 350 Brentwood 37027 615.221.5901 carehere.com Baker, who co-founded CareHere in 2004 with Ernie Clevenger, brings 27 years of experience in customer engagement, information technology, quality management and process improvement to
his role of operational oversight. CareHere specializes in providing on-site healthcare and manages more than 200 health and wellness centers in 26 states. Baker is the former president of Precision Data Management Systems and is a certified master black belt in the Six Sigma quality management process. Baker earned his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Jeff Balser, MD, PhD President & CEO Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dean Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.936.3030 medschool.vanderbilt.edu A Vanderbilt School of Medicine graduate, Balser joined his alma mater as an associate dean in 1998 and was named chair of VUMC’s Department of Anesthesiology three years later. In 2004, he became the chief research officer, leading expansion that moved Vanderbilt into the top 10 in NIH funding. In October 2008, Balser became the 11th dean of the School of Medicine since its founding in 1875 and was named associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs. Eight months later, he took the role of vice chancellor upon the retirement of Harry Jacobson, MD, who selected Balser as his successor. In 2016, as VUMC separated legally and financially from Vanderbilt University, Balser assumed the role of president and CEO while continuing to serve as dean for the medical school. He sits on the board of the Center for Medical Interoperability.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Allen Bartels Administrator TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion 2401 Parman Place Nashville 37203 615.342.1450 tristarparthenonpavilion.com Bartels was named to his current position in 2011 and has more than 30 years of experience as a nurse and in leadership roles. Prior to relocating to Nashville, he served as the vice president of Clinical Services at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Neb, where he worked for almost 24 years. In addition to overseeing Nashville’s largest and oldest inpatient psychiatric facility, he is involved with community organizations and heads up TriStar Centennial’s efforts regarding the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
David Bartholomew CEO Shearwater Health 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 400 Nashville 37215 615.921.9510 swhealth.com Bartholomew joined Shearwater Health in 2009 to lead international and domestic diversification strategies for the company, which provides international clinical recruitment services. He has more than 25 years of executive experience in the U.S. staffing industry and is a past chairman of the American Staffing Association. Prior to joining Shearwater, Bartholomew founded Staffmark in 1991 and grew the Nashville-based business form a one-office startup to one of the largest staffing companies in America. A graduate of Rhodes College, Bartholomew sits on the advisory board for Harpeth Capital and for several other healthcare and staffing organizations.
Regina Bartlett CEO TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center 355 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville 37075 615.338.1000 tristarhendersonville.com Bartlett began her career as a staff nurse with HCA in 1978. After nursing leadership positions in Chattanooga and South Pittsburg, Tenn., she relocated to Middle Tennessee in 1998 to take the position of chief nursing and operating officer for TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. She moved to sister facility TriStar Skyline in 2004 as COO before returning to TriStar Hendersonville in 2007 to take the CEO position with oversight of the 159bed hospital and eight-bed TriStar Portland ER.
John Barton Executive Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Regions Bank 150 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 1500 Nashville 37219 615.770.4241 regions.com Barton has led Regions’ healthcare banking division since 2009. Other positions at Regions include serving as division head for specialized industries and group head for healthcare. Previously, Barton spent 11 years with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where he ran the corporate and investment banking healthcare vertical. Prior to 2000, he held various management positions with SunTrust. Barton earned his finance degree from Southern Methodist University and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
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Frank Basile, MD CEO Aegis Sciences Corporation 515 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.255.2400 aegislabs.com Basile, who was named to the chief executive spot in April 2017, has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare and medical industry. Prior to joining the Nashville-based company providing clinically innovative testing and consulting services to providers, he was president and CEO of Miraca Life Sciences. Basile earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne in Australia and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.
Katina R. Beard CEO Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center 1035 14th Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.327.9400 mwchc.org Beard, who has deep experience in public health, began working as an administrative assistant at the organization she now leads. After taking on increasingly responsible roles with the non-profit healthcare agency, she was tapped as interim CEO in June 2014 with the position being made permanent the following year. Beard is active in research and reducing health disparities. She serves on the Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative Advisory Board, Meharry Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core, American Cancer Society Nashville Advisory Board, and is past chair of the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition. Beard earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration and planning from Tennessee State University and her master’s degree in public health from Meharry.
James Bearden Chairman Emeritus & Executive VP, Healthcare Gresham, Smith and Partners 222 Second Ave. S., Suite 1400 Nashville 37201 615.770.8100 greshamsmith.com Bearden joined GS&P in 1976 as an intern architect and was named CEO in 2007. At the beginning of 2017, he stepped away from his CEO duties but remains active in the firm as chairman emeritus. With more than 30 years of national and international healthcare design experience, Bearden also serves as lead for the company’s large healthcare practice. Bearden, who graduated from the University of Tennessee, is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a founding board member of the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentoring Program.
Yarnell Beatty Senior VP & General Counsel Tennessee Medical Association 701 Bradford Ave. Nashville 37204 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Beatty joined TMA in 2001 as general counsel, was named director of Legal & Government Affairs in 2004, vice president of Advocacy in 2012, and was promoted to senior vice president in 2017. Prior to joining TMA, he served simultaneously as director of Health Related Boards and executive director of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners for
the State of Tennessee. A graduate of Vanderbilt and Emory University School of Law, Beatty is a frequent speaker and panelist on health law and patient safety initiatives.
Dan Beauchamp, MD Deputy Director Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 1161 21st Ave. S., D-4316 MCN Nashville 37232 615.322.2363 vicc.org Beauchamp, the J.C. Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, serves as deputy director for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and as vice president for Cancer Center Network Affairs. The professor of cell and developmental biology is widely published and currently has two active NIH grants and serves on several editorial boards. Beauchamp is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Craig A. Becker President & CEO Tennessee Hospital Association 5201 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.256.8240 tha.com Craig Becker has been president and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association and its subsidiaries since August 1993. Prior to joining THA, Becker was president of the Maine Hospital Association from 1989 to 1993. He also previously served as vice president of government relations at the New Jersey Hospital Association from 1985 to 1989 and worked as chief development officer for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, N.J. He earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in administration from Rider University in New Jersey. Becker is a past member of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
Johanna C. Bendell, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Chief Development Officer & Director, GI Cancer Research Program Sarah Cannon Research Institute 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.986.4366 sarahcannon.com tnoncology.com Bendell joined Sarah Cannon in 2008 and serves as chief development officer, leading the expansion and development of physician, site and pharma relationships across the Sarah Cannon network. Additionally, she directs the GI Cancer Research Program, overseeing the clinical trial menu for GI cancers across the Sarah Cannon network. She also serves as the director of the Drug Development Unit in Nashville, and her work in early drug development has helped guide first-in-man agents through proof-of-concept studies. Bendell received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chicago and completed her internship and residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as well as a fellowship in adult oncology at Boston’s DanaFarber Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology and is a partner at Tennessee Oncology, PLLC.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Gordon Bernard, MD Executive VP for Research & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S., T-1208 MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.0077 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Bernard oversees Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s efforts to move research from bench to bedside. He has leadership and oversight responsibility for the offices of the Human Research Protection Program, Office of Contracts Management, the Vanderbilt Institutional Review Board, Clinical Trials Center, the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. Bernard also sits on the board of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and chairs the company’s Medical Advisory Board.
Brian Bewley Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7888 bassberry.com An accomplished healthcare fraud and abuse attorney with years of experience in navigating the complex regulatory landscape, Bewley advises a broad range of healthcare clients – including for-profit, not-for-profit, and private equity clients – on myriad regulatory compliance issues and helps address government and internal investigations to find equitable solutions. Bewley also counsels clients with respect to daily operational issues, joint venture structuring, private equity acquisitions and other business transactions. Previously, he was a shareholder at an AmLaw 100 firm where he co-chaired two healthcare practice areas. Bewley started his career in Washington, D.C., where he served as senior counsel and team leader with the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. During that time, he was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice. Bewley served as regional program chair for the Health Care Compliance Association (20132017) and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
George Bishop, III Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8623 wallerlaw.com Bishop has provided counsel to healthcare companies for over 40 years, and he has served as lead counsel on approximately 200 transactions involving investor-owned and nonprofit healthcare providers. He is nationally recognized for his work in mergers and acquisitions, particularly transactions involving hospitals and other health facilities. He also has extensive experience in joint ventures and syndications, antitrust matters, regulatory issues, securities offerings and venture capital financing. Bishop helped form and was the initial chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section. His work has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and other national, state and local publications.
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Mike Blackburn Managing Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com A founding partner of Petra Capital, Blackburn has extensive investment experience in healthcare and other industries. Petra has been involved in 64 private company investments across seven different funds and has served as a director on numerous boards in his portfolio. Prior to Petra, Blackburn was a partner at Richland Ventures and an associate with Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale & Smith. Both venture capital firms included healthcare as a key investment focus. Blackburn earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Vanderbilt.
Velinda Block, DNP, RN CNO TriStar Health 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com In April 2017, Block was appointed the first chief nursing executive for HCA’s TriStar Division. She oversees nursing and nursing practice for more than 5,800 nurses supporting 22 hospitals and related care areas in parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. She has 35 years of experience, most recently serving as senior vice president and system chief nursing officer for KentuckyOne Health based in Louisville. Block earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, her master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt, and her doctorate from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She also is certified in Nursing Administration, Advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Jim Blumstein Professor, Constitutional Law and Health Law & Policy Vanderbilt Law School Director Vanderbilt Health Policy Center 131 21st Ave. S., Room 256 Nashville 37203 615.343.3939 law.vanderbilt.edu
Blumstein ranks among America’s most prominent scholars on health law and policy. A member of the Vanderbilt law faculty since 1970, he served as former Governor Phil Bredesen’s counsel on TennCare reform. Blumstein has argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and participated in many others. Blumstein also has served as the principal investigator on a number of grants focused on managed care, hospital management, and medical malpractice. In addition to his work with the law school, he has a tenured appointment to Vanderbilt Medical School and is the director of the Vanderbilt Health Policy Center. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.
Marty Bonick CEO PhyMed Healthcare Group 110 29th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 855.331.4999 phymed.com Bonick has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit settings. He was named to his current post in September 2017. Previously, Bonick was president
of division operations at Community Health Systems with oversight of 36 hospitals and their associated clinics and outpatient centers across six states. Past experience also includes serving as CEO of Jewish Hospital and senior operations roles with both Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. He has also held various leadership positions with Ardent Health Services. Bonick holds dual master’s degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in healthcare administration and in information management. He sits on a number of boards including the Center for Medical Interoperability.
Denny Bottorff Co-founder & General Partner Council Capital 30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 576 Nashville 37215 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com In 2000, Bottorff co-founded Council Capital after more than three decades in banking. The private equity firm has more than $300 million of capital under management with investments primarily in early-growth and growth stage companies in healthcare services and healthcare IT. Previously, Bottorff spent 32 years as a successful financial services CEO, serving as the key executive of four banks. He has served on numerous corporate boards from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He is board chair for CapStar Bank. He is also a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council.
Glenn Bradley Senior VP & Private Client Relationship Manager First Tennessee Bank 2214 Elliston Place, Suite 304 Nashville 37203 615.514.6054 firsttennessee.com/medical Bradley has worked in the financial services industry since 1985 and focuses on assisting physicians, medical practices and other healthcarerelated businesses with their short- and long-term financial goals. Bradley sits on the boards of the Nashville Medical Group Management Association and the Nashville General Hospital Foundation. He earned his degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Stephen T. Braun Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2300 bradley.com As a partner at Bradley, Braun advises hospitals, surgery centers and other providers in transactional and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience involving mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, and stock options and other equity compensation plans. He has been responsible for the negotiation of definitive agreements and securities work on five transactions valued at more than $1 billion each. Earlier in his career, Braun was the senior vice president and general counsel of HCA from 1991 to 1997. His work has been routinely recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Michael D. Brent Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2361 bradley.com Brent chairs the Post-Acute and Long Term Care and Tennessee Certificate of Need teams within the healthcare group at Bradley. His practice focuses on business law, where he represents clients in a wide range of transactional, regulatory and operational issues facing healthcare providers and investors. He is an active member of LeadingAge, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Tennessee Health Care Association. His work in healthcare has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America and the Expert Guide to the “Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.” Brent’s work on the Vanguard Healthcare, LLC Chapter 11 restructuring earned him and the Bradley team the 2018 Global M&A Network Turnaround Atlas Award.
John W. Brock III, MD Monroe Carell Jr. Professor, Surgeon-in-Chief, Senior VP for Pediatric Services, & Director of Pediatric Urology Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1060 childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org Brock is professor of urologic surgery and pediatrics at Vanderbilt. In 1992, he became the director of the Division of Pediatric Urology and was named surgeon-in-chief in 2002. Brock is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons and the Society for Pediatric Urology. He is past president of the Society for Pediatric Urology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.
Michael Brody-Waite CEO Nashville Entrepreneur Center 41 Peabody St. Nashville 37210 615.873.1257 ec.co Brody-Waite has been involved with the EC as a startup, mentor and now leader. Co-founder of healthcare startup InQuicker, Brody-Waite first accessed the center in 2010 seeking guidance to help his company grow. Three years later, he had been tapped to help other young entrepreneurs as a program mentor. In 2016, he was named chief executive for the center, which fosters entrepreneurial growth through supportive services and access to expert advisors.
Brian Browder Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8636 wallerlaw.com Browder has earned a reputation within the healthcare industry for making difficult deals happen. For more than 20 years, he has served as lead counsel in complex healthcare mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and private equity investments with an aggregate value of more than $4 billion. Browder has been integral in the creation of joint ventures involving investornashvillemedicalnews.com
owned healthcare providers and tax-exempt health systems and academic medical centers. Additionally, he has served as counsel to distressed tax-exempt hospitals in the restructuring and sale of their assets. He is regularly asked to lecture on transactional issues within the healthcare industry and has been recognized for his work by a number of national publications including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. Browder is past chair of the firm’s healthcare department.
Laura Beth Brown, MSN, RN Vice President Vanderbilt Health Services 2525 West Ave., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.875.7496 vanderbilthealth.com Brown, who was appointed to her role as vice president for Vanderbilt Health Services (VHS) in January 2012, has operational oversight for VHS and its subsidiary entities. Brown, a 2013 Council Fellow and past president of the Tennessee Nurses Association, earned her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in Health Systems Management from Vanderbilt.
Nancy J. Brown, MD Chair Department of Medicine Physician-in-Chief Vanderbilt University Hospital 1161 21st Ave., S., D-3100 MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.8701 medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu Brown, the Hugh J. Morgan Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, has chaired the Department of Medicine with its more than 800 faculty members and over $160 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, since 2010. Her own NIHfunded research program focuses on optimizing drugs to reduce diabetes and heart disease. Brown serves as a presidential appointee on the National Heart Lung and Blood Advisory Council. She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Jim Browne CEO Heritage Medical Associates 222 22nd Ave N. Nashville 37203 629.255.2139 heritagemedical.com Browne oversees one of the largest, independent multi-specialty practices in Middle Tennessee with 17 offices and more than 135 physicians. He holds master’s degrees in both business administration and health administration, as well as an undergraduate degree in nursing. Browne is a certified financial planner and has previously held leadership positions with the West Bend Clinic, a large multi-specialty group with locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, and with multiple hospitals and health systems during his career.
Josh Brummett Shareholder, Healthcare Valuation Services LBMC 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2226 lbmc.com One of only 25 CPAs nationwide under age 40 to earn the 2016 AICPA Standing Ovation Award for
his contributions to forensic and valuation services, Brummett has extensive experience in healthcare valuation. He serves as the practice leader for Compensation Valuation for LBMC including valuations for employment, medical director services, call-coverage service, and more. Brummett’s healthcare experience includes valuations of physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers and other types of healthcare entities. Additionally, he has worked with healthcare companies for a variety of purposes including due diligence, litigation support and physician compensation consulting.
George Buck President Emeritus Frost-Arnett Company 2105 Elm Hill Pike Nashville 37210 615.256.7156 frost-arnett.com Buck is a 39-year veteran of the accounts receivable management industry. Beginning his career as a collector, Buck worked his way up the ranks of Frost-Arnett, becoming president in 2002. He led the company, which traces its roots back to 1893, for 15 years before moving into the role of president emeritus at the beginning of 2017. In addition to his work for Frost-Arnett, Buck serves on the steering committee of the Consumer Relations Consortium, a Washington, D.C.-based group of larger market participants in the debt collection industry who engage with regulators and consumer advocacy groups to bridge gaps in expectations and understanding. Buck, who graduated from Tennessee Tech University, is a frequent speaker and writer on healthcare collections and the regulatory environment.
Michael Burcham, PhD Founder & CEO Narus Health 2525 West End Ave., Suite 925 Nashville 37203 615.610.5430 narushealth.com Burcham, a veteran entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years of experience leading disruptive and technology-enabled companies in the healthcare space, launched Narus Health in 2015 with a focus on improving care for terminally ill patients. Previously, Burcham served from 2009-2014 as the founding president and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Before that, he spent seven years as president of ParadigmHealth and was also president and founder of specialty rehabilitation firm Theraphysics. Burcham is a past co-chair the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and continues to teach teaches on those subjects at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He earned his MBA from Belmont University and his doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Ashby Q. Burks Shareholder, Co-Chair of Baker Ober Health Law Baker Donelson 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5626 bakerdonelson.com Co-chair of Baker Ober Health Law, Burks serves as a trusted adviser to the leadership of behavioral health providers, academic medical centers, and other health care providers. He has assisted numerous investor-owned and not-for-profit healthcare clients in structuring and executing strategic mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and Nashville Medical News 7
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Mark Burnette Shareholder-in-Charge, Information Security-PCI Service Line Leader LBMC 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2447 lbmc.com Burnette draws on more than 18 years of experience as a business leader and information security professional to help healthcare clients manage their security program within the context of the overall risk environment. He and his team of nationally recognized security professionals – all of whom provide a real-world perspective to government agencies and contractors, healthcare providers and payers, and other organizations with complex security requirements – were recently honored by CIO Review as one of the “20 Most Promising Cyber Security Providers.” Recognized as an IT security expert by technology think‐tank Gartner, Burnette is a published author, frequent speaker and featured subject matter expert on a national stage. A Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association, Burnette holds numerous professional certifications including HITRUST CCSFP, CISA, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, QSA and CPA.
Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC President, Clinical Operations & CMO Sarah Cannon 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com tnoncology.com In his roles with Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer institute, Burris leads clinical strategy and drug development, which includes overseeing physicianled, patient-centric integrated cancer services. In 1997, Burris established the first community-based phase I drug development program in Nashville, which became Sarah Cannon Research Institute. Burris has led first-in-human studies for many nowapproved drugs that have changed the standard of care and was named a ‘Giant of Cancer Care’ at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. Burris currently serves as president of ASCO, chairs the ASCO Research Community Forum Council and sits on the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Board. He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama and performed his residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Chuck Byrge President & CEO Harpeth Capital One American Center 3100 West End Ave., Suite 710 Nashville 37203 615.296.9848 harpethcapital.com Byrge has more than 28 years of experience with M&A transactions and raising capital for middle market companies. Previously, he served as senior
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managing director and head of investment banking for FTN Financial Securities, the investment banking arm of First Tennessee Bank. He also held senior management positions in M&A for SunTrust Equitable Securities, Morgan Keegan and NationsBanc Capital Markets. He received both his undergraduate and MBA from Vanderbilt. He is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council and NextGxDx. Currently, he’s on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Council for Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization. Byrge is a 2014 Council Fellow.
C Brian Cahill CEO Cumberland Consulting Group 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 550 Franklin 37067 615.373.4470 cumberlandcg.com Cahill, who has served as a director of Cumberland Consulting Group since 2011, was named CEO of the national strategic advisory firm serving the healthcare industry in January 2015. Previously, he was president and CEO of lifeIMAGE. His more than 20 years of healthcare executive leadership experience also includes eWebHealth, ChartOne and HPR. He holds an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.
Chad Calendine, MD President Premier Radiology 28 White Bridge Road, Suite 111 Nashville 37205 615.356.3999 premierradiology.com Calendine is the president of Premier Radiology and the Saint Thomas Imaging Network. He is also CEO of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI) and Advanced Health Partners, a large multi-specialty physician group. In late 2012, ADI announced a partnership with Optimal Radiology, which was acquired by Aris Radiology in 2015. Calendine, who was CMO for Optimal, has continued in that role for Aris. A board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist, he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee and completed his residency and fellowship training at Atlanta’s Emory University. Calendine is co-chair of the American College of Radiology GRID Committee.
Kevin B. Campbell Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2325 bradley.com Campbell’s practice focuses on the representation of healthcare providers in transactional, regulatory and operational matters. While he has a broad spectrum of clients, Campbell’s practice has a particular emphasis on acute care hospitals, healthcare systems, and clinically integrated networks. Through sophisticated and groundbreaking legal work, he helped to bring the first Accountable Health Organization in Tennessee to market. Campbell also was part of the core group that helped launch Leadership Health Care in 2002, remaining involved and serving on the LHC board. He has been recognized on a national level for his work in the healthcare arena and has been
regularly included in Chamber’s USA, Best Lawyers in America and Expert Guide to the “Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.”
Leslie Campbell Executive VP & COO Diversicare Healthcare Services 1621 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood 37027 615.771.7575 dvcr.com Campbell has been with Diversicare, a provider of post-acute care services, since January 2013 and brings more than two decades of experience to her executive role. Diversicare serves patients in approximately 72 skilled nursing and senior housing centers with more than 8,200 licensed nursing beds in nine states. Prior to joining in the publicly traded company, Campbell spent 9 years with Golden Living, where she served in a number of leadership roles.
Vic Campbell Senior VP HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Spearheading the hospital giant’s government and investor relations operations, Campbell is a highly respected staple of the HCA management team. He joined the company’s finance department in 1972, establishing HCA’s investor relations functions in 1976. Named senior vice president in 1994, Campbell is actively involved in federal healthcare policy on a national stage. He is a past board member for the American Hospital Association and currently serves on several committees, past board chair for the Federation of American Hospital and past member of the Nashville Health Care Council Board.
Ed Cantwell President & CEO Center for Medical Interoperability ONEC1TY 8 City Blvd., Suite 203 Nashville 37209 615.257.6400 center4mi.org Cantwell leads the Center for Medical Interoperability, an organization of health systems and leaders dedicated to improving healthcare by advancing the seamless flow of information among medical technologies. Involved since the Center’s founding, Cantwell previously served as senior vice president at the West Health Institute and as president and CEO of InnerWireless and of SpectraPoint. In addition to more than 25 years of experience leading advanced technology businesses, he served as an Air Force fighter pilot for over a decade. A graduate of Duke University, Cantwell is on the board of the Nashville Technology Council.
Louis Caputo CEO TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center 200 StoneCrest Blvd. Smyrna 37167 615.768.2000 tristarstonecrest.com Caputo assumed the role of CEO at TriStar StoneCrest, a 109-bed facility in north Rutherford County, in March 2014. He has more than 14 years of executive leadership in both administrative
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 and operational areas within HCA. Prior to his current role, Caputo served as CEO of Summerville Medical Center in South Carolina for five years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Lucy Carter Member KraftCPAs PLLC 555 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.346.2497 kraftcpas.com Carter, a certified public accountant, joined KraftCPAs in 2015 as a member and is the practice leader of the firm’s healthcare industry team. Working in the healthcare financial industry since 1977, she was previously a founding partner of Carter Lankford, CPAs. Carter is active in several professional organizations including the National CPA Health Care Advisors Association and the Nashville MGMA board. She has authored numerous articles including works that have appeared in the Journal of Accountancy, Healthcare Financial Management and Nashville Medical News. Carter is also a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Michael Cartwright Chairman & CEO American Addiction Centers 200 Powell Place Brentwood 37027 888.970.9104 americanaddictioncenters.org Cartwright is chairman and co-founder of American Addiction Centers and is also an addiction industry author and national speaker with more than 20 years’ experience as a behavioral healthcare entrepreneur, in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. He has been in recovery for more than 25 years. Identified as an expert on program development, integrated care and research-based approaches, Cartwright served on the U.S. Senate HELP Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, a bipartisan Technical Advisory Workgroup and NASADAD/ NASMHPD Joint Task Force. He is a founding board member of Dual Recovery Anonymous and currently serves as a member of the National Steering Council on Co-occurring Disorders and the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare Board of Trustees.
Robert Chamberlain Co-founder, Chairman & CEO Applied Health Analytics LLC 414 Union St., Suite 910 Nashville 37219 615.665.8825 appliedhealth.net Founded in 2009, Applied Health Analytics provides consulting and software services to hospitals and health systems to foster patient engagement and population health management. In 2014, Chamberlain was named a “Health Care Hero,” and the company was listed as one of the area’s 30 fastest-growing small businesses. Chamberlain, who previously founded Aegis, Inc. and served as CEO for nearly 18 years, has over three decades of experience working with employers and health systems and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurialism and payer-provider partnerships.
Sid Chambless Executive Director/ Managing Partner Nashville Capital Network 3810 Bedford Ave., Suite 110 Nashville 37215 615.454.3950 nashvillecapital.com Since 2003, Chambless has led Nashville Capital Network, a group of 130 professional investors who have infused more than $60 million in 2015, and over $425 million since NCN’s inception, into local companies including Aspire Health, NextGxDx, PharmMD, and Contessa Health. In his role, Chambless oversees NCN’s investor network and is responsible for deal flow, investment analysis and due diligence. He also serves as managing partner of NCN Angel Funds I & II and the TNInvestco Tennessee Angel Fund. Chambless earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and his graduate degree from Vanderbilt Owen. He is on the board of the Nashville Technology Council.
