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Interesting times call for innovative leadership. As you turn the pages of the 2015 edition of InCharge Healthcare, a compilation of key decisionmakers and thought leaders across Middle Tennessee’s expansive healthcare industry, the depth and breadth of the area’s talent pool is readily apparent. Nashville is blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit embodied by leaders willing to tweak ‘conventional wisdom’ when new ideas are required. Recognizing the need to explore different strategies and hone new skill sets to meet the demands of an industry undergoing transformative change, the Nashville Health Care Council launched a unique executive leadership program in late 2012 … the Council Fellows Initiative. To date, two classes have graduated from the program, and the 2015 Fellows class has recently been announced. Using a collaborative, integrated approach, Council Fellows brings together senior executives from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss new This year’s cover was shot at the War Memorial Building in frameworks for healthcare delivery, downtown Nashville on, quite appropriately, Veteran’s Day. Thank disruptive innovation, healthcare policy, you to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for working with us balancing value and cost, population on capturing these beautiful photos and to the healthcare leaders featured on our cover. The group is pictured here (L-R): Hovious, health management, and other critical Pearson, Frist, Williams and Brown. issues facing the industry. The program – which is co-led by Sen. Bill Frist, MD, and Larry Van Horn, PhD – includes individual leadership development, immersion experiences and insights from many nationally recognized innovators. This year’s cover pays tribute to the impact this important initiative has on Nashville and the nation as Council Fellows take the experiences gained during the intensive, five-month program back to their respective sectors of healthcare and apply new insights and ideas to move the industry forward in an era of reform.
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Featured on this year’s cover are (L-R): • Edward Pearson, senior vice president and chief operating officer for HealthStream and a 2014 Fellow; • Hayley Hovious, executive director of the Council Fellows Initiative; • The Hon. William H. Frist, MD, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, renowned transplant surgeon, partner at Cressey & Co., and co-leader of the Council Fellows Initiative; • Laura Beth Brown, RN, MSN, president of Vanderbilt Home Care Services, vice president of Vanderbilt Health Services, and a 2013 Fellow; and • Herman Williams, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for RegionalCare Hospital Partners and a 2014 Fellow. We invite you to learn more about the five leaders featured on our cover … plus nearly 400 other executives leading the area’s healthcare industry … as you flip through the pages of this guide. We sincerely hope you’ll find InCharge Healthcare 2015 a useful resource you turn to often to tap into our vast local expertise. 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.
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A Sami S. Abbasi President & CEO American Pathology Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.916.3200 ap2.com Abbasi brought more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience when he joined APP as CEO in 2011. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of National Surgical Care, Inc. in Dallas, which was acquired by AmSurg. Prior to that, Abassi was co-founder, president and CEO of diagnostic imaging service provider Radiologix, Inc. and served as COO and CFO for Adminiquest, which serviced the insurance and benefits industry. Abbasi serves as director and chairman of the audit committee for Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I, as well as director for American CareSource Holdings. Clint Adams 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 25 years of accounting and healthcare experience to the lead financial role for the health services company. Previously, he 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 and serves on the board of Leadership Health Care. Robert Adams Chairman, CEO & Inside Director 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. He was named CEO in November 2004 and became chairman of the board Jan. 1, 2009. Adams has extensive long-term care experience, including serving NHC as a healthcare center administrator, regional vice president, COO, and president with his leadership responsibilities increasing as NHC and its affiliates have grown to operate more than 150 operations and programs in 10 states. Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN Executive Director Tennessee Nurses Association 545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 405 Nashville 37228 615.254.0350 tnaonline.org Prior to assuming leadership for the state’s professional nursing organization in 2006,
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Adkins held various leadership positions over two decades at Vanderbilt, where she maintains an adjunct faculty position at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in nursing administration from VUSN, and is a 1997 graduate of the Parish Nurse Preparation Institute at the Marquette University College of Nursing. At Vanderbilt, she developed and directed the Center for Parish Nursing and Health Ministries and is a past president of the National Health Ministries Association. Karen Ahern Senior VP, National Healthcare Finance Fifth Third Bank 424 Church St., Suite 500 Nashville 37219 615.687.8020 53.com In 2011, Ahern stepped into the role overseeing national healthcare lending after joining Fifth Third in 2008 as director of healthcare banking. Previously, the healthcare finance veteran was with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and also headed up healthcare finance at National City. In 1996, Ahern became the first finance professional elected to the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Bill Alexander President & Chief Revenue Officer Tennessee Oncology PLLC 300 20th Ave. N., Suite 301 Nashville 37203 615.329.0570 tnoncology.com Alexander serves as president and chief revenue officer of Tennessee Oncology, the state’s largest and rapidly growing physician-owned oncology practice. Alexander, who joined the practice in 1996, manages operations, as well as strategic planning and execution efforts. As a comprehensive network, Tennessee Oncology provides a full range of diagnostic services, including oncology-specific expertise in PET/CT and laboratory services. Each clinic location provides on-site chemotherapy treatments so patients receive care in their community. The practice employs more than 80 oncologists in 30 locations throughout Middle and Southeast Tennessee. Bill Anderson Chairman & CEO MEDHOST 6550 Carothers Parkway, Suite 100 Franklin 37067 615.761.1000 medhost.com Since November 2009, Anderson has served as chairman and CEO of MEDHOST, which was founded in 1984 and provides HIT solutions focused on acute care, behavioral health, long term acute care and specialty surgical facilities. He brings more than 30 years experience in the technology and financial industries to this role. Previously, he spent 19 years with KPMG Peat Marwick. Anderson also has served as CEO of Universal Tax Systems, Inc., Bankrate, Inc. and Block Financial Corporation.
Doug Andrews Co-founder & President Lam-Andrews Marketing and Communications 1201 Eighth Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.297.7717 lam-andrews.com Andrews, who co-founded this healthcare communications firm in 1991, is responsible for business development, operations and strategic planning. He also serves as the firm’s technology director, applying a range of online marketing expertise to help clients maximize brand awareness and lead generation using web-based tactics. 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 experience working with healthcare companies and medical professionals on a variety of corporate, operational, transactional and regulatory matters and publishes the “Physicians’ Legal Update” newsletter. 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. Carlos L. Arteaga, MD Associate Director for Clinical Research; Director, Breast Cancer Program; Director, Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies; & Director, VICC Research Network Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 2220 Pierce Ave. 682 Preston Research Building Nashville 37232-6838 615.936.3524 vicc.org An internationally renowned physician-scientist and prolific author, Arteaga leads the prestigious Vanderbilt National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer SPORE grant and is one of Stand Up to Cancer’s Dream Team investigators. He took the reins of the American Association of Cancer Research as the national organization’s 2014-15 president. Arteaga also serves on the scientific advisory board for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. A medical oncologist by training, Arteaga joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 1989. Jordan Asher, MD CMO & Chief Integration Officer MissionPoint Health Partners 523 Mainstream Drive Nashville 37228 615.284.5700 missionpointhealth.org In his role with MissionPoint, Asher focuses on clinical integration among providers, facilities and other partners within the care delivery platform.
InCharge He’s also charged with designing and implementing care models focused on improved health status. Previously, he was the physician network executive for Saint Thomas Health where he focused on creating and implementing physician alignment strategies. He was in private practice for 13 years and served as medical director for a large multispeciality group. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Society of Hypertension. Asher completed his medical training at Vanderbilt. Brent Atkinson VP, Operations Tennessee Medical Association 2301 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Atkinson has been with TMA since 2005 overseeing accounting, operations management and human resources functions for the state’s professional organization for physicians. He was named to the executive leadership team at the end of 2012. Atkinson holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and business management and a graduate degree in finance. Ralph C. Atkinson, III, MD President Nephrology Associates PC 28 White Bridge Road, Suite 300 Nashville 37205 615.356.4111 tnkidney.com Board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Atkinson became president of the 28-physician nephrology practice in 2012. He is a former chief-of-staff for TriStar Centennial Medical Center and is currently medical director for the hospital’s kidney transplant program. Atkinson serves as medial director for Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) Lawrenceburg, FMC South, and FMC Acute Services. He joined Nephrology Associates in 1991. Mark Awh, MD Founder & President Radsource LLC 8 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.376.7500 radsource.us An authority on magnetic resonance imaging, Awh was a founder of Radsource, a joint venture between United Surgical Partners International and Imaging Specialists, in 2001. Awh oversees the company, which offers subspecialized MRI interpretation and ProtonPACS, a hybrid hosted PACS solution for physician practices, hospitals, and imaging centers. Prior to founding Radsource, Awh served as director of MRI at Saint Thomas Hospital and as president of one of the nation’s largest radiology private practices. He is frequent speaker at national MRI meetings and has authored numerous scientific articles and texts.
B Scott Bagwell President Experian Health 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.661.5657 experian.com/health Founded in 1996 as Passport Health, the company was acquired by Experian in November 2013. Bagwell, who was senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Passport, was named president of Experian Health in October 2014 and is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the Experian subsidiary, which is focused on orchestrating every facet of the revenue cycle for greater operational efficiency and patient engagement. Before joining Passport in 2010, Bagwell was senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for McKesson Pharmacy Systems and RelayHealth Pharmacy business units. He has more than 25 years experience leading sales and marketing efforts for national healthcare technology companies. Ben Baker COO CareHere 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 350 Brentwood 37027 615.221.5901 carehere.com Baker, who co-founded CareHere in 2004 with Ernie Clevenger, has more than 25 years experience in customer service, information technology, quality management and business process improvement. Having just celebrated a decade in business, CareHere specializes in providing on-site healthcare and manages more than 160 health and wellness centers in 22 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 pioneered by General Electric. Baker earned his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Jeff Balser, MD, PhD Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & 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 hand selected Balser as his successor.
JB Barber Executive Director The Frist Clinic 2400 Patterson St., Suite 400 Nashville 37203 615.342.5900 thefristclinic.com As executive director of the Frist Clinic, Barber oversees a large, diverse practice with 200-plus employees. Founded in 1993, the TriStaraffiliated, multi-specialty practice is home base for more than 40 board-certified physicians and mid-level providers. Barber joined the practice in 2014. Previously, he was director of operations for HCA Physician Services in the west Florida division and prior to that served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years. He has more than two decades of medical practice management experience and is a certified medical practice executive. David Bartholomew President & CEO HCCA Health Connections 12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37207 615.921-9510 hccahc.com Bartholomew joined the parent company of HCCA 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 HCCA, 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. Samuel W. “Bo” Bartholomew III President PharmMD 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.346.0880 pharmmd.com Bartholomew has overseen exponential growth of this national medication therapy management company since its inception in 2006. Prior to co-founding PharmMD, Bartholomew incubated a health advocacy company and a telemedicine physician access startup company. Earlier, Bartholomew was associate administrator for HCA’s Centennial Medical Center in Nashville and StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. He serves on multiple boards and is a past chair of Leadership Health Care and is a 2013 Council Fellow. 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 Jasper, Tenn., she relocated to Middle Tennessee in 1998 to take the position of chief nursing and operating officer
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for Hendersonville Medical Center. She moved to sister facility, TriStar Skyline, in 2004 as COO before returning to Hendersonville in 2007 to take the CEO position. John Barton Executive VP, Head of Specialized Industries Banking Regions Bank 150 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 1500 Nashville 37219 615.770.4241 regions.com In June 2009, Barton was named the executive vice president in charge of Regions’ healthcare banking division. In 2011, his role was expanded to specialized industries, giving him oversight of transportation, restaurant, and technology/defense, in addition to the healthcare team. Previously, he was managing director and co-head of the Nashville healthcare group at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He has also held management positions at CRC Equities and Third National Bank. Thomas Bartrum Shareholder Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5641 bakerdonelson.com Bartrum is a nationally regarded healthcare regulatory expert who advises clients on regulatory and transactional issues, as well as fraud and abuse allegations. He is co-chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s National Task Force on Health Reform. Bartrum has devoted much of his practice to the development of clinical integration models and other hospital-physician collaboration. He writes extensively on the subject of healthcare law. Bartrum has been regularly recognized for his work in healthcare in Best Lawyers and Chambers USA. James Bearden Chairman & CEO Gresham, Smith and Partners 511 Union St. 1400 Nashville City Center Nashville 37219 615.770.8100 greshamsmith.com Bearden joined GS&P in 1976 as an intern architect and was named CEO in 2007. He has more than 30 years of national and international healthcare design experience, which is a specialty of the large firm. Bearden is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a founding board member of the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentoring Program. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Yarnell Beatty VP, Advocacy Tennessee Medical Association 2301 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Beatty joined the TMA in 2001 as general coun-
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sel, was named director of Legal & Government Affairs in 2004 and took on his current role at the end of 2012. Prior to joining the 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. Craig 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 the Tennessee Hospital and Education Research Foundation 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. Johanna C. Bendell, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Director, GI Cancer Research Program & Associate Director, Drug Development Program Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 tnoncology.com sarahcannonresearch.com Bendell joined Sarah Cannon in 2008 and leads the clinical trial menu for GI Cancers for SCRI, as well as designs trials for GI cancers. She also works in early drug development to help guide first-in-man agents to proof-of-concept studies. Bendell received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Chicago. She 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 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is board certified in medical oncology. Gordon Bernard, MD Associate Vice Chancellor 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’s efforts to move research from bench to bedside. He has leadership and oversight responsibility for the offices of Grants and Contracts, the Clinical Research Center, the Clinical Trials Center, Research Support Services, the Vanderbilt Institutional Review Board, the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. After receiving a $20 million, five-year federal Clinical
and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) grant, Bernard also serves as principal investigator of the CTSA Coordinating Center. Bernard sits on the board of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and chairs the company’s Medical Advisory Board. Mickey Bilbrey President & CEO Quorum Health Resources 105 Continental Place Brentwood 37027 615.371.7979 qhr.com Bilbrey became CEO in 2014, taking on strategic and operational responsibilities for QHR, which provides management and consulting expertise to hospital clients in 38 states across the U.S. The company offers a continuum of services from full hospital management to consulting solutions in key performance areas. An industry veteran with more than three decades of experience in all aspects of hospital operations, management and consulting, Bilbrey previously served as president of QHR Intensive Resources and as vice president of QHR’s Eastern Division operations. 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 almost 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 has traveled abroad on several healthcare trade missions and has advised the United Kingdom’s Department of Health regarding possible revisions to the National Health Service. His work has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and other national, state and local publications. David L. Black, PhD Chairman & CEO Aegis Sciences Corp. 515 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.255.2400 aegislabs.com Black is an internationally recognized forensic toxicologist and founder of Aegis. He serves as a consultant to major organizations for development of substance abuse prevention and testing programs and has extensive experience as an expert witness in local, state, national and international court cases involving drug use and testing. In addition to his position at Aegis, Black is a clinical associate professor in Pathology at Vanderbilt University and a board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. Black is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.
InCharge Mike Blackburn Managing Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com Prior to co-founding Petra, Blackburn was a venture partner at Richland Ventures, another Nashville-based venture capital firm. Before that, he was an associate with Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale & Smith, a healthcare services and IT venture capital firm. Blackburn has served as a director for CapRock, STI Knowledge, Santé Pediatric Services and Navigator. Petra’s current and past portfolio features a number of healthcare companies including Clinipace, HealthTeacher, New Century Hospice, Salveo Specialty Pharmacy, Opportune IT Healthcare Solutions, SUN Behavioral Health and SpecialtyCare. Jim Blumstein Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law & Policy Vanderbilt Law School Director Vanderbilt Health Policy Center 131 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.322.3710 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. He wrote the amicus brief that provided the legal argument used by Chief Justice John Roberts to strike down the state mandate to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. 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. Gordon Bonnyman Co-founder Tennessee Justice Center 301 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37201 615.255.0331 tnjustice.org In 1996, Bonnyman and fellow attorney Michele Johnson launched the Tennessee Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm providing services to lowincome clients, particularly those struggling to find access to healthcare. He served as executive director of TJC through 2013 before handing the leadership reins to Johnson. Bonnyman continues to serve clients as a TJC staff attorney. Best known for his work on behalf of TennCare enrollees, Bonnyman has received numerous awards including recognition from the American Bar Association, the American Cancer Society, the Tennessee Primary Care Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the
National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Prior to founding the TJC, Bonnyman spent 23 years as a Legal Services attorney. Dennis Bottorff Managing General Partner & Co-founder Council Capital 30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 576 Nashville 37215 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com In 2000, Bottorff co-founded Council Capital, a private equity firm with approximately $200 million of capital under management. Investments primarily are in early-growth and growth stage companies in healthcare services and healthcare IT. As a successful financial services CEO, Bottorff created more than $7 billion in realized shareholder value. During his 32-year banking career, Bottorff served as the key executive of four banks. He has served on many corporate boards from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He is board chair for Council Capital portfolio company NuScriptRX and a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. Jack Bovender Retired Chairman & CEO HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Bovender is an HCA icon who un-retired to help
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Tommy Frist resurrect the company in the late ’90s. He was named CEO in early 2001 and led HCA’s then-record $33 billion leveraged buyout in 2006. Bovender retired from his CEO post at the end of 2008 before stepping down as chairman a year later. Bovender, a former chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council, stays active in the city’s healthcare industry and has led several overseas trade missions for the Health Care Council. Scott Bowers President & COO Corizon Health 105 Westpark Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.373.3100 corizonhealth.com In August 2014, Bowers was named president and COO for the correctional healthcare company, which provides services to almost 350,000 inmates at 534 facilities in 27 states. Bowers had served as president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee since 2010. Before that, he was CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community and State plans in Ohio, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Bowers also had experience in the Illinois Medicaid market as a member of the senior leadership team that participated in three health plan acquisitions before ultimately selling the plan to a national government-sponsored insurer. Bowers has an undergraduate degree from Princeton and an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business. Richard Bracken Retired Chairman HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Bracken, who began his career with HCA in 1981, announced his retirement as CEO at the end of 2013 and as chairman at the end of 2014. Over his 33 years with the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, Bracken filled a variety of roles, including serving as CEO of Centennial Medical Center. In 1995, he was appointed president of HCA’s Pacific Division. By July 2001, he was COO for the entire company. Six months later, in January 2002, he added president to his title. Elected to the HCA Board in late 2002, he became president and CEO at the beginning of 2009 and was named chairman and CEO by the end of that same year upon Jack Bovender’s retirement. Bracken led HCA back to the public markets in March 2011. At the time of his retirement, the company had more than 160 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states and England and had grown to more than 200,000 employees. Jeff Bradford President & CEO the Bradford Group 2115 Yeaman Place, Suite 210 Nashville 37206 615.515.4888 bradfordgroup.com A writer by training, Bradford co-founded the communications firm that bears his name in
March 2000. Although the company has a broad spectrum of clients, healthcare and health technology play a prominent role in the Bradford Group’s client roster. Prior to establishing the firm, Bradford served as a senior vice president for Bill Hudson & Associates and executive vice president of Holder Kennedy. Jenni Bradley Director of Talent Development Nashville Health Care Council 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3140 healthcarecouncil.com In 2014, Bradley was promoted to director of Talent Development with oversight of the Council’s activities to offer unique education and networking opportunities for those rising in their healthcare careers, including participants in the Council’s 800-member Leadership Health Care Initiative. Prior to her new role, Bradley served as LHC director. Before joining the Council, Bradley worked the nation’s capital in positions with the U.S. Department of Education, the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence and in the office of Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. She earned her master’s in Political Management from George Washington University. Stephen Braun Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2300 babc.com As a partner at BABC, Braun advises hospitals, surgery centers and other providers in transactional, regulatory and operations matters. He has represented issuers or underwriters in a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking, oil and gas, biotechnology, retail and manufacturing. Earlier in his career, Braun was the senior vice president and general counsel of HCA Inc. from 1991 to 1997. His work in healthcare law has been routinely recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America, which listed him as ‘Lawyer of the Year,’ Nashville, M&A Law for 2015. Michael Brent Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2361 babc.com Brent chairs the Long Term Care and Senior Housing and Tennessee Certificate of Need practice teams within the healthcare group at BABC. His practice focuses primarily on business law and the 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, in addition to the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. His work in healthcare has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America and the Expert Guide to the “Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.”
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Charlie Brock President & CEO Launch Tennessee 211 Seventh Ave. N. Nashville 37219 615.673.4419 launchtn.org Brock heads up this public-private partnership supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee. Previously, Brock helped establish Foxmark Media in 1998, growing it into one of the nation’s largest mall advertising companies before selling it in 2006 to Australia-based EYE Corp. Brock also helped launch FourBridges Capital Advisers and was a founding partner of the Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, the city’s first organized angel fund. He was also CEO of CO.LAB, a Chattanooga accelerator. John Brock, MD Chair & Surgeon-in-Chief Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1060 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Brock is professor of urologic surgery and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. In 1992, he became the director of the Division of Pediatric Urology. He 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. Brian Browder Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8636 wallerlaw.com Browder, former chair of the healthcare department at Waller, works with a range of healthcare companies considering complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate law matters. He is regularly asked to lecture on transactional issues within the healthcare industry and has been recognized for his work in the field by a number of national publications including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. He is committed to helping clients improve the availability and quality of healthcare within the communities they serve. Mike Browder Executive VP & CFO RegionalCare Hospital Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.844.9800 regionalcare.net The former president and CEO of Essent Healthcare was named to the senior leadership team of RegionalCare after the two merged in the fall of 2011 to form a hospital system focused on non-urban markets. Browder, who joined Essent in 2001 as an executive vice president and CFO, took over leadership of that company in 2007.
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Previous experience includes serving as senior vice president and CFO for TMC Healthcare and vice president of Operations Finance for Health Management Associates. A CPA, Browder began his career in the Atlanta office of Ernst & Young. He is an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Laura Beth Brown, RN, MSN President Vanderbilt Home Care Services Vice President Vanderbilt Health Services 2120 Belcourt Ave. Nashville 37232 615.936.0036 vanderbilthealth.com/homecare Brown, who was appointed to her role as vice president for Vanderbilt Health Services in January 2012, has operational oversight for VHS and its subsidiary entities. Additionally, she serves as president of VHCS where she has spent the past 13 years developing and leading the nationally recognized home care provider. She oversees an average daily census of 600 patients and more than 250 employees. Brown, a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows, earned her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in Health Systems Management from Vanderbilt. Jim Browne CEO Heritage Medical Associates 222 22nd Ave N., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.284.2222 heritagemedical.com Browne holds master’s degrees in both Business Administration and Health Administration, as well as an undergraduate degree in Nursing. He 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. Mary Bufwack, PhD CEO Neighborhood Health 711 Main St. Nashville 37206 615.227.3000 neighborhoodhealthtn.org Bufwack has served as CEO of Neighborhood Health (formerly United Neighborhood Health Services), a nonprofit community health center organization in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for more than 25 years. Neighborhood Health has grown significantly and now serves more than 32,000 patients annually in 11 clinic locations. Programs range from immunizations and prenatal care to management of chronic conditions and mental health and substance abuse services. Previously, Bufwack spent seven years on the faculty of Colgate University in upstate New York. After relocating to Nashville, she worked with the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter before taking the lead position at Neighborhood Health. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and has been recognized by the Center for Non-profit Management as CEO of the Year.
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Michael Burcham, DHA President & CEO Nashville Entrepreneur Center 41 Peabody St. Nashville 37210 615.873.1257 ec.co Burcham, who has extensive experience in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, looks to the Entrepreneur Center as a conduit between innovative ideas and the critical resources needed to accelerate business creation and growth. From 2001-2007, he was president of ParadigmHealth. Prior to that, he founded and served as president of Theraphysics, a venture-backed specialty healthcare firm managing rehabilitation services. He also spent five years as a vice president with HCA in the managed care arena. Burcham was also the founder and director of the Accelerator Summer Business Institute, an intensive four-week immersion program for undergraduate students, and he continues to teach at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. He earned his doctorate in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and his MBA from the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont. Howard A. “Skip” Burris III, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC President, Clinical Operations Sarah Cannon CMO & Executive Director, Drug Development Program Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 tnoncology.com sarahcannonresearch.com Burris joined Sarah Cannon in 1997 and serves in leadership roles for both Sarah Cannon and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, one of the nation’s largest global strategic research organizations with a focus of advancing therapies for patients. Burris received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama, followed by residency and a fellowship in hematology/ oncology at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. While there, he served as director of clinical research at the Institute for Drug Development of The Cancer Therapy and Research Center and was an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center. His research interests have focused on developing investigational agents and phase I and II testing of these new compounds. 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 25 years experience with M&A transactions and raising capital for middle market companies. Previously, he served as senior managing director and head of invest-
ment 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 2014 Council Fellow.
C Debbie Cagle CEO Advantage Behavioral Health 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 866.726.4560 centerstone.org Cagle is CEO of Advantage Behavioral Health, a not-for-profit behavioral health administrative management organization founded by Centerstone. She provides executive leadership and strategic planning, overseeing business operations, managed care contract relationships and the advancement of strategic initiatives. Prior to Centerstone, Cagle served as COO of ValueOptions of Tennessee, coordinating relationships with key mental health stakeholders including state officials, advocates, consumers, providers and other BHOs. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Matt Caldwell CEO University Medical Center 1411 W. Baddour Parkway Lebanon 37087 615.443.2500 universitymedicalcenter.com In January 2013, Caldwell was named chief executive officer of University Medical Center. With two decades of healthcare service experience, Caldwell most recently served as CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center, another HMA (now Community Health Systems) facility. He also held executive positions in operations and patient services at several other hospitals in Texas. Caldwell holds his master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. 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, Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI), and Phydata. In November 2012, ADI announced a partnership with Optimal Radiology, which provides radiology solutions for hospitals and health systems nationwide. Calendine, who also serves as CMO for Optimal Radiology, is a board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist. He received his medical degree from UT - Memphis and completed his residency and fellowship training at Atlanta’s Emory University. Calendine is co-chair of the American College of Radiology GRID Committee.
InCharge Chris Callaghan, DPA President & COO Insight Genetics 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 510 Nashville 37217 615.255.8880 insightgenetics.com Callaghan co-founded Insight Genetics in 2007. The company develops advanced molecular diagnostic products that enable personalized cancer care and partners with researchers, pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies to deliver targeted treatment. Previously, Callaghan managed, as CEO, the turnaround of two affiliated environmental management service companies based in Michigan and led their sale to EarthTech, a subsidiary of Tyco International. Kevin Campbell Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2325 babc.com Campbell’s practice focuses exclusively 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 and large accountable care organizations. 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.” Laura Campbell President & CEO Laura Campbell & Associates P.O. Box 1868 Brentwood 37024 615.376.9294 laura-campbell.com Nashville healthcare insider Laura Campbell has more than two decades of experience in the local healthcare and venture capital industries and has assisted more than 250 new ventures and existing businesses in growth and development. Prior to launching her consulting firm in 1997, she was instrumental in founding the Nashville Health Care Council and served as a partner for Massey Burch Capital Corp. Earlier in her career, she directed investor relations, marketing and public relations for Wessex Corp., a publicly traded healthcare company. Leslie Campbell COO & Executive VP Diversicare Healthcare Services 1621 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood 37027 615.771.7575 dvcr.com Campbell has been with Diversicare, a provider of long-term care services, since January 2013 and brings more than two decades of experience to her executive role. Diversicare serves patients
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in approximately 52 skilled nursing and senior housing centers with more than 6,300 licensed nursing beds in nine states, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. Prior to Diversicare, Campbell spent 19 years with Golden Living, which has more than 300 locations in 21 states. Campbell served in a number of leadership roles with Golden Living including division president, vice president of Operations and senior vice president of Operations. 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 four years later. 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 is the immediate past board chair for the Federation of American Hospitals. He also currently sits on the Nashville Health Care Council Board. Prior to HCA, Campbell worked in the treasurer’s department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours in Delaware.
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HEALTHCARE Louis Caputo CEO TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center 200 StoneCrest Blvd. Smyrna 37167 615.768.2000 tristarstonecrest.com
drug treatment center in Nashville. Four years later, he scaled the model to a national level with Foundations Recovery Network, leading the company until 2009. That same year, he cofounded Performance Revolution LLC (dba FitRx), a company focused on weight management, and served as CEO until 2011.