Beth Chase Senior Managing Director Ankura 2963 Sidco Drive, Suite 101 Nashville 37204 615.371.8612 ankura.com The founder and CEO of c3/consulting prior to its acquisition by Ankura in 2018, Chase has more than 25 years of experience consulting in the areas of strategic planning and execution, complex problem solving, decision-making, and building leadership. She has worked with Fortune 100 companies in a number of industries including healthcare and insurance. Previously, Chase co-founded a technology consultancy and spent 12 years with IBM. She is active on a number of boards including the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Health Care Council, and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Chase is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Scott Cihak CEO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com Cihak began his current role leading TriStar Centennial Medical Center on Dec. 1, 2016. He has more than two decades of progressive executive leadership within HCA hospitals in Florida including serving as CEO of Kendall Regional Medical Center, CEO of what is now JFK North Campus in West Palm Beach, COO of Westside Regional Medical Center, and COO of Palms West Hospital. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Florida International University. Cihak is a member of the American Heart Association Middle Tennessee Board.
Karen Clark Senior VP FirstBank 1817 West End Ave. Nashville 37203 615.986.9308 firstbankonline.com Clark has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. As senior vice president and private banker for FirstBank, Clark works with clients across a number of industries including medical, music and professional practices. Previ-
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ous experience includes serving in a similar role at Pinnacle Financial partners and SunTrust. She began her banking career in Shreveport, La., after earning an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University. She relocated to Nashville in 1989 and is actively involved in numerous organizations, including serving on the boards of The New Beginnings Center and Nashville Medical Group Management Association. A “2018 Woman of Influence” honoree, Clark was also selected as a research advocate for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Chris Clarke, RN Senior VP, Clinical & Professional Practices Tennessee Center for Patient Safety Tennessee Hospital Association 5201 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.256.8240 tha.com Clarke’s focus is on leadership and strategic direction regarding clinical issues and the organization’s initiatives on quality, patient safety and workforce activities. She joined THA in 2002 and serves as clinical liaison to national and state regulatory agencies, as well as oversees the association’s public policies on hospital quality and patient safety. The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety operates under her leadership and includes the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative and THA’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, among other programming. A registered nurse, Clarke received her degree from Vanderbilt University and has more than 30 years of nursing and industry management experience.
Phillip Clendenin President AMSURG, an Envision Healthcare Solution 1A Burton Hills Blvd. Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com Clendenin joined AMSURG in March 2009 as senior vice president of Corporate Services and was named division president of Ambulatory Services in 2014. Clendenin has served in various positions within the healthcare industry for more than two decades. Prior to AMSURG he held management positions with Community Health Systems, Triad Hospitals, HCA and National Medical Enterprises. He has a master’s in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine. Clendenin is a 2014 Council Fellow.
Ernie Clevenger Co-founder, President & CTO CareHere 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 350 Brentwood 37027 615.221.5901 carehere.com Clevenger, who co-founded CareHere in 2004 with Ben Baker, has deep experience in the self-funded community, having worked in a variety of capacities including as chairman and president of the Self-Insurance Institute of America and chairman of the Workforce for Electronic Data Interface (WEDI), which advises the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. CareHere manages more than 200 health and wellness centers in 26 states, providing medical services to more than 110,000 employees and 350,000 members. Clevenger earned his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Michael Coggin Executive VP & CFO LifePoint Health 330 Seven Springs Way Brentwood 37027 615.920.7000 lifepointhealth.net Coggin was named executive vice president and CFO in September 2016 after serving as LifePoint’s senior vice president and chief accounting officer since 2008. Previously, he served as CFO of Specialty Care Services Group and in finance leadership positions for Renal Care Group. He began his career as an auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick. Coggin holds both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. He serves on the advisory board for Belmont University’s Edward C. Kennedy Center for Business Ethics and is a 2016 Council Fellow.
Joanna Conley CEO TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 391 Wallace Road Nashville 37211 615.781.4000 tristarsouthernhills.com Conley was appointed to her current post overseeing the 126-bed hospital and related facilities serving the south Nashville region in April 2017. Conley, who has worked for HCA for more than nine years, relocated from Florida where she was CEO of Poinciana Medical Center, an HCA affiliate in Kissimmee. Other prior experience includes serving as COO of Poinciana and as associate chief operating officer at HCA’s Osceola Regional Medical Center, also located in Kissimmee. Conley earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Joe C. Cook, Jr. Co-founder & Managing Director Mountain Group Partners Executive Chairman & President NuSirt Biopharma 3835 Cleghorn Ave., Suite 300 Nashville 37215 615.843.9100 mtngp.com nusirt.com For five decades, Cook has focused his energy on life sciences and biopharmaceuticals. He started his career at Eli Lilly and had risen to group vice president, Global Operations, by the time he retired in 1993. Cook came out of retirement to lead Amylin Pharmaceuticals as CEO from 1998-2003 and chairman from 1998-2009. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Cook returned to the Southeast and founded Mountain Group Partners, which is focused on investing in and actively guiding companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. A past board chair for Life Science Tennessee, Cook currently serves as executive chair for NuSirt Biopharma and Appello Pharmaceuticals and sits on the boards of several other biotech companies. He is also a current board member and former board chair for the non-profit organization Mercy Multiplied International (formerly Mercy Ministries International)
Ruth Corey, DNP, MSN, RN Executive Director Lipscomb University School of Nursing One University Park Drive Nashville 37204 615.966.6650 lipscomb.edu/nursing Corey brings more than 30 yeas of clinical, educational, and research experience to the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, which houses the School of Nursing. Previously, Corey was director of nursing and academics for Marian University at Saint Thomas Health. She began her career as a registered nurse in Florida, where she also served as a family nurse practitioner before moving into the field of higher education. Under her leadership as chair of the Department of Nursing at Seminole State College in Sanford, Fla., Corey saw student NCLEX scores increase from 79 percent to 96.5 percent over a three-year period. She also spent seven years as a nursing research scientist at Florida Hospital in Orlando before relocating to Nashville in 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree and master’s in nursing from the University of Central Florida and her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.
Jon Cornelius, MD President Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics 2400 Patterson St., Suite 300 Nashville 37203 615.342.6300 hughston.com/tn Cornelius serves as president of Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics, the Middle Tennessee arm of the nationally renowned Hughston Clinic. He joined the practice (formerly Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine) in 2013 and specializes in sports medicine disorders, orthopaedic trauma, joint replacement and MAKOpasty robotic joint replacement. Cornelius, who sees patients in the Lebanon location, is team sports medicine physician for Wilson County Schools and serves on the board of Tennova Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University and completed internship and residency at Michigan State. Cornelius completed his fellowship in joint replacement and sports medicine at the University of Texas health Science Center in San Antonio.
Justin Coury COO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com Coury began his current role at TriStar Centennial Medical Center on Sept. 1, 2017. He as more than six years of administrative leadership within HCA hospitals, serving as the chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer for Medical City Denton in Denton, Texas, prior to joining TriStar Centennial. Coury earned his undergraduate degree in marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a master’s in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Richard G. Cowart Shareholder, Chair of Health Law/Government Relations & Public Policy Baker Donelson 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5660 bakerdonelson.com Cowart is the chair of the firm’s Health Law/Government Relations & Public Policy department. He serves as strategic counsel to healthcare companies and advises providers on business, policy and governance issues, with an emphasis on business transactions. He is widely regarded as a national expert on the Affordable Care Act and its implications. Cowart is a past president of the American Health Lawyers Association and recipient of its lifetime achievement award. He has been regularly recognized among the nation’s best healthcare attorneys in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers. Cowart, who is widely published, has also been named a “Health Care Hero” in Middle Tennessee.
Bill Crawford Executive VP, Healthcare Banking Cadence Bank, N.A. One American Center 3100 West End Ave., Suite 175 Nashville 37203 615.345.0207 cadencebank.com In 2012, Cadence Bank brought in veteran banker Bill Crawford to launch their healthcare financing group and lead a national push into the industry sector. The bank has since committed in excess of $1 billion to healthcare companies and has significantly expanded the team. Previously, Crawford worked for three years as senior vice president of Healthcare Banking at Regions Bank and as a managing director for SunTrust for more than a decade. Crawford holds an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. He previously served on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Christy Tosh Crider Shareholder Baker Donelson 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5608 bakerdonelson.com Crider is chair of the firm’s Health Care Litigation Group and heads the firm’s Long Term Care Group. She concentrates her practice in healthcare litigation, managing the litigation of numerous healthcare facilities around the country, as well as serving as outside general counsel. She represents the Organ Procurement Organizations and tissue banks in several states, long term care providers around the country, one of the largest behavioral health companies in the country, onsite health centers, and many healthcare related organizations. Crider also chairs the firm’s nationally recognized Women’s Initiative. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Dell Crosslin Chairman Crosslin The Astoria 3803 Bedford Ave., Suite 103 Nashville 37215 615.320.5500 crosslinpc.com In 1987, Crosslin joined three other CPAs to create what is today Crosslin. With more than 40 years of public and private accounting and
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Jay Crosson CEO Cumberland Heights 8283 River Road Pike Nashville 37209 615.352.1757 cumberlandheights.org Crosson began his career with Cumberland Heights in 1993 in admissions, taking on increasing management duties in several departments before becoming CFO and then being named to the chief executive spot in 2015. However, his first interaction the nationally recognized alcohol and drug treatment center came four years before his hire date in 1989 when he spent time at Cumberland Heights as a patient. A grateful recovering alumnus, his personal experience in treatment has shaped his leadership principles as he and his staff help others struggling with addiction. Crosson received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and his MBA from Belmont University.
James Crowe Jr., MD Director Vanderbilt Vaccine Center 2213 Garland Ave., 11415 MRB IV Nashville 37232 615.343.8064 medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vvc A renowned immunologist and pediatric infectious disease specialist, Crowe leads the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, which looks to create new vaccines and discover novel mechanisms to fight infectious disease. Crowe earned his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Afterward, he spent five years of post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the NIH, as well as an infectious disease fellowship at Vanderbilt. Crowe, a professor of Pediatrics and Pathology and Microbiology and Immunology, has had his work published in more than 150 journals and publications. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014.
Matt Curley Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7790 bassberry.com Curley represents clients in connection with internal and governmental investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly within the healthcare industry. His perspective is informed by his prior experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he served as civil chief and coordinated the office’s civil enforcement efforts in representing the U.S. and its agencies in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the False Claims Act. Curley is an adjunct professor for Vanderbilt Law School where he teaches a course on healthcare fraud and abuse. He also serves as vice president of the executive committee for Catholic Charities of Tennessee Board of Trustees.
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D Eric Dahlhauser Chairman, President & CEO Insight Genetics 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 510 Nashville 37217 615.255.8880 insightgenetics.com With more than 25 years of experience in the commercialization of molecular technologies, Dahlhauser has served as chairman and CEO of Insight Genetics since its formation in 2007. The company develops advanced molecular diagnostics that enable precision cancer care at the times of diagnosis, treatment, and therapeutic resistance. Previously, the certified public accountant served as chairman and CEO of Genetic Assays, Inc., a molecular clinical diagnostics company.
Duncan Dashiff Managing Director, Head of U.S. Healthcare Services & HCITS Investment Banking Canaccord Genuity 1033 Demonbreun St., Suite 620 Nashville 37203 615.490.8446 canaccordgenuity.com Dashiff brings 25 years of experience to his role as head of U.S. healthcare services and HCIT investment banking for Canaccord Genuity, a global financial services firm. Throughout his career, Dashiff has provided advice to healthcare companies on multiple fronts with respect to business strategy, M&A and capital markets transactions. His experience ranges across a variety of healthcare sub-sectors with emphasis on clients in the healthcare services and information technology areas. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama.
Ben Davis, MD President & CEO PathGroup, Inc. 5301 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 800.366.5847 pathgroup.com Davis has been at the helm of PathGroup since 1996, the year the company was formed. He also serves as president of Associated Pathologists, a PathGroup affiliate he joined in 1986. Prior to that, Davis was an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at Vanderbilt. He served as chairman of the HCA Healthcare Network Institutional Review Board from 1989 to 2008 and as a group leader of the Experimental Pathology Unit, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Molecular Biology Branch, Bern, Switzerland from 1981 to 1983. He earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and his medical degree at the University of Arkansas.
Lisa Davis CFO Ascension Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 sthealth.com Davis was named CFO in 2015. After beginning her career at Ernst & Young, she joined Saint Thomas West in 1998 as an accounting manager. Davis rap-
idly advanced, taking on increasingly responsible leadership roles for the hospital. By 2005, she had been named corporate controller for the larger system, Saint Thomas Health, and was promoted to vice president of finance and associate chief financial officer in 2013. She received both her undergraduate business degree and master’s in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Davis sits on the board of Alive Hospice and Shared Hospital Services Corporation.
Randy Davis President & CEO NorthCrest Medical Center 100 NorthCrest Drive Springfield 37172 615.384.2411 northcrest.com Davis was named president and CEO for NorthCrest in October 2013. He had been part of the medical center’s senior leadership team since 2009, including serving as senior vice president and COO and as chief information officer with oversight of health information technology and data management. Davis earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and holds an MBA with a healthcare management concentration from Lipscomb University. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Davis sits on the board of the Tennessee Hospital Association and chairs the THA Solutions Group.
Roger L. Davis, PharmD Vice Provost for Health Affairs, Founding Dean & Professor Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences One University Park Drive Nashville 37204 615.966.7161 lipscomb.edu/pharmacy Davis was named founding dean of the College of Pharmacy at Lipscomb University when the program launched in 2007. Since then, he has led the College of Pharmacy successfully through the rigorous process to achieve full accreditation. In August 2018, Davis was named vice provost for Health Affairs. In this new role, he will bring integration across all of Lipscomb’s health science programs and develop collaborative engagement with community healthcare entities. Davis has more than four decades of industry and academic experience including 28 years on faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, the last 10 as assistant dean for Middle Tennessee. Davis also served as the associate executive director of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association for 23 years and spent more than a decade as a member of the board and president of Pharmaceutical Care Innovations.
Neil de Crescenzo President & CEO Change Healthcare 3055 Lebanon Road Nashville 37214 615.932.3000 changehealthcare.com In September 2013, de Crescenzo was appointed president and CEO of Change Healthcare, formerly Emdeon, a healthcare technology company focused on the triple aim of improving patient experience, enabling positive outcomes and reducing cost through innovative solutions. Previously, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Oracle’s Global Health Sciences business. He also spent a decade at IBM, ultimately serving as senior executive for Global Healthcare Business Consulting Services. Earlier in his career, de Crescenzo held leadership positions with a
INCHARGE HEALTHCARE 2019 major hospital system, large physician practice and a major health insurer. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale and his MBA from Northeastern University. He is on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth, as well as serving on the executive committee and board of the Healthcare Leadership Council.
Maria de Fatima Lima, PhD Senior VP, Research & Innovation Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Research Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6533 mmc.edu A native Brazilian, de Fatima Lima was named dean in 1998 and has oversight of Meharry’s doctoral and master’s level students in the areas of neuroscience, microbiology/immunology, pharmacology, cancer biology and public health. She has been affiliated with Meharry for more than two decades. Most recently, she was also named senior vice president to guide the institution in identifying opportunities both within and outside of Meharry to enhance fundamental, translational, clinical, community engagement, policy and population health research. After earning her doctorate from Michigan State, she completed her post-doctoral work at Meharry and then accepted a faculty role. Widely published, her research specialty is infectious diseases. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Jim Deal CEO Compassus Creekside Crossing IV 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.224.8028 compassus.com Deal led the management team in founding the hospice, home health and palliative care company in 2006. Today, Compassus serves patients and families in 140 locations across 30 states. Prior to this venture, Deal, who has more than 40 years of industry experience, was president of Diabetes Treatment Centers of America (now Healthways), chairman and CEO of Nashville-based Inspiris and CEO of Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Minneapolis. He sits on the board of directors for Envision Healthcare. He earned his MPA in health services administration from the University of Arizona.
Robert Dempsey Shareholder Polsinelli 401 Commerce St., Suite 900 Nashville 37219 615.259.1512 polsinelli.com The large firm’s Nashville office focuses on healthcare, with a cross-disciplined practice in transactions, securities and finance, and an emphasis on distressed investing. Dempsey focuses on buying and selling healthcare and senior living companies, including those that might be struggling. His extensive understanding of the healthcare industry allows him to offer advice in connection with development activities and to assist clients in developing feasible strategies to enhance the strength of their healthcare offerings, as well as business structuring, joint venture, divestiture and other transactions. Dempsey earned his undergraduate degree from Duke and his law degree from Vanderbilt.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Keith C. Dennen Member Farris Bobango PLC 414 Union St., Suite 1105 Nashville 37219 615.726.1200 farrisbobango.com Dennen, who joined Farris Bobango in 2016, concentrates his practice in the areas of healthcare law, intellectual property law, corporate and transactional law and litigation. He has represented clients in a range of matters including in administrative, regulatory and compliance issues, corporate governance, contract disputes, patent infringement, and more. Since 1998, he has served as legal advisor on the executive board of the Nashville Medical Group Management Association. Dennen is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Dennen received his law degree from the University of Memphis.
L. Leon Dent, MD CMO Nashville General Hospital 1818 Albion St. Nashville 37208 615.341.4000 nashvillegeneral.org Dent, who is board certified in general surgery with added certification in surgical critical care, serves as chief medical officer for the city’s safety net hospital. In addition to his duties at Nashville General, Dent is an associate professor of surgery at Meharry Medical College, where he served as chair of Surgery from 2011-2015. Previously, Dent served as director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care for the Morehouse School of Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Dent received his medical degree from Morehouse, followed by residency at Harlem Hospital in New York and a fellowship in surgical critical care at the Mayo Clinic. Additionally, he has a master’s in clinical research from Emory and in management of health care from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Dent has been nationally recognized as a teacher and a researcher and is a former Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Wayne DeVeydt CEO Surgery Partners 310 Seven Springs Way, Suite 500 Brentwood 37027 615.234.5900 surgerypartners.com DeVeydt was appointed to his role in January 2018. Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO of Anthem for nearly a decade, overseeing the financial operations associated with the company’s more than $82 billion in annual revenues. During his tenure with Anthem, he also held several other key leadership roles including chief strategy officer and chief of staff, providing him with broad financial and operational experience. Prior to Anthem, DeVeydt was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. DeVeydt serves on the board of NiSource, Inc.
Natalie Dickson, MD CMO Tennessee Oncology PLLC 4420 Harding Road, S&E Building, Suite 200 Nashville 37205 615.385.3751 tnoncology.com As chief medical officer for Tennessee Oncology, Dickson guides process improvement, regulatory
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affairs and safety initiatives. She collaborates closely with physicians, payers, technology vendors, and other healthcare organizations to improve the delivery of care. Dickson is currently focused on Tennessee Oncology’s participation in the Medicare alternative payment model, the Oncology Care Model. She has maintained an active hematology-oncology practice for the past 19 years with an interest in breast cancer, participates in clinical research and has been published in leading medical journals. A diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, she is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. Dickson earned her medical degree at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. After residency, she completed a medical oncology fellowship at Georgetown University and a hematology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. She also earned a Master of Management in Healthcare at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
David M. Dill CEO LifePoint Health 330 Seven Springs Way Brentwood 37027 615.920.7000 lifepointhealth.net Dill, who joined LifePoint in 2007, has extensive healthcare experience. Prior to being named CEO in 2018, he served as LifePoint’s executive vice president and chief financial officer before being named president and chief operating officer. Previously, Dill served as executive vice president of Fresenius Medical Care North America and as CEO in the East Division of Fresenius Medical Care Services. He also served as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Renal Care Group. He has served on various governing boards for the American Hospital Association and is currently a member of the national board of the Federation of American Hospitals and board of trustees for the Murray State University Foundation.
Jason Dinger, PhD Chief Incubations Officer Ascension Holdings 523 Mainstream Drive Nashville 37228 615.284.6808 ascension.org In July 2017, Dinger accepted the position of chief incubations officer for Ascension Holdings, the innovation incubator for the Ascension Health System. Prior to this latest move, he had served as CEO of MissionPoint Health Partners, an Ascension subsidiary that became one of the nation’s first dedicated accountable care organizations when it was established in 2011. Prior to MissionPoint, Dinger served as chief strategy officer for Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health and was also CEO of Dispensary of Hope. Dinger received both his undergraduate degree and a doctorate in Leadership, Policy and Organizations from Vanderbilt University.
Margaret Dolan President & CEO Launch Tennessee 211 Seventh Ave. N. Nashville 37219 615.673.4419 launchtn.org In October 2018, Dolan was tapped to lead Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership fostering entrepreneurship with a significant emphasis on healthcare startups. A prominent civic and business leader, Dolan most recently was a principal with independent consulting firm Neil Strategies, LLC. Previously, she served as president and CEO
of LocalShares, which was acquired by Worth Group, and of Saint Thomas Health Foundation. Prior to that, Dolan spent more than two decades with Ingram Industries after beginning her career at KPMG. A CPA, Dolan graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. An active volunteer, she has donated her time and expertise to numerous corporate and nonprofit boards across Middle Tennessee.
Rebecca Donner Founder & Principal Inner Design Studio 7103 Bakers Bridge Ave., Suite 106 Brentwood 37027 615.321.0696 Innerdesignstudio.com Donner founded healthcare design services firm Inner Design Studio in 1993. For over 25 years, Donner and her team have designed more than 800 healthcare facilities across the country and abroad, including ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency departments, diagnostic centers, occupational medical centers, hospitals, private practice physician groups and medical office plazas. She is known as one of the top designers in the field, taking notes from hospitality and other commercial sectors to create innovative and elegant designs. Donner earned a degree in interior design from the O’More School of Design.
Yvette Doran President & CEO Saint Thomas Medical Partners 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomasdoctors.com A healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience, Doran was named to her new role overseeing a multi-specialty physician group of nearly 600 physicians/practitioners and 100 locations in late 2017. Previously, she served as the organization’s chief operating officer. Prior to her work at Saint Thomas, she spent eight years with CHS as director of Physician Practice Management. Nationally, Doran served as chair for the 2017-2018 Medical Group Management Association Board of Directors and is on the local advisory board for Habitat for Humanity. She is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Thomas Doub, PhD Chief Clinical Officer & Chief Compliance Officer American Addiction Centers 200 Powell Place Brentwood 37027 888.970.9104 americanaddictioncenters.org Doub joined American Addiction Centers in his current role in August 2016. Previously, he was with Centerstone Research Institute, where he was hired as a vice president before being promoted to COO and then to CEO in 2011. Prior to that, he was director of Research and Development for Dual Diagnosis Management and a senior research scientist for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. A noted researcher, Doub has been involved in more than 150 behavioral healthcare studies. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and quantitative psychology from Vanderbilt.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Jim Drumwright COO & Administrator TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center 2300 Patterson Street Nashville 37203 615.342.2201 tristarcentennial.com With more than 25 years of professional healthcare experience, Drumwright joined TriStar Centennial Medical Center in 2007. Previously, he served as chief nursing officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. Since joining TriStar Centennial, Drumwright has helped lead construction of the TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, which opened in 2012. In addition to overseeing the cardiovascular program, he is involved with numerous community programs and served on the board of the American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee for five years.
Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN Executive Chief Nursing Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.322.0735 mc.vanderbilt.edu After earning her master’s degree at Vanderbilt, Dubree joined the academic medical center as a clinical staff specialist and faculty member in 1976. During her career, she has taken on increasingly challenging leadership roles and now has close to 6,000 nurses under her supervision. As executive CNO, she is responsible for the clinical and professional leadership for all nursing personnel with Vanderbilt University Medical Center hospitals and clinics. In addition to strategic planning, recruitment and nurse retention, Dubree also serves as senior associate dean for Clinical Practice at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is a Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow, a member of the American Heart Association Middle Tennessee Board, a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree, and a YWCA 2016 Academy for Women of Achievement inductee.
E Charles Eckstein, MD President Urology Associates 2801 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37209 615.250.9200 urologynashville.com Since 1998, Eckstein has served as president for this group of more than 30 urologists, who provide service through 13 Nashville-area offices and 8 satellite rural clinics in Tennessee and Kentucky. While serving as president and board chair of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, he was instrumental in establishing Nashville’s Bridges to Care Plus (now Project Access) to provide donated specialty care to the indigent. Eckstein, who earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt and has been in practice since 1981, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Mitch Edgeworth CEO Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital 1301 Medical Center Drive 3805 TVC Nashville 37232 615.343.7995 mc.vanderbilt.edu In June 2015, Edgeworth was promoted to CEO of Vanderbilt’s adult hospital after joining as COO in 2012. Previously, he was with Community Health Systems, the last three years serving as a regional vice president for Quorum Health Resources. Prior to his work with CHS, Edgeworth worked with Tenet Health system in increasing leadership positions including roles as a COO and CEO of Tenet hospitals, in addition to work with the company’s executive leadership at corporate headquarters. An industrial engineer by training, he also holds an MBA from Duke and began his healthcare career with Duke University Health System. He is a 2014 Council Fellow.
Dawn Edwards VP, Private Wealth Management Synovus 1033 Demonbreun St., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.271.2113 synovus.com Edwards is responsible for advising high net worth clients including many in the healthcare industry. In addition to consulting on deposit and loan needs, she and her team provide financial planning, estate and tax planning, and investment strategies. Before being named to her current position, she was an assistant vice president and bank manager with Bank of Nashville. A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in economics, she has more than 15 years of banking experience.
Greg Eli Shareholder, Healthcare Practice Leader LBMC 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2225 lbmc.com Eli, a shareholder in the accounting and assurance practice, brings over 30 years of experience in public accounting and healthcare to his role as leader of LBMC’s healthcare practice. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, development of solutions and service delivery to address the changing needs of the healthcare industry. A CPA, Eli is an active participant in the Leading Edge Alliance Healthcare Special Interest Group of 220 accounting firms worldwide and a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. He has been recognized by multiple publications for his leadership in the field and as a key decisionmaker in the healthcare industry.