Caputo assumed the role of CEO at TriStar StoneCrest, a 109-bed facility in north Rutherford County, in March 2014. He has more than 10 years of executive leadership in both administrative 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.
Larry Cash President, Financial Services & CFO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net
William F. Carpenter III Chairman & CEO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.8500 lifepointhospitals.com Carpenter has served as CEO since 2006 and assumed the additional position of chairman of the board in 2010. He is a founding employee of LifePoint, which was established in 1999, and has held various leadership positions within the company. He is a trustee and past chair of the Federation of American Hospitals. Carpenter is the 2014-15 chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors and is a member of the Avondale Advisory Board. Lucy Carter Partner Carter Lankford CPAs 1114 17th Ave. S., Suite 101 Nashville 37212 615.320.0225 clcpas.com Carter, a CPA, has provided tax, litigation support, audit, compliance, management consulting, reimbursement, and compensation services to healthcare and professional service providers since 1977. She is the author of numerous articles appearing in The Journal of Accountancy, Healthcare Financial Management and Nashville Medical News. Michael Cartwright Chairman & CEO American Addiction Centers 115 East Park Drive, Second Floor Brentwood 37027 888.300.3332 americanaddictioncenters.org Cartwright is at the helm of AAC, a leading provider of inpatient substance abuse treatment services for adolescents and adults, which he led to the public markets in 2014. Founded in 2004, the CARF-accredited, research-based company specializes in dual diagnosis cases, simultaneously addressing addiction and other mental health disorders at one of six facilities across the country. Cartwright has served as board chair since 2011 and as CEO since June 2013. He has two decades of experience in the addiction treatment industry. In 1995, he founded Foundations Associates, a not-for-profit alcohol and
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Continually recognized as one of the best CFOs in the hospital industry, Cash has managed the finances of CHS since 1997. Under his tenure, the company completed its 2000 initial public offering and the 50-facility Triad Hospitals acquisition in 2007. Prior to CHS, Cash held senior-level finance roles with Columbia/HCA, Humana and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Molly Cate Partner Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock 219 Ward Circle, Suite 3 Brentwood 37027 615.254.0575 jarrardinc.com Cate is a former healthcare industry journalist perhaps best known locally for authoring Nashville’s healthcare industry insider newsletter, Inside Baseball. In 2006, she co-founded Jarrard, one of the nation’s top 15 healthcare PR firms, where she advises hospital and health system leaders across the country on issue management, crisis management, media relations and corporate campaigns. Cate, who is a member of the MTSU School of Journalism Professional Advisory Board, was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. She is also a former board member of Leadership Health Care and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. 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, the company provides consulting and software services to hospitals and health systems to foster patient engagement and population health management. Chamberlain oversees strategy development, operations and investor and partner relations. He has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry with expertise in employer-focused health initiatives and was the founder and CEO of Aegis, Inc. for nearly 18 years before launching Applied Health Analytics.
Sid Chambless Executive Director/ Managing Partner Nashville Capital Network 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.322.9016 nashvillecapital.com Since 2003, Chambless has led Nashville Capital Network, a leading angel investment organization that accelerates the growth of early-stage companies. The network has invested millions into more than 30 local companies including Aspire Health, Shareable Ink, Pathfinder Technologies, NextGxDx, and Breathe America. Chambless is also the managing partner of NCN Angel Fund I & II and the fund administrator for Tennessee Angel Fund, a statewide angel co-investment fund launched as part of the TNInvestco program. Previously he was executive vice president of Surfari, Inc. and was responsible for M&A, raising capital, business development and sales and marketing activities. Beth Chase CEO C3 Consulting 2975 Sidco Drive Nashville 37204 615.371.8612 c3-consult.com A founding partner of C3, 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, she co-founded a local management and information technology firm and began her career with IBM. She is board chair for PearlPoint Cancer Support and a past board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. Tom Cigarran Retired Chairman & Co-founder Healthways Inc. Chairman & Governor Nashville Predators Bridgestone Arena 501 Broadway Nashville 37203 615.770.2100 Co-founder of the disease management and wellness company, Cigarran is the former chairman, CEO and director of Healthways. He was also co-founder and former chairman and CEO of AmSurg Corporation where he still serves on the board of directors. He also sits on the board for Nashville Capital Network and is a current board member and past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council. Cigarran has also served as chair of the advisory board of the Vanderbilt Owen School Healthcare MBA program. In 2010, he stepped outside of his healthcare roots to take over as chairman of the Nashville Predators NHL Hockey Club but remains active within the city’s healthcare industry.
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HEALTHCARE Phillip Clendenin Executive VP, Operations AmSurg Corporation 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com
Clendenin joined AmSurg in March 2009 as senior vice president, Corporate Services. In February 2013, he was named to his current post. 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. Ernie Clevenger President & CEO 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 selffunded 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. He brings that institutional knowledge to his leadership of CareHere, which specializes in providing on-site healthcare through employers. CareHere manages more than 160 health and wellness centers in 22 states, providing medical services to more than 90,000 employees and 225,000 members. Earlier in his career, Clevenger served as president of American Progressive Benefits and as executive vice president of Alliance Underwriters. He received his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Jim Cloar President & CEO Pathfinder Technologies 2969 Armory Drive, Suite 100A Nashville 37204 615.783.0094 pathnav.com Cloar was named president and CEO of Pathfinder Therapeutics in March 2012. Previously, he served as vice president and general manager of Medtronic Navigation and Imaging Division. Pathfinder Technologies offers computer-assisted navigation systems to increase precision and confidence by providing advanced 3D visualization of anatomic structures and real-time tracking of therapeutic delivery tools for surgeons and interventional radiologists. Mike Collins Managing Director & CEO 2nd Generation Capital, LLC 618 Church St., Suite 430 Nashville 37219 615.846.7650 2ndgeneration.com A CPA, Collins founded 2nd Generation Capital, a merchant banking firm active in private
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offerings, as an investment principal, advisor and placement agent through its subsidiary 2nd Generation Financial LLC. Collins has been engaged in the merchant banking and venture capital industries as a principal and senior executive for the majority of his career with extensive experience in healthcare services and biotechnology. He is also a member of KraftCPAs PLLC, an affiliate of and minority investor in 2nd Generation. Physician inventors and practices frequently engage Collins. Most recently, he has represented practices in Tennessee, Texas, Alabama and Michigan to evaluate their strategic options and seek strategic buyers. For physician inventors, he has helped to secure more than $1.5 billion in royalties from the sale of patented medical technology. Collins has sat on numerous corporate boards and advisory councils. David Condra Founder, Chairman & CEO Amplion Clinical Communications 632 Melrose Ave. Nashville 37211 615.843.9000 amplionalert.com Founded as Dalcon Communications Systems in 1979, healthcare technology veteran Condra announced a corporate name change to Amplion Clinical Communications to better reflect the company’s focus on developing and implementing wireless patient-care communication technology in late 2012. Condra, who graduated from Vanderbilt with a degree in electrical engineering, was instrumental in growing the Nashville Technology Council and served as the organization’s first president from 2000-2005. He also founded Nashville Capital Network, providing connections to Nashville’s angel community for entrepreneurs seeking private capital. Additionally, he is a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight, transporting patients in need. Joe C. Cook, Jr. Co-founder & Principal Mountain Group Capital Executive Chairman NuSirt Biopharma 1600 Division St., Suite 580 Nashville 37203 615.843-9100 mgcfund.com nusirt.com For nearly 50 years, 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 after more than 28 years of service. Cook came out of retirement to lead Amylin Pharmaceuticals as chairman from 1998-2009 and CEO from 1998-2003. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Cook returned to the Southeast and founded Mountain Group Capital, 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, he currently serves as executive chair for NuSirt Biopharma and is on the boards of Castle Biosciences, Corcept Therapeutics, Clinical Products and Diabetes Care Group. Cook is also a founder and past chairman of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in Massachusetts and continues to serve on the board.
Steve Corbeil President TriStar Health System 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com In 2011, Corbeil was named president of HCA’s TriStar Division. He had served in the same capacity for the company’s Midwest Division in Kansas City since 2007. In his current role, Corbeil is responsible for TriStar’s 15 hospitals and nine surgery centers in Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. From 1996-2000, Corbeil served as CEO of HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital. Prior to returning to HCA in 2007, he held several senior-level multimarket leadership positions with Tenet Healthcare. Beth Seigenthaler Courtney Chairman & CEO Seigenthaler Public Relations 115 29th Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.327.7999 seigenthaler.com An award-winning communications specialist, Seigenthaler orchestrates strategic programs on behalf of the firm’s corporate clients. Both Seigenthaler and the firm have been recognized on a local, state, regional and national basis for outstanding work. Seigenthaler PR’s healthcare roster includes LifePoint Hospitals, Centerstone, NuSirt Biopharma, Insight Genetics, Onlife Health, and The Heritage at Brentwood, among others. Seigenthaler began her career with Hill, Holiday, Conners and Cosmopolous Advertising & PR in Boston and then worked for Projection Public Relations in London. She joined Seigenthaler Public Relations in 1987, was elected president in 1997 and CEO in 2004. She is carrying on the creative legacy of her father, the late Tom Seigenthaler, who founded the firm in 1972. Richard G. Cowart Shareholder, Chair of Health & Public Policy Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5660 bakerdonelson.com Cowart is the chair of the firm’s health and public policy department and a member of the firm’s board of directors. Cowart is a recognized authority in advising senior management regarding policy, regulatory and business issues related to healthcare. He serves as strategic counsel to healthcare companies and counsels 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 and a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives. Cowart has been regularly recognized among the nation’s best healthcare attorneys in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers.
InCharge 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. Within a year, the bank had commitments in excess of $400 million to healthcare companies and had 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. Christy Tosh Crider Shareholder Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5608 bakerdonelson.com Crider heads the firm’s long term care industry service team and concentrates her practice in long term care, behavioral health companies, managing the litigation of numerous long term care facilities around the country, medical
malpractice litigation and many areas of tort and commercial litigation. She works with healthcare companies on quality assurance, corporate compliance, general business advice and litigation avoidance. She also chairs the firm’s nationally recognized Women’s Initiative. Dell Crosslin Managing Principal Crosslin & Associates PC 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 & Associates. With more than 40 years of public and private accounting and consulting experience, Crosslin has served as a business advisor to a broad range of industries including numerous healthcare organizations. His expertise includes audit, strategic planning, fraud examination, forensic accounting, information technology studies, and development of financial statement packages. He also serves as managing principal of STAT Solutions, a physician practice service organization that is a subsidiary of Crosslin & Associates. Active in the community, he currently serves on the audit committee for Saint Thomas Health Services.
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 United States 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.
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The company develops advanced molecular diagnostic products that enable personalized cancer care and partners with researchers, pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies to deliver targeted treatments. Prior to co-founding Insight, Dahlhauser served on the executive team of Genetic Assays, Inc., a molecular clinical diagnostics company. Duncan Dashiff Co-founder & Managing Director Epiphany Health Ventures 3401 West End Ave., Suite 310 Nashville 37203 615.515.9880 epiphanyhealth.com In late 2011, Dashiff and Harry Jacobson, MD, launched this specialized investment fund designed to enable innovation in the healthcare delivery system through the creation of, and investment in, ‘highly disruptive’ healthcare services company. EHV’s first portfolio company is behavioral health company MindCare Solutions. Previously, Dashiff served as managing director with Morgan Keegan’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group and co-head of the Healthcare Corporate & Investment Banking practice of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Earlier in his career, he was with Smith Barney in New York and Raymond James in Nashville. Ben Davis, MD Chairman, President & CEO PathGroup, Inc. 5301 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.221.4455 pathgroup.com Davis has been at the helm of PathGroup since 1996, the year the company was formed, serving as chairman, president and CEO. 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. Ralph Davis Partner Cressey & Co. 2525 West End Ave., Suite 1250 Nashville 37203 615.369.8400 cresseyco.com Davis is a partner in Cressey, which was formed in 2007 with an eye on the healthcare private-equity market. He has responsibility for acquisitions, divestitures and oversight of portfolio companies. The Yale Law School alum also focuses on legal, structural, regulatory and financial matters relative to company funds and portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, he was a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis LLP, serving as chairman of the board from 2004 to 2008.
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, most recently serving as senior vice president and COO. Previously, he also served as chief information officer with oversight of health information technology and data management. Davis holds an MBA with a healthcare management concentration from Lipscomb University. Roger L. Davis, PharmD Dean & Professor of Pharmacy Practice Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy One University Park Drive Nashville 37204-3951 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. 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. During that time, he also served as the associate executive director of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association for 23 years. Neil de Crescenzo President & CEO Emdeon 3055 Lebanon Road Nashville 37214 615.932.3000 emdeon.com Appointed as president and CEO of Emdeon in September 2013, de Crescenzo has a strong healthcare background. 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 major hospital system, large physician practice and major health insurer. He began his career in investment banking in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Maria de Fatima Lima, PhD 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 to her post in 1998 and has oversight of Meharry’s doctoral and master’s level students in the areas
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of neuroscience, microbiology/immunology, pharmacology, cancer biology and public health. She has been affiliated with Meharry for more than two decades, having completed her post-doctoral work at the institution and then accepting a faculty role. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Jim Deal CEO Hospice Compassus 12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 360 Brentwood 37027 615.377.7022 hospicecompassus.com Deal led the management team in founding the company in 2006. Today, Hospice Compassus serves patients at more than 50 locations in 14 states. Prior to this venture, Deal, who has more than 35 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 a number of boards including AmSurg. John A. Deane President Southwind, A Division of The Advisory Board Company Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.385.2126 advisory.com/consulting/ southwind As founder of Southwind, now a division of The Advisory Board Company, Deane has extensive management experience in the field of hospital/ physician alignment. He has led numerous engagements focused on strategic planning and restructuring of the employed physician enterprise, physician compensation model design and implementation, practice acquisition, and alternative models of physician alignment. Previous experience includes serving in executive leadership roles for a national physician practice management company and in the academic medical center arena. Keith C. Dennen Member Dickinson Wright 424 Church St., Suite 1401 Nashville 37219 615.780.1106 dickinson-wright.com Dennen joined Dickinson Wright in 2012 and concentrates his practice in the areas of healthcare law, intellectual property law, estate and probate, employment law, corporate and transactional law and litigation. He has represented clients in a range of matters including in administrative, regulatory, 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.
InCharge David M. Dill President & COO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.8500 lifepointhospitals.com Dill, who joined LifePoint in 2007, has extensive healthcare experience. Prior to his current role, he served as LifePoint’s executive vice president and CFO. 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 is a former director of Psychiatric Solutions, a behavioral health services company. Jason Dinger, PhD CEO MissionPoint Health Partners 523 Mainstream Drive Nashville 37228 615.284.5700 missionpointhealth.org Dinger is CEO of MissionPoint Health Partners, one of the first dedicated accountable care organizations created in response to reforming the care delivery system in the U.S. In his position, Dinger oversees strategic, operational and cultural development of MissionPoint. Previously, he directed Saint Thomas Health Ventures where he was instrumental in the development of non-acute service lines including the Dispensary of Hope, Saint Thomas Research Institute and
Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation. Prior to that, Dinger was CEO of a consulting firm with national and international clients. Robert Dittus, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health & Health Care and Senior Associate Dean Population Health Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical Center Director Institute for Medicine & Public Health 1310 24th Ave. South Fourth Floor – GRECC MCE, Suite 6000 Nashville 37212 615.322.7916 mc.vanderbilt.edu Part of the medical center’s senior leadership team, Dittus, who was recruited to Vanderbilt in 1997, founded the Center for Health Services Research in 2000 and created the Institute for Medicine and Public Health in 2007. For more than three decades, he has devoted his energies into improving the quality, safety and equity of healthcare, health delivery systems and public health policy. He served as founding president of the Academy for Healthcare Improvement and sits on a national committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Faculty Scholars Program.
Rebecca Donner Founder & Principal Inner Design Studio 7103 Baker’s Bridge Road, Suite 106 Brentwood 37027 615.321.0696 innerdesignstudio.com Donner began her career designing primarily healthcare and financial projects with Hue, Inc. In 1993, she used her significant healthcare experience to found Inner Design Studio, which began with one employee and one client. Today, the nine-person firm handles nearly 700 healthcare projects a year at facilities across the United States. Donner is certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). She volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations and is a board member of the Nashville Chapter of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Tennessee Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. Thomas Doub, PhD CEO Centerstone Research Institute 44 Vantage Way, Suite 280 Nashville 37228 615.463.6240 centerstoneresearch.org Doub works with academic researchers and clinicians nationwide to improve access to mental health and addiction treatments. A renowned researcher in his own right, Doub served as Centerstone’s vice president for Research and
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COO before his 2012 appointment to CEO of CRI. Previously, 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. Doub is a visiting fellow for the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies. John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH Commissioner Tennessee Department of Health 710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower, Fifth Floor Nashville 37243 615.741.3111 health.state.tn.us Dreyzehner was appointed to the state’s top public health spot in 2011. The board-certified physician is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has extensive public health leadership experience and previously served as director of Virginia’s Cumberland Plateau Health District. Dreyzehner began his medical service as a United States Air Force flight surgeon and has private practice experience in both occupational and addiction medicine. He holds a number of faculty appointments and has served in leadership positions in several regional and national medical and public health organizations. He is a 2014 Council Fellow. 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 Vanderbilt University hospitals and clinics. In addition to strategic planning, recruitment and retention, Dubree also serves as associate dean for Clinical Practice at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is a Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow and a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Daryl Dunn VP, Healthcare Interior Design Services, Inc. 209 Powell Place Brentwood 37027 615.376-1200 ids-tn.com Dunn is responsible for the overall delivery and execution of IDS’s HPG contract and healthcaredriven operations. A certified public accountant, he has been with IDS since 1993 and has led expansive growth in healthcare revenues. Previously, he was director of accounting with ImageAmerica/MedInc and was a staff auditor with Price Waterhouse before that. Dunn is a current board member for the Nashville Health Care Council.
Wayne Easterwood CIO Centerstone Research Institute 44 Vantage Way, Suite 280 Nashville 37228 615.463.6240 centerstoneresearch.org Prior to joining CRI as chief information officer, Easterwood served for 13 years with Centerstone as vice president for Information Systems. He has led the infusion of technology and electronic health record functionality to the desktop of clinical staff at Centerstone. As an early adopter of the electronic clinical record, Centerstone overcame many of the barriers presented by its original merger of five regional mental health agencies. Previously, Easterwood served as director of Implementation with Qualifacts Systems, Inc. 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 35 urologists, who provide service through 12 Nashville-area offices and 9 satellite rural clinics in Tennessee and Kentucky. While serving as president and chairman of the board of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, he was instrumental in establishing Nashville’s Bridges to Care Plus to provide specialty care to the indigent through donated services. Eckstein, who has been a practicing urologist since 1981, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt. Mitch Edgeworth COO Vanderbilt University Hospital 1301 Medical Center Drive 3805 TVC Nashville 37232-5100 615.343.7995 mc.vanderbilt.edu Edgeworth joined Vanderbilt in his current role in 2012. Previously, he was with Community Health System, the last three years serving as a regional vice president for Quorum Health Resources. Prior to his work with CHS, Edgeworth was 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 earned undergraduate degrees from Lipscomb University and Georgia Tech. Edgeworth also holds an MBA from Duke and began his healthcare career with Duke University Health System. He is a current board member for the Nashville Health Care Council.
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Brandon Edwards CEO ReviveHealth 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 214 Nashville 37203 615.742.7242 thinkrevivehealth.com Edwards founded ReviveHealth in Santa Barbara, Calif. in 2009, opened a second office in Nashville in March 2011, and acquired healthcare marketing firm Interval in November 2014, which added a Minneapolis office. In 2012, Edwards, who has more than 20 years healthcare communications experience, relocated to the Nashville office and established it as ReviveHealth’s corporate headquarters. Prior to founding the firm, Edwards oversaw crisis management for Tenet Healthcare and later worked as president and COO of a national public affairs firm and senior strategist for the firm’s healthcare practice. The firm, which doubled its staff in 2014, was named PRWeek’s 2014 ‘Small PR Agency of the Year,’ ReviveHealth is among the nation’s top 15 firms for healthcare strategic communication as ranked by O’Dwyer’s. Dawn Edwards VP, Private Wealth Management The Bank of Nashville, a Division of Synovus 2022 West End Ave. Nashville 37203 615.271.2113 bankofnashville.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. Prior to that, Edwards worked in retail and business banking for another area financial institution. She has more than 15 years of banking experience. Chuck Elcan Co-founder & President Chinaco Healthcare Corp. 3100 West End Ave., Suite 500 Nashville 37203 615.269.6519 chc-healthcare.com Elcan and Thomas Frist, Jr., MD, HCA co-founder and chairman emeritus, launched Chinaco Healthcare in 2008. A year later, in the summer of 2009, the company announced intentions to build its first 500-bed hospital in China, which opened in the summer of 2014. Previously, Elcan was CEO and president of MedCap Properties, a Nashville-based firm that owned, operated and developed real estate in the healthcare field. After MedCap was purchased by Health Care Property Investors, Inc., Elcan served as executive vice president of Medical Office Properties for HCP. From 1992-1997, Elcan was a founder and investor in Behavioral Healthcare Corporation, which is now Ardent Health Services.
InCharge Greg Eli Partner, Healthcare Industry Leader Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain 5250 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.309.2225 lbmc.com Eli, a partner in the accounting and assurance practice, brings over 25 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. The CPA is an active participant in the Leading Edge Alliance Healthcare Special Interest Group of over 125 accounting firms worldwide. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, where he represented the public accounting industry. Dan Elrod Attorney Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 1600 Nashville 37201 615.651.6702 butlersnow.com
domestic and foreign insurance companies with regard to Tennessee regulatory issues. Among his multiple honors, Elrod was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Administrative/Regulatory Law in 2013 and Government Relations Practice in 2015. David Emery Chairman & CEO Healthcare Realty Trust 3310 West End Ave., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.269.8175 healthcarerealty.com In May 1992, Emery formed the real estate investment trust that integrates owning, managing and developing properties associated with the delivery of healthcare services throughout the United States. Prior to Healthcare Realty, Emery was engaged in the development and management of commercial real estate in Nashville. Emery has been active in the real estate industry for over 45 years. As of the fourth quarter of 2014, Healthcare Realty had a medical real estate portfolio of approximately $3.2 billion invested in 200 properties with 14.3 million square feet owned in 30 sates and another 9.7 million square feet managed internally.
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A. Cherrie Epps, PhD President & CEO Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6904 mmc.edu A longtime member of Meharry’s leadership team, the veteran educator was named president and CEO in the fall of 2013. Epps, who is widely published, has been with the medical school since 1994 and has served in a variety of positions including vice president of Academic Affairs, dean of the School of Medicine, and interim president in 2007 and 2013. She is widely regarded as an expert on the accreditation process for academic medicine and has held national appointments. Epps has announced her intention to retire, and a national search is underway to find her replacement. 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 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
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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. Starling Evins, MD CMO Williamson Medical Center 4321 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.435.5000 williamsonmedicalcenter.org In January 2013, Evins was named chief medical officer for Williamson Medical Center. As CMO, he serves as a liaison between WMC’s administration and the medical staff to develop and foster a fully integrated clinical network. Prior to his current role, the board-certified urologist served as chief of staff for 16 years at WMC and saw patients as part of his practice with Franklin Urological Associates and Urology Associates. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Evins is a past president of the Tennessee Urological Association and currently serves as chair of the WMC Foundation Board.
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 1700 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro 37129 615.396.4100 saintthomashealth.com Ferguson has served in his current role since 2006 and has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. In 1998, he joined Saint Thomas Rutherford (formerly Middle Tennessee Medical Center) 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 is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
David Fitzgerald Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com Fitzgerald is partner at Petra, focusing on healthcare, information technology and business services sectors for the private equity firm. 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 sits on the boards of healthcare companies including New Century Hospice, Salveo Specialty Pharmacy, Urgent Team, Clnipace Worldwide, and SUN Behavioral Health. Stephen Flatt, PhD President National HealthCare Corp. 100 East Vine St. Murfreesboro 37130 615.890.2020 nhccare.com After joining NHC in 2005, Flatt was named president at the beginning of 2009. Over the last several years, NHC has grown to operate more than 150 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 leadership rolls at his alma mater before that. He was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Flatt is on the board of The Community Foundation and Nashville Inner City Ministries. Mark Folk Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8135 wallerlaw.com Folk, who joined Waller in 2013, is well known for his work with investor-owned and tax-exempt providers as they establish new strategic partnerships, restructure lines of service and solidify capital for operations and expansion. His practice focuses on hospital companies, surgery centers and integrated delivery systems. Most recently he was co-chair of the healthcare department for Shutts & Bowen in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Folk has been regularly recognized for his healthcare work by Chambers USA. Tim Fouts Senior VP, Health Care Banking Capstar Bank 201 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 950 Nashville 37219 615.732.6454 capstarbank.com In January 2013, CapStar tapped SVP Tim Fouts to lead a new Health Care Banking Group. Fouts, who has been with the bank since its launch in July 2008, has built a commercial loan portfolio in excess of $100 million, predominantly in the healthcare sector. He has overseen the rapid growth of his industry group, doubling the number of team members in the first year of
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operation. Previously, Fouts served as a senior vice president at JP Morgan Chase and as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch. Paul Frankenberg Founder & Managing Partner FOCUS Search Partners 5410 Maryland Way, Suite 460 Brentwood 37027 615.301.4041 focussearchpartners.com Frankenberg founded FOCUS Search Partners in 2001 as a national healthcare executive recruitment firm. Since then, he has completed more than 500 corporate executive, senior management and board of director search assignments for healthcare clients as diverse as entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Modern Healthcare recently recognized Frankenberg for leading one of the “Top 25 Retained Healthcare Executive Search Firms in the USA.” He sits on the board of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He is co-author of the book, Burn Your Resume. 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 is now the firm’s chairman, 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 & Director PatientFocus 814 Church St., Suite 300 Nashville 37203 855.661.4384 patientfocus.com Since 2008, Frederiksen has been at the helm of PatientFocus (formerly PatientCredit), which focuses exclusively on patient-pay collections after insurance and before bad debt. Previously, he served as COO of Insight Healthcare Financial and was also COO with the Pine Creek Companies. He is a founding board member of Leadership Health Care and is founder and past president of the Vanderbilt Healthcare Alumni Association. Vaughn Frigon, MD CMO TennCare Bureau 310 Great Circle Road Nashville 37243 615.507-6444 tn.gov/tenncare Frigon joined the TennCare Bureau in the role of CMO at the beginning of 2013. A Virginia native and West Point grad, he served in the
InCharge U.S. Army Infantry as a platoon leader during the first Persian Gulf War. Prior to joining TennCare, Frigon was in private practice and also worked as lead medical director for the Unum Insurance Company in Chattanooga. In addition to his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, the board certified orthopaedic surgeon also holds a Healthcare 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 As a partner, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader is responsible for acquisitions, divestitures and oversight of portfolio companies at Cressey, which was formed in 2007 with an eye on the healthcare private-equity market. In 2013, he co-founded palliative healthcare company Aspire Health and serves as chairman of the board. He also co-leads the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative to groom healthcare executives to lead the industry with creativity and innovation. During his 12-year tenure (1994-2007) in the U.S. Senate, Frist held seats on the Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. A renowned heart and lung transplant surgeon who founded the transplant program at Vanderbilt, Frist is an adjunct professor of Surgery at both Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical School. 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, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Nashville Health Care Council. Robert A. Frist, Jr. CEO, President & Chairman HealthStream 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 450 Nashville 37203 615.301.3100 healthstream.com HealthStream co-founder Frist has served as CEO, president and chairman since 1990. Over the last 25 years, he has steadily grown the company into a leading provider of workforce development and research/patient experience solutions, using both organic growth/new products and acquisitions along the way. He is a co-founder and board member of Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center. Tommy Frist, Jr., MD Chairman Emeritus HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com One of the godfathers of healthcare in Nashville, Frist founded HCA with his father, the late Thomas F. Frist Sr., and the late Jack C. Massey. He became president of HCA nine years later, was named its chairman, president and CEO in 1987, and oversaw the company’s public-toprivate-to-public moves in the late ‘80s and early
‘90s. After stepping out of active management following HCA’s merger with Columbia, he returned to the fore later on in the ‘90s to right HCA’s ship following that merger. Today the company operates more than 160 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and in the United Kingdom and has more than 200,000 employees. More recently, Frist co-founded Chinaco Healthcare Corp. with Chuck Elcan. He is a director of the Frist Foundation, which invests in nonprofit organizations in Nashville to strengthen their ability to provide services. He also sits on the advisory board for Avondale Partners and is a past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council. Herb Fritch President Cigna-HealthSpring Inc. 9009 Carothers Parkway, Suite 501 Franklin 37067 615.236.6100 cignahealthspring.com Fritch, who founded HealthSpring in September 2000, served as chairman and CEO until the beginning of 2012 when Cigna Corporation acquired the company for $3.8 billion. After the acquisition, Fritch joined Cigna as president of CignaHealthSpring to oversee the company’s strategic expansion in the growing seniors and Medicare segment and guide new opportunities for customers transitioning into retirement years. Previously, Fritch served as president of North America Medical Management, an independent physician association management company, and as regional vice president at Partners National Health Plans. He serves on a number of boards including FCA Venture Partners. He is a current board member for the Nashville Health Care Council.