Julie-Karel Elkin Member Spicer Rudstrom PLLC 414 Union St., Suite 1700 Nashville 37219 615.259.9080 spicerfirm.com Elkin is a member and chief compliance officer at Spicer Rudstrom. She is head of the Health Data Privacy and Security practice and has been helping companies and providers, large and small, with all aspects of their compliance needs for more than 20 years. She earned her law degree from the Nashville School of Law where she was
a member of the Law Honor Council. She is a former Tennessee Rule 31 Listed Mediator and has received HIPAA certification training.
Dan Elrod Attorney Butler | Snow 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 1600 Nashville 37201 615.651.6702 butlersnow.com Elrod is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Regulatory and Transactions Practice and represents providers with certificate of need, licensing, certification and transactional matters. He also has represented domestic and foreign insurance companies with regard to Tennessee regulatory issues. Among his multiple honors, Elrod has routinely been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for healthcare, regulatory and insurance law and honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Administrative/Regulatory Law in 2013 and Government Relations Practice, most recently in 2019. He has also been recognized for his healthcare regulatory work by Chambers USA.
David Emery Executive Chairman Healthcare Realty 3310 West End Ave., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.269.8175 healthcarerealty.com In May 1992, Emery formed the real estate investment trust focused on owning, managing, acquiring and developing outpatient medical facilities throughout the U.S. From an initial portfolio of 21 healthcare facilities in 1993, the publicly traded REIT had a $5.2 billion portfolio of 197 properties nationwide by fall 2017. Prior to Healthcare Realty, Emery was engaged in the development and management of commercial real estate in Nashville and has been active in the real estate industry for over 45 years.
Eric Enderle President & CEO CareSpot Express 115 East Park Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.600.4100 carespot.com Enderle joined CareSpot in September 2011 as chief operating officer and was named to the top leadership post in January 2016. He has helped shepherd the company from operating 32 locations in Florida to more than 57 locations in five states and cultivated joint venture relationships with five large hospital systems. Previously, he was a vice president at Renal Advantage and with Ardent Health Services. Prior to moving to Nashville, Enderle worked in healthcare investment banking.
Jane Englebright, PhD, RN Senior VP & Chief Nursing Executive HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com A nationally recognized nursing leader, Englebright provides professional leadership for facility chief nursing officers and the approximately 80,000 nurses working across the HCA enterprise. She also leads HCA’s CNO Council in advancing a nursing agenda for leadership, operations and Nashville Medical News 15
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 outcomes, and professional practice. Englebright joined HCA in 1992 as a critical care nurse and took on increasing roles, becoming HCA’s first chief nursing officer in 2007. She serves as the atlarge nursing representative to the Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP). Englebright, who has served as an investigator on numerous research projects and is broadly published, also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Carol Etherington, MSN, RN Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Associate Director, Community Health Initiatives Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health 2525 West End Ave., Suite 750 Nashville 37203 615.343.3270 vumc.org/global-health Etherington, a 2018 Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame inductee, is a nurse who has worked with traumatized populations in urban and rural areas around the globe. She established one of the first police-based counseling programs in the nation in Nashville and has worked throughout the U.S. during times of natural and man-made disasters. Etherington first served on an international emergency medical team in the aftermath of the Pol Pot genocide and completed four missions in war-torn Bosnia. Since 1996, she has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in numerous countries and spent 16 years on the organization’s U.S. board, including two years as president. Since 2008, Etherington has worked with the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, teaching and mentoring interdisciplinary graduate students in community health, global health, disaster response and caring for victims of violence. She is responsible for the area of Community Health Initiatives, carrying out projects related to refugees/immigrants, domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Etherington has won numerous awards, including the prestigious International Red Cross’ Florence Nightingale Medal.
Joann Ettien Administrator & COO TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital & The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial 2221 Murphy Ave. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 thechildrenshospitalnashville.com Ettien was named to her current position in 2006 but has more than 30 years of experience with HCA. Immediately prior to relocating to Nashville, she served as chief nursing officer at Largo Medical Center in Florida. In addition to overseeing the city’s only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to caring for women and children, Ettien also chairs women’s perinatal services for the TriStar Health System. She is actively involved with March of Dimes, YWCA, and Nurses for Newborns and is a past board chair of Hospital Hospitality House. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
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F Cherae Farmer-Dixon, DDS Dean & Professor Meharry School of Dentistry 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6207 mmc.edu Appointed dean in 2013, Farmer-Dixon is a distinguished alumna of Meharry Medical College, graduating from the School of Dentistry in 1990 and the School of Graduate Studies and Research in 1994 where she received her master’s in public health. A faculty member at Meharry for more than 20 years, her research activities have dealt with oral health disparities, dental caries in low-income children, community outreach and intervention, and addressing minority dental school enrollment. Farmer-Dixon is a past board member of the American Association of Women Dentists and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Gordon Ferguson President & CEO Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital President Ascension Saint Thomas Health 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 Murfreesboro-based 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 and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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.
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.
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 new 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.
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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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 He is also a co-founder of Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center and serves as vice chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board. Frist earned his business degree from Trinity University.
G Tim Gary Founder & CEO Crux Strategies 3100 West End Avenue Suite 225 Nashville, TN 37203 cruxstrategies.com Gary, a nationally recognized healthcare and governmental relations attorney with Dickinson Wright, called upon his legal and operational expertise as a former healthcare executive to launch the full-service healthcare consulting group in conjunction with the law firm in 2015. Gary’s prior experience includes serving as senior vice president and COO of a national health and wellness company, chair of the healthcare practice for a regional law firm, and a past member of the Nashville Health Care Council Board. He earned his law degree from Samford University and his MBA from Vanderbilt.
Vic Gatto Co-Founder & CEO Jumpstart Foundry Co-Founder & CEO Briovation 604 Gallatin Ave., Suite 211 Nashville 37206 615.478.2188 jsf.co briovation.com Gatto has deep experience in the commingled worlds of venture capital and entrepreneurship. After co-founding and selling a venture-backed software company, he transitioned to the funding side and served as a partner in Massey Burch Capital Corp. and at Solidus Company, where he remains a partner. Maintaining his passion for entrepreneurship, Gatto and co-founder Marcus Whitney launched Jumpstart in 2010. After starting out as an incubator, Jumpstart segued into to a seed stage healthcare innovation fund. In addition, the duo launched Health:Further to share ideas among national thought leaders that drive innovation while fostering affordable, sustainable solutions and Briovation in June 2017. Gatto sits on a number of boards including the Entrepreneur Center. He earned his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He is a 2016 Council Fellow.
Paul Gentuso, MD CMO Heritage Medical Associates 222 22nd Ave. N. Nashville 37203 629.255.2139 herit agemedical.com As chief medical officer, Gentuso works with physicians and administrators to help ensure the delivery of quality patient care across the 17 offices of one of Middle Tennessee’s largest, independent multispecialty physician practices. Before becoming CMO in 2010, Gentuso practiced internal medicine at Heritage Medical Associates for six years. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency at Vanderbilt. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and is a certified physician executive.
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Tina Gerardi, MS, RN Executive Director Tennessee Nurses Association 545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 405 Nashville 37228 615.254.0350 tnaonline.org Gerardi brings 30 years of experience as a healthcare practitioner, advocate and leader to her role with the TNA. Prior to assuming leadership for the state’s professional nursing organization on Jan. 1, 2018, Gerardi served as deputy director with the American Organization of Nurse Executives in Washington, D.C. During her 14-year tenure with the New York State Nurses Association, she served as deputy director and chief executive officer. Gerardi received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the State University of New York Plattsburgh and her master’s from SUNY Binghamton. Gerardi is a certified association executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives and holds a certificate in labor studies from Cornell.
Fred Goad Partner Voyent Partners LLC 112 Westwood Place, Suite 110 Brentwood 37027 615.373.1727 Goad co-founded the venture capital firm Voyent Partners in 2001 with Jim Kever. With more than 40 years of experience, Goad has an extensive resume in the management and funding of healthcare and information services. He previously founded and served as president and co-chief executive of Envoy Corporation with Kever. Following the sale of the electronic transaction processing services company for the healthcare industry to Quintiles in March 1999, Goad and Kever stayed on in leadership roles for Quintiles and then served as co-chief executive officers of the transaction services division of the WebMD. Goad currently sits on the board of Relevance Capital and SOC Telemed (formerly Specialists on Call), as well as several private companies. He is a founding member of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Joel Gordon Principal The Gordon Group 3102 West End Ave., Suite 650 Nashville 37203 615.385.3541 A leader in the healthcare services industry for more than 40 years, Gordon founded his private investment firm in 1996. Almost 30 years earlier, in 1969, he founded General Care Corp., helping pioneer today’s hospital management sector. Two years after General Care was acquired by HCA in 1980, he co-founded Surgical Care Affiliates, a developer of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers. When HealthSouth acquired SCA in 1996, Gordon stayed on as a HealthSouth director and later served as interim chairman, helping lay the foundation to turn around the company following the Richard Scrushy scandal. He is a member of Avondale Partners’ Advisory Board and a 2017 inductee in the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.
Jill Grandas Corporate Executive Director DCI Donor Services, Inc. Executive Director Tennessee Donor Services 1600 Hayes St., Suite 300 Nashville 37203 615.678.1786 dcids.org Grandas is Tennessee’s leading advocate for organ and tissue donation, having been involved in the industry for 30 years. Grandas directs the operations of DCI Donor Services and its subsidiary, Tennessee Donor Services. She and a team of 400 in three states save lives daily by facilitating organ and tissue transplants for people in need of them. Grandas also works to reduce the size of the transplant waiting list by promoting the need for more donors statewide. A registered nurse, she began her career in Neurological Intensive Care where she became impassioned about the donor process. She joined TDS in 1997 and was named corporate executive director of DCIDS in 2005. A certified procurement transplant coordinator, she serves on the Standards and Accreditation and Legislative and Regulatory Affairs committees of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations. She also has served on numerous United Network for Organ Sharing committees.
F. Anthony Greco, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Co-founder Sarah Cannon Research Institute 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.320.5090 sarahcannon.com tnoncology.com Greco co-founded Sarah Cannon Research Institute in 1993 along with John D. Hainsworth, MD, to create the first community-based clinical trial program outside of an academic setting. Greco received his undergraduate degree in 1968 and medical degree in 1972 from West Virginia University. He completed his internal medicine internship at the University of California, Los Angeles and residency at West Virginia University Medical Center. He then earned a fellowship in medical oncology from the National Cancer Institute and is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Dustin Greene CEO TriStar Horizon Medical Center 111 Highway 70 East Dickson 37055 615.446.0446 tristarhorizon.com Greene has led TriStar Horizon Medical Center since December 2014. During this time, TriStar Horizon has expanded clinical capabilities through recruitment of key physicians, earned Level III trauma designation by the state of Tennessee, developed and opened a Level II Neonatal ICU, expanded interventional cardiology, developed an IP specialty consult platform using telemedicine, and opened a free-standing emergency department at the TriStar Natchez location. Greene’s 17 years with HCA most recently included serving as COO at TriStar Skyline Medical Center, and prior to that as COO at HCA’s Eastside Medical Center in Georgia. Greene is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, earned his MBA from Belmont University, is a certified public accountant, and serves on five community boards.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Keith Gregg Chairman & CEO JRG Ventures 205 Powell Place Brentwood 37027 615.312.8233 jrgventures.com Gregg specializes in assisting entrepreneurs and executives implement growth strategies to accelerate ideas and monetize assets. He has over 28 years of operational and advisory experience in high growth life science, HIT, and educational environments. Prior to founding JRG, he held executive positions at several biotechnology, diagnostic and specialty pharmaceutical companies. Gregg received his master’s in finance and marketing from the University of Maryland, his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt. He holds a certificate in executive business strategy from The Wharton School and is a member of multiple health technology, life science and EdTech boards.
David Gregory, PharmD, BCPS Dean Belmont University College of Pharmacy 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville 37212 615.460.6748 belmont.edu/pharmacy Gregory, who began his role in spring 2018, has oversight of the College of Pharmacy, which includes approximately 300 students and 29 faculty members. He succeeded the program’s founding dean Phil Johnston, PharmD, who was promoted to vice provost for academic affairs at Belmont. Gregory, a Nashville native, returned home after serving as associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Prior to his work at Ole Miss, he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility at Vanderbilt, including spending five years as VUMCs director of pharmacy for education, drug policy, research and clinical pharmacy services within the Department of Pharmaceutical Services. He currently serves as an accreditation surveyor for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and has won numerous accolades throughout his career. Gregory earned both his undergraduate and pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Luke Gregory CEO & Senior VP for Business Development Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1000 childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org Gregory assumed the role of Children’s Hospital CEO in January 2011. He has worked in healthcare management for nearly four decades. In his current role, Gregory has led massive growth of the Children’s enterprise to include two hospital facility expansions and establishing 21 regional locations. Gregory also serves as the chief business development officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Tonya Mitchem Grindon Shareholder, Chair of Business Development Baker Donelson 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.7322 bakerdonelson.com Grindon chairs the firm’s Business Department and is a member of the board of directors. Her practice concentrates in securities and corporate finance, corporate governance and business transactions. She has represented major healthcare companies in a number of large business transactions, including representing Community Healthcare Trust (NYSE) in its IPO and follow-on offerings, representing a public pharmaceutical company in a secondary $10 million offering, and representing Amedisys (NASDAQ) with its $550 million credit facility and refinancing. Grindon serves as outside SEC counsel to several other public healthcare companies, including an operator of general acute care hospitals and a specialty pharmaceutical company. She is regularly included among national listings such as Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, and was recognized by Law360 among the ‘Top 10 Corporate Finance Attorneys in the U.S. Under 40.’
David C. Guth Jr. CEO Centerstone 44 Vantage Way, Suite 400 Nashville 37228 615.463.6610 centerstone.org Guth is CEO and co-founder of Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit behavioral healthcare providers, which has grown to include locations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee and includes a national network of healthcare professionals. With more than 40 years of behavioral health experience, his expertise includes a range of both business and clinical issues with a focus on strategic growth, tactical execution and operational oversight. A recipient of the Douglas Henry Award for Service to Children and Families at Risk from the University of Tennessee’s College of Social Work, Guth received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and a master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee.
Bobby Guy Shareholder Polsinelli 401 Commerce St., Suite 900 Nashville 37219 615.259.1511 polsinelli.com The large firm’s Nashville office focuses on healthcare, with a cross-disciplined practice in transactions, securities and finance, and an emphasis on distressed investing. Guy is a healthcare deal lawyer, often helping funds purchase underpriced opportunities in time to preserve value and jobs. A frequent national speaker and author on rescue investing and healthcare-related topics, he co-developed Polsinelli’s a financial research index benchmarking distress in the healthcare services sector. Guy has been routinely recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and others. Guy earned his law degree from Vanderbilt.
H Brian Haile CEO Neighborhood Health 2711 Foster Ave. Nashville 37210 615.227.3000 neighborhoodhealthtn.org Haile was tapped to lead the network of community health centers in 2018 after long-time CEO Mary Bufwack announced her retirement. Previously, he served as deputy chief operating officer for the Division of TennCare where he worked with federal officials and advised on technical development of InsureTN, designed and led implementation of newborn and hospital presumptive eligibility programs, among other projects. He also previously served as senior vice president for healthcare policy at Jackson Hewitt and as executive director of the Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative for the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration. He earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a master’s in health economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, a master’s in public policy from the University of California, Berkley, and his law degree from Georgetown where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar.
Claire Cowart Haltom Shareholder Baker Donelson 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.7322 bakerdonelson.com A shareholder in the Baker Donelson’s Health Law department, Haltom has spent over a decade advising healthcare companies on complex business transactions and public policy matters. She is an active leader in the Nashville healthcare community. She recently served on the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council and is the Immediate past board chair for Leadership Health Care. Haltom previously served as chairman of the Academic Medical Centers Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association and on the leadership team of the Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and sits on the boards of Faith Family Medical Center and Centerstone Military Services.
Erika P. Hamilton, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Director, Breast Cancer & Gynecologic Cancer Research Program Sarah Cannon Research Institute 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.986.4366 sarahcannon.comtnoncology.com
Hamilton joined Sarah Cannon in 2013 and oversees the breast and gynecologic cancer research program for Sarah Cannon. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and completed her medical degree and residency at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Hamilton received her fellowship training in hematology and oncology from Duke University. She is board certified in internal medicine and oncology. Her practice focuses on women with breast and gynecologic malignancies receiving standard therapies, as well as caring for patients on clinical trials including both late and early drug development.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Kevin Hamilton, MD CMO TriStar Summit Medical Center 5655 Frist Blvd. Hermitage 37076 615.316.3000 tristarsummit.com Hamilton was named TriStar Summit’s first chief medical officer in November 2017. Hamilton, who has been a medical staff member at the hospital for 20 years, focuses on hospital quality initiatives, facilitating medical staff services and promoting physician relations. In addition to maintaining a private OB/GYN practice, Hamilton previously held physician leadership roles at TriStar Summit including serving as medical staff president and as a Board of Trustee member. Hamilton earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Jay Hardcastle Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2386 bradley.com Hardcastle has a national reputation in healthcare law and advises surgery centers, hospitals, hospices, home health agencies, long-term care providers, imaging centers, cancer centers and other participants in the industry with regards to mergers and acquisitions, alternative payment arrangements, joint venture formation, regulatory issues, and general corporate matters. Hardcastle is a past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section and of the Nashville Bar Association Health Law Committee. Hardcastle is also a former board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. His work in healthcare, M&A and corporate law has been repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Expert Guide to the “Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.”
Tammy Hawes CEO & Founder Virsys12 278 Franklin Road, Suite 350 Brentwood 37027 615.800.6768 virsys12.com Hawes is CEO and founder of Virsys12, an award-wining, rapidly growing Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner focused on healthcare innovation nationwide. She launched the company in 2011. Previously, she worked in varying roles for HCA, Theraphysics and Behavioral Healthcare (now Ardent). Hawes also held chief information officer and chief technology officer positions for organizations including Central Parking, Paradigm Health and Axis Accounting. Bringing her business, technology and healthcare background to Virsys12 has led to multiple accolades for the company and Hawes including winning the 2013 NEXT Award for technology start-up and being recognized by the NashvillePost as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Technology.” Hawes, who received a degree in computer science from East Tennessee State University, is a 2016 Council Fellow.
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Samuel N. Hazen CEO HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com In September 2018, 35-year HCA veteran Sam Hazen was named the successor of Milton Johnson as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Previously, Hazen served as president and chief operating officer with oversight of the company’s approximately 179 hospitals, 120 ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities and physician practices across 42 states and in the United Kingdom. Hazen has had operational oversight since 2011 and was promoted to COO and president in 2016. Prior to that, he was president of HCA’s Western Group. He has also held chief financial officer positions for different divisions of the company. Hazen began his career with Humana in financial management and also held chief financial officer positions with hospitals in Georgia and Las Vegas. In addition to his board appointment with HCA, he is on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and the HCA Foundation. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and his MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Robert Henry President & CEO Pierian Biosciences 405 Duke Drive, Suite 240 Franklin 37067 615.567.0200 pierianbio.com Henry joined Pierian Biosciences (formerly DiaTech Oncology) in 2013 to take the advanced diagnostic company to the next level as a thought leader and significant player in the precision oncology care market. He has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience in developing, implementing and evaluating opportunities in managed care. Previously, he was senior vice president of development at Symbion, president and CEO of American Endoscopy Services and COO of Physician Alliances. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
J.D. Hickey, MD President & CEO BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga 37402 423.535.5600 bcbst.com Hickey was tapped to lead the state’s largest insurer in September 2015. Previously, he served as BlueCross executive vice president and COO. During his career, Hickey has drawn on his training as a physician and attorney while serving in executive leadership roles in healthcare. Before joining BlueCross, he led strategic healthcare consulting and management teams as a principal with McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, he served on Gov. Phil Bredesen’s cabinet as director of the TennCare Bureau. He has also held executive positions with HCA and Qualifacts. Hickey earned his medical and law degrees from Duke University. He sits on the board for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans and the National Institute of Health Care Management.
John S. Hicks Shareholder Baker Donelson 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.7337 bakerdonelson.com The former chair of Baker Donelson’s Health Law and Medical Professional Litigation Groups, Hicks has represented health providers, as well as a trade association of managed care organizations, in class action litigation. He previously served as a member of the firm’s board of directors and acts as ethics counsel and general counsel for the firm. Hicks is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and has won numerous regional and national accolades. His work has been recognized nationally, and Hicks has regularly appeared on prestigious rosters including Best Lawyers and Chambers USA.
James E.K. Hildreth, PhD, MD President & CEO Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6904 mmc.edu Hildreth, an internationally-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher, has served as Meharry’s 12th president and CEO since 2015. As the leader of one of the nation’s oldest historically black academic health science centers, Hildreth is committed to ensuring the college produces the finest physicians, dentists, scientists, researchers and public health professionals – many of whom go on to serve the underserved. In 2018, Hildreth spearheaded several initiatives that changed the course of the college and city. Specifically, he launched Meharry’s Data Science Institute; forged historic partnerships with HCA Healthcare and the U.S. Army; and established a Stakeholder Work Group to rethink, transform and elevate healthcare delivery in Nashville. Hildreth also serves as chair of Nashville’s ‘End the Epidemic Task Force’ to end the HIV epidemic in Nashville/Davidson County.
Brent Hill Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8602 wallerlaw.com Recognized by clients and colleagues as a skilled negotiator, problem solver, and closer, Hill has served as counsel on acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures to a range of providers in physician services, behavioral health, outpatient services, and home health. Over the past few years, Hill’s practice has increasingly concentrated on the representation of hospital-based physician specialty practices in sales to investor-owned healthcare companies. To enhance outcomes and protect client interests, Hill focuses on the determination and equitable allocation of risk between buyer and seller while navigating the regulatory issues that complicate healthcare transactions. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers for his experience in corporate and healthcare law and by Chambers USA for his experience in healthcare law in Tennessee.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Mike Hill Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6249 bassberry.com Hill has spent his nearly 30-year career assisting healthcare clients to meet objectives within the confines of a heavily regulated industry by advising on matters including corporate, transactional and operational issues. His client base includes health systems, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health providers, large physician practices and other medical providers. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Hill previously was a shareholder and healthcare leader for Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner. He is a past member of the Nashville Health Care Council Board and a 2013 Council Fellow.
Tim Hingtgen President & COO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Hingtgen oversees the organization’s operating divisions and strategic growth initiatives. He joined CHS in 2008 as a vice president of Operations, was promoted to president of Division IV Operations in 2014, and was then promoted to his current role in 2016. Previously, Hingtgen served as COO or CEO of several hospital facilities. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and his MBA from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Laura Hobson President & CEO Faith Family Medical Center 326 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.341.0808 faithmedical.org After earning a degree from Vanderbilt and having been a licensed real estate agent for several years, Hobson made a mid-career change and earned a master’s degree from the UT College of Social Work in 2007. The following year she was tapped to lead Faith Family, which provides primary care to the uninsured and underinsured. Additionally, Hobson provides pet therapy to the elderly.
Christopher Holden President & CEO Envision Healthcare 1A Burton Hills Blvd. Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 evhc.net Holden was named to his current role in December 2016, following the merger of Envision Healthcare with AMSURG, Previously, the healthcare industry veteran served as director, president and CEO of AMSURG from 2007-2016. Before joining AMSURG, Holden was a senior vice president and division president for Triad Hospitals, which he helped found in May 1999. Prior to that, Holden held several officer positions with Columbia/HCA. He holds both a law degree and master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Holden is on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and is a director for Envision Healthcare.
Jimmie Holland President Nashville Medical Group Management Association Performance Improvement Manager HCA Performance Improvement, Physicians Services Group 2000 HealthPark Drive Brentwood 37027 615.372.5941 nmgma.com hcahealthcare.com Holland leads the local chapter of the national MGMA organization, which focuses on member education and fosters networking with other administrators and suppliers through monthly meetings. His work with HCA is focused on the healthcare company’s Physician Services Group. Previously, Holland held a variety of practice leadership roles in HCA’s TriStar Division. Prior to HCA, he served as an engineer with the 101st Airborne Division and currently serves as an engineer with the Tennessee National Guard. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds master’s degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and Colorado State University. Holland is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Kell Holland Tennessee President & CEO Willis Towers Watson 26 Century Blvd. Once Century Place, South Tower Nashville 37214 615.872.3000 willistowerswatson.com As president & CEO of Willis of Tennessee, an international insurance brokerage firm under the Willis Towers Watson umbrella, Holland has oversight of the Nashville and Memphis offices, which have a focus on healthcare. His extensive experience in sales for property casualty and employee benefits, claims and loss control gives him a broad perspective on the industry. Previously, he was with Brentwood Services Administrators, Willis Corroon, and Aetna Life and Casualty. Holland is a graduate of Lipscomb University and sits on the Nashville Health Care Council Board.
Russell “Rusty” Holman, MD CMO LifePoint Health 330 Seven Springs Way Brentwood 37027 615.920.7000 lifepointhealth.net Holman leads LifePoint’s initiatives to advance quality, patient safety and clinical effectiveness across the company’s hospitals, clinics and communities nationwide. In 2018, as a result of his leadership, the company was awarded a John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award. Prior to joining LifePoint, Holman served as chief clinical officer for Cogent HMG (now Sound Physicians). He also served as medical director of hospital services for HealthPartners Medical Group & Clinics in Bloomington, Minn., where he created one of the nation’s first postgraduate fellowship programs in Hospital Medicine. He is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, which in 2011 appointed him one of only 10 Masters of Hospital Medicine in the nation. Holman is a 2015 Council Fellow.
Steve Holman CFO Centerstone 44 Vantage Way, Suite 400 Nashville 37228 615.463.6610 centerstone.org Holman, who joined Centerstone in 2014, has financial oversight of one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral healthcare. He has more than 25 years of senior financial experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. Previously, Holman worked at Heritage Health Systems/Universal American Corp. where he was CFO for the Medicare Advantage HMO division with operations in several states. He also has held executive management positions in finance at Lakeside Community Health, FHP International Corporation and Deloitte & Touche.