G Ronald Galbraith, PhD Chairman & Chief Consulting Officer OnFocus Healthcare, Inc. 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 440 Brentwood 37027 615.871.4321 onfocushealthcare.com An industry leader in organizational development and human performance, Galbraith is the founding partner of OnFocus Healthcare, which offers healthcare business execution software solutions to support process and performance improvement. He has worked with hundreds of healthcare organizations and executive teams since founding the company in 1985 (then called m21partners), creating practical models for converting strategy into action. Galbraith previously served as vice president for Executive Development with HCA. He completed his doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University. Stacey Garrett Founding Member & Chair Bone McAllester Norton PLLC 511 Union St., Suite 1600 Nashville 37219 615.238.6350 bonelaw.com Garrett 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, corporate transactions, healthcare and government affairs. Garrett represents physicians, medical practice groups and other healthcare entities and counsels clients in matters concerning contracts, fraud and abuse, and compliance issues. Garrett is also vice president of Online & Professional Studies at Cumberland University. An active community volunteer, she is a board member for Abe’s Garden, Special Olympics Tennessee, and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, among others. W. Blake Garside, Jr., MD President Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance 301 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.329.6600 toa.com Specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, Garside is president of TOA. The boardcertified orthopaedic surgeon, who completed a fellowship in athletic injury/foot and ankle, received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at Vanderbilt, and did his fellowship training at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. A varsity golfer during undergrad at Notre Dame, Garside has the unique perspective of a ‘recovering patient’ after a wrist injury sidelined him for two years. He brings that perspective to his practice whether working with young athletes, professional hockey players or weekend warriors. He joined TOA in 2000. Paul Gentuso, MD CMO Heritage Medical Associates 222 22nd Ave. N., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.284.2222 heritagemedical.com As CMO of Heritage Medical Associates, Gentuso works with physicians and administrators to help ensure the safe, quality delivery of patient care. Before becoming CMO in 2010, Gentuso practiced internal medicine at Heritage Medical Associates for six years. Prior to that, he served as a missionary in Africa and worked in an urgent care/occupational medicine setting after his return to the U.S. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency at Vanderbilt. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and is a Certified Physician Executive. Douglas Ghertner President & CEO Change Healthcare Corporation 216 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.920.5234 changehealthcare.com When he joined the company in 2011, Ghertner brought more than 15 years of experience in healthcare benefit management and technologyrelated industries to his position with Change Healthcare, which seeks to improve how healthcare is purchased by driving sustainable engagement through actionable information. Under his watch, the cost transparency company
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has grown from 20,000 lives on its platform to more than 6 million and more than tripled the size of its staff. Previously, he spent eight years in leadership positions with CVS CareMark, most recently as senior vice president of client solutions. He earned his undergrad degree from Washington and Lee University and his MBA from the University of Georgia. Emdeon purchased Change Healthcare in November 2014. Tom Gibson President OGA 2932 Foster Creighton Road Nashville 37204 615.312.0250 oman-gibson.com Gibson serves as president of healthcare real estate developer OGA. He founded OGA’s sister company, Holladay Properties Nashville Regional Office, in 1986 and has decades of real estate development experience. In partnership with Bond Oman, OGA has developed numerous medical office buildings and healthcare facilities. The Nashville Holladay office currently provides property management and construction services to a portfolio of more than 5.5 million square feet of healthcare space. Kelly Gill President, CEO & Director Diversicare Healthcare Services 1621 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood 37027 615.771.7575 dvcr.com Gill was named president and CEO of Diversicare, a provider of long-term care services, in September 2011 after joining the company in March 2010 as COO. Diversicare serves patients in approximately 52 skilled nursing and senior housing centers with more than 6,300 licensed nursing beds in nine states, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. Prior to Diversicare, Gill served as president of Hallmark Rehabilitation and Hospice Care of the West, subsidiaries of Skill Healthcare Group, Inc. From 2001-2008, he was COO of Outpatient Imaging Affiliates. Gill has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience. 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. Prior to launching the private investment company primarily involved in angel investing, Goad was at the helm of Envoy, a provider of electronic transaction processing services for the healthcare industry, for more than 14 years until the company sold to Quintiles in March 1999. He also spent five years as regional sales manager for Docutel (now Olivetti USA), which pioneered the ATM, and a decade with IBM. Goad sits on multiple boards including Informatics Corporation of America and Hubble Telemedical.
Kriste Goad Chief Marketing Officer ReviveHealth 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 214 Nashville 37203 615.742.7242 thinkrevivehealth.com Goad joined ReviveHealth in 2011 to help establish and lead the healthcare communications firm’s Nashville office. With more than two decades of experience, Goad was previously a principal at Hall Strategies where her clients included health plans, health service firms and health industry associations. From 2003-2008, she was senior director for corporate communications with Healthways. Goad began her career as a newspaper reporter and also served as press secretary for Gov. Don Sundquist. She is a member of The Advisory Board’s Marketing and Planning Leadership Council, Nashville Health Care Council and Leadership Health Care. Craig Goguen President & CEO DSI Renal 424 Church St., Suite 1900 Nashville 37219 615.777.8200 dsi-corp.com Prior to joining dialysis service provider DSI Renal, Inc. as CEO, Goguen was COO of Odyssey Healthcare, a $720 million provider of hospice services in the United States. Goguen was responsible for turnarounds in clinical outcomes, revenue growth and profitability. He also has served as vice president and director of Operations and Business Development for dialysis provider DaVita, Inc. Goguen earned his MBA from Harvard. Darin Gordon Director TennCare Bureau Deputy Commissioner Department of Finance & Administration 310 Great Circle Road Nashville 37243 615.507.6444 tn.gov/tenncare Gordon’s tenure with the Bureau of TennCare includes more than a decade of senior management experience within the agency. After joining the bureau in 2002, he was named CFO in 2004, playing a key role in developing TennCare’s current leadership team. In 2006, Gordon was named director of TennCare and oversees all aspects of the state’s Medicaid managed care insurance program. Previously, he held healthcare finance and management positions with the Department of Finance and Administration. He is a Fellow of the Medicaid Leadership Institute and president of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Gordon also serves on the board of Leadership Health Care. He is a 2013 Council Fellow.
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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 close to 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. He was that company’s interim chairman from 2003 to 2004, helping lay the foundation to turn around the company following the Richard Scrushy scandal. He is a member of the Avondale Advisory Board. Jesse Gore CEO Genetics Associates 1916 Patterson St., Suite 400 Nashville 37203 615.327.4532 geneticsassociates.com Founded in 1990, Gore has oversight of the cytogenetic laboratory, which does chromosome analysis for health providers nationwide. Previously, Gore was a cytogenetics technologist with Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a decade before co-founding Genetics Associates. He holds a degree in medical microbiology and bacteriology Bill Gracey President & CEO BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga 37402 423.535.5600 bcbst.com Gracey took over as CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s government and commercial business units on Jan. 1, 2013 upon predecessor Vicky Gregg’s retirement. Previously, Gracey was part of the executive leadership team of Brentwood-based LifePoint until he retired as the executive vice president and COO in 2009. He has more than 35 years of management experience in a variety of settings including not-for-profit, investor-owned and private healthcare companies. He also has held leadership roles in a number of state and national healthcare organizations. Gracey is vice chairman of the 2014-15 board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Bill Grana President UL Workplace Health & Safety 5000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 600 Franklin 37067 615.367.4404 ulworkplace.com Grana has led UL Workplace Health & Safety, an industry leader in workplace health and safety solutions, since 2001. Under his leadership,
InCharge the company, which empowers organizations to protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and drive measurable business improvement, has expanded its reach to more than 2,000 companies in 20 industries around the world. Grana has a diverse background in corporate development, law, finance, and other business functions. Previously, he served as senior vice president of Acquisitions for iXL, Inc., and chairman and CFO for Zoaport, Inc. Bill Grayson Executive Director Saint Thomas Medical Group 4230 Harding Road, Suite 400 Nashville 37205 615.297.2700 stmg.org Grayson has served as executive director of STMG, a multi-specialty practice with 30 physicians and 7 mid-level providers, since 1995. He is also the founder, co-owner and CEO of Nashville Healthcare Solutions, a medical billing company established in 2001. Grayson, who received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his master’s in healthcare administration from Western Kentucky, has more than 20 years healthcare management experience.
F. Anthony Greco, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Director Sarah Cannon Cancer Center 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.329.5090 tnoncology.com sarahcannon.com In 1993, Greco and John Hainsworth left Vanderbilt to become directors of the newly established Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. During his tenure at Sarah Cannon, Greco has treated thousands of patients and undertaken hundreds of research studies. He specializes in cancers of unknown primary origin, lung cancer and germ cell tumors. Greco received his medical degree from West Virginia University and earned a fellowship in medical oncology from the National Cancer Institute. Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, he is a partner with Tennessee Oncology. Heather Greene VP, Compliance Services Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC 555 Great Circle Road, Suite 200 Nashville 37228 615.782.4297 kraftcpas.com
audits, and regulatory compliance. A frequent speaker for national healthcare associations, she also conducts local and regional trainings for physicians and clinical staff, including ICD-10 training. She holds multiple industry certifications including RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator), CPC (Certified Professional Coder), and CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor). She received her undergraduate degree in Health Information Management from Eastern Kentucky University and an MBA from Midway College. Greene is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Rick Greene CFO & VP, Finance & Accounting Cumberland Pharmaceuticals 2525 West End Ave., Suite 950 Nashville 37203 615.255.0068 cumberlandpharma.com Greene stepped into his role as CFO in October 2011 after serving as the interim vice president of Finance and Accounting since April 2011. Prior to that, Greene worked with Crowe Horwath’s Tennessee healthcare practice, where he served as market leader. Greene also previously served as CFO with specialty hospital company Surgical Alliance Corporation and spent 14 years with Ernst and Young. He is a certified public accountant.
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HEALTHCARE Keith Gregg Chairman & CEO JRG Ventures 205 Powell Place Brentwood 37027 615.312.8233 jrgventures.com
Gregg specializes in assisting entrepreneurs, investors 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, and holds a certificate in executive business strategy from The Wharton School. He is the science and technology advisor for oneC1TYnashville. Luke Gregory CEO Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1000 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Gregory assumed the role of CEO and executive director in January 2011. He has worked in healthcare management for nearly three decades. Active in the development of Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks, Gregory is leading expansion efforts at Monroe Carell. He’s on the Tennessee Board for Licensing of Healthcare Facilities and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Claire M. Gulmi Executive VP, CFO, Secretary & Director AmSurg Corporation 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com One of the most prominent women in Nashville’s corporate healthcare scene, Gulmi joined AmSurg, which owns and operates more than 235 ambulatory surgery centers across the country, in 1994 as a vice president and chief financial officer. Over the years, she has taken on increasing responsibility with the company and was named secretary in late 1997, a director in spring 2004 and executive vice president in early 2006. David C. Guth Jr. CEO Centerstone of America Inc. 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org In January 2003, Guth was named CEO of Centerstone of America, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of communitybased mental health and addiction services. Guth focuses on strategic growth, tactical execution
and operational oversight. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and a master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee. Jeffrey Guy, MD CMO TriStar Health System 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4976 tristarhealth.com A board certified surgeon, Guy joined TriStar Health as chief medical officer in 2013. He is the former pediatric program medical director at TriStar Centennial Medical Center where he led the medical affairs for pediatrics and played a significant role in quality and utilization analysis, policy development and implementation. Prior to joining TriStar Centennial, Guy was director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center and acute operative services at VUMC. He also served as associate professor of surgery, chief of the division of burn surgery, and fellow director of burn surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
H John D. Hainsworth, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Chief Scientific Officer Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 tnoncology.com sarahcannonresearch.com Hainsworth is responsible for coordination of the phase II/III clinical trials programs at SCRI, including protocol development, data analysis and manuscript preparation. He received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, followed by a medical degree from Vanderbilt. He then completed an internal medicine residency and a medical oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt and was a member of the Vanderbilt faculty from 1981–1993. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. He has published extensively in the areas of lung cancer, unknown primary cancer and lymphoma. Melvin Hall, PhD CEO Specialty Care One American Center 3100 West End Ave., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.345.5400 specialtycare.net In 2014, Hall was tapped to lead Specialty Care, a provider of clinical services ranging from intraoperative neuromonitoring and perfusion to surgical assist and sterile processing to more than 825 hospitals and health systems nationwide and in Puerto Rico and Germany. Previously, he was a senior health policy advisor to Dentons, a multinational public law and policy strategies practice in Washington, DC. Before that, he was chairman (2009-2012) and president and CEO (2000-2009) of Press Ganey Associates.