Dana Holmes CEO & Managing Member 2nd Generation Capital, LLC 618 Church St., Suite 430 Nashville 37219 615.846.7650 2ndgeneration.com Holmes leads the investment banking and advisory services firm, which is an affiliate of KraftCPAs. He joined 2ndG in 2006 after serving as a founding principal of Phoenix Partners, LLC. He has extensive M&A experience, as well as expertise in strategic consulting, private placement of equity and debt instruments, work-outs and turnarounds. Holmes has extensive experience working with physician practices. He has also served on several healthcare and technology company boards. Holmes received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and MBA from Florida State.
David Hout, PhD VP, Research & Development Insight Genetics 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 510 Nashville 37217 615.255.8880 insightgenetics.com In his role with the advanced molecular diagnostics company, Hout has been committed to advancing the development, validation and performance of both qPCR and Next Generation sequencing clinical assays for precision cancer care. A licensed laboratory supervisor in the state of Tennessee with extensive experience with CLIA and CAP guidelines and compliance, Hout has more than 15 years of experience in assay development and design, which has enabled Insight Genetics to fulfill a wide range of diagnostic services and molecular assay development and testing needs. He received his doctorate in molecular virology at Vanderbilt University, where he also trained as a postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry.
Hayley Hovious President Nashville Health Care Council 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3140 healthcarecouncil.com Since 2015, Hovious has served as president of the Nashville Health Care Council, a premier association of healthcare industry leaders inspiring global collaborations to improve healthcare by serving as a catalyst for leadership and innovation. Previously, she served as director of the Council Fellows initiative. Prior to joining the Council in 2014, Hovious
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Angela Humphreys Member & Chair of Healthcare Practice Group Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7852 bassberry.com Named chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group in 2015, Humphreys leads the firm’s national healthcare practice. She represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and regulatory and compliance matters across multiple industry sectors, including hospitals and health systems, health plans, surgery centers, behavioral health, laboratories, home health and physician practice management. Humphreys serves as chair of the Health Care M&A Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section. She also sits on the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, the Tennessee chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and a 2014 Nashville Health Care Council Fellow.
J Grant Jackson Managing General Partner Council Capital 30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 576 Nashville 37215 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com Jackson, who joined Council Capital in 2009, has been involved in all aspects of private equity investing since 2001, focused entirely in the healthcare services and healthcare IT sectors. His venture capital investment background includes board-level experience and involvement in all stages of the portfolio company life cycle. Before joining Council, Jackson led healthcare services and healthcare IT investing efforts for The Aurora Funds in Durham, N.C. Jackson sits on a number of boards for Council portfolio companies including emids, EspriGas and Experience Wellness. Jackson received his undergraduate degree from Florida State and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is a 2013 Council Fellow.
Madan Jagasia, MBBS CMO Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 3927 The Vanderbilt Clinic Nashville 37232 615.343.5374 vicc.org Jagasia, who specializes in stem cell transplant for hematological malignancies, was named chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in 2018. Jagasia joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2001 and has held a number of leadership posts including serving as co-leader of the VICC Translational Research and Interventional
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Oncology program, heading up the bone marrow transplant team and establishing the long term transplant clinic. Jagasia focuses on translational clinical research with a focus on graft-versus-host disease. He earned his medical degree from King Edward Memorial Hospital-College in Mumbai, India followed by internship at Nassau County Medical Center and residency at the University of Tennessee, Methodist Hospital. Jagasia relocated to Nashville for a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Vanderbilt and later completed both a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and Master of Management in Health Care at Vanderbilt.
Shubhada Jagasia, MD Professor of Medicine & Chief of Staff Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics 1161 21st Ave. S., D3100B MCN Nashville 37232 615.936.2104 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Jagasia was recruited to VUMC in 2001 and has served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. In addition to serving as vice chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine, she was the medical director of three Vanderbilt endocrinology clinics, in addition to serving as the inpatient medical director in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Jagasia has been responsible for numerous advancements in diabetes care at VUMC. She received medical degree from King Edward Memorial Hospital -College in Mumbai, India. After residency training at the University of Tennessee Baptist Hospital, she completed fellowship training in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and postdoctoral fellowship training in the Department of Biochemistry at St. Jude’s Research Hospital. She also earned a Master of Management in Health Care from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Greg James, MD Chief Clinical Officer Ascension Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 sthealth.com James joined Saint Thomas Health in February 2016. Previously, he spent more than 20 years with St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, which is also part of Ascension. At St. Vincent’s, James served on numerous committees and was named chief medical officer in 2010. The neurologist graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and did his internship in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Hospital. He completed his residency in neurology, serving as chief resident, at the University of Alabama Hospitals. He also holds an MBA from Auburn.
Jim Jenkins Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6236 bassberry.com Jenkins, who joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1994, is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and served as chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group until 2015. He works with clients providing counsel on mergers and acquisitions, public equity and debt offerings, private placements of securities and strategic relationships. He has led hundreds of healthcare transactions for hospitals, managed care plans, physician group practices
and surgery centers, including AMSURG Corp.’s $15 billion merger with Envision Healthcare. Jenkins also provides counsel on operational matters including corporate governance. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Melissa Johnson, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Associate Director, Lung Cancer Research Sarah Cannon Research Institute 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.986.4366 sarahcannon.com tnoncology.com Johnson’s work supports the growth of the phase 2/3 Lung Program clinical trial portfolio, while also furthering the development of early phase compounds for thoracic malignancies in the drug development unit. Prior to joining Sarah Cannon, Johnson was on faculty at Northwestern University and Feinberg School of Medicine, where she was a founding member of the Northwestern Medical Developmental Therapeutics Institute. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Michele Johnson Executive Director Tennessee Justice Center 211 Seventh Ave. N., Suite 100 Nashville 37219 615.255.0331 tnjustice.org In 1996, Johnson joined Gordon Bonnyman to launch the Tennessee Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm providing services to low-income clients, particularly those struggling to find access to healthcare. At the beginning of 2014, Johnson succeeded Bonnyman as executive director of TJC. The focus of her nationally recognized legal work has been children with special healthcare needs. Prior to founding TJC, she worked with low-income families to help them obtain needed medical care through the Lynhurst Foundation. Johnson, who graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law, sits on the board of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and the Saint Thomas Mission and Advocacy Committee. Johnson is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and was recognized by Tennessee Voices for Children with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Advocacy.
Milton Johnson Chairman HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com A longtime HCA executive, Johnson announced his retirement as CEO of the publicly traded $44 billion healthcare company, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Johnson, who was with HCA for more than 35 years, was named president of the company in 2011, was appointed CEO at the beginning of 2014 and was elected chairman on Dec. 31, 2014. As part of the company’s succession plan, Johnson will remain chairman of the board of directors through the annual shareholder meeting in late April and will then retire his position. During the 2019 shareholder meeting, the board plans to appointed Thomas F. Frist, III to become board chair. Johnson remains active in the healthcare
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 community and currently serves as chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors and sits on the boards of the Center for Medical Interoperability and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Patrick Johnson Senior VP, Institutional Advancement Meharry School of Medicine 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6061 mmc.edu Johnson, who joined Meharry’s leadership in 2016, is instrumental to the growth and advancement of Meharry, one of the nation’s oldest historically black academic health science centers. In his role, Johnson provides strategic counsel to Meharry President Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, leads the school’s government relations efforts at the federal level, and guides philanthropic partnerships, community outreach initiatives, and infrastructure improvements and expansions at Meharry. Most recently, Johnson oversaw communications with city leaders, which led to the creation of a Stakeholder Work Group to rethink, transform and elevate healthcare delivery in Nashville. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Fisk University and completed the mini MBA program at Belmont University.
Ed Jones President & CEO HealthTrust 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.344.3000 healthtrustpg.com Jones, who has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, oversees all outsourced and consulting supply chain solutions and manages the overall financial and operational functions of HealthTrust, a $30 billion global group purchasing organization serving 1,500 hospitals and health systems and more than 31,000 other locations including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and long-term care sites. Previously, Jones served as COO for HealthTrust and as a supply chain vice president for HCA. Jones is a founding board member of the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium and has served as chair of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association Board of Directors. He is a 2015 Council Fellow.
Suzanne Jones, PharmD Senior Director, Scientific Director, Strategic Development Sarah Cannon Research Institute 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com Jones joined Sarah Cannon in 1998. Her responsibilities over the management of the institute’s scientific portfolio include the oversight of novel agents, trial opportunities, publications and presentations, as well as pharmaceutical and biotech relationships. She received both her undergrad and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Audie L. Murphy Veteran’s Hospital and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Previously, Jones served as director, Investigational Drug Section at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center in San Antonio and as a senior clinical research scientist in Oncology Clinical Research at Glaxo. nashvillemedicalnews.com
K Lisa A. Kachnic, MD Professor & Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 2220 Pierce Ave. B1034 Preston Research Building Nashville 37232 615.343.9244 vicc.org Kachnic joined the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in the fall of 2015. The former chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and associate director of Multidisciplinary Cancer Research at Boston University, she is internationally recognized for her clinical trial efforts in anal and rectal cancer. Kachnic holds numerous leadership positions in the National Cancer Institute adult oncology research groups, including serving on NRG Oncology’s Gastrointestinal (GI) strategic committee and co-chairing NCI Community Oncology Research Program’s Cancer Control and Prevention Division. For the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), she is an executive officer and serves as chairperson for GI Radiation Oncology, and co-chair of Anorectal Cancer. In October 2016, Kachnic also began a two-year term as president of the American Board of Radiology. She is a Fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Paul Kappelman Executive VP & COO Ardent Health Services One Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.296.3000 ardenthealth.com Kappelman joined Ardent in March 2017 following the Nashville company’s purchase of Texas-based LHP Hospital Group. Kappelman had served as president of hospital operations for LHP since 2010 before being named interim CEO prior to the acquisition. Earlier experience included the CEO role at two Arizona hospitals. He earned his undergraduate degree and master’s in healthcare administration from Tulane and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Seth Karp, MD Professor & Chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital, & Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S., D-4313 MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.2735 vumc.org/surgical-sciences Karp joined VUMC in 2011 as director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center and was named chair of the Department of Surgery in 2015. Active in transplantation, Karp has held leadership positions in the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, including chairing the Organizing Committee for the American Transplant Congress. He also serves as associate editor of the American Journal of Transplantation and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In addition to his role as an adult and pediatric liver transplant surgeon, Karp maintains an active basic research lab and leads a number of clinical research projects. He earned an undergraduate degree in physics and astrophysics, followed by a master’s in astrophys-
ics from Harvard. Karp then earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School as part of a combined program between Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology. In 2018 he succeeded Dan Beauchamp, MD, as chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, which is comprised of the Departments of Cardiac Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and the several divisions of the Department of Surgery.
A.J. Kazimi Chairman & CEO Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2525 West End Ave., Suite 950 Nashville 37203 615.255.0068 cumberlandpharma.com In 1999, Kazimi founded Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, a specialty company that develops and acquires select pharmaceutical products to address poorly met medical needs. Kazimi has more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including an 11-year stint as president and COO of Therapeutic Antibodies Inc., where he oversaw operations in three countries while steering the company through its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. He then started Cumberland and took it public on NASDAQ. Kazimi is also chair and CEO of Cumberland Emerging Technologies (CET), a biopharmaceutical accelerator program to identify and advance innovative product candidates from the lab to the marketplace. He earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Kazimi serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Paul H. Keckley, PhD Managing Editor The Keckley Report 615.351.0265 paulkeckley.com Keckley is a widely known healthcare researcher and policy analyst. He authors the weekly Keckley Report and a monthly column for Health and Hospital Networks. The industry expert has published three books and more than 250 articles on healthcare. Previously, he served as managing director of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis. He has also served as executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, held executive leadership positions at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was CEO of PhyCor Management Corporation, and managing partner of The Keckley Group, a healthcare research and policy analysis firm he ran for two decades. He sits on the board of Tivity Health and is an advisor to Western Governors University and the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. Keckley completed his undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University, his master’s and doctorate at Ohio State, and a fellowship in economic policy at Oxford University.
Andrew Kennedy, MD Physician-in-Chief, Radiation Oncology & Director, Radiation Oncology Research Sarah Cannon 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com Kennedy, who joined Sarah Cannon in 2012, is responsible for strategic development of radiation oncology services for the HCA Enterprise and
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Jim Kever Partner Voyent Partners LLC 112 Westwood Place, Suite 110 Brentwood 37027 615.373.1727 Kever co-founded the venture capital firm Voyent Partners in 2001 with Fred Goad. Prior to launching the private investment company primarily involved in angel investing, Kever spent 18 years in the leadership of Envoy Corporation, which provided electronic transaction processing services for the healthcare industry. He joined the company in 1981 as treasurer and general counsel and served as president and cochief executive with Goad by the time Envoy sold to Quintiles in March 1999. He also served in the executive leadership of Quintiles and WebMD prior to launching Voyent. He currently serves as board chair for Concert Genetics, on the advisory board for Nashville Capital Network and on the board of Luminex. A certified public accountant, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and his law degree from Vanderbilt.
Matt King Managing Partner FCA Venture Partners 110 Winners Circle, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.326.4848 fcavp.com As managing partner of Clayton Associate’s FCA Venture Partners, King oversees the fund’s investment process including identifying potential investments, due diligence, investment structuring, syndicate leadership, portfolio management and dispositions. FCA has a long history of investing in successful healthcare entrepreneurs. King has more than 35 years of business experience, the last 17 of which have been focused exclusively in the venture capital industry. He has participated in over 55 venture capital and private equity investments since 1992 and currently serves on the board of directors for MediQuire and Clinical Ink among others. King previously served as vice president of SunTrust Bank and its predecessor Third National Bank. Currently,
Thomas Klaritch Executive VP & COO HCP Inc. 3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.324.6900 hcpi.com Klaritch joined the healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in 2003 as senior vice president and served as managing director of medical office properties from 2008 through August 2017, when he was promoted to chief operating officer. Previously, he was a founding member and CFO of MedCap Properties, which was acquired by HCP in 2003. Klaritch, a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, has more than 32 years of operational and financial management experience in the hospital and medical office sectors. He is a CPA and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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David Klements President & CEO Qualifacts Systems, Inc. 315 Deaderick St., Suite 2300 Nashville 37238 866.386.6755 qualifacts.com In 2006, Klements took the helm of Qualifacts, now the largest provider of Software-as-a-Service and web-based electronic health records for the behavioral health and human services market. Previously, he held a number of leadership positions with various early-stage technology concerns and was vice president with SunGard Availability Services and general manager of Inflow. Klements currently serves as board chair on the executive committee for the Nashville Technology Council and is a past recipient of the NEXT Entrepreneur of the Year (2011) award.
Stacey Garrett Koju Founding Member & Board Chair Bone McAllester Norton PLLC 511 Union St., Suite 1600 Nashville 37219 615.238.6350 bonelaw.com Koju is a founding member of Bone McAllester Norton and serves as chair of the firm’s board of directors. She concentrates her practice in the areas of higher education, healthcare, corporate transactions, immigration and government affairs. Koju represents physicians, medical practice groups and other healthcare entities and counsels clients in matters concerning contracts, fraud and abuse, and compliance issues. An active volunteer, Koju has served on numerous boards and currently sits on the boards for Catholic Charities of Tennessee and the National Museum of African American Music, as well as the advisory council for Leadership Tennessee.
Shaheed Koury, MD CMO & President, Clinical Operations Quorum Health 1573 Mallory Lane, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.221.1400 quorumhealth.com As chief medical officer, Koury combines his medical and healthcare management experience in his clinical leadership role for hospital company Quorum Health. Prior to the spinout from Community Health Systems, he served as vice president for Quality and Clinical Transformation at CHS. As a clinician, Koury’s expertise was as an emergency department physician. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed an emergency medicine residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Koury also holds an MBSA with a focus in healthcare management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a 2018 Council Fellow.
Philip Krebs Managing Director Avondale Partners, A Division of Hilliard Lyons Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.467.3482 avondalepartnersllc.com Krebs, a co-founder of Avondale, has 30 years of investment banking experience. Now a part of Hilliard Lyons, Avondale continues to provide comprehensive transaction and advisory services
with a strong emphasis on healthcare and business services. Krebs was formerly managing director and head of investment banking at SunTrust Equitable Securities, which he joined in 1996. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Lehman Brothers in New York in a variety of leadership positions. Earlier experience includes Blyth Eastman Paine Webber and Accenture. He is vice president of the Centerstone Foundation Board of Trustees. Krebs earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Matt Kroplin Partner Burr & Forman, LLP 222 Second Ave. S., Suite 2000 Nashville 37201 615.724.3248 burr.com Kroplin is a partner in the firm’s healthcare and business litigation sections with experience representing healthcare companies and providers, DME suppliers, product manufacturers, financial institutions and other business entities. Areas of focus include representing clients in healthcarerelated litigation and administrative actions, certificate of need issues, facility and licensure matters, telemedicine, cybersecurity, regulatory compliance and general advice on federal and state laws impacting the healthcare industry. Kroplin, who has written for a number of publications including Nashville Medical News, earned his law degree from Vanderbilt. Prior to law school, Kroplin spent several years with the Tennessee General Assembly. Kroplin is on the board of the Nashville Medical Group Management Association.
Neil Krugman Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8849 wallerlaw.com With deep experience in regulatory compliance and transactional matters, Krugman often provides counsel to healthcare, managed care and health insurance companies and systems. He assists with a broad range of actions from the formation of companies and new product and service rollout to licensing, joint ventures and contract negotiations. Previously, Krugman served as assistant general counsel of Equicor, as a vice president and assistant general counsel for Cigna Healthplan, and as counsel to the Committee on Education and Labor for the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
Paul Kusserow President & CEO Amedisys 209 10th Avenue S, Suite 512 Nashville 37203 615.928.5450 amedisys.com Kusserow leads home health, hospice and personal care services giant Amedisys, which moved its executive team to Nashville from Louisiana in 2015. Previously, he was president and vice chairman of Alignment Healthcare, a California clinical risk-taking delivery company for ACOs and plans. Prior to that, he served as a senior executive focused on strategy and corporate development with Humana. Kusserow’s experience also includes serving as managing director and chief investment officer of the Ziegler HealthVest Fund, managing director of San Ysidro Capital Partners, LLC, managing partner of Roaring Mountain, LLC, and senior vice president of strategy and ventures with Tenet Healthcare. Kusserow sits on the boards
INCHARGE HEALTHCARE 2019 of Pickwell, New Century Health, Matrix Medical Network and the Nashville Health Care Council. He received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and his master’s from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
L Mark Lamp President & CEO American Pathology Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.916.3200 ap2.com Lamp took on his latest role with the network of anatomic pathology laboratories in April 2016. Previously, he served as president and CEO of American HomePatient, which was acquired by Lincare. Lamp has 30 years leadership experience including serving for four years as president and COO of Guardian Homecare. He was also president and CEO of Medical Metrics and president and general manager of the former ADAC Healthcare Information Systems. Lamp has an undergraduate and master’s degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Purdue and an MBA from San Jose State. Lamp is a 2015 Council Fellow.
Fletcher Lance Executive VP Vanderbilt Health Professional Solutions 3401 West End Ave., Suite 300 Nashville 37203 615.875.8672 mc.vanderbilt.edu Lance helps facilitate the growth of Professional Solutions Services, a new VUMC subsidiary coordinating the development and management of emerging business enterprises. Lance works with leaders of both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network to identify new concepts for business development. Previously, he served as managing director and global healthcare lead for North Highland Worldwide Consulting. He earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Vanderbilt and is a 2013 Council Fellow.
Kevin Lavender Executive VP, Head of Corporate Banking Fifth Third Bancorp 424 Church St., Suite 700 Nashville 37219 615.687.3103 53.com After overseeing Fifth Third’s national healthcare lending group for nearly three years, Lavender was named the leader of National Corporate Banking in 2008 with oversight of six divisions including healthcare. Previously, Lavender served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. He was co-founder and executive vice president of MediSphere Health Partners and began his career as group vice president of corporate
healthcare lending at SunTrust Bank. He serves on the board of directors for Envision Healthcare and the National Museum of African American Music, as well as the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Board of Trustees.
Jamie Lee COO Nashville Health Care Council 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3148 healthcarecouncil.com Lee is responsible for the Nashville Health Care Council’s internal processes and service lines, including events, sponsorships, communications and operations. Previously, she worked in marketing and public relations for Cross Country Education, a national continuing education company for healthcare professionals. She also served as a vice president with Envision, Inc., which produces educational video programs for the healthcare industry. Lee earned her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech.
Fred LeMaistre, MD Senior VP, Market Operations & Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers Sarah Cannon 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com LeMaistre, who joined Sarah Cannon in 2012, is responsible for clinical operations of the Sarah Cannon markets and leads development
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Amy S. Leopard Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2309 bradley.com Leopard is a valued business advisor in corporate matters involving healthcare and information technology law. She provides counsel to healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, and service providers on licensing, payment, regulatory compliance, and privacy and technology issues. As a former hospital executive, Leopard has unique industry knowledge and insight. Leopard serves on the board of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). She also chairs the AHLA’s Health Information Technology Practice Group and co-chairs the eHealth and Telemedicine Affinity Group. Leopard has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for her contributions to healthcare law since 2006 and was named the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year,” Nashville. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Rebecca Leslie Executive Director Nashville Academy of Medicine 3301 West End Ave., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.712.6236 nashvillemedicine.org Leslie joined the state’s oldest professional organization for physicians in August 2014 as executive director. An experienced nonprofit leader, she previously was vice president of talent development for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce where she crafted or had oversight of a number of significant initiatives supporting workforce development in Nashville. Previously, Leslie worked with Alpha Omicron Pi and Pointelle Enterprise. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and her MBA from Lipscomb University.
Ralph Levy, Jr. Of Counsel Dickinson Wright PLLC 424 Church St., Suite 800 Nashville 37219 615.620.1733 dickinson-wright.com Levy is a senior partner in the Healthcare practice for Dickinson Wright. His practice encompasses healthcare law, M&A, corporate governance, and taxation. He has assisted numerous healthcare clients in joint venture agreements, acquisitions, divestitures, contract negotiations, and succession planning. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Middle Tennessee Estate Planning Council. Levy has twice served as chair of the Nashville Bar Association Tax Committee. The majority of his 35-year career
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has been spent in private law practice with the exception of a 10-year period when Levy served as general counsel, executive vice president and secretary for Gambro Healthcare, a national provider of dialysis services.
Nora Liggett Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8908 wallerlaw.com Liggett assists CEOs, CFOs, and development officers in structuring corporate and system transactions in compliance with federal and state healthcare regulations. Liggett is recognized in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers for her experience with compliance issues including Medicare fraud and abuse and physician self-referral prohibitions, HIPAA and EMTALA. Additionally, she provides counsel on day-to-day operational issues.
Travis G. Lloyd Partner, Healthcare Group Practice Lead Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2306 bradley.com Lloyd chairs Bradley’s Healthcare Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex regulatory matters, particularly in the areas of fraud and abuse and reimbursement. He is relied on by a wide variety of clients, including hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, and long-term care providers, to lead compliance investigations, direct regulatory efforts on highstakes transactions, and unravel the knottiest fraud and abuse issues. Lloyd holds leadership positions in various professional organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, and the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section. His work has earned numerous plaudits, including most recently being selected as one of five attorneys across the country as a “Rising Star” in healthcare by Law360. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers, and as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Wendy Long, MD Director of Health Metro Public Health Department Lentz Public Health Center 2500 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37209 615.340.5616 Health.nashville.gov After three decades working at the state level, Long was tapped to lead the Metro Public Health Department in December 2018 following a national search. Previously, she served as director of the Division of TennCare, managing the state’s $12 billion healthcare enterprise serving 1.4 million Tennesseans. She was named to the lead role at TennCare in 2017 after holding other key positions including chief of staff and chief medical officer. Her work on behalf of the state also included positions with the Bureau of Health Services and the Tennessee Department of Health. Long is a past president of the Tennessee Public Health Association, a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and a 2015 Council Fellow. She earned her medical degree from Ohio State and completed her preventive medicine residency and master’s degree in public health at the University of South Carolina.
James E. Looper, Jr. Partner Hall Booth Smith PC 424 Church St., Suite 2950 Nashville 37219 615.313.9911 hallboothsmith.com Looper represents healthcare clients on numerous aspects of their business including malpractice defense, alternative dispute resolution and state board compliance issues. Prior to law school, he attended graduate school in pharmacology and medical school, adding a unique perspective to his health law practice. He is the co-managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office and assistant chair of the firm’s medical malpractice practice group. Looper, who received his law degree from Mercer University, is on the board of the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration and Hospital Hospitality House, for which he is a past chair.
Rodney Lunn Founder & CEO PhyBus 215 Jamestown Park Road, Suite 205 Brentwood 37027 615.620.9300 phybus.com Considered one of the pioneers of the contemporary ambulatory surgery center concept, Lunn was a founding member of AmSurg. With PhyBus, Lunn is utilizing his more than 40 years of experience to develop and manage surgery centers and handle the revenue cycle and other back office operations for ASCs and physicians. During his career, he has served in numerous executive management roles for a range of healthcare companies including American Medical Centers, INA Healthplan of Texas (now Cigna) and HealthAmerica of Florida.
Samuel Lynch, DMD, DMSc Founder & CEO Lynch Biologics lynchbiologics.com Lynch has been deeply involved in Middle Tennessee’s life sciences industry for two decades. He now leads Lynch Biologics, a biotech company developing novel, effective therapies to promote wound healing. Previously, Lynch was the founder, president and CEO of BioMimetic Therapeutics, which focused on the development and commercialization of products to promote the healing of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. He sold the company to Wright Medical Group in 2013. In addition to serving on the executive committee for Life Science Tennessee, Lynch sits on the governing board for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Lynch has over 250 publications and patents to his name and numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health supporting his focus in the field of regenerative medicine. He received his dental degree from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and a second doctorate with a specialty in periodontology from the Harvard Medical and Dental Schools.