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Widely published and a popular speaker, Hall earned his doctorate in sociology, research methods and organizational development and a certificate in executive management from Notre Dame. He is an active member of a number of national organizations including the National Center for Healthcare Leadership and National Quality Forum and is on the board of hc.com and PurThread Technologies. Barry Hale COO Centerstone of America Inc. 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Hale is COO of Centerstone of America, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services. He has been with the company since 2007, previously serving as chief administrative officer and vice president for Business Development. Prior to his work at Centerstone, Hale served in two CEO roles for nonprofit companies. Jay Hardcastle Jr. Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2386 babc.com Hardcastle, the practice group leader for the healthcare group, advises hospitals, surgery centers, physicians, long-term care providers, imaging centers and other participants in the healthcare industry with regards to joint venture formation, regulatory issues, corporate matters and the purchase and sale of healthcare facilities. He also drafts contracts for providers and physicians, and advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid issues. Hardcastle is a past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section and of the Nashville Bar Association Health Law committee. His work in healthcare law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law has been repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Expert Guide to the “Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.” Fonda Harris, PhD Director, Health Access Metro Public Health Department 2500 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37209 615.340.5686 health.nashville.gov Harris serves as the program director of Project Access Nashville (formerly Bridges to Care), a local program linking the uninsured to safety net providers. She also helps lead the Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee and has been director of Health Access for the Metropolitan Public Health Department in Nashville since 2006. In addition to a doctorate in philosophy from Tennessee Temple University, Harris also has a master’s in public service management from Cumberland University.
InCharge Mark Harris, PhD CEO NextGxDx 810 Crescent Centre Dr., Suite 280 Franklin 37067 615.236.4560 nextgxdx.com With more than 20,000 genetic tests available, Harris founded NextGxDx to be a definitive source for finding, comparing and ordering the appropriate genetic option rom more than 200 CLIA-certified laboratories. Previously, he held a leadership role for Athena Diagnostics where he planned a Next Generation Sequencing platform and honed his knowledge of the clinical laboratory industry. He holds three degrees from Vanderbilt, an undergrad in molecular and cell biology, a doctorate in cancer biology and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management. John Harrison Senior Managing Director Harbert Management Corp. 618 Church St., Suite 500 Nashville 37219 615.301.6400 harbert.net Harrison joined HMC in 2000 and serves as senior managing director of its Mezzanine Capital team and vice president of the general partner of Harbert Australian Private Equity. He is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring investments, which include a number of healthcare companies in Tennessee and across the country, Harrison also chairs the investment committee for the Australian Private Equity Fund. Previously, he worked for Finova Mezzanine Capital as vice president and eastern regional manager. He is also the former vice president of Sirrom Capital Corporation. Prior to joining HMC, Harrison had experience in the commercial banking industry with a focus on lending and credit management. Bill Haslam Governor State of Tennessee First Floor, State Capitol 600 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37243 615.741.2001 tn.gov/governor Haslam was elected governor of Tennessee in 2010 and again in 2014. Prior to becoming governor, the East Tennessee native was elected mayor of Knoxville in 2003 and in 2007, following a successful career as a local business leader. As governor, Haslam continues to grapple with ACA healthcare reform mandates and options. In October 2013, Haslam was tapped as vice chair of the Health and Human Services Committee of the National Governors Association. In the spring of 2013, the NGA also selected Haslam to co-chair a task force on healthcare sustainability.
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HEALTHCARE Mike Hassell Founder, COO & Executive VP, Investments ConduIT Corp. 3212 West End Ave., Suite 500 Nashville 37203 615.279.3405 conduitcorporation.com
Hassell is co-founder of ConduIT, which identifies promising university-based enterprises and research to create viable commercial endeavors. Previously, he served as CEO for several Vanderbilt start-up companies, was vice president of marketing for MedPearl, and president of Slingerland Drum Co. Hassell specializes in IT ventures at ConduIT. After receiving a Georgia Tech electrical engineering degree, he earned a Harvard MBA before launching his entrepreneurial career. Stephen Hau Founder & CTO Shareable Ink 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 408 Nashville 37203 877.572.7423 shareableink.com As co-founder and chief technology officer, Hau is responsible for product development and platform strategy. He brings more than 16 years of experience in healthcare information technology, software development and new venture creation to Shareable Ink. The MIT grad previously founded PatientKeeper, which became the leading developer of physician information systems with a market share of over 15 percent of the country’s acute care hospitals. Hau also was co-founder of ThinkFish Productions, a 3D software company later acquired by Viewpoint Datalabs. Robert Henry President & CEO DiaTech Oncology 405 Duke Drive, Suite 240 Franklin 37067 615.567.0200 diatech-oncology.com Henry joined DiaTech Oncology in 2013 to take the company to the next level. He has more than 25 years of healthcare management experience in developing, implementing and evaluating CEO at Dialog Health. Prior to that he served as the president and CEO of American Endoscopy Services (AES) from 1997 to 2010. Prior to AES, Henry was COO of Physician Alliances. Craig Herrod President MEDHOST 6550 Carothers Parkway, Suite 100 Franklin 37067 615.761.1000 medhost.com Since 2001, Herrod serves as president of MEDHOST, which was founded in 1984 and provides HIT solutions focused on acute care, behavioral health, long term acute care and specialty surgical facilities. Previously, he held leadership positions for several companies, including STERIS Corporation, where he served
as vice president of U.S. sales and also president of the company’s international division. J.D. Hickey, MD Executive VP & COO BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga, 37402 423.535.600 bcbst.com Hickey joined BCBS Tennessee in 2011 as senior vice president and CEO of Volunteer State Health Plan, BlueCross’ TennCare managed care organization. The following year, he was promoted to 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 Systems, Inc. He earned his medical and law degrees from Duke University. John S. Hicks Shareholder Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 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 group, Hicks has represented health providers, as well as a trade association of managed care organizations, in class action litigation. Clients include one of the nation’s largest health insurance groups and a major health benefits provider. He is a member of the firm’s board of directors and is on the approved panel of mediators for the U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Tennessee. 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. Melanie M. Hill Executive Director Tennessee Health Services & Development Agency Andrew Jackson Building, Ninth Floor 502 Deaderick St. Nashville 37243 615.741.2364 tn.gov/hsda Hill presides over the state agency that grants certificates of need. She took the reins of HSDA in 2001 but had held positions of increasing responsibility with the Health Facilities Commission (predecessor of HSDA) since 1998. Prior to that, the registered dietician worked as a nutritionist with the Tennessee Department of Health in the field in West Tennessee and Nashville before segueing into health facility surveying and licensure.
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Mike Hill Shareholder, Head of Healthcare Practice Group Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner 333 Commerce St., Suite 1500 Nashville 37201 615.251.1046 h3gm.com Hill is head of his firm’s healthcare practice group and focuses on business law matters primarily involving healthcare companies from start up to maturity. He advises on corporate, transactional, operational, and regulatory issues. Hill is listed in Chambers and Best Lawyers in America in the area of healthcare law and is a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association. A past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, he was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Council Fellows Initiative. Hill also serves on h3gm’s executive committee. Kirk Hintz CEO Radiology Alliance 210 25th Ave. N., Suite 602 Nashville 37203 615.312.0600 radalliance.com As CEO of Radiology Alliance, the state’s largest private radiology group practice, Hintz oversees strategic development, management and operations for the group of nearly 50 board-certified diagnostic and interventional radiologists. Hintz, who has more than 25 years of senior-level healthcare and business management experience, joined Radiology Alliance in June 2012. Previously, he was CEO for Emergency Physicians of Naples in Florida. He is a certified public accountant. Laura Hobson President Faith Family Medical Clinic 326 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.341.0808 faithmedical.org Having been a licensed real estate agent for several years, Hobson made a mid-career change and received her master’s degree from the UT College of Social Work in 2007. She was selected to lead Faith Family, which provides primary care to the uninsured, in early 2008. Dan Hogan President & CEO Medalogix 1312 Fifth Ave. N., Suite 111 Nashville 37208 615.200.8443 medalogix.com In 2012, Hogan founded this predictive modeling technology company, designed specifically for post-acute care, to help providers reduce readmissions and better understand risks to patients. In 2013, the software company added a workflow component to help clinicians effectively apply predictive insights. Previously, Hogan owned a home health agency and worked as a sales representative for DigiScript earlier in his career. He is active on
InCharge several boards including Young Leaders Council and is the 2014/15 president of the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneur Organization. Chris Holden President, CEO & Director AmSurg Corporation 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com Holden has led AmSurg since 2007 and has more than 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry. AmSurg acquires, develops and operates more than 235 ambulatory surgery centers across the nation. Prior to 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 Healthcare Corp. He holds both a law degree and master’s degree in healthcare administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Kell Holland President & CEO Willis of Tennessee 26 Century Blvd. Nashville 37214 615.872.3000 willis.com As president & CEO of Willis of Tennessee, an international insurance brokerage firm, 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. Russell L. Holman, MD CMO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.327.8500 lifepointhospitals.com Prior to joining LifePoint in 2013, Holman served as chief clinical officer for Cogent HMG, where he held executive leadership roles for eight years. Previously, he served as medical director of hospital services for HealthPartners Medical Group & Clinics (HPMG&C) in Bloomington, Minn. In 2000, he created one of the nation’s first postgraduate fellowship programs in Hospital Medicine for HPMG&C. He is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Steve Holman CFO Centerstone of America Inc. 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Holman is CFO of Centerstone of America, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services. He directs fiscal operations for Centerstone of America and each of its companies. Holman assesses the organization’s
performance, oversees financial reporting and develops long-term strategies and annual budgets for Centerstone across its operations in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. Prior to working at Centerstone, he served as CFO of Precedent Health, Inc.
trade director of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Prior to that, she was a brand manager for Gallo Winery in Modesto, Calif. Hovious earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College and her MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
E. Berry Holt III Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2312 babc.com Holt, an attorney who focuses primarily on healthcare law, is the past president of the Tennessee Academy of Hospital Attorneys. He has worked with a wide range of providers and is often onsite at Saint Thomas Health as general counsel. He speaks regularly to various healthcare trade associations with regard to hospital and physician issues, joint ventures, compliance programs and other regulatory matters. He has been repeatedly recognized for his work in healthcare by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and Expert Guide to the “Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.”
With more than 30 years experience in the financial services industry, Hooper leads the SunTrust Medical Specialty Group for the state of Tennessee, overseeing SunTrust’s specialized advisors who work with physicians and their practices on an array of business and financial needs. She joined SunTrust in 2004 and previously served as a client advisor and manager of the Trust Advisory Group. She began her career in investments at First Tennessee and later joined Regions Bank. Hooper obtained her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation through the Wharton School of Business and has extensive experience in a range of financial services from retirement plans to wealth transfer. She is actively involved in the Middle Tennessee Employee Benefit Council.
Hovious oversees the Council Fellows initiative, which is designed to engage select senior healthcare industry executives in exploring new strategies to meet the unique challenges of an evolving healthcare system in the United States. Additionally, she is in charge of the Fellows Alumni program. Prior to joining the Nashville Health Care Council in 2014, Hovious served as
Jill Howard COO TriStar Skyline Madison Campus 500 Hospital Drive Madison 37115 615.769.5000 tristarskylinemadison.com Howard oversees operations at TriStar Skyline Madison Campus, a behavioral health facility offering treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues among adults, seniors, adolescents, and military personnel. Howard is a registered nurse with two decades of clinical experience in behavioral health, substance abuse, and emergency medical care. She served as director of inpatient services at TriStar Skyline Madison before being named COO in 2010. Brooks Hubbard SVP & Head of Healthcare Group Regions Bank One Nashville Place 150 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37219 615.748.1490 regions.com
Debra Hooper Managing Director, Medical Specialty Group SunTrust Medical Private Banking 309 22nd Ave. N., Suite B Nashville 37203 615.748.4910 suntrust.com/ wealthmanagement/ specialtygroupsolutions/ medicalspecialtygroup
Hayley Hovious Executive Director Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Program 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3145 healthcarecouncilfellows.com
Named to lead Regions’ healthcare group when John Barton was tapped to oversee specialized industries in late 2011, Hubbard has 20 years experience in corporate and investment banking, with more than 15 of those in healthcare banking. Previously, he led the healthcare group’s corporate finance effort. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. Bryan Huddleston President & CEO Nashville Technology Council 41 Peabody St. Nashville 37210 615.873.1284 technologycouncil.com In September 2013, Huddleston was named head of the Nashville Technology Council, which supports and promotes Middle Tennessee’s tech community. He leads the 400-member organization as Nashville looks to fill the gap in tech talent and ramp up the area’s profile as a technology hub. Huddleston previously worked as an account executive in Microsoft’s Nashville office for eight years. Earlier in his career, he was a micro systems specialist for Ingram Industries. Angela Humphreys Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7852 bassberry.com A specialist in mergers and acquisitions, Humphreys has led complex healthcare transactions valued in excess of $14 billion. She
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also leads interdisciplinary teams to provide healthcare industry clients with solutions to a range of operational, regulatory and transactional issues. She holds several health law committee positions with the American Bar Association including serving as chair of the national Health Care M&A Committee. She sits on the board for the Tennessee chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and is a past board member of Leadership Health Care. Humphreys earned both her undergrad and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and is a 2014 Council Fellow. Joe Hutts Founder & CEO BreatheAmerica One Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 375 Nashville 37215 615.665.7100 breatheamerica.com Hutts launched BreatheAmerica in mid-2007 to develop treatment systems for chronic airway diseases. He landed funding from a Nashville Capital Network-backed group of investors in the summer of 2008 and has launched five centers in four states. Prior to BreatheAmerica, Hutts was the founder and CEO of Surgis, a private-equity backed ambulatory surgery center that was sold to United Surgical Partners in April 2006. He also founded and ran PhyCor, a public physician practice management company. He began his healthcare career working in administrative roles in hospitals in Wisconsin and Kansas City before joining Hospital Affiliates International as a vice president of operations and later working with HCA. Ernie Hyne Shareholder Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner 333 Commerce St., Suite 1500 Nashville 37201 615.251.1064 h3gm.com Hyne has spent more than 30 years advising businesses on issues ranging from start-up issues and venture capital financing to high-profile mergers and acquisitions. Much of his work has been in the healthcare industry, and he counsels hospital systems, hospital management companies, rehabilitation and long-term care providers, health information technology firms and specialty healthcare companies. Hyne has been regularly listed among the Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. A graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, Hyne was inducted as a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation in 1997.
J Grant Jackson General Partner Council Capital 30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 576 Nashville 37215 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com
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, Ingenious Med and Payment America. He was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Joey Jacobs Chairman & CEO Acadia Healthcare 830 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 610 Franklin 37067 615.861.6000 acadiahealthcare.com Healthcare veteran Jacobs took the reins at inpatient behavioral health giant Acadia Healthcare in February 2011. Acadia operates a network of 76 behavioral healthcare facilities with more than 5,600 licensed beds in 24 states, Puerto Rico and the U.K. Previously, Jacobs co-founded Psychiatric Solutions Inc. (PSI) and served as chairman, president and CEO until its sale in late 2010. Prior to that, he spent 21 years in various leadership positions with HCA, rising to president of the Tennessee Division. Jacobs sits on the board of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and is a current member and past board chair for the Nashville Health Care Council. Harry Jacobson, MD Co-founder & Partner TriStar Technology Ventures Co-founder & Managing Director Epiphany Health Ventures 3322 West End Ave., 11th Floor Nashville 37203 615.515.9880 tstventures.com One of Nashville’s top healthcare entrepreneurs, Jacobson has founded or co-founded 10 companies including Renal Care Group (recently acquired by Fresenius), Ambulatory Services of America, and CeloNova Biosciences. After more than a decade as vice chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of the medical center, Jacobson retired from the post in March 2009. During his tenure, the medical complex more than tripled revenues to $2.5 billion, built the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, and expanded into the 100 Oaks area. In 2009, Jacobson co-founded TriStar, an early-stage venture fund, with partners Brian Laden, PhD, and Christopher Rand. By the end of 2014, the partners had invested in and helped create 12 companies and had 24 in its active portfolio including Diabetes Care Group, Evermind, NuSirt Biopharma, Pathfinder and VenX. In late 2011, Jacobson co-founded Epiphany Health Ventures with Duncan Dashiff. Jacobson sits on numerous corporate boards. He is also chair for MedCare Investment Funds. Jacobson is a past board chair for the Nashville Health Care Council.
Jackson has been involved in all aspects of private equity investing since 2000, focused
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Debbie James President & CEO Vivere Health 5000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 250 Franklin 37067 615.550.4900 viverehealth.com James joined Vivere Health, which partners with reproductive endocrinology specialists to develop ambulatory surgery centers and in vitro fertilization labs, in 2013. She has more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in multiple healthcare companies. Most recently, she was market president for Healthways. Prior to that, James served as vice president at Health Net and as regional vice president and general manager at Express Scripts. David Jarrard CEO & Partner Jarrard Philips Cate & Hancock 219 Ward Circle, Suite 3 Brentwood 37027 615.254.0575 jarrardinc.com An advisor to health system leaders around the country, Jarrard leads a healthcare public affairs firm, which was founded in 2006 and now has offices in Nashville and Chicago. The firm is consistently ranked among the largest and fastest growing in the nation. Jarrard is the principal author of Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships: An Insider’s Guide to Communications, published by HealthLeaders Media, is on the teaching faculty of the American Hospital Association’s professional society for communicators, is on the editorial board of Healthcare Insight magazine, and is a member of the Board of Professional Advisors for the MTSU College of Mass Communications. He began his career as a reporter for The Tennessean. Rob Jay Executive VP & COO RegionalCare Hospital Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.844.9800 regionalcare.net Jay joined RegionalCare from Vanguard Health Systems in 2013. Initially brought on as a senior VP, he was promoted to his current position in early 2014. During his seven years at Vanguard, he was given increasing leadership roles and was promoted to vice president of Development by 2009. Prior to Vanguard, he worked as the corporate controller for Health Management Associates and as a controller for a not-for-profit hospital. He holds his MBA from Millsaps College. Steve Jaynes Senior VP & Director, Medical & Professional Private Banking Avenue Bank 111 10th Ave. S., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.252.2265 avenuenashville.com With close to 40 years of banking experience, Jaynes leads Avenue Bank’s private banking department and has oversight of the medical
InCharge and professional services team. In July 2013, he was brought on board to expand private banking, calling upon his expertise in client service within the medical industry. Previously, Jaynes, who retired from SunTrust in 2011, is credited with creating the medical private banking department for that financial institution. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Jacksonville University, Jaynes attended the School of Commercial Banking at Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia, earning a degree in retail bank management. He is active in a number of organizations including the Nashville Medical Group Management Association. 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, serves as chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. His practice includes M&A, public equity and debt offerings, private placements of securities and strategic relationships. He has assisted in hundreds of healthcare transactions for hospitals, surgery centers, managed care plans and physician group practices. Jenkins also provides counsel on operational matters including corporate governance. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Michele Johnson Executive Director Tennessee Justice Center 301 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37201 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 sits on numerous boards including the Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Voices for Children, of which she is a past president. Johnson is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. R. Milton Johnson Chairman & CEO HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Following Richard Bracken’s retirement at the end of 2014, Johnson’s title changed from president and CEO to chairman and CEO. A longtime HCA executive, Johnson began his career with the company in 1982. After starting in the Tax Department, he advanced through increasingly responsible positions within the company. By
2004, Johnson was again promoted to executive vice president and CFO. Appointed to HCA’s Board of Directors in 2009, he was named president and CFO in 2011 before becoming president and CEO in January 2014. Prior to joining HCA, Johnson worked for Ernst & Young and has been a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) since 1981. Johnson serves on numerous boards including that of the Nashville Health Care Council. Rita Johnson-Mills President & CEO UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee 8 Cadillac Drive, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.493.9532 uhcommunityplan.com Johnson-Mills joined UnitedHealth Group in 2008 and was named president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee in July 2014. The statewide plan serves 600,000 Medicaid and Medicare members, providing health coverage for physical health, long term care and behavioral health programs. Previously, she was senior vice president for Business Transformation for UnitedHealthcare Community & State, one of UnitedHealth Group’s three benefits businesses. She is a founding member of UnitedHealth Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and serves on numerous boards, including Medicaid Health Plans of America. Philip Johnston, PharmD Professor & Dean Belmont University College of Pharmacy 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville 37212 615.460.6746 belmont.edu/pharmacy Johnston worked from 1973-1982 for the UT College of Pharmacy, and he spent more than 20 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. For nine years, he taught as an adjunct faculty member at Belmont’s School of Physical Therapy. In early 2007, he joined Belmont full time as the founding dean of the College of Pharmacy. Johnston’s recent research efforts have focused on the benefit of computerized order entry in healthcare institutions, patient safety and safe labeling of over-the-counter products. Ed Jones President & CEO HealthTrust 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.344.3000 healthtrustpg.com Jones, who has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, oversees all outsourced and consulting supply chain solutions for Parallon and manages the overall financial and operational functions of HealthTrust, Parallon’s $20 billion global group purchasing organization. Previously, he 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 a member of the Federation of American Hospitals.
K 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 acquires marketed and late-stage development pharmaceutical products to grow distribution to targeted, underserved physician segments. Kazimi has more than 25 years 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 more than $100 million in debt and equity financings, as well as its initial public offering. He took Cumberland public in August of 2009 and is working to expand the company’s product lineup in the U.S., Canada and Australia. 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. Paul H. Keckley, PhD Managing Director Navigant Healthcare 30 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100 Chicago, IL 60606 312.583.3672 navigant.com Although his work is based in Chicago, Keckley has deep Nashville ties. He joined Navigant in 2014 as managing director of the company’s healthcare practice. Previously, he 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. Keckley has nearly 40 years experience in health services analysis and policy. He writes the weekly health reform newsletter, Pulse Weekly, and is widely published. He is on the Healthcare Financial Management Leadership Council and sits on the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Board. Keckley is also a member of the Health Executive Network and an adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. 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, a provider of electronic transaction processing services for the healthcare industry. He joined the company in
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1981 as treasurer and general counsel and served as president and co-chief 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. In 2014, he was named board chair for NextGxDx. Peter Kindrachuk COO Southwind, A Division of The Advisory Board Company Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.385.2126 advisory.com/consulting/ southwind Kindrachuk has more than 30 years of experience with physician practice management and managed care risk contracting. In his executive duties of Advisory Board Consulting, he oversees daily operations, coordinates significant longerterm interim projects and provides consultation for clients in his areas of expertise of strategic planning and physician practice management. Previously, he was a senior vice president and general manager for North American Medical Management, a division of Aveta Health (formerly PhyCor) and has years of practice administration experience. Prior to joining PhyCor, he served as administrator of the Ochsner Clinic’s satellite operation in Baton Rouge, which he grew from 40 to 80 physicians. Matthew King Managing Partner FCA Venture Partners 5314 Maryland Way, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.320.3070 claytonassociates.com As managing partner of Clayton Associate’s venture capital manager, FCA Venture Partners, King oversees the fund’s investment process including identifying potential investments, due diligence, investment structuring, syndicate leadership, portfolio management and dispositions. He has more than 30 years of business experience, the last dozen of which have been focused exclusively in the venture capital industry. He has participated in over 50 venture capital and private equity investments since 1992 and has served or currently serves on the board of directors for NuScript Rx, Inc., edo Interactive, Inc., Entrada Inc., onFocus Healthcare, Inc., Silvercare Solutions, Inc., and ProCharging Systems among others. King previously served as vice president of SunTrust Bank and its predecessor Third National Bank. Thomas Klaritch Executive VP, Medical Office Properties 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 was named to his current position
in 2008. Prior to that, he was a founding member and CFO of MedCap Properties. Klaritch, a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, has more than 28 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. Mike Klein President & CEO CareSpot Express Healthcare 115 East Park Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.600.4100 carespot.com Klein was named CEO of urgent care provider CareSpot in May 2011, shortly before the company, founded in Florida, relocated headquarters to Brentwood. Under his guidance, CareSpot entered into a joint venture with TriStar Health in 2013 and now operates 10 centers in Nashville and has expanded to Memphis. CareSpot also has multiple locations in Florida, Texas, Kansas and Missouri. Previously, Klein was CEO of dialysis giant Renal Advantage Inc. He also was president of the North Central Division of Gambro Healthcare; president and CEO of SSI Surgical Services; and co-founder, president and CEO of Urotherapies. Klein also held senior positions at Caremark International and Baxter Healthcare. David Klements President & CEO Qualifacts Systems, Inc. 200 Second Ave. S. Nashville 37201 866.386.6755 qualifacts.com Prior to becoming president of Qualifacts, the largest provider of web-based electronic health records for the behavioral health and human services market, Klements 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 is actively involved with HIMSS and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and he is 2014/15 immediate past board chair of the Nashville Technology Council. Philip Krebs Senior Managing Partner Avondale Partners Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.467.3482 avondalepartnersllc.com Krebs co-founded Avondale in 2001 and currently serves as a member of the firm’s board. He has 30 years of investment banking experience and was formerly managing director and head of investment banking at SunTrust Equitable Securities, which he joined in 1996. Prior to SunTrust Equitable, he spent 10 years at Lehman Brothers in New York where he was a managing director. From 1989-1994, he was at the helm of Lehman’s Equity Capital Group. Other experience includes Blyth Eastman Paine Webber and Accenture. He sits on the Centerstone Foundation Board
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of Trustees. Krebs earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 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.
L Jim Lackey CEO & Chair Complete Holdings Group dba EnableComp 206 Gothic Court, Suite 308 Franklin 37067 615.791.4300 completeholdingsgroup.com Lackey, who is at the helm of Complete Holdings Group, has brought his considerable expertise in revenue cycle management to EnableComp, which assists hospitals and health systems in realizing full revenue collection in the complex workers’ compensation market. The company’s proprietary technology is being deployed on behalf of more than 460 hospitals and health systems nationwide. In 2009, Lackey retired as CEO of Passport Health Communications after leading the company from start-up to established healthcare technology and information firm. Lackey began his career in 1978 working in the financial administration department for a 300-bed community hospital. Over the years, he has served as a consultant for Ernst & Young and for a managed Medicaid intermediary. He was assistant vice president of administration for HealthAmerica Corporation, vice president of administration and founding officer for Coventry Corporation, and president of FOCUS Healthcare Management. Lackey is an ex officio board member for Leadership Health Care and sits on a number of other boards including PharmMD, Harpeth Capital, and The Nashville Capital Network. John Lam Co-founder & Senior Strategist Lam-Andrews Marketing and Communications 1201 Eighth Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.297.7717 lam-andrews.com Lam, who co-founded this healthcare communications firm in 1991, is senior strategist
and oversees creative and brand management. He has helped develop and launch some of Nashville’s leading healthcare brands from their beginnings, working with clients such as Tennessee Oncology, NorthCrest Medical Center, InvisionHeart and e+CancerCare, as well as many of Nashville’s most formidable retail and real estate brands. Fletcher Lance VP, National Healthcare Lead North Highland Company 5105 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.370.2790 northhighland.com With more than 18 years of experience in healthcare management and technology, Lance helps lead North Highlands healthcare consulting practice, serving some of the largest names in the industry including HCA, Fresenius, American Red Cross and Healthways. Previously, Lance was COO of Qualifacts and held management positions at BeariingPoint and Accenture. He earned both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Vanderbilt and was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Lance also serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Sara Lankford Partner Carter Lankford CPAs 1114 17th Ave. S., Suite 101 Nashville 37212 615.320.0225 clcpas.com Lankford, a CPA, has provided a wide range of healthcare consulting services since 1982 with a special focus on healthcare financial management operations. She is a past president of the National CPA Healthcare Advisors Association and served as chair of the Management Consulting Services Committee of the Tennessee Society of CPAs. Her articles have appeared in The Practicing CPA, Professional Practice Advisor, and Healthcare Financial Managers Journal, among other publications. Gregory Lassiter, MD President Radiology Alliance 210 25th Ave. N., Suite 602 Nashville 37203 615.312.0600 radalliance.com Lassiter, who is board certified in diagnostic radiology, has served as president of one of the state’s largest private radiology groups since 2011. His clinical interests include neurological CT angiography, neurological MRI and PET/CT imaging. After undergrad at UT Knoxville and a lab fellowship in immunology at St. Jude’s, Lassiter received his medical degree from UT Memphis, followed by a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital with six months of additional training in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and in musculoskeletal and neurological MRI at the ProScan MRI Institute.