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M Scott MacKenzie CEO M*Modal 5000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 200 Franklin 37067 800.233.3030 mmodal.com MacKenzie, who has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and information technology, became CEO and a member of M*Modal’s board in October 2014. Before taking the helm of the clinical documentation technology firm, he was CEO of Passport Health from 2009 until its acquisition by Experian Health in 2013. Prior to that, he was president of RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a division of McKesson, and held various executive positions with Cerner, AT&T, General Electric and EDS. He sits on the boards of Magellan Health and MEDHOST.
Veronica T. Mallett, MD Senior VP, Health Affairs & Dean, School of Medicine Meharry School of Medicine 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6000 mmc.edu Mallett joined Meharry’s leadership team in March 2017. Previously, she served as professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. She also has served on the faculty of Northwestern University, Wayne State University and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Mallett has been recognized for her work in the treatment of urinary incontinence and genital organ prolapse and research related to health disparities. She earned her medical degree from Michigan State and also holds a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University. Mallett is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and a 2018 Council Fellow.
Matthew L. Mancini, MD President Tennessee Medical Association 701 Bradford Ave. Nashville 37204 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Mancini, who is based in Knoxville with University Surgeons Associates, serves as 164th president of the state’s premier organization for physicians. A prior chair of the TMA Board of Trustees, Mancini earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame, followed by medical school at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Board certified in general surgery, he completed his residency at the University of Tennessee, serving as chief administrative resident. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he has held several academic and hospital leadership appointments over the past decade and continues to serve as chief of the Division of General Surgery at the UT Graduate School of Medicine.
John Manning, PhD COO, Corporate Chief of Staff Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.322.2422 medschool.vanderbilt.edu In June 2009, Manning assumed operational oversight of the medical center. Between 2000 and February 2008, Manning served as executive director for Research Operations at VUMC and was then promoted to vice president. Under his leadership, funded research from federal and private sources more than doubled. He earned his MBA at the University of Chicago and his doctorate in environmental health engineering from Notre Dame.
Brian Marger CEO TriStar Summit Medical Center 5655 Frist Blvd. Hermitage 37076 615.316.3000 tristarsummit.com Marger was tapped to lead TriStar Summit in April 2017 after overseeing operations for TriStar Centennial for three years. Marger, who has been with HCA since 2003, also previously served as vice president of Operations for Sarah Cannon Research Institute and as COO for Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his MBA with an emphasis in finance and healthcare from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Marger began his career at Ernst & Young in healthcare consulting. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a 2016 Council Fellow.
Ken Marlow Partner & Chair, Healthcare Department Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8111 wallerlaw.com Marlow chairs Waller’s Healthcare Department, which includes more than 180 attorneys, and he also serves on the firm’s board of directors. Healthcare providers across the country have engaged Marlow to form numerous joint ventures among hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers. He has guided clients through more than 50 acute care hospital transactions with an aggregate value of more than $8 billion. Additionally, he advises boards on corporate governance matters and has represented accountable care organizations. His breadth of expertise expands to ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers and other outpatient facilities. Marlow also has significantly expanded the firm’s focus, depth and knowledge in the post-acute care industry.
Larry Marnett, PhD Dean, Basic Sciences Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.322.0907 medschool.vanderbilt.edu
and Developmental Biology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry – and associated basic science centers, institutes and programs. A highly distinguished cancer researcher, Marnett also directs the A.B. Hancock Jr. Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research, which focuses on the causes of cancer development of novel agents for cancer prevention and treatment. He received his doctorate in chemistry from Duke University and did post-doctoral work at the Karolinska Institute and Wayne State University where he began his academic career before joining Vanderbilt in 1989.
Charles N. Martin, Jr. Founder & Chairman Martin Ventures 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 100 Nashville 37215 615.829.7300 martinventures.com The well-known investor and entrepreneur founded Martin Ventures in 2009 to provide capital, operational support and mentoring to early-stage companies primarily focused on healthcare and technology initiatives. He joined Martin Ventures full-time in 2013 after Tenet Healthcare paid $4.3 billion to acquire Vanguard Health Systems, which he founded in 1997. Prior to Vanguard, he was the chairman, president and CEO of OrNda HealthCorp, which he grew from $450 million in revenues to $3 billion in a span of four years. Martin’s previous experience also includes executive leadership positions with General Care Corp., HealthTrust, and HCA.
Linda Marzialo President & CEO Gould Turner Group 4400 Harding Road, Suite 1000 Nashville 37205 615.297.3122 gouldturner.com A registered architect in 43 states, Marzialo has more than 30 years of experience focused on healthcare architecture. She joined the firm, which has designed healthcare facilities across the country, in 1981 as a project manager and was named president a decade later and CEO in 2005. Marzialo is one of a very few architects in the state who also holds certification by the American College of Healthcare Architects. She began her career as an intern with Earl Swensson Architects and Yearwood & Johnson. Marzialo is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
David Mason Founder & CEO Health Connect Partners 65 Business Park Drive Lebanon 37090 615.449.6234 hlthcp.com Mason is co-founder and CEO of HCP, which connects providers and suppliers through educational meetings and conferences. HCP was founded in 2006 and conducts educational conferences each year in five hospital disciplines: pharmacy, OR & surgery, supply chain, radiology & imaging, and healthcare IT. Previously, Mason led the acute care hospital supply automation company BCX Technology as president and founder before selling it in 2003 to Omnicell.
Marnett is a professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacology and the Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research. He leads the medical school’s basic science departments – Cell
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Mark Mattson Executive VP, Healthcare Group Manager CapStar Bank 201 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 950 Nashville 37219 615.732.6414 capstarbank.com Mattson, who has more than 25 years of banking experience, leads the bank’s efforts in the healthcare industry. He also was instrumental in creating CapStar’s credit policies and infrastructure prior to the bank’s opening in 2008. Before joining CapStar, Mattson was a managing director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where he was responsible for new business development in the healthcare sector throughout the U.S. He earned his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech and holds an MBA from Texas A&M.
David McClellan Managing Director Heritage Group LLC 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 150 Nashville 37215 615.665.8220 heritagegroupusa.com McClellan co-founded Heritage Group in 1986 and has served as a managing director of the firm since 1989. Heritage Group is a privately held investment and advisory firm focused on early-stage healthcare opportunities. Over the past 33 years, McClellan has served in numerous executive positions within Heritage Group’s portfolio of companies and currently sits on the board of Ingenious Med, among others. He began his career with HCA. McClellan received his master’s in hospital and health administration from the Medical College of Virginia.
Mark McConnell President & CEO Onlife Health 9020 Overlook Blvd., Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.844.2100 onlifehealth.com McConnell joined the data-driven wellness solutions company in January 2015 as vice president of health and wellness solutions before being tapped as CEO in October 2016. Previously, he served in senior executive positions with remote patient-monitoring company AMC Health, Healthcare Bluebook, Health Fitness Corporation and Healthways, where he founded the Employers Solution Group. McConnell earned his undergraduate degree from Muskingum College and his MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Andrew McDonald Shareholder & Practice Lead, Healthcare Consulting LBMC & LBMC Physician Business Solutions 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2474 lbmc.com With over 30 years of experience as either a fulltime healthcare executive or consultant to a broad range of healthcare organizations, McDonald has honed his expertise in providing revenue cycle management, provider integration, valuation, compliance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial analysis, IT assessment, practice development, and general administration services to healthcare organizations. McDonald, who earned his master’s in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama at
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Birmingham, also has worked in the hospital, home care, hospice and practice management environments. He was named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 1994 and is past president of ACHE of Middle Tennessee.
James R. McKnight, Jr. CEO, President & Director Diversicare Healthcare Services 1621 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood 37027 615.771.7575 dvcr.com McKnight joined the publicly traded post-acute care service provider in August 2012 as chief financial officer and was named to his current post in July 2018. Diversicare serves patients in approximately 72 skilled nursing and senior housing centers with more than 8,200 licensed nursing beds in nine states. Previously, McKnight served as CFO of NuScriptRX. He also held executive financial roles with Take Care Health Systems, Employer Solutions Group, and its predecessor company I-trax, Inc. McKnight earned his accounting degree from Louisiana Tech University and is a certified public accountant licensed in multiple states.
John McRoberts Chairman & CEO MedEquities Realty Trust, Inc. 3100 West End Ave., Suite 1000 Nashville 37203 615.627.4710 medequities.com In January 2010, McRoberts began his tenure at MedEquities, which acquires and structures financing for healthcare-related real estate deals, but his healthcare investment career spans more than three decades. After 16 years with AmSouth Bank (now Regions) where he was head of regional healthcare lending, McRoberts co-founded and served as president and CEO of Capstone Capital Corporation, a healthcare REIT that went public in 1994 and sold to Healthcare Realty Trust in 1998. From 2001 to 2005, McRoberts was president and CEO of MeadowBrook Healthcare, Inc. He then acquired a controlling interest in home health and hospice company Care First, Inc. before selling his interest in early 2015. Currently, the MedEquities portfolio has 34 healthcare facilities with a total of 2,755 licensed beds across seven states.
Cory Mead COO TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 391 Wallace Road Nashville 37211 615.781.4000 tristarsouthernhills.com Mead assumed his current post overseeing operations for the 126-bed hospital in October 2017. Previously, he served as associate chief operating officer and co-ethics and compliance officer at HCA Healthcare’s Reston Hospital Center in Virginia where he significantly expanded surgical services. Prior to that, Mead worked with HCA facilities in Kansas City, Mo. He earned his undergraduate degree and master’s in health administration from the University of Iowa. Mead, who has worked with HCA for more than five years, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Eric Mendelsohn President & CEO National Health Investors, Inc. 222 Robert Rose Drive Murfreesboro 37129 615.890.9100 nhireit.com Mendelsohn joined NHI at the beginning of 2015 and was named CEO in October 2015. He has more than two decades of healthcare real estate experience. Previously, Mendelsohn was with Emeritus Senior Living for nine years where he rose to senior vice president overseeing corporate development. Prior to that, he was a transaction officer focused on medical properties with the University of Washington and worked as a practicing transaction attorney after completing law school at Pepperdine. He also has a master’s in banking and finance from Boston University.
Kurt Merkelz, MD Senior VP & CMO Compassus Creekside Crossing IV 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.224.8028 compassus.com As chief medical officer, Merkelz leads the company’s quality and clinical initiatives in the 140 communities Compassus serves across the country. He was named to his current role in 2017 after previously serving as medical director for the Compassus program in Houston, Texas. Triple-board certified in hospice and palliative care, family practice and geriatrics, Merkelz received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is a past winner of the R. Sean Morrison, MD, Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hospice Physician Leadership.
Scott Mertie President Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC 555 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.782.4292 krafthealthcare.com Mertie, who has served as president of the KraftCPAs affiliate since it was founded in 2009, consults on various reimbursement and operational issues for healthcare clients throughout the United States. He also provides litigation support as an expert in the healthcare field. Active in a number of local and national professional organizations, Mertie sits on the boards of Leadership Health Care, Neighborhood Health, Saint Thomas Health Foundation, and the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration. He has also participated in and led various healthcare trade missions. Mertie, who graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in accounting, is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a certified medical practice executive and a certified healthcare financial professional.
Rob Metcalf CEO Concert Genetics 810 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 280 Franklin 37067 615.861.2634 concertgenetics.com Metcalf is an experienced software and information services executive who is using his background to expand Concert Genetics’ offerings to advance precision medicine by providing the digital infrastructure for the rapid, reliable, cost
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 efficient deployment of genetic testing. Prior to becoming CEO in 2016, Metcalf led cognitive computing company Digital Reasoning as president and COO. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a 2017 Council Fellow.
Jason Meyer CEO Frost-Arnett Company 2105 Elm Hill Pike Nashville 37210 615.256.7156 frost-arnett.com In 2015, Meyer was named chief executive at the accounts receivable management company that traces its history back to 1893. He brings more than two decades of experience in finance and healthcare to his role with Frost-Arnett. Previously, he held executive director posts with Nomura, RBC and J.P. Morgan. He began his career as a certified public accountant with KPMG. Meyer earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University Bloomington and his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Ben Middleton COO for Clinical Services, Tennessee Centerstone 1921 Ransom Place Nashville 37217 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Middleton oversees all of Centerstone’s Tennessee region clinical operations, including outpatient clinic services; co-occurring disorder treatment; adult, adolescent and child case management; continuous treatment team; intervention services; and court services. He specializes in alcohol and substance use disorder treatment and services for those with mental illnesses. Middleton graduated from Alabama A&M University with a master’s in clinical psychology.
Bonnie Miller, MD Executive VP Educational Affairs & Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 201 Light Hall Nashville 37232 615.322.7221 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Miller has served in multiple leadership roles at Vanderbilt with an emphasis on medical education. She also has served on numerous national organizations and consulted nationally and internationally on medical education matters. Miller has led Vanderbilt through several curriculum innovation cycles, most recently spearheading the major revision known as Curriculum 2.0. She is also the primary investigator for the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education grant, which was awarded to Vanderbilt in 2013. Miller is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Julie Miller COO Williamson Medical Center 4321 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.435.5000 williamsonmedicalcenter.org Miller has been with Williamson Medical Center for 13 years and has broad responsibility for opera-
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tional management of the growing medical center in her role as chief operating officer – from EMS and imaging to pharmacy and property management. Prior to WMC, she worked in accounting & finance for 10 years. She received her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and her MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration from Lipscomb University.
Richard Miller Chairman, CEO, Principal ESa 1033 Demonbreun St., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.329.9445 esarch.com Miller leads this nationally recognized architecture firm known for seamlessly joining form and function in healthcare design. Miller began his career at ESa in 1967 as a young project architect, rising through the ranks to be named president in 1973, a role he continued until 2017. As chairman and CEO, Miller has oversight of the large architecture and design firm, which has won numerous accolades for creating innovative healthcare facilities nationwide, including the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Moffitt Cancer Center. Miller, a veteran architect, lecturer and author, has co-written two books on hospital and healthcare facility design with ESa’s founder Earl S. Swensson. Healthcare Design magazine named Miller one of the nation’s “25 most influential in healthcare design.” He is a member of the AIA College of Fellows and sits on multiple boards, including Hospital Hospitality House. Miller has also been honored as a “Health Care Hero.”
Russ Miller CEO Tennessee Medical Association 701 Bradford Ave. Nashville 37204 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Miller was named TMA’s chief executive officer in January 2013. He leads efforts to advocate on behalf of approximately 9,500 physician members across the state on a variety of legislative, educational, practice and public health issues. Miller has held increasing leadership positions with TMA since joining the organization in 1987. A graduate of Auburn University, Miller earned his Certified Association Executive designation in 2008 from the American Society of Association Executives.
John Mize President & CEO State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company 101 Westpark Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.377.1999 svmic.com Mize was tapped to lead SVMIC, a large insurance company by physicians for physicians, in January 2013. Headquartered in Brentwood, the company serves physicians in Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and several other southeastern states. Before accepting his current role, Mize was a managing director with Towers Watson where he led the southern division for the company’s risk consulting and software business and co-led the professional liability practice area. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Don Moody Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8852 wallerlaw.com Dental and healthcare companies, along with private equity investors, rely on Moody to advise them on their complex M&A, private equity and other corporate and healthcare transactions. Moody, who leads Waller’s DSO practice, has served as lead or regulatory counsel for some of the biggest M&A and private equity investments in the dental industry. Moody was recently named one of “The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry,” by Incisal Edge magazine. He has represented DSOs for almost 25 years and is active in and a frequent speaker for the Association of Dental Support Organizations.
Jonathan Morphett Head of Investment Banking & Managing Director Avondale Partners, A Division of Hilliard Lyons Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.467.3533 avondalepartnersllc.com Morphett joined Avondale in 2004 to launch the healthcare investment banking group Now a part of Hilliard Lyons, Avondale continues to provide comprehensive transaction and advisory services with a strong emphasis on healthcare and business services During his tenure, Morphett has helped establish the firm as a nationally recognized provider of advisory and capital raising services. Previously, Morphett founded Australian corporate finance advisory firm Rosebrook Ventures and is a former managing director of investment banking at Morgan Stanley. A former board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Rock Morphis Managing Director Heritage Group LLC 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 150 Nashville 37215 615.665.8220 heritagegroupusa.com Morphis co-founded Heritage Group, an investment and advisory firm focused on early stage healthcare opportunities, in 1986. Over the past 33 years, Morphis has served in a number of executive positions within Heritage Group’s portfolio of companies and currently sits on the board of MDLive and Sharecare, among others. He served as chairman, president and CEO of Heritage Health Systems from 1995 until the company was acquired for $98 million in 2004. Similarly, he led Surgical Health Corporation for three years before it was acquired for $240 million.
Brian Moyer President & CEO Nashville Technology Council 500 Interstate Blvd. S., Suite 200 Nashville 37210 615.873.1284 technologycouncil.com Moyer was named president and CEO of the state’s largest technology trade association in September 2016. Previously, he served as execu-
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 tive vice president and chief information officer for GAFFEY Healthcare and HealthTechS3. A serial entrepreneur, Moyer has founded and grown a number of technology companies over the past 25 years. A past president of the Tennessee HIMSS chapter, he is a HIMSS Fellow and a certified professional in healthcare information & management systems.
Leif Murphy President & CEO TeamHealth 320 Seven Springs Way, Suite 450 Brentwood 37027 800.342.2898 teamhealth.com Murphy joined Knoxville-based TeamHealth as president and chief executive officer in September 2016 and is also a member of the TeamHealth Board of Directors. Splitting his time between Knoxville and his home city of Nashville, Murphy leads the strategy and vision of the clinician services organization, which has approximately 20,000 affiliated clinicians serving more than 3,200 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. Prior to TeamHealth, he held numerous executive-level positions in healthcare, business development and finance, including executive vice president and CFO for LifePoint Health and president and CEO for DSI Renal, Inc.
Andrew J. Murray Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2366 bradley.com Murray’s practice focuses primarily on healthcare mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and on the regulatory issues impacting healthcare providers. He represents publicly traded and privately held companies across the continuum of care, including several national hospital and surgery center companies. He also counsels clients on a variety of operational and regulatory matters, including compliance with federal and state antikickback and self-referral laws, reimbursement, and licensing and provider enrollment issues. Murray serves as chair of the Education Committee for the Nashville Council of Health Care Attorneys, and as vice chair of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group for the American Health Lawyers Association. Murray has been recognized for his healthcare transactions and regulatory work by Chambers USA and has been named “Leading Lawyer” by The Ambulatory M&A Advisor.
Mike Musick Assurance Southeast Regional Managing Partner BDO 414 Union St., Suite 1800 Nashville 37219 615.493.5610 bdo.com Musick is one of BDO’s Healthcare Practice leaders and a member of the firm’s Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation. In addition, he is the managing partner for assurance for BDO’s Nashville office. Musick has more than 25 years accounting and business advisory experience. He has broad healthcare experience, particularly in long-term care, senior housing and behavioral health. Previously, he was director of SEC services for Carr, Riggs & Ingram. He began his career at Ernst & Young.
N Michael Nanko, PhD President & COO American Addiction Centers 200 Powell Place Brentwood 37027 888.970.9104 americanaddictioncenters.org Nanko was named president and chief operating officer for AAC Holdings in January 2018. Prior to accepting the position as part of the national leadership team for American Addiction Centers, Nanko served as president of Behavioral Health Services for HCA. Before his work with HCA, he was vice president of Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals in Northern California. Other experience includes serving as vice president of Psychiatry and Continuing Care Services as Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Nanko holds an undergraduate degree, master’s degree and doctorate in psychology.
Lisa Nix Shareholder & Practice Leader, Transaction Advisory Services LBMC 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2288 lbmc.com Nix brings over 20 years of experience in public accounting and healthcare to her role overseeing the firm’s transaction advisory service delivery to address the changing needs of the healthcare industry. The CPA also has over 12 years of experience leading healthcare M&A transaction services teams for both strategic and financial buyers on deals ranging from several million to more than $7 billion. She has led and managed assurance and advisory services for healthcare companies, including not-for-profit, for-profit private and public entities. Nix has been named a “Power Leader in Accounting” and “Woman of Influence,” as well as being recognized as “Leadership Health Care Volunteer of the Year.” Nix is also a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Linda Norman, DSN, RN Dean & Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 461 21st Ave. S., GH 111 Nashville 37240 615.343.8876 nursing.vanderbilt.edu Norman has spent more than four decades in nursing education, spearheading curricular innovations in blended learning, interprofessional education, quality improvement and distance learning. As dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Norman sets the school’s strategic direction and leads its academic, clinical practice, research, fiduciary, and administrative initiatives. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in nursing education, evaluation and research. Norman serves on various nonprofit, professional and corporate boards and frequently consults on curriculum and evaluation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Kevin Norton COO Centerstone 44 Vantage Way, Suite 400 Nashville 37228 615.463.6610 centerstone.org Norton is COO of Centerstone of America, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral health. He joined the organization in 2018 with 25 years of behavioral health experience. Prior to his current role, Norton served as CEO for Lahey Health Behavioral Services, a $105 million behavioral health subsidy of a $2 billion not-for-profit health system. Before that, he was CEO of Northeast Behavioral Health and led the substance abuse treatment agency’s integration into Lahey. Norton began his career as a therapist and is a graduate of State University of New York Fredonia. He also has a master’s in counseling and an MBA.
O Bond Oman CEO OGA 2932 Foster Creighton Drive Nashville 37204 615.313.9201 oman-gibson.com Oman has been in the medical real estate business since 1985 and has developed more than 250 medical office buildings in 35 states. His projects cover the spectrum of ambulatory facilities from surgery, dialysis and cancer centers to urgent care clinics, stand-alone ERs and behavioral treatment facilities. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Oman is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council.
Anna-Gene O’Neal President & CEO Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.327.1085 alivehospice.org O’Neal joined Alive Hospice as CEO in April 2012. A registered nurse, O’Neal oversees the agency’s hospice care, palliative care and grief support programs in Alive Hospice’s 12-county service area. O’Neal previously served as senior vice president of quality and performance improvement at hospitalist company CogentHMG and as vice president of clinical operations for Essent Healthcare. In addition to her undergraduate degree, O’Neal earned an MSN in nursing administration and an MBA in organization management from Vanderbilt. A 2015 Council Fellow, O’Neal is a former Nashville Health Care Council board member and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Steve Otto CEO TriStar Skyline Medical Center 3441 Dickerson Pike Nashville 37207 615.769.2000 tristarskyline.com Otto has served in a leadership capacity with HCA, TriStar Health System’s parent company, since 1987. In July 2009, he was named CEO of TriStar Skyline, a 223-bed acute care facility, and TriStar Skyline Madison Campus, a 121-bed behavioral health facility. Otto previously served as COO for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 and Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, CEO for River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn., and COO and CFO for Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Indiana. He is a member of the American Heart Association Middle Tennessee Board.
Charles Overstreet Global Segment Leader, Health Solutions FTI Consulting 105 Westwood Place, Suite 250 Brentwood 37027 615.324.8535 fticonsulting.com A global segment leader for FTI Consulting Health Solutions, Overstreet has deep expertise across the healthcare continuum and has led performance improvement and operations restructuring engagements throughout the United States and beyond. He also has detailed experience in the development of corporate compliance programs. Previously, Overstreet was with Booz Allen & Hamilton and also held leadership positions at Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Prior to consulting, he worked at a large academic medical center and an urban community hospital. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Overstreet is a Fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
P Christopher Palombo CEO Dispensary of Hope 2700 Brick Church Pike Nashville 37207 615.736.5075 dispensaryofhope.org In 2011, Palombo was named CEO of the Dispensary of Hope, a not-for-profit social venture that seeks to provide sustainable access to medication for the uninsured and underinsured. Previously, Palombo worked as an independent healthcare consultant and as an internal program development consultant with Ascension Health. He is also the former executive director of the Medical Care Access Coalition in Marquette, Mich. His expertise includes integrating safety net healthcare resources, nonprofit fund development, and the creation and evaluation of large-scale population health programs. Palombo has a master’s in healthcare management from Lindenwood University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Parker Panovec, MD CMO Faith Family Medical Center 326 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.341.0808 faithmedical.org Panovec became chief medical officer of the safety net clinic at the beginning of 2014. He most recently worked for the Jackson Clinic in Jackson, Tenn., in outpatient medicine and wound care. Previously, the board-certified physician practiced both inpatient and outpatient family medicine at the University of Tennessee. A graduate of Lipscomb University and UT Memphis College of Medicine, his focus is on family medicine.
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Jeffrey Patton, MD CEO Tennessee Oncology PLLC 2004 Hayes St., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.514.6944 Founder & President, Physician Services OneOncology oneoncology.com tnoncology.com As CEO, Patton has oversight of Tennessee Oncology, one of the largest physician-owned practices in the country, which he joined in 1997. Tennessee Oncology, which is nationally recognized for utilizing innovative treatments that improve patient outcomes, employs more than 95 physicians in nearly three dozen locations throughout Middle and Southeast Tennessee. In 2018, Patton helped found OneOncology, along with other national leaders in oncology and finance, to connect and empower community oncology practices to innovate, succeed and thrive. Patton now serves on the board and as president of Physician Services. Patton completed his internship, residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Wake Forrest University.
Keith Payet President & CEO UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee 8 Cadillac Drive, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.493.9614 uhcommunityplan.com/tn In December 2017, Payet was tapped as CEO of the 482,000-member Medicaid and Dual Special Needs health plan with leadership responsibilities for strategic vision and operational/financial performance. Already based in Nashville, he joined UnitedHealthcare in July 2015 to manage the Long Term Services and Supports program, which flourished under his leadership. Previously, he was with Integra Managed Care in New York where he served as COO. Payet earned his undergraduate degree from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and his CAS/MBA from the College of Saint Rose. He sits on the Nashville Health Care Council Board.
Susan Peach Market President HIghPoint Health System CEO Sumner Regional Medical Center 555 Hartsville Pike Gallatin 37066 615.328.6695 highpointhealthsystem.com Peach, a veteran hospital administrator with more than 30 years of experience, was named to her current role with HighPoint Health System in July 2012. Under her leadership at Sumner Regional, the hospital has achieved quality milestones by earning a number of specialty accreditations and designations. She has also led the hospital through more than $60 million in capital projects. Peach came to HighPoint from LifePoint’s Hospital Support Center. As chief nursing officer of the company’s Delta Division, she provided clinical leadership and oversight for nine hospitals, including the four that make up HighPoint Health System. Prior to joining LifePoint, Peach held key leadership positions with Catholic Health Initiatives, Quorum Health Resources, and Rockdale Regional Medical Center. She received her nursing degree from Clayton College and her MBA from Georgia State University.
J. Edward (Eddie) Pearson President & COO HealthStream 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 450 Nashville 37203 615.301.3100 healthstream.com Pearson has served on the executive team since joining HealthStream in 2006. He was named COO in August 2011 and president in May 2018. Previously, he served as president and CEO of DigiScript, Inc. Pearson also held executive positions with Inforum, HIE, empactHealth.com, and Medibuy. He began his career with the accounting firm of William Puryear & Company. He is a 2014 Council Fellow.
Joey Peay CEO Murfreesboro Medical Clinic 1272 Garrison Drive Murfreesboro 37129 615.893.4480 mmclinic.com Founded in 1949, MMC is one of the area’s oldest and largest practices, made up of more than 20 different specialties. Today, there are nearly 600 associates on the staff of the multi-specialty practice, which sees about 50,000 patients a year and includes the SurgiCenter and walk-in clinics. Peay has been at the helm since 2003, overseeing a period of rapid growth and construction of a new facility. He was CFO for four years before that. A CPA, he spent the first 10 years of his career with KPMG. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Peay is a certified medical practice executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives.
Ronnie Pennell Executive VP & COO PhyBus 215 Jamestown Park Road, Suite 205 Brentwood 37027 615.620.9300 phybus.com Pennell has more than 20 years of experience with healthcare and related industries and has worked with some of the nation’s largest healthcare companies. Since 2009, he has been focused on the business operations of ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). PhyBus is a development, management, and revenue cycle company focused exclusively on ASCs. Previously, Pennell served as director of Institutional Investment Solutions for SunTrust Bank and as vice president of Retirement Services & Endowment and Foundations with AmSouth Bank. He began his career with the Institutional Consulting Group at Dean Witter Reynolds.
Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD President, Clinical Services & CMO HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Perlin is responsible for clinical strategy and performance at HCA’s more than 179 hospitals and 1,000 outpatient centers and physician practices. Before joining HCA in 2006, Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Perlin is still active in healthcare and health policy on a national stage. He is a past chairman for the American Hospital Association and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Modern Healthcare listed Perlin at #14 on the 2018 list of “50 Most Influential Physician
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Daniel Phillips, MD President Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance ONEC1TY 8 City Blvd. Nashville 37209 615.329.6600 toa.com A skilled general orthopaedic surgeon capable of treating most concerns, Phillips is president of TOA where he has practiced for nearly 30 years. He maintains a special interest in foot and ankle treatment, shoulder surgery, joint replacement and sports medicine. The board-certified surgeon is an active member of the American Foot and Ankle Society and is on the North American Faculty of AO (Society for the Study and Advancement of Trauma Treatment). Phillips played football for Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude. He completed medical school, internship and surgical residency at Vanderbilt.
Mariann R. Piano, PhD, RN Nancy & Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing, Senior Associate Dean for Research & Postdoctoral Fellowship Director Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 461 21st Ave. S., GH 415 Nashville 37240 615.343.2936 nursing.vanderbilt.edu
David Posch Executive VP for Population Health Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network 3401 West End Ave., Suite 300 Nashville 37203 615.343.6319 mc.vanderbilt.edu
Pietenpol has received numerous awards, has been inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pietenpol, who has been on faculty at Vanderbilt since 1994, is also a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
C. Wright Pinson, MD Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.9324 mc.vanderbilt.edu Pinson wears many hats at Vanderbilt with broad oversight of adult and pediatric care. Formerly the health system’s chief medical officer, Pinson began assuming greater leadership responsibilities in 2009 as part of the executive team established by Jeff Balser, MD. In addition to his administrative duties, Pinson is a renowned surgeon in the specialty of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and liver transplantation. He is a past president of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Pinson, who received his medical degree from Vanderbilt and his MBA from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Business Administration, has been on faculty since 1990. He is chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association Board, sits on the board of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and is the immediate past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors. Pinson is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
In June 2015, Posch was named to a newly created position to strategically guide population health efforts across Vanderbilt Health System and help establish population health strategies for the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. He has held a number of leadership roles within Vanderbilt, most recently serving as CEO for the adult hospital and clinics, as well as overseeing Vanderbilt Medical Group. Prior to Posch’s arrival at Vanderbilt in 1999, he held administrative positions with the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
James Powell Managing Partner KPMG LLP 1201 Demonbreun St., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.244.1602 kpmg.com An audit partner, Powell is the managing partner for KPMG’s Nashville office, which has deep experience in the healthcare industry. Powell has served clients in KPMG’s Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Atlanta and Nashville offices. He was admitted to partnership in 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience providing financial statement audit and audit of internal control services.
Piano leads Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s research program, responsible for supporting faculty scholarly endeavors and expanding its research function. She also directs the school’s postdoctoral program. Piano has a distinguished career in substance abuse research concentrated on understanding the adverse impact of alcohol drinking patterns on the cardiovascular system. Her current research examines the effects of binge drinking on cardiovascular function and risk factors in young adults. Her research has been supported by the American Heart Association, NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research and NIH’s National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Piano is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Heart Association.
Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD Executive VP for Research Vanderbilt University Medical Center Director Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 2220 Pierce Ave. 691 Preston Research Building Nashville 37232 615.936.1782 vicc.org A renowned researcher, Pietenpol has led the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Cancer Policy Forum, a member of the Susan G. Komen Scientific Advisory Committee, a founding member of the national advisory committee for the Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research and recently completed a six-year term as a presidential appointee on the National Cancer Advisory Board. In 2016, she was named to the Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts and cancer leaders advising Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Patsy Powers Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8808 wallerlaw.com Powers works with healthcare clients to solve problems including structuring compliant transactions and physician relationships, conducting internal investigations and, when necessary, the disclosure of violations of Stark and anti-kickback violations. As a past leader of Waller’s healthcare regulatory group, Powers has advised hospital leaders, their counsel and compliance departments in all manner of complicated regulatory problems. Powers rejoined Waller in 2015 after serving as senior associate general counsel at Vanderbilt University. Chambers USA and Best Lawyers have recognized Powers for her healthcare experience. She is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Al Pramuk Chairman & CEO Gresham, Smith and Partners 222 Second Ave. S., Suite 1400 Nashville 37201 615.770.8100 greshamsmith.com Pramuk, who has been with the architectural design and engineering firm for more than 25 years, exchanged his title of chairman and chief strategy officer for chairman and chief executive officer at the beginning of 2017, taking over day-to-day leadership of the large national firm, which includes healthcare as a major focus area. Pramuk has been on GS&P’s board since 2011 and was elected chairman in January 2016. The licensed professional engineer earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering and construction management from the University of Michigan and his master’s from the University of Texas at Arlington. Pramuk is a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Gina Pruitt Member-in-Charge KraftCPAs 555 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.782.4207 kraftcpas.com Pruitt is the member-in-charge with KraftCPAs’ risk assurance and advisory services (RAAS) team where she oversees a variety of IT audit, consulting and risk management services. She has more than 30 years of experience with considerable time spent providing services in the healthcare industry. Previously with a Big Four firm, Pruitt served as the national healthcare industry partner for enterprise risk services (ERS) and was southeast regional director for internal audit services. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Leadership Health Care, and multiple other professional organizations.
R David Raiford, MD Chief of Clinical Staff Vanderbilt Health System 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.875.8721 mc.vanderbilt.edu Raiford took over as chief of clinical staff in July 2014. In this role, he is responsible for patient and
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physician advocacy, as well as operations of the inpatient medical practices at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also serves as senior associate dean for Faculty Affairs. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Raiford joined Vanderbilt in 1991 to help found and lead an interdisciplinary program in liver disease and continues to maintain a clinical practice in hepatology. He is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.
W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 2220 Pierce Ave., 798 Preston Research Building Nashville 37232 615.875.9731 vicc.org A leading figure in the field of cancer research specializing in the area of kidney cancers, Rathmell is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, serving as vice president and as a former editorial board member of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. She is the recipient of the American Association for Cancer Research Innovator Award for her discoveries in kidney cancer, and Rathmell has led or contributed to nearly every project of The Cancer Genome Atlas, a national effort to create a comprehensive molecular and genomic map of cancer. Rathmell is also a clinician who is internationally sought for her opinion on complex cases of kidney cancers. She has been named to the list of Best Doctors in the U.S. every year since 2009 and is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
David Reagan, MD, PhD CMO Tennessee Department of Health 710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower, Fifth Floor Nashville 37243 615.741.3111 tn.gov/health Reagan was named chief medical officer for the state in late 2011. He serves as an advisor to the commissioner on health policy, statewide health objectives and priorities, and effectiveness of public health policy. Previously, he was chief of staff for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn., and was an associate dean and clinical professor at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU. Reagan earned his medical degree and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Vanderbilt. He completed a fellowship in clinical epidemiology and infectious disease at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
V. Seenu Reddy, MD President Nashville Academy of Medicine 3301 West End Ave., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.712.6236 nashvillemedicine.org Reddy leads the Nashville Academy of Medicine, the state’s oldest professional organization for physicians. He serves as the public spokesperson and official representative for NAM’s nearly 2,200 physician members and holds a seat on the NAM Board of Directors. Reddy has been in practice as a cardiothoracic surgeon at TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery since 2011 and has served as surgical director for TriStar Structural Heart Program since
2014. He has held significant leadership roles including president of the Nashville Surgical Society, president of 21st Century CV Surgery Society and is active nationally with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Reddy earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama, followed by internship and residency at Vanderbilt and fellowship training at Emory.
Cynthia Reisz Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6283 bassberry.com A member of the firm’s healthcare and corporate practices and former chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, Reisz represents hospitals, ancillary service providers, provider networks and practice management companies in a variety of specialties such as joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and other contractual arrangements, as well as regulatory and operational matters including fraud and abuse analyses, physician self-referral, fee splitting issues, and value-based payment structures. Nationally recognized for her industry acumen and over 30 years of experience, Reisz serves on the board of directors for the American Health Lawyers Association, is a member of the American Bar Association’s sections on business law and health law and is a former board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. She also has written and lectured nationally on current healthcare matters. Reisz received both her undergraduate and law degrees with honors from Vanderbilt University.
Karen Rhea, MD CMO, Tennessee Centerstone 1921 Ransom Place Nashville 37217 615.463.6600 centerstone.org As CMO for Centerstone’s Tennessee region, Rhea oversees medical services and ensures that psychiatric services are effectively integrated within the organization’s service lines throughout Middle Tennessee. Her specific interest is in providing treatment in a manner that considers the interface of the patient’s physical and mental health issues. She has also been a longtime facilitator of the Vanderbilt-Centerstone collaboration around teaching, research and clinical care. Rhea, a triple-boarded physician, received her medical degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by internship and residency in pediatrics, psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at Vanderbilt. Rhea is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Clay Richards CEO naviHealth 210 Westwood Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.577.1900 navihealth.us Partnering with health plans and health systems, naviHealth uses data-driven analysis of post-acute care (PAC) services to determine appropriate setting, improve outcomes and quality, and achieve savings while helping plan members navigate the PAC experience. Richards, who has been with the company since its January 2012 founding, has led the company through exponential growth, serving clients nationwide. Previously, he held
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 several leadership roles at Healthways including senior vice president and general counsel. Before joining Healthways, Richards practiced law at Bass, Berry & Sims. He earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi and serves on several community boards.
Brian Roark Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7753 bassberry.com As head of the firm’s Healthcare Fraud Task Force, Roark concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients in responding to governmental investigations and defending False Claim Act lawsuits. He has successfully litigated and resolved numerous healthcare fraud matters involving hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, hospices, home health companies, drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers, and other healthcare providers. Roark also represents clients in connection with Medicare audits and overpayment disputes. He is an adjunct professor for Vanderbilt Law School where he teaches a course on healthcare fraud and abuse.
Michelle Robertson COO Ascension Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284-7847 sthealth.com Robertson was named to her current post as part of a dyad leadership structure with Greg James, MD, chief clinical officer, to oversee operations for Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health system. An Ascension associate for 27 years, her past experience includes serving as chief executive officer of Seton Family of Hospitals and chief operating officer of Ascension Texas. Robertson earned her nursing degree from the University of Arizona and her MBA from the University of Colorado. An active volunteer, she sits on the board of the YMCA of Williamson County and several others.
Todd Robinson President & Principal ESa 1033 Demonbreun St., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.329.9445 esarch.com Robinson joined ESa as a project architect in 1981 and was named president of the large design firm in 2017 after taking on increasing leadership roles. The Nashville native and University of Tennessee graduate has said his passion for healthcare design was informed at an early age when his mother succumbed to a terminal illness. His personal experiences help inform his work to combine form and function with end users in mind. He has worked on new, renovated and expanded healthcare facilities across the nation. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Robinson is a charter member of Planetree’s Design Advisory Council and remains an active participant in the Planetree Visionary Design Network. Robinson has also been honored as a “Health Care Hero” and is actively involved in Leadership Health Care, as well as serving on the board of the AIA Middle Tennessee.
Heather Rohan President TriStar Health 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com Rohan has over 30 years of extensive healthcare experience, serving in a variety of leadership roles in both administration and patient care areas within HCA. As the president of HCA’s TriStar Division, she oversees a total of 19 hospitals and related care settings that are supported by approximately 2,600 physicians and over 16,000 employees – including more than 6,000 nurses. Previously, Rohan served as president and CEO at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Prior to relocating to Nashville, she served as CEO of HCA’s Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Fla., for seven years and has held other CEO posts at Palms West Hospital and Pompano Beach Medical Center. In March 2018, Rohan was elected as the 2018–2019 chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She is a board member of the Tennessee Hospital Association and American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Jason Rose CEO PharmMD 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.346.0880 pharmmd.com Rose was named CEO of medication management and adherence company PharmMD in March 2018. He has 25 years of experience in healthcare technology and is known as a serial HIT entrepreneur focused on disruptive technology to drive digital health innovation. Previously, he served in executive positions with Cerner, Gap Gemini Ernst & Young, Inspiris and Ardent Health Services. Rose earned his undergraduate degree from Radford University and a Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University.
Meg Rush, MD Chief of Staff & Executive Medical Director Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1000 childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org Rush, a neonatologist and professor of clinical pediatrics, has served in the senior administrative role of chief of staff for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt since 2007. She assists in the development and implementation of clinical operations and practice standards, strategic planning, and oversight of medical staff governance together with the pediatrician-in-chief and surgeon-in chief. Rush earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati followed by internship, residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt, where she joined the faculty in 1990. She later earned a Master of Management in Health Care (MMHC). Rush is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
William Rutherford Executive VP & CFO HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com After beginning his tenure with healthcare services giant HCA as a staff auditor in 1986, Rutherford was named CFO for the publicly traded company on Jan. 1, 2014. Rutherford has management responsibility for the company’s treasury department, Office of the Controller, information technology, government programs, and Parallon. Immediately prior to his current role, Rutherford served as COO of the Clinical and Physician Services Group. In 2005, he left HCA to work with several private equity ventures and was COO of Psychiatric Solutions during the hiatus before returning to HCA in December 2008. Rutherford is a 2013 Council Fellow.
Grant Rutledge Chief Development Officer TriStar Health 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com Rutledge, who was announced as chief development officer in late 2017, is charged with working in conjunction with division leadership to develop and implement growth strategies and initiatives including program and service line development, collaborative arrangements with other healthcare systems, physician groups and payers, joint ventures and new business. He joined HCA in 2016 as vice president of Practice Operations in the Physician Services Group. Previously, he was president of BCP Group, an orthotic and prosthetic clinic company. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Atlanta offices of Bain & Company, Arcapita, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Rutledge earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
John Rutledge President & CEO American Physician Partners 5121 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.928.6275 appartners.com Rutledge founded APP in 2015. The company works with partners to deploy a proactive emergency department model focused on improving quality and outcomes, enhancing the patient experience and lowering costs. The company has enjoyed exponential growth since its founding. In its first year, the company worked with 215 providers, which has now grown to more than 1,300 providers across 14 states. Healthcare veteran Rutledge brings decades of operational experience to APP. Previously, he helped found and lead RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCCH Healthcare Partners before the 2018 merger with LifePoint Health) and served as COO and president of Province Healthcare. Rutledge graduated from Lipscomb University.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Patrick Ryan, MD Founder & CEO Nashville Vascular & Vein Institute 330 23rd Ave. N., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.321.6100 nashvillevascularandvein institute.com Ryan, who is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery, has deep experience in the full range of vascular treatment options. He holds several national roles focused on quality. A member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, he is on the Quality Metrics and Performance Committee and is one of a small number of practices to fully participate in the national Vascular Quality Initiative. After completing his studies at the Medical University of South Carolina, he undertook both his internship and residency at Carilion Health System followed by fellowship training at the University of Kansas. Ryan, who is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, was recognized as a 2017 “Health Care Hero.”
S A. Dexter Samuels, PhD Executive Director Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy Senior VP, Student & Faculty Affairs Meharry Medical College 1005 D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6435 mmc.edu In his role as senior vice president, Samuels directs the offices of admissions, the registrar and student life. As executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry, he oversees a program dedicated to leadership in health policy along with research and reform on national, state and local levels, supporting Meharry’s mission to the underserved. He also serves as a member of Meharry’s executive management team. Previously, Samuels served as vice president for Student Affairs at Tennessee State University (TSU). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State, his master’s from Western Kentucky and his doctorate from TSU. He is a 2016 Council Fellow.
Ivanetta Davis Samuels Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6419 mmc.edu In her leadership role at Meharry, Davis Samuels is an is an essential advisor to Dr. James E.K. Hildreth, the college’s president, providing strategic legal and regulatory expertise. In 2017, she shepherded the process that led to a historic partnership between Meharry and HCA Healthcare. Samuels is a veteran attorney in Nashville with nearly 25 years of experience practicing both criminal and civil law. Prior to joining Meharry, she was an attorney in the Metro Department of Law, handling regulatory, administrative, legislative and a variety of legal issues for the city of Nashville and Davidson County. Davis Samuels earned her law degree from Vanderbilt.
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Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD Professor & Chair of Anesthesiology & Chief of Staff for Perioperative & Critical Care Services Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1211 21st Ave. S., Medical Arts Bldg. #722 Nashville 37212 615.936.1595 mc.vanderbilt.edu/ anesthesiology Sandberg came to VUMC from Harvard in 2010. He has responsibility for the administrative, research, educational and clinical activities of the Anesthesiology Department, which is home to more than 140 anesthesiologists, 130 nurse anesthetists and 120 trainees. A prolific researcher interested in processes, workflow and technology, Sandberg has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkley and a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago, followed by his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Sandberg completed residency and fellowship training in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital.
William Schaffner, MD Professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy & Professor, Division of Infectious Disease Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1500 21st Ave. S. Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 2600 Nashville 37212 615.322.2037 vumc.org/health-policy A 2018 inductee into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame, Schaffner is one of the nation’s pioneers of rigorous infection control programs in hospitals with his Nashville program becoming the standard of excellence nationwide. His career has spanned creating new epidemiologic science, translating that science into progressive national health policy and communicating these advances and critical public health issues to the public and medical professionals around the globe. Schaffner is a national leader on the subject of adult immunizations, having contributed more than 300 original research papers and 200 invited chapters, reviews and editorials. He was president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and is now its medical director. He is the longest serving member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and is a founding member of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) of which he is past president. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College.
Katie Schlacter Vice President, Program Development & Director, Fellows Program Nashville Health Care Council 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3147 healthcarecouncil.com In her role as vice president of program development, Schlacter oversees thought leadership on behalf of the organization to develop distinct of-
ferings for the Council’s 300 high-level corporate members. She also directs Fellows, an annual initiative that engages select industry executives to explore solutions to meet the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. Founded by Senator Bill Frist, MD, Fellows convenes the nation’s top leaders to explore innovative business strategies, create value and bring meaningful change. Schlacter has been a member of the Health Care Council leadership since 2012, previously overseeing communications and content strategy. A Nashville native, she is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM Senior Associate Dean for Academics & Professor of Nursing Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 461 21st Ave. S., SON 278 Nashville 37240 615.343.5876 nursing.vanderbilt.edu Schorn provides overall academic leadership for Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s master and doctor of nursing practice programs, responsible for curriculum, admissions, financial aid, clinical placement and student affairs for its more than 800 students. She is active in interprofessional education efforts and serves as co-director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Interprofessional Collaboration. A Certified Nurse Midwife, Schorn has published extensively on midwifery care with a research focus on the third stage of labor. She recently received a $1.4 million federal grant to develop sexual assault nurse examiner education. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Eric Schuck, MD CMO TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 391 Wallace Road Nashville 37211 615.781.4000 tristarsouthernhills.com Schuck was appointed chief medical officer of TriStar Southern Hills in August of 2018. In this role, he serves as a business and clinical strategist and is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of medical affairs for the hospital. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, Schuck previously served as medical director of the emergency departments at three Florida Hospitals –Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, West Florida Hospital in Pensacola and Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at Wright Patterson Air Force Base/ Wright State School of Medicine. Schuck also serves as the CMO for TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna.
Nancy Schultz Vice President, Nashville North Highland Company 5105 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.370.2790 northhighland.com Schultz has more than 28 years of management consulting experience across multiple industries including healthcare, retail and hospitality. Prior to North Highland, she worked for “Big 5” consulting firms in project management, packaged systems design and implementation, and process reengineering, including manufacturing, distribution,
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 and financials. Schultz, who earned her degree at Vanderbilt University, is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Richard C. Shelton, MD CEO Centerstone Research Institute 44 Vantage Way, Suite 400 Nashville 37228 615.463.6610 centerstone.org As CEO of Centerstone Research Institute, Shelton oversees the not-for-profit healthcare organization’s work to advance behavioral healthcare outcomes through science, research and technology. A veteran researcher and educator, Shelton served on the faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for nearly three decades. He was the James G. Blakemore Research Professor and vice chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Psychiatry, as well as a professor in the Departments of Psychology and Pharmacology. In 2012, he joined the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as a professor, vice chair for Research, and head of the Mood Disorders Research Program. Nationally recognized for his work, Shelton’s research focuses on the development of new treatments for depression and bipolar disorder, along with prevention of serious mental illness and identification of biomarkers of both disease and treatment response. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville.
Divya Shroff, MD CMO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com Shroff joined TriStar Centennial Medical Center as chief medical officer in December 2013. In this role, Shroff is responsible for overseeing medical affairs and providing strategic leadership to TriStar Centennial’s more than 1,500 physicians. She plays a significant role in improving quality and patient outcomes in partnership with the physicians, as well as being instrumental in policy development, and support and implementation of national and facility-specific quality initiatives including medical oversight of the renal transplant program. Shroff is board certified in internal medicine. Prior to joining TriStar Centennial, she served as the chief clinical transformation officer and vice president in the clinical services group for HCA. Shroff is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Rhonda Sides Principal – Healthcare Services Crosslin The Astoria 3803 Bedford Ave., Suite 103 Nashville 37215 615.320.5500 crosslinpc.com Sides is principal for healthcare services, forensic/ valuation and litigation support services for Crosslin. For more than two decades, she has specialized in business valuation, financial fraud and forensics, and physician practice management issues including compliance, compensation, practice valuations, and financial feasibility issues. A CPA, Sides has co-authored three books, contributed articles to numerous publications, and is often called upon to lecture nationally. A past president of the Tennessee Healthcare Executives Association, she also is active in a number of state and national professional associations. nashvillemedicalnews.com
Sides is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and has been recognized by area publications for her expertise, including twice being named a “Health Care Hero.”
Rob Simmons CEO Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance ONEC1TY 8 City Blvd. Nashville 37209 615.695.7736 toa.com Simmons was named CEO of Tennessee’s largest orthopaedic surgery group in June 2018. Previously, he served as chief operating officer at Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minneapolis. Simmons earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and his master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama Birmingham. He succeeds Steve Wade, TOA’s longtime CEO who retired last year.
Lynn Simon, MD President of Clinical Operations & CMO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Simon has leadership responsibilities for clinical services, quality and safety, nursing, and case management. She oversees medical staff relations, physician practice management, clinical integration initiatives and medical informatics. Before joining CHS in 2010, Simon was a practicing neurologist in Louisville, Ky. and served as vice president of Medical Affairs at Jewish Hospital and senior vice president and CMO of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” for the past three years. Simon also serves on the board for Kindred Healthcare.
Amber Sims Chief Strategy Officer Ascension Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 sthealth.com Sims, who was named to her current role in 2015, began her career at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital (then Baptist) as an administrative resident. She progressed to the director’s level in two key areas focused on development and clinical support before being named division director of Business Operations for Saint Thomas Health in 2007. The following year, she assumed the role of chief operating officer for Saint Thomas Physician Services and was responsible for operational oversight and strategic integration of all medical practices within the organization. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Saurabh Sinha Co-founder & CEO emids Technologies 318 Seaboard Lane, Suite 110 Franklin 37067 615.332.7701 emids.com As co-founder and CEO of the healthcare IT company, Sinha has led emids to several awards including recognition in BusinessTN’s “Hot 100” and the Nashville Chamber’s “Future 50.”
He focuses on the company’s global delivery capabilities with an emphasis on service. Prior to the company’s founding in 2000, he was with Wipro Technologies. He is a board member of Abe’s Garden and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Sinha is a past “Entrepreneur of the Year” honoree by the Nashville Chamber and Entrepreneur Center. He is a 2015 Council Fellow and serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Chapman Sledge, MD CMO Cumberland Heights 8283 River Road Pike Nashville 37209 615.352.1757 cumberlandheights.org Sledge has served as chief medical officer at Cumberland Heights since 2009. That same year, he was among the first group of physicians to receive certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). in 2015, ABAM awarded Sledge with the title of Distinguished Fellow, and he now serves on the organization’s credentialing committee. Sledge is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. In addition to his work at Cumberland Heights, he also serves as an assistant professor with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Brad Smith Co-founder & CEO Aspire Health 333 Commerce St., Suite 700 Nashville 37201 615.454.9850 aspirehealthcare.com Now in 25 states, Aspire Health is a palliative care company that is building a network of palliative care physician practices employing a range of providers to care for patients facing an advanced illness and complex medical decisions. Smith previously served as chief-of-staff at the Tennessee Department of Economic Development and before that as founding executive director of Tennessee SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education). Smith, who co-founded Aspire in 2013 with Sen. Bill Frist, MD, is a Harvard graduate and received a M.Phil from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Dee Anna Smith CEO Sarah Cannon 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com Appointed CEO in 2006, Smith is responsible for carrying out the overall strategic mission and vision for Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer institute with cutting-edge clinical research as the foundation to its integrated cancer programs, which provide access to world-class cancer care across the U.S. and U.K. Joining Sarah Cannon Research Institute in 2005 in an executive capacity, she previously was founder and CEO of Summit Research Solutions. Smith received her accounting degree from Pepperdine University and has been recognized for her healthcare contributions. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree, a 2013 “Health Care Hero,” and recipient of Lipscomb University’s 2013 “Heroes in Business Award.” Smith serves on the Pepperdine University Board of Regents and the board of the Nashville Health Care Council.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Marty Smith Executive VP & COO Quorum Health 1573 Mallory Lane, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.221.1400 quorumhealth.com Smith has oversight of operations for Quorum Health’s hospitals and outpatient centers across 16 states. Previously, he served as Division III President of Operations for Community Health Systems with responsibility for 35 affiliated hospitals in Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. He joined CHS in 1998 as a hospital CEO in Cleveland, Tenn. before being promoted to leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Smith holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
Rich Smith Co-founder & Business Development eDoc4u 3212 West End Ave, Suite 500 Nashville 37203 615.269.5710 edoc4u.com Smith joined eDoc4U, a portfolio company of ConduIT Corporation, in 2002 to launch commercial business operations in healthcare employer and provider markets. Since then, he has managed eDoc4u’s growth as a leading provider of web-based services for wellness, preventive care and disease management. Smith brings to the company more than 30 years of executive management and consulting experience in IT and healthcare companies.
Wayne Smith Chairman & CEO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Smith joined CHS in 1997 as president and CEO and was named chairman in 2001. He is nationally recognized as a healthcare leader with more than 35 years of executive level experience in the industry. Prior to joining CHS, Smith was with Humana Inc., where he held a variety of senior management positions, including president and COO. He has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” every year since the list’s inception. Smith currently serves on the boards of the Nashville Health Care Council and Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and is a past chair of both. He’s also on the board of the Center for Medical Interoperability and is the immediate past board chair of the Federation of American Hospitals.
Teresa Sparks Executive VP & CFO Envision Healthcare 1A Burton Hills Blvd. Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 evhc.net Sparks, a healthcare finance veteran with extensive experience in both public and private companies, joined Envision Healthcare in December 2018. Most recently, she served as interim CFO for Brookdale Senior Living. Prior to that, she was executive vice president and CFO for Nashville-based Surgery Partners and its predecessor company Symbion. Sparks is on the Trevecca Nazarene University Board of Trustees and previously chaired the Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care program. Sparks earned her degree in business administration and accounting from Trevecca.
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David Spigel, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Chief Scientific Officer & Director, Lung Cancer Research Program Sarah Cannon Research Institute 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.986.4366 sarahcannon.com tnoncology.com Spigel joined Sarah Cannon in 2003 and oversees all scientific aspects of the clinical trial program. He serves as a primary contact for pharma and biotech partners, as well as the strategic site physicians with whom Sarah Cannon conducts cancer research. Spigel earned his undergraduate degree from Tulane and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. After completing an internal medicine and chief residency at Indiana University Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He is board certified in medical oncology.
Karen Springer President, Healthcare Operations Ascension Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284-7847 sthealth.com At the beginning of 2018, Springer, the former president and CEO of Saint Thomas Health, was promoted to a new role with the parent organization overseeing operating performance and excellence for hospitals in Ascension’s small and medium markets. While her office base is in St. Louis where Ascension is headquartered, Springer maintains an office in Nashville and divides her time between the cities. A past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree, Springer remains active in the local community.
Chase Spurlock, PhD CEO IQuity 111 10th Ave. S., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 855.899.9551 iquity.com Spurlock founded data analytics company IQuity in 2015. He is responsible for driving the company’s mission to help health plans and employers reduce the cost of healthcare through identification of undetected, misdiagnosed or uncontrolled autoimmune diseases that represent significant and guaranteed financial risk. After previously developing and commercializing machine learning tools in genomics, he currently leads IQuity’s deployment of predictive and prescriptive population-level analytics that enable proactive healthcare decision-making, improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Spurlock is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of the South and received his doctorate in immunology from Vanderbilt, where he also serves on the faculty.
Greg Spurlock President Alliance Oncology 1801 West End Ave., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.263.7888 allianceoncology.com Spurlock serves as president of Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare International. He joined the company through the April 2011 acquisition of US Radiosurgery, where Spurlock was chief administrative officer and chief operating officer. Spurlock’s career has focused on facility development, physician relationships and ancillary services. Previously, he was executive vice president of NeoSpine. After relocating from Los Angeles to Nashville in 2000, he served as executive director of Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance followed by a stint as CEO of Imaging One.
Tom Starling, EdD President & CEO Mental Health America of the MidSouth 446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-224 Nashville 37211 615.269.5355 mhamidsouth.org Starling is a veteran at leading health-related nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. Since 2009, he has directed the efforts of MHA MidSouth, which provides a range of behavioral health resources including suicide prevention, Alzheimer’s caregiver support, professional CEUs, advocacy and community education throughout the region. His previous experience includes leading the Middle Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association and the United Way of Rutherford County. After earning an undergraduate degree from Baylor in psychology, Starling completed a master’s in theology and ethics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a master’s in bioethics from Vanderbilt, and a doctorate in education administration from Tennessee State University. Starling is also the current chair of the national Mental Health America Board.
Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD CMO Vanderbilt Medical Group Chief Patient Experience Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2311 Pierce Ave., Suite 1209 Nashville 37232 615.936.1453 mc.vanderbilt.edu A renowned retina specialist, the board-certified ophthalmologist maintains an active academic and research program in addition to his clinical practice. Along with leading the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Sternberg extends his expertise to broader patient populations through his role as CMO. In 2014, chief patient experience officer was added to his list of duties. Sternberg earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his medical degree from the University of Chicago followed by residency at Johns Hopkins and a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Duke.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Riley Sweat Managing Director & Head of Health Care Raymond James & Associates 1033 Demonbreun St., Suite 505 Nashville 37203 615.645.6775 raymondjames.com Sweat joined Raymond James in 2001. From 1989 until 2001, he served as managing director and head of healthcare investment banking for SunTrust Equitable Securities. Prior to that, he spent five years working for First Union Bank, where he was involved primarily in mergers and acquisitions. He earned his MBA in accounting and finance from Vanderbilt University.
T Fahad Tahir CEO Saint Thomas Midtown & West Hospitals 4200 Harding Road Nashville 37205 615.222.2111 sthealth.com In late 2017, Tahir was appointed to the top leadership post of Saint Thomas Health’s flagship hospitals In Nashville. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, which enjoyed unprecedented growth under his leadership. Tahir, who has been with Ascension Health since 2003, is known for his ability to build partnerships with both clinicians and payers. Prior to moving to Nashville, he held leadership roles at health systems in Milwaukee and Washington, D.C. He earned his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Cathy Taylor, DrPH Dean Belmont University Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing 1900 Belmont Blvd. Inman Building 301 Nashville 37212 615.460.6781 belmont.edu/healthsciences Taylor joined Belmont as dean of the Health Sciences College in February 2012 after serving as assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Services Administration and as a consultant to China’s Ministry of Health where she contributed to the re-design of China’s rural healthcare delivery system. Earlier, she served as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and as director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Disease Management Program. Her current work, funded by the State of Tennessee, is focused on preventing long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences. Taylor holds a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree, a 2014 Council Fellow, and the current president of the Tennessee Public Health Association.
Jerry Taylor Partner Burr & Forman, LLP 222 Second Ave. S., Suite 2000 Nashville 37201 615.724.3247 burr.com A veteran healthcare attorney with more than 25 years of experience in the area of regulatory compliance, Taylor joined Burr & Forman’s Health Care Practice Group in January 2015. In addition to helping clients navigate the certificate of need and regulatory approvals process, Taylor also has significant experience in professional and facility licensing, Medicare and Medicaid issues, Stark and anti-kickback laws, and physician contracting. In addition to private practice, he served as an assistant state attorney general and as general counsel to the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission earlier in his career. Taylor sits on the boards of the Tennessee Justice Center and the Nashville Health Care Council.
Pam Tenpenny CEO Life Credit Union 2010 Church St., Suite 204 Nashville 37203 615.230.5433 lifecu.org Tenpenny has led Life Credit Union, which is a financial cooperative that is solely dedicated to serving those who work in and for the healthcare community, for three decades. She is an active member of the Healthcare Credit Union Association and also serves on the Elder Abuse Prevention Advisory Committee with the Tennessee Credit Union League. Tenpenny earned her degree from Lipscomb University.
R. Jason Thurman, MD CMO TriStar Skyline Medical Center 3441 Dickerson Pike Nashville 37207 615.769.2000 tristarskyline.com Thurman, who serves as chief medical officer for TriStar Skyline, previously served in a variety of leadership roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including with quality and safety, the emergency medicine residency program, and stroke. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, followed by residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and is a certified professional in patient safety.
Alex Tolbert Founder & CEO Bernard Health 1900 Church Street, Suite 402 Nashville 37203 615.528.3399 bernardhealth.com Tolbert founded Bernard Health in 2006 driven by a desire to improve the U.S. healthcare system. Today, the fast-growing benefits business has 75 team members and a presence in seven states. BerniePortal, the web-based HR platform built by brokers for brokers, was launched out of Bernard Health in 2008. From 2006 to 2010, Tolbert worked primarily as a group health insurance broker. Starting in 2011, his primary duties became related to the ongoing development of BerniePortal. He earned degrees in finance and international studies from the University of Pennsylvania
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Actively Retired Middle Tennessee’s healthcare community is blessed to have a deep pool of talent and experience. Although leaving behind their daily duties, a number of thought leaders remain active on boards and by serving as mentors and industry advocates. Below are just a few of the healthcare influencers who are actively retired: Bill Carpenter Serving as CEO of LifePoint Health since 2006 and as chairman since 2010, Carpenter stepped away from his executive roles following completion of the merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners. He remains on the board of the merged organization and also serves on the boards of the Nashville Health Care Council and Center for Medical Interoperability. Larry Cash The former CFO of Community Health Systems shares insights as a consultant and joined the board of AAC Holdings, the holding company for American Addiction Centers, in November 2017. He also serves on the board of Cross Country Healthcare. Herb Fritch After retiring from Cigna-HealthSpring, Fritch continues to impact the healthcare industry through his work as an advisor and mentor. Fritch is part of the team at Guidon Partners, which invests both capital and expertise in healthcare ventures. He also serves on the advisory board of FCA Venture Partners and Council Capital and as a corporate board of ChenMed. Jim Lackey Although Lackey stepped away from the CEO role at EnableComp in 2017, he remains chairman of the board for Complete Holdings Group, parent company of the worker’s compensation revenue solutions firm. He’s also an active member of several other boards including PharmMD and OMNIA Partners, as well as sitting on the Nashville Capital Network Board of Advisors. Marty Rash Like Bill Carpenter, Rash also announced retirement with the merger of RCCH HealthCare Partners and LifePoint Health. Rash co-founded RCCH as RegionalCare Hospital Partners in 2009 and served as chairman and CEO. He continues to serve on the boards of American Pathology Partners and the Nashville Health Care Council. Mike Schatzlein, MD The retired leader of Saint Thomas Health continues to be active in Nashville’s healthcare community with multiple roles including serving on the team at Jarrard, Phillips, Cate & Hancock to provide strategic insight to clients. He also on the board for the Center for Medical Interoperability and on Council Capital’s prestigious CEO Council.
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Wharton School followed by a law degree from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. Tolbert has also passed all three levels of the CFA designation and is fluent in Spanish.
Corina Tracy Executive VP & COO Compassus Creekside Crossing IV 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.224.8028 compassus.com Since 2003, Tracy has held a number of leadership positions within the company, including director of clinical services, executive director, regional director of operations, senior vice president of clinical services, and now chief operating officer. Prior to joining Compassus, she served in clinical roles for hospice programs in Iowa. She also directed a free medical clinic that recruited physicians, nurses, spiritual leaders, and pharmacists to volunteer their time and services to assist the poor in the community. Tracy serves on the Regulatory Committee of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is a member of Leadership Health Care, and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Donato Tramuto CEO Tivity Health 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 800.869.5311 tivityhealth.com A member of the Tivity Health (formerly Healthways) board since 2013, Tramuto was named chairman the following year. In November 2015, he stepped into his current chief executive role to lead daily operations of the international population health improvement company. In late 2018, the company announced its intention to acquire weight management product provider Nutrisystem to offer a fully integrated suite of fitness, nutrition and social supports. Tramuto has more than 35 years of healthcare experience and is the founder and former CEO and chairman of Physicians Interactive Holdings (now Aptus Health). Tramuto co-founded drug development services company Protocare (now Constella Health Strategies) and held executive positions with i3 and Caremark. He is also founder of nonprofit organization Health eVillages, which brings mobile health technology to medically underserved regions of the world. Tramuto is a past winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award and the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps Embracing the Legacy Award.
Brent Turner President Acadia Healthcare 6100 Tower Circle, Suite 1000 Franklin 37067 615.861.6000 acadiahealthcare.com Turner joined behavioral health giant Acadia Healthcare in early 2011 as co-president of the company and was named president in April 2012. Acadia operates a network of 586 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 18,000 beds in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the U.K. Previously, Turner was with Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) in increasing roles culminating in serving as executive vice president of Finance and Administration. Earlier in his career, he worked with Corrections Corporation of America. Turner, a 2013 Council Fellow, serves on the board of LHC
Group, Surgery Partners, and was the 2018 board chair for the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
U Tony Ueber President & CEO Results Physiotherapy 800 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600 Franklin 37067 615.373.1350 resultspt.com In February 2015 Ueber was tapped to lead Results Physiotherapy into its next phase of geographic expansion. Headquartered in Franklin, the fast-growing physical therapy company now has more than 150 locations in nine states. Ueber, who has more than two decades of experience in helping companies grow, previously served as president and CEO of Banfield Pet Hospital with nearly 900 veterinary hospitals nationwide. Other prior experience includes senior leadership positions at Office Depot and management consulting to healthcare organizations for McKinsey and Company.
Mike Ussery President & COO National HealthCare Corp. 100 East Vine St. Murfreesboro 37130 615.890.2020 nhccare.com Ussery, who has served as COO since 2009, added president to his title at the beginning of 2017. Ussery joined NHC in 1980 as a facility administrator before moving into corporate leadership in increasingly responsible roles, including regional vice president and senior vice president of operations. He sits on the board of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and its foundation, as well as the board of the Christy Houston Foundation.
V Arthur Van Buren Shareholder-in-Charge, Healthcare Tax Practice LBMC 201 Franklin Road Brentwood 37027 615.309.2292 lbmc.com Van Buren brings more than 28 years of experience to his leadership of the firm’s healthcare tax practice. He has extensive experience in delivering value-added tax services to clients in a wide range of other industries, including healthcare technology, business services, distribution and information technology. Van Buren has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions; due diligence; federal, state and local tax planning; and managing tax engagements to both public and private companies. His service to clients has included assisting several in their process of SEC registration and subsequent financial tax accounting and tax return filings.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Mary Layne Van Cleave Executive VP & COO Tennessee Hospital Association 5201 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.256.8240Â tha.com Van Cleave joined THA in 1996 and was named executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2007. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, she has responsibility for strategic planning and working with the Bureau of TennCare on all hospital and waiver issues. Van Cleave previously worked as a director at the Tennessee Department of Health. She holds both an undergraduate degree and masterâ€™s degree in mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University, as well as a masterâ€™s degree in biostatistics from Vanderbilt University.
Larry Van Horn, PhD Associate Professor of Management & Executive DirectorÂ of Health Affairs Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management 401 21st Ave. S., #317 Nashville 37203 615.322.6046 owen.vanderbilt.edu A national expert and researcher on healthcare management and economics, Van Horn co-leads the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program with Senator Bill Frist, MD, in addition to his work with graduate students at Owen. A prolific researcher, Van Hornâ€™s interests include nonprofit conduct, governance and objectives in healthcare markets and the measurement of healthcare outcomes and productivity. His research has appeared in leading academic publications from the Journal of Health Economics to the Harvard Business Review.Â He holds two masterâ€™s degrees from the University of Rochester and a doctorate from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Tama VanDecar, MD CMO TriStar Health 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com VanDecar was named TriStar Healthâ€™s chief medical officer in June of 2017 and is responsible for physician administrative and operational oversight of approximately 2,600 physicians that provide patient care at 19 hospitals and related care areas serving communities in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Chattanooga, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Atlanta. Following a distinguished 20-year military career, VanDecar joined HCAâ€™s Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Florida, first as vice president of Medical Affairs and was named the hospitalâ€™s CMO a year later. VanDecar earned a bachelorâ€™s degree from Carlton College in Northfield, Minn., and her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. She continued her medical education in San Antonio, Texas, completing an internal medicine internship and anesthesiology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, followed by an obstetric anesthesiology fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center.
David Vandewater President & CEO Ardent Health Services One Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.296.3000 ardenthealth.com Vandewater has more than three decadeâ€™s experience in healthcare management. He joined the company as chairman of Behavioral Health Corporation, Ardentâ€™s predecessor, in early 2001. Later that same year, he was appointed president and CEO and expanded the companyâ€™s focus to include acute care hospitals and health systems. Today, Ardent includes 31 hospitals across seven states with more than 25,000 employees. At the end of 2018, Ardent filed an IPO in advance of taking the company public. Previously, Vandewater served as president and COO of Columbia/HCA. He is a past chair and current board member of the Federation of American Hospitals.
Bob Vento President & CEO Quorum Health Resources 1573 Mallory Lane, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.371.7979 qhr.com Vento oversees Quorumâ€™s Management Services, Intensive Resources and Healthcare Affiliates business lines. With more than 35 years of progressive healthcare experience, he prioritizes helping clients achieve success through innovation and performance improvement. He also advises hospital boards on effectively navigating todayâ€™s challenging healthcare environment. Ventoâ€™s broad experience helps him create new business
solutions and develop successful management teams. Prior to joining Quorum, he served as chief operating officer and director of corporate utilization management at Epic Healthcare Services. Vento received a nursing degree from Cooke County College and bachelorâ€™s degree in business administration from North Texas State University.
Robert N. Vero, EdD Regional CEO, Tennessee Centerstone 1921 Ransom Place Nashville 37217Â 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Vero serves as the Centerstone regional CEO, Tennessee. He has worked in behavioral healthcare since 1976 and is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychological Examiner. He has also worked as a psychological consultant to the Nebraska State Highway Patrol and the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. In May 2018, he was named to Nashville Mayor David Brileyâ€™s new Community Behavioral Health and Wellness Advisory Council, which will help the mayor set priorities around behavioral health, mental illness and substance use issues. Vero is a two-time winner of the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizationâ€™s Volunteer Leadership Award and has served three terms as the organizationâ€™s president. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and his masterâ€™s in counseling from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Vero earned his doctorate in human development counseling from Vanderbilt.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Molly Vice Director of Leadership Health Care Nashville Health Care Council 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3151 healthcarecouncil.com In late 2017, Vice was named director of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to develop the talents of emerging industry leaders through educational programs and networking opportunities. Vice joined the Council staff in 2014 and most recently served as director of events and sponsorship fulfillment. Previously, she was an event manager for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Vice was a member of the Young Leaders Council Class 68 and begun serving as a Young Leaders Board Intern for Alive Hospice at the beginning of 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
John Voigt Member Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 1100 Nashville 37201 615.742.4200 srvhlaw.com Voigt heads the firm’s healthcare practice, spending the majority of his time representing providers and provider-owned and affiliated entities of all types from physician groups and hospitals to ambulatory centers and medical malpractice insurance companies. He has broad experience across a spectrum of legal issues ranging from regulatory compliance to hospital-physician integration to mergers and acquisitions. Voigt earned his law degree from Emory and his MBA from Wharton. He is a member of the executive council of the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, a past chair of the organization’s Health Law Forum, and a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Association. His work in health law has been recognized by numerous publications on a local and national basis.
W Hays Waldrop Founder & President Institute of Healthcare Executives & Suppliers 101 Hampstead Lane Franklin 37069 615.794.2501 ihesllc.com Waldrop founded the Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers and the Council of Supply Chain Executives in 2002 to serve as an educational platform for corporations to test and share ideas and strategies and to allow facilitated access to leading hospital executives. In late 2015, he launched the Council of Pharmacy Executives and Suppliers. The organizations currently work with more than 115 hospital CEOs and 50 leading healthcare corporations from across the country. Involved in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years, Waldrop is a member of Leadership Health Care and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been routinely recognized as a healthcare leader in Middle Tennessee and is a past “Health Care Heroes” honoree.
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Nick Walker Practice Leader & Nashville Managing Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 1400 Nashville 37201 615.503.2860 pwc.com/us/en/healthindustries/top-health-industryissues.html Walker is the managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Nashville office, as well as the firm’s Healthcare practice leader in both Nashville and across the Southeast. He has more than 25 years of experience serving a broad range of clients including SEC-registered healthcare providers and payers as well as privately held and non-profit healthcare entities. Walker’s Healthcare group helps develop PwC’s annual Top Health Industry Issues report, released each December. In addition to recurring audit and financial reporting, he has had significant involvement in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, due diligence, restructuring activities, internal control review and optimization assessments, and securities offerings/registrations under the Securities Acts. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he is a past vice chair of the Health Enterprises Network and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Paul Wallace Managing Director Heritage Group 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 150 Nashville 37215 615.665.8220 heritagegroupusa.com In 2011, Wallace joined Heritage Group, a venture capital firm with strategic investors representing some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations. Previously, he worked with a number of investing firms including Petra Capital, Lazard Asia, and Gilbert Global. He also served as a senior vice president with Healthways. Wallace received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and is a 2013 Council Fellow. He sits on a number of portfolio company boards.
Leigh Walton Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6201 bassberry.com Walton, who has helped develop the firm’s national healthcare practice, counsels healthcare providers in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and collaborative business agreements. She is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s 4,000-member M&A Committee and currently serves on the ABA’s Corporate Laws Committee. She has been recognized by Lawdragon Magazine as one of the top 500 lawyers in America for the last 10 consecutive years. In addition, the Vanderbilt Law School graduate has won numerous national and international accolades. A member of the American Health Lawyers Association, she speaks nationally on healthcare business and legal issues. Walton is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and a former board member of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Ming Wang, MD, PhD Founder & Director Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center CEO Aier-USA 1801 West End Ave., Suite 1150 Nashville 37203 615.321.8881 wangcataractlasik.com The renowned laser eye surgeon graduated from Harvard Medical School and is one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons to also hold a doctorate in laser physics, a degree he earned at MIT. He has performed more than 55,000 procedures and has debuted a number of new procedures and technologies in Tennessee. Wang is widely published, holds multiple patents for biotechnology vision innovations and heavily participates in ophthalmic research. He established the nonprofit Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, which has helped patients from more than 40 states and 55 countries with surgeries to restore vision performed at no charge. Additionally, he is involved in expanding healthcare options in his native China and is the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, he was named CEO of Aier-USA, to lead expansion efforts of China’s Aier Eye Hospital in the United States. Aier already has more than 170 locations in China and more than 75 locations in Europe.
Jim Ward, MD Chief Clinical Officer Saint Thomas Medical Partners 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomasdoctors.com Ward serves as the clinical dyad leadership partner with Yvette Doran for the multi-specialty physician group with nearly 600 physicians and practitioners across 100 locations. He had three decades of experience as a cardiologist in the Nashville market prior to becoming an Ascension administrative leader in 2003 in Pensacola, Fla. In his current role, he is focused on physician relationships, quality and clinical integration.
Marc Watkins, MD CMO & VP of Medical Affairs The Little Clinic 2620 Elm Hill Pike Nashville 37214 615.425.4200 thelittleclinic.com Watkins joined The Little Clinic in 2015 as vice president and corporate medical director and was promoted to chief medical officer in 2016. He oversees all medical-related aspects for The Little Clinic, including thought leadership and strategic direction for all health and wellness solutions. Previously, he spent six years with Concentra Health Services in a number of physician leadership roles. He earned his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross in Massachusetts and his medical degree and master’s in public health from Meharry. The board-certified physician is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. He is also the twotime recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal, having spent eight years in the U.S. Navy, serving exclusively with the U.S. Marines. Watkins is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council and a 2016 Council Fellow.
InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Alan Watson CEO Maury Regional Medical Center 1224 Trotwood Ave. Columbia 38401 931.381.1111 mauryregional.com Watson, who joined Maury Regional in February 2010 as COO, became CEO of the 275-bed facility in 2012. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience including prior experience as CEO at St. Mary’s Medical Centers in Campbell and Scott counties, Baptist Hospital West in the Knoxville area, and Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, Tenn. He has an undergraduate degree in nuclear medicine technology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and a master’s degree in community health administration from California College for Health Sciences. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he sits on the Tennessee Hospital Association Board and is a past chair.
Jennifer Weaver Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8116 wallerlaw.com Weaver focuses her practice on False Claims Act/ qui tam litigation, healthcare fraud investigations, Medicare audits and appeals, and corporate compliance issues. She has extensive experience representing healthcare providers in both federal and state False Claims Act litigation across the country, securing numerous legal victories. Weaver has defended pharmacy providers, hospitals, behavioral healthcare companies, long term care facilities, home health providers, laboratory companies, ambulance providers and medical device manufacturers in False Claims Act cases. She is also a frequent writer and speaker on False Claims Act and healthcare fraud and abuse issues. Weaver earned her undergraduate degree from New York University and her law degree from Columbia Law School.
Don Webb CEO Williamson Medical Center 4321 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.435.5000 williamsonmedicalcenter.org Under Webb’s leadership, WMC has launched a multi-specialty physician group, opened the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center and completed a massive renovation and expansion of its operating rooms and surgical space. Webb also spearheaded a strategic alignment with the Vanderbilt Health Network. He has been with WMC for 30 years and was named CEO in 2012. Webb is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, is a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and sits on the Tennessee Hospital Association Board.
Joseph Webb, DSc CEO Nashville General Hospital 1818 Albion St. Nashville 37208 615.341.4000 nashvillegeneral.org Webb became CEO at the beginning of 2015 following a nationwide search for an executive to lead Nashville General Hospital at Meharry,
a unique public-private alliance between the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority and the city’s primary academic medical centers. A veteran healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience, Webb previously was COO for Common Table Health Alliance in Memphis, COO for Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, and held a number of executive leadership positions during 17 years with Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. In addition to a master’s in health and physical education from Tennessee State University, Webb also has a master’s and doctorate in hospital and health services administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and sits on the Tennessee Hospital Association Solutions Group Board.
Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP Chair, Department of Pediatrics & Pediatrician-in-Chief Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way, Suite 2407 Nashville 37232 615.322.3377 childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org Webber joined the faculty as the James C. Overall Professor and pediatrician-in-chief in August 2012. After a national search, he came to Nashville from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and affiliated children’s hospital where he led the pediatric cardiology program and was medical director of the Pediatric Heart and Heart-Lung Transplant Program. Webber received his medical degree and residency training in the United Kingdom and completed additional training in the United States and Canada. He currently leads the second largest department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country.
Sam Weinstein, MD CEO Specialty Care 3 Maryland Farms, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.345.5400 specialtycare.net Weinstein joined clinical services provider company Specialty Care in 2015 as chief medical officer and was promoted to president and CMO the following year. In September 2017, he was elevated to his current role as CEO of the company that supports more than 400,000 procedures across the nation annually. Previously, Weinstein served as a medical operations consultant to a variety of healthcare companies. He has completed 30 mission trips around the world as a board member and surgical director for Heart Care International, which teaches congenital cardiac surgical techniques and management skills to local physicians in economically challenged countries. Weinstein earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also holds an MBA from Fordham University. He is a 2018 Council Fellow.
Phil Wenk, DDS President & CEO Delta Dental of Tennessee 240 Venture Circle Nashville 37228 800.223.3104 deltadentaltn.com Wenk joined Delta Dental of Tennessee as COO in March 1997 and was promoted to his current
position as president and CEO in January 2000. He has oversight of the largest independent dental insurance provider in the state with more than 2,000 employer groups representing in excess of 1 million Tennesseans. Prior to his role at Delta Dental, Wenk spent 20 years as a practicing dentist in Clinton, Tenn. and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is active in the community, serving in the past as board president for the American Cancer Society and currently sitting on the board for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Richard W. Westling Member Epstein Becker Green 424 Church St., Suite 2000 Nashville 37219 629.802.9251 ebglaw.com Westling launched the national firm’s Nashville office in June 2017. A member of EBG’s Health Care & Life Sciences and Litigation practices, Westling focuses on compliance and government enforcement defense and splits his time between Nashville and Washington, D.C. Previously a partner with Waller, his healthcare work has been recognized by Chambers USA and Nightingale’s Healthcare News. Westling earned his undergraduate degree from Sewanee: The University of the South and his law degree from Tulane. He holds a certification from the Health Care Compliance Association.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Marcus Whitney CEO Health:Further President & Co-founder Briovation Founding Partner Jumpstart Foundry 604 Gallatin Ave., Suite 211 Nashville 37206 email@example.com healthfurther.com briovation.com jsf.co Whitney is an entrepreneur and innovator. After launching his technology career as a programmer at HealthStream, he became chief architect and director of technology at Emma and has since co-founded multiple companies. He partnered with Vic Gatto to create Jumpstart in 2009. After starting out as an incubator, Jumpstart segued into to a seed stage healthcare innovation fund. In addition, the duo launched Health:Further to share ideas among the national thought leaders driving innovation while fostering affordable, sustainable solutions. More recently, Gatto and Whitney launched Briovation, focused on bringing innovation to healthcare. Whitney is also active in the community and sits on a number of corporate and nonprofit boards. He is co-owner and a board member for Nashville SC, the city’s first professional soccer franchise.
Michael Wiechart Executive VP & COO TeamHealth 320 Seven Springs Way, Suite 450 Brentwood 37027 800.342.2898 teamhealth.com Wiechart is part of the executive leadership team of Knoxville-based TeamHealth. Like CEO Leif Murphy, Wiechart divides time between Knoxville and his home city of Nashville. He brings nearly 30 years of healthcare management experience to his operational oversight of the clinician services organization, which has approximately 20,000 affiliated clinicians serving more than 3,200 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide. Prior to joining TeamHealth, Wiechart served as founder and managing director of Sunergeo Health Partners. Before that, he was president and CEO of RCCH Healthcare Partners and Capella Healthcare and also held leadership roles with LifePoint Health. Wiechart earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Tennessee and is currently a doctoral candidate in health services administration at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a member of the American Heart Association Middle Tennessee Board.
Ellyn Wilbur Executive Director Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations 42 Rutledge St. Nashville 37210-2043 615.244.2220 tamho.org After joining TAMHO in 2009, Wilbur, who came on board as the organization’s director of Policy and Advocacy, was promoted to the top staff spot in 2011. TAMHO is a statewide trade association representing community mental health centers and other not-for-profit corporations providing community-based behavioral health services. Wilbur, who has more than 30 years of behavioral health experience, previously held management positions with Magellan Health Services in Nash-
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ville and led Case Management, Inc. in Memphis. She sits on the board of Compass Coordination, Inc., which provides community-based supports for those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Wilbur is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Marie Williams Commissioner Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Andrew Jackson Building, Sixth Floor 500 Deaderick St. Nashville 37243 615.532.6503 tn.gov/behavioral-health After serving as deputy commissioner of TDMHSAS since August 2011, Williams was appointed commissioner in October 2016 by Gov. Bill Haslam and reappointed to the role under Gov. Bill Lee. A licensed clinical social worker, she has oversight of the agency’s divisions ranging from crisis and mental health services to substance abuse prevention and combatting the opioid epidemic. Earlier in her career, Williams served as director of Homeless Services for Catholic Charities of Memphis and was later selected as a Community Builder Fellow with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Calling on that experience, she launched the Creating Homes Initiative after joining TDMHSAS and has won national accolades for the program’s success.
Michele Williams, MD CMO & Medical Director Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center 1035 14th Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.327.9400 mwchc.org Williams began working with the non-profit community health center as a pediatrician in 2002 and was named medical director in 2005. A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Williams is actively involved in a number of quality initiatives and primary care organizations and is an advisory committee member for the Bureau of TennCare and the Tennessee Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program. She began her career as a pediatrician and clinic coordinator at Meharry Medical College after completing undergrad, medical school and her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt. She is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Robin Williams, MD Board Chair Medical Foundation of Nashville 3301 West End Ave., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.712.6236 nashvillemedicine.org Williams chairs the Medical Foundation of Nashville Board, which supports health access, promotes healthy lifestyles, champions health and medical education, and cooperates with other charitable entities to work towards a healthier Nashville. Specific activities include public health education, coordinated charity care through Project Access Nashville Specialty Care (Formerly Bridges to Care Plus), and education for physicians and physicians in training. Williams is a breast surgeon with Saint Thomas Medical Partners. She earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland and surgical residency at Howard
University. She serves on the Nashville Academy of Medicine Board, is a former president of Tennessee Women in Medicine, and has volunteered with Project Access Nashville Specialty Care since 2013. Williams is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Andrea Willis, MD Senior VP & CMO BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga 37402 423.535.5600 bcbst.com In the fall of 2013, Willis was promoted to her current position to lead health programs for the company’s more than 3.4 million members with a focus on clinical quality, optimizing care and overall medical management. Willis previously served as medical director of the BlueCross CHOICES Long-Term Services and Supports Program. Prior to that, she was medical director for BlueCare Tennessee and CoverTennessee. Before joining BlueCross, Willis was director of CoverKids and deputy commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and holds a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Morgan Wills, MD President & CEO Siloam Health 820 Gale Lane Nashville 37204 615.298.5406 siloamhealth.org Wills was tapped to lead Siloam in 2013 upon the retirement of long-time president and CEO Nancy West. He had been an internist at the nonprofit safety net health clinic since 2000, serving as the sole staff physician for the first five years. In 2010, Wills founded the Siloam Institute of Faith, Health and Culture as an educational initiative of the health center, which has a mission of bridging the gap among the faith community, the medically underserved, and academic medicine. Wills, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, received his medical degree from Vanderbilt and his master’s degree in theological studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is a 2016 Council Fellow.
Amy Wilson, RN, MSN Chief Nursing Officer Ascension Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 sthealth.com Wilson moved to Nashville to take on the systemwide role for Saint Thomas Health. Previously, she was chief nursing officer and chief operating officer for Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Prior to that, she spent six years at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham, taking on increasing executive duties. Wilson received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and her master’s degree, which has an emphasis on quality improvement and outcomes management, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Wilson is a certified professional in healthcare quality and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She is a member of the American Heart Association Middle Tennessee Board.
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 Blake Wilson First VP & Division Head, TMA Medical Banking INSBANK 2106 Crestmoor Road Nashville 37215 615.515.4272 insbanktn.com tmamedicalbanking.com In 2013, INSBANK and the Tennessee Medical Association teamed up to create TMA Medical Banking with dedicated services to meet medical practice needs including customized financing solutions for working capital, medical equipment and facilities, and practice acquisitions, as well as customary banking products and services. Wilson was selected to oversee this strategic partnership in July 2013. Wilson, who joined INSBANK in 2008 as a commercial credit analyst, served as assistant vice president and relationship manager immediately prior to taking on his current role.
Stephen Wilson CEO UnitedHealthcare of Tennessee & Arkansas 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.3622 uhc.com Wilson was appointed to the chief executive office for Tennessee, Arkansas and southwest Virginia in June 2017. Immediately prior, he was CFO for the Southeast Region, which includes 22 offices across nine states. Before joining UnitedHealthcare in 2006, Wilson worked for John Deere Health Care for nearly a decade. He received both is undergraduate degree and MBA from Illinois State University.
Bryant C. Witt Partner Hall Booth Smith PC 424 Church St., Suite 2950 Nashville 37219 615.277.5002 hallboothsmith.com Witt has extensive experience in all aspects of the representation of hospitals, physicians and other healthcare organizations. He also handles complex regulatory issues. Witt, who led his former firm’s healthcare practice group, has substantial trial experience defending healthcare entities in professional liability matters and business litigation. Witt received his law degree from the University of Memphis and is a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association and the Health Law Sections of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations.
Karey Witty Executive VP & COO Envision Healthcare 1A Burton Hills Blvd. Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 evhc.net A veteran healthcare executive, Witty joined Envision Healthcare in October 2017 after serving for two years as CEO of the correctional healthcare company Corizon Health. Witty has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare operations, finance, strategic planning, M&A, public equity, banking, risk management and budgeting. On the board of Corizon since 2011, he was CFO of Correctional Medical Services preceding the merger that formed Corizon Health. He has also held CFO posts for Nashville-based naviHealth, HealthSpring, and Centene Corporation. Witty is on the board for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Pamela Womack CEO Mental Health Cooperative 275 Cumberland Bend Nashville 37228 615.726.3340 mhc-tn.org CEO since MHC’s founding in 1993, Womack led the development of this full-service behavioral health agency for adults, children and adolescents. Today, MHC offers integrated care that includes community-based case management, psychiatric clinic, psychotherapy and 24-hour emergency services with 10 offices serving 42 counties. Womack initiated MHC’s partnership with Metro Police, making MHC the agency of record for immediate mental illness triage and assessment. Womack, who previously served 14 years as director of Community Services for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Victor Wu, MD CMO Division of TennCare 310 Great Circle Road Nashville 37243 615.507.6440 tn.gov/tenncare As chief medical officer for the Division of TennCare, Wu leads efforts to ensure quality and the effective delivery of medical, pharmacy and dental services to members. He also supports payment reform and transformation initiatives across the agency. Prior to his state role, he held physician executive positions with Evolent Health. Previously, he was a clinical attending at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as well as an assistant professor at George Washington University School of Medicine. In 2013-2014, Wu served as a White House Fellow to the Secretary of Health and Human Services working on ACA implementation and other reform and quality initiatives. The Vanderbilt graduate and Tennessee native completed a joint MD/MPH program at Emory and is board certified in internal medicine.
Tom Wylly Senior Partner Brentwood Capital Advisors 5000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 350 Franklin 37067 615.224.3830 brentwoodcap.com One of the city’s go-to healthcare finance intermediaries with 40 years investment banking
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experience, Wylly advises rapidly growing healthcare technology and outsourced services companies on M&A, recapitalization and capital raising transactions. Prior to joining BCA in August 2001, he was co-head of the corporate finance department of J.C. Bradford & Co. He joined J.C. Bradford in 1980 and was named partner five years later. Before that, he was with Wachovia as a corporate banking officer. Wylly also sits on the Nashville Capital Network Advisory Board and is a former board member of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Y Caroline Young Executive Director NashvilleHealth ONEC1TY 8 City Blvd., Suite 204 Nashville 37209 615.257.6451 nashvillehealth.org Young partnered with Sen. Bill Frist, MD in 2015 to create NashvilleHealth, an initiative aimed at addressing health equity issues and making their hometown healthier. Previously, Young spent more than a decade with the Nashville Health Care Council, joining the organization in 2004 as vice president and founding executive director of Leadership Health Care before being named president in 2008. Before that, she was the founding executive director of the Tennessee Biotechnology Association (now Life Science Tennessee) and director of communications and advertising for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Young, who earned her undergraduate degree at Ole Miss and her master’s from the University of Tennessee, sits on the Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Board of Directors and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Kinika Young Director of Children’s Health Tennessee Justice Center 211 Seventh Ave. N., Suite 100 Nashville 37219 615.255.0331 tnjustice.org Young joined the Tennessee Justice Center in 2017 to lead the children’s health team, working to build a movement across the state to protect and strengthen the safety net for the most vulnerable children in the state. Her work helps Tennesseans understand their role in ensuring that every Tennessee child has a healthy start and a pathway to prosperity. Young graduated summa cum laude from Florida A&M University with a degree in political science, followed by law school at Tulane University, graduating cum laude in 2006. She is an active member of the Napier-Looby Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association, and National Bar Association. Young was a member of the Nashville Emerging Leaders Class of 2010, TBA Leadership Law Class of 2013, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellowship Class of 2016, and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
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The Communicators Whether it’s spreading the word about exciting breakthroughs or managing the message in times of crisis, Middle Tennessee is home to some of the nation’s premier healthcare communicators and strategists. Bradford Group The Bradford Group, under the leadership of Jeff Bradford, integrates public relations, digital marketing, outbound marketing and social media with an equal emphasis on traditional and new media strategies. The firm has a number of clients in the healthcare and tech space including Bernard Health and Cumberland Pharmaceuticals. DVL Seigenthaler/FINN Partners One of the largest communications firms in the Southeast, the agency works with clients across most every industry segment. However, there is a depth of experience and knowledge within healthcare with clients including Centerstone, Alive Hospice, Meharry, LifePoint Health and many others. Managing Partners Beth Seigenthaler Courtney and Amy Seigenthaler Pierce, along with partner and healthcare guru Nicole Cottrill, lead an awardwinning team of healthcare public relations experts. Lam.Agency Since 1991, John Lam has been at the helm of the healthcare communications firm he co-founded. The Lam.Agency (formerly Lam-Andrews) focuses
on healthcare marketing, media, public relations, social media and web design. The agency has served healthcare clients across the spectrum – from large physician practices including Tennessee Oncology to hospital campaigns for NorthCrest Medical Center – for more than 25 years. Laura Campbell & Associates Laura Campbell has more than two decades experience helping launch and grow companies. During her career, she has assisted more than 500 new ventures and existing businesses in their growth and development through a variety of services ranging from strategic planning to corporate communications to executive coaching. One of the founders of the Nashville Health Care Council, she calls upon her background to help a range of clients including JourneyPure, Raiven Healthcare, and MedQuest. Lovell Communications Founded by communications industry veteran Paula Lovell in 1988, the firm is now led by CEO & President Rosemary Plorin, a former NMN “Women to Watch” honoree who brings keen insight and a depth of experience in healthcare crisis management, regulatory and compliance issues,
M&A, and other urgent and emergent issues facing clients. Great in a crisis, the award-winning marketing communications and public relations team is equally adept at sharing the good news and innovations coming from their national client base, which includes hospitals and health systems, start-ups and publicly held companies, and physician practices of all sizes. Jarrard, Phillips, Cate & Hancock Under the leadership of David Jarrard, the firm has built a national reputation for helping clients strategically navigate growth, government relations and issue management. Together with co-founding partners Kevin Phillips, Ann Hancock Toomey and Molly Cate (a former NMN “Women to Watch” honoree who now leads the firm’s Chicago office), Jarrard has built a team filled with strategists and industry thought leaders. MP&F Strategic Communications Founded by Mark McNeely and under the leadership of Managing Partner David Fox, this Nashville-based firm has provided public relations and strategic communications for clients across numerous industries, including a large presence in healthcare
for more than three decades. The award-winning firm was founded in 1987 as a one-person consultancy and today has more than 70 communications strategists on staff. ReviveHealth Brandon Edwards leads this award-winning agency focused on the intersection of healthcare delivery, finance and innovation. Now part of the Weber Shandwick family, ReviveHealth is based in Nashville with offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Boston. CEO Edwards and President Joanne Thornton lead a full-service team of communications professionals that help national healthcare clients navigate branding, marketing, digital, public relations and crisis management. Varallo Public Relations Deb Varallo founded her public relations and strategic marketing firm in 1991. Clients include healthcare companies and many service providers that touch the industry including accounting, law, and architecture firms. In addition non-profit organizations like Neighborhood Health rely on Varallo to share their news.
INDEX 2nd Generation Capital....................21
Brookdale Senior Living................... 3
Cressey & Co..........................................17
Ascension Saint Thomas Health..............2, 12, 16, 22, 35, 37, 44
Burr & Forman.............................24, 39
Cumberland Consulting Group.... 8
Cadence Bank........................................ 11
Cumberland Heights................. 12, 37
Aegis Sciences Corporation.......... 4 Aier-USA.................................................42 Alive Hospice.........................................31 Alliance Oncology.............................38 Amedisys................................................24 American Addiction Centers........................................10, 14, 31 American Health Partners............... 3 American Pathology Partners....25 American Physician Partners...............................................3, 35 AMSURG................................................. 10 Ankura...................................................... 10 Applied Health Analytics............... 10 Ardent Health Services.......2, 23, 41
Aspire Health........................................37 Avondale/Hilliard Lyons........ 24, 30 Baker Donelson..................7, 11, 19, 20 Bass, Berry & Sims................. 6, 12, 21, 22, 34, 35, 42 BDO.............................................................31 Belmont University.....................19, 39 Bernard Health.....................................39 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee......................................20, 44 Bone McAllester Norton...........2, 24 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings................6, 7, 8, 20, 26, 31 Brentwood Capital Advisors...... 46 Briovation........................................ 18, 44
CapStar Bank.......................................28 CareHere............................................ 3, 10 CareSpot Express...............................15 Center for Medical Interoperability....................................... 8 Centerstone..................... 19, 21, 30, 31, 34, 37, 41 Change Healthcare.............................12 Community Health Systems.........................2, 16 , 21, 37, 38
DCI Donor Services/Tennessee Donor Services.....................................18 Delta Dental of Tennessee........... 43 Dickinson Wright................................26 Dispensary of Hope..........................32 Diversicare Healthcare Services.............................................. 8, 28 DW Franklin Consulting..................18 eDoc4u.....................................................38
Compassus............................ 13, 28, 40
Envision Healthcare...........21, 38, 46
Council Capital................................6, 22
Epstein Becker Green..................... 43 continued on page 48
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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2019 INDEX ESa..................................................... 30, 35
Faith Family Medical Center................................................ 21, 32
PhyMed Healthcare Group.......6, 17
Polsinelli............................................. 13, 19
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center.................................4, 44
Premier Radiology............................... 8
Farris Bobango.....................................14 FCA Venture Partners.....................24 Fifth Third Bancorp...........................25 First Tennessee Bank......................... 6 FirstBank................................................. 10 FOCUS Search Partners..................17 Frost-Arnett Company..............7, 30 FTI Consulting......................................32 Gordon Group.......................................18 Gould Turner Group..........................27
Maury Regional Medical Center...................................................... 43 MedEquities Realty Trust...............28 MEDHOST.................................................2 Medical Foundation of Nashville..................................................44 Meharry Medical College.................13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 36
PricewaterhouseCoopers..............42 Qualifacts Systems............................23 Quorum Health..............16, 24, 38, 41 Radsource.................................................2 Raymond James.................................39 Regions Bank.......................................... 4 Results Physiotherapy....................40 Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy.................36
Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance.............................................33, 37 Tivity Health.........................................40 Trilliant Health..........................................2 TriStar Centennial Medical Center........................4, 10, 11, 15, 16, 37 TriStar Health......................6, 17, 35, 41 TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center....................................... 4 TriStar Horizon Medical Center........................................................18 TriStar Skyline Medical Center.........................................16, 31, 39 TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center......................................... 11, 28, 36
Gresham Smith..............................4, 34
Mental Health America of the MidSouth.................................................38
Hall Booth Smith....................... 26, 46
Mental Health Cooperative.......... 46
Saint Thomas Medical Partners.............................................14, 42
Harpeth Capital..................................... 8
Metro Public Health Department...........................................26
Saint Thomas Midtown & West Hospitals.....................................39 Saint Thomas Rutherford...............16
Health Connect Partners...............27
Monroe Carell Jr. Childrenâ€™s Hospital at Vanderbilt................. 7, 19, 35, 43
Mountain Group Partners................ 11
Sarah Cannon Research Institute.................4, 18, 19, 22, 23, 38
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic........32
Shearwater Health............................... 4
Vanderbilt Health..........7, 25, 33, 34
Nashville Academy of Medicine......................................... 26, 34
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison..................................................42
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.........................................16
Vanderbilt Law School & Health Policy Center........................... 6
HCA................. 8, 15, 20, 21, 22, 32, 35 HCP............................................................24
Heritage Group................... 28, 30, 42
Sarah Cannon..................8, 23, 25, 37
Nashville Capital Network............. 10
Nashville Entrepreneur Center......7
Nashville General Hospital.....14, 43
HighPoint Health System..............32
Nashville Health Care Council...............................21, 25, 36, 42
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company......................... 30
Heritage Medical Associates.......................................... 7, 18
Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics.......................................... 11 Inner Design Studio...........................14
Nashville Medical Group Management Association..............21
Sumner Regional Medical Center.......................................................32 Surgery Partners..................................14
Nashville Technology Council.... 30
Insight Genetics.............................12, 21
Nashville Vascular & Vein Institute.........................................36
Institute of Healthcare Executives & Suppliers....................42
NashvilleHealth............................. 17, 46
National Health Investors.........2, 28
Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations......................44
National HealthCare Corp..............................................2, 16, 40
JumpStart Foundry.................. 18, 44
Tennessee Department of Health....................................................... 34
North Highland Company.............36
Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services...................................................44
TriStar Summit Medical Center...............................................20, 27 U.S. Senate................................................2 UnitedHealthcare...................... 32, 46 Urology Associates............................15
Vanderbilt Medical Group.............38 Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinics.....................7, 15, 22 Vanderbilt University Medical Center............3, 15, 23, 27, 33, 36, 38 Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management..........................................41 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine................................3, 6, 27, 30 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing...............................16, 31, 33, 36 Vanderbilt Vaccine Center.............12 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center......................... 4, 22, 23, 33, 34 Virsys12.................................................... 20 Voyent Partners...........................18, 24
Tennessee Hospital Association................................ 4, 10, 41
Waller.............................6, 7, 20, 24, 26, 27, 30, 34, 43
Tennessee Justice Center..... 22, 46
Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center....................................42
Kraft Healthcare Consulting........28
NorthCrest Medical Center............12
KraftCPAs.................................. 2, 10, 34
NuSirt Biopharma................................ 11
LBMC.........................7, 8, 15, 28, 31, 40
Tennessee Medical Association...............................4, 27, 30
Life Credit Union.................................39
Tennessee Nurses Association....18
LifePoint Health........................11, 14, 21
Lipscomb University.....................11, 12
Petra Capital Partners.................6, 16
Tennessee Oncology.............4, 8, 14, 18, 19, 22, 32, 38
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TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center......................................................... 8
Williamson Medical Center..............................................30, 43 Willis Towers Watson........................21
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