Garry Latimer President, International & Drug Development and Co-founder DiaTech Oncology 405 Duke Drive, Suite 240 Franklin 37067 615.567.0200 diatech-oncology.com Latimer is a co-founder of DiaTech Oncology, a clinical pathology lab providing patient specific anticancer drug sensitivity testing and diagnostic hematopathology. Latimer has held senior-level positions in the clinical laboratory industry for over 30 years. He has led an international healthcare consulting group, sponsored by Warburg Pincus International, to formulate privatization projects in socialized healthcare systems in the United Kingdom. He also served in senior management with HCA’s Clinical Laboratory Division, helped found Laboratory Corporation of America, and was COO of Meridian Corporate Healthcare. Kevin Lavender Head of National Corporate Banking Fifth Third Bank 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 eight 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. He has served on the board of directors for AmSurg Corp. since 2004. Ben R. Leedle, Jr. President & CEO Healthways Inc. 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com After joining the company in 1985, Leedle held increasingly senior leadership roles before being named CEO and elected to the Healthways Board of Directors in September 2003. Under his leadership, the publicly traded company has become the established market leader in population health management and well-being solutions. He is a current board member and past chair for the Nashville Health Care Council, participant on the Vanderbilt Owen Health Care Advisory Board and is an active member of a number of healthcare CEO roundtables. Fred LeMaistre, MD VP, Physician-in-Chief, Hematology Sarah Cannon 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com LeMaistre joined Sarah Cannon in 2012 as the vice president, physician-in-chief, hematology
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where he leads the development of the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to standardize blood cancer therapies including blood and marrow transplantation (BMT). He received his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Texas and trained in BMT at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. LeMaistre, who is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, is a founding member and former president of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and established the first community-based BMT program in 1993. LeMaistre previously served as the president of the American Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant and is currently a member of the American Society of Hematology and the International Society for Cell Therapy. Rebecca Leslie Executive Director Nashville Academy of Medicine 3301 West End Ave., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.712.6236 nashvillemedicine.org Leslie joined the medical society in August 2014 as executive director. An experienced non-profit leader, she previously was vice president of talent development for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. She crafted or had oversight of a number of significant initiatives supporting workforce development in Nashville including the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards program and the WorkIT Nashville campaign, which reached 116 million people in the first year. Previously, she 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 1401 Nashville 37219 615.620.1733 dickinson-wright.com Levy’s 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 has been spent in private law practice with the exception of a 10year period when Levy served as general counsel, executive vice president and secretary for Gambro Healthcare, a national provider of dialysis services. Dave Lewis Of Counsel Miller & Martin PLLC 401 Commerce St., Suite 720 Nashville 37219 615.744.8605 millermartin.com In rebuilding a presence in Middle Tennessee, Miller & Martin announced Lewis would head
InCharge the firm’s healthcare practice for all three offices – Chattanooga, Atlanta and Nashville. He joined the firm in May 2014 after serving as vice president and associate legal council at LifePoint Hospitals and was named healthcare lead in late October. Lewis has been engaged in healthcare legal work for more than 25 years. Prior to LifePoint, he was a partner with Husch Blackwell in Chattanooga. Earlier, he was with Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC, and at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga as chief legal officer. He is a past chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section and currently serves as vice chair of the Physician Organizations Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. Jim Lewis Managing Partner & CEO Cumberland Consulting Group 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 550 Franklin 37067 615.373.4470 cumberlandcg.com Leader of Cumberland Consulting Group, Lewis has 27 years of consulting experience and over 30 years of technology implementation experience. Prior to founding Cumberland, he was a partner with Ernst & Young and a vice president with CapGemini Ernst & Young for 14 years. Lewis is a specialist in the design, development and implementation of various technology solutions including healthcare, order management, distribution and manufacturing business initiatives. Thomas Lewis Partner, Managed Security Risk Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain 5250 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.309.2296 lbmc.com Lewis has over 18 years of experience assisting Fortune 500 clients with the development of security solutions for complex environments. His areas of expertise are security program development, information security risk assessment, compliance solutions, architecture design, network security, attack and penetration assessments, and intrusion detection solutions. Thomas is the founding president of the Middle Tennessee Information Systems Security Association chapter. His newest project is the formation of the Middle Tennessee Information Security Executives Roundtable to share ideas and best practices. He received his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). 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
James E. Looper, Jr. Partner Hall Booth Smith PC 424 Church St., Suite 2950 Nashville 37219 615.313.9911 hallboothsmith.com
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.
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. Looper also advises clients on issues ranging from HIPAA to EMTALA and represents clients in the areas of privileging, credentialing, and other licensing-related issues. He is the co-managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office. Looper, who received his law degree from Mercer University, is on the board of the Wang Foundation and Hospital Hospitality House, for which he is a past chair.
Wendy Long, MD Deputy Director & Chief of Staff TennCare Bureau 310 Great Circle Road Nashville 37243 615.507.6444 tn.gov/tenncare Long was appointed to her current role with Tennessee’s Medicaid program in January 2013, but her healthcare work across the state spans more than 25 years. Before being promoted to TennCare CMO in 2004, Long had served as the assistant commissioner for the state’s Bureau of Health Services. She joined the Tennessee Department of Health in 1988 as a medical consultant specializing in maternal and child health. In 1997, she was awarded the Special Administrator’s award by the Health Care Financing Administration for creating a network of HIV/ AIDS Centers of Excellence in Tennessee. Long is a past president of the Tennessee Public Health Association and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Paula Lovell Chairman & CEO Lovell Communications 2021 Richard Jones Road Nashville 37215 615.297.7766 lovell.com Lovell, who founded her marketing and public relations firm in 1988, develops strategic communications plans, works with national and regional media, and manages crisis communications for
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clients throughout the country. The firm has a long roster of healthcare clients ranging from Alive Hospice, Boca Raton Community Hospital and CareHere to HealthTrust, PharmMD and Unity Health Systems. Lovell has won numerous awards and is often called upon to present marketing workshops and speak at national meetings. Prior to Lovell Communications, she spent 10 years as a print and electronic journalist. A graduate of Vanderbilt, Lovell is active in the community and serves on numerous civic and corporate boards including Abe’s Garden and Nashville Public Radio.
focuses 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, he has recently launched Lynch Biologics. Lynch received his doctorate of medical science and specialty in periodontology from the Harvard Medical and Dental Schools. He also earned a doctorate of dental medicine from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.
Alfred Lumsdaine Executive VP & CFO Healthways 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com Lumsdaine joined Healthways in 2002 and became CFO in 2011. He’s responsible for enterprise risk management, including all financial functions, investor relations, regulatory compliance, procurement and project management. Previously, he was controller and chief accounting officer for the company. Before joining Healthways, Lumsdaine was treasurer and controller for Logisco Inc. He started his career with the Nashville office of Ernst & Young, spending eight years primarily focused on the healthcare industry. 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 years of experience to develop and manage surgery centers and handle billing and other back office operations for ASCs and physicians. During his career, he has served in numerous chief management roles for a range of healthcare companies. His past experience includes serving as vice president of Finance and CFO for American Medical Centers (the owner and manager of acute care and psychiatric hospitals), CFO of INA (now Cigna) Healthplan of Texas and vice president of HealthAmerica of Florida. Samuel Lynch, DMD, DMSc President & CEO Lynch Biologics Immediate Past Chair Life Science Tennessee 217 Fifth Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37219 615.242.8856 lifesciencetn.org lynchbiologics.com Lynch, who has been deeply involved in Middle Tennessee’s burgeoning life sciences industry for more than 15 years, was the founder, president and CEO of BioMimetic Therapeutics, which
Scott MacKenzie CEO M*Modal 5000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 200 Franklin 37067 800.233.3030 mmodal.com MacKenzie, who has 25 years experience in 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, where he was responsible for the business unit’s turnaround. Before that, he spent six years in various leadership positions with Cerner. He has also held managerial posts with AT&T, General Electric and EDS.
UT Memphis and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatric residency program at Vanderbilt. He is board certified in both specialty areas. Mangrum also holds several academic appointments. Mark Manner Managing Shareholder Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner 333 Commerce St., Suite 1500 Nashville 37201 615.251.1066 h3gm.com Manner is the h3gm’s managing shareholder and a member of the executive committee. He received “Lawyer of the Year” accolades by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate governance and compliance in 2011, 2012, and 2014 for Nashville and has also been routinely recognized by Chambers USA. A founding member of the Tennessee Biotechnology Association and past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, he is an active member of the healthcare business community. Previously, the Yale-educated attorney worked in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in Alexandria, Va. John Manning, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Chief Administrative Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN (2104) Nashville 37232 615.322.2422 medschool.vanderbilt.edu
Austin Madison Principal & VP The Crichton Group 3011 Armory Drive, Suite 250 Nashville 37204 615.383.9761 Manning was promoted to associate vice chancelthecrichtongroup.com lor in June 2009 and also assumed the operational Madison leads group benefits for The Crichton oversight of the medical center. Between 2000 Group, Middle Tennessee’s largest independent and February 2008, Manning served as executive insurance agency, which he joined in 2007. He director for Research Operations at Vanderbilt led the launch of the company’s private health University Medical Center and was then promoted insurance exchange, and his expertise has to vice president. Under his leadership, funded been called upon as companies maneuver the research more than doubled in size. most complex era of health benefits in modern history. Madison provides strategic consulting Brian Marger for employer groups, including plan design and COO implementation. He also provides expertise in TriStar Centennial Medical Center consumer driven healthcare, employee com2300 Patterson St. munication and education concerning insurance Nashville 37203 and group benefits. Previous work experience 615.342.1000 includes insurance sales with Unum and InsBank tristarcentennial.com and pharmaceutical sales for BoehringerMarger, who was named to his new role in May Ingelheim. 2014, oversees operations for TriStar’s flagship hospital campus. He has been with HCA since Timothy Mangrum, MD 2003 and previously served as vice president Medical Director of Operations for Sarah Cannon Research Saint Thomas Medical Group Institute and as COO for Osceola Regional 4230 Harding Road, Suite 400 Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla. He received Nashville 37205 his undergraduate degree from Duke University 615.297.2700 and his MBA with an emphasis in finance and stmg.org healthcare from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate Mangrum was named medical director of STMG, School of Management. Marger began his career a multi-specialty practice with 30 physicians and at Ernst & Young in healthcare consulting. He is 7 mid-level providers, in April 2011. A native a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Nashvillian, he received his medical degree from Executives.
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HEALTHCARE Ken Marlow Partner & Chair, Healthcare Department Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8111 wallerlaw.com
Marlow serves as the chair of Waller’s healthcare department, which includes more than 100 attorneys. He has guided clients through the acquisition of acute care hospitals, home health and hospice companies and other providers in deals with an aggregate value of more than $6 billion. In addition to healthcare acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, Marlow has experience in financing transactions, including venture capital and private equity investments. He also has significantly expanded the firm’s focus, depth and knowledge in the long-term care industry. Larry Marnett, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor, Research & Senior Associate Dean Biomedical Sciences Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S., CCC-3322 MCN Nashville 37232 615.322.0907 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Director of the A.B. Hancock, Jr. Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research, the professor of chemistry, biochemistry and cancer research took on his new leadership roles in 2014. In addition to supporting operations and strategic development of basic sciences throughout the medical center and in collaboration with other institutions, he also leads basic science education and post-doctorate training for more than 600 graduate students and 500 post-doctoral fellows. Marnett is also director for the Institute of Chemical Biology. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt in 1989, Marnett was on faculty at Wayne State University. He received his doctorate from Duke University. Michelle Marsh Partner & Practice Group Leader for Healthcare Compliance and Operations Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8806 wallerlaw.com Marsh advises hospitals, health systems, and outpatient services providers. Over the course of her career, she has served as chief compliance officer and regulatory counsel for a leading clinical services provider and as associate general counsel for an investor-owned hospital company. Rejoining Waller in 2014 as a partner in the firm’s healthcare regulatory practice, Marsh brings insight to a wide range of regulatory issues, including compliance, licensing and accreditation, HIPAA and patient privacy issues, and reimbursement matters. She holds the designations of Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC).
Charles N. Martin, Jr. Chairman, CEO & Managing Director Martin Ventures 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 100 Nashville 37215 615.829.7300 martinventures.com Investor and entrepreneur, Martin founded Martin Ventures in 2009 to provide capital, operational support and mentoring to early-stage companies primarily focused on healthcare and technology initiatives. Martin joined Martin Ventures full-time in 2013 when Vanguard Health Systems, where he served as chairman and CEO from its founding in 1997, was acquired by Tenet Healthcare. Under his leadership, the hospital chain grew to 28 hospitals with $6.5 billion in revenue. From January 1992 to January 1997, he was the chairman, president and CEO of OrNda HealthCorp, at that time the country’s third-largest investorowned hospital company. During his tenure, he grew OrNda revenues from $450 million to $3 billion. Marin’s previous experience also includes serving as COO of General Care, one of the key companies in the early development of Nashville’s for-profit healthcare industry and executive leadership positions with HealthTrust and HCA. Linda Marzialo President & CEO Gould Turner Group 4400 Harding Road, Suite 1000 Nashville 37205 615.297.3122 gouldturnergroup.com With over 30 years of experience, Marzialo is a registered architect in 43 states. She leads Gould Turner Group’s architectural planning, programming and design efforts. The firm, which she joined in 1981, has designed healthcare facilities across the country. Gould was named president of the firm in 1991 and CEO in 2005. She is one of the few architects in the state to hold certification by the American College of Healthcare Architects. She began her career as an intern with Earl Swensson Architects and Yearwood & Johnson. 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, materials management, radiology & imaging, and healthcare IT. Previously, Mason led the acute care hospital software automation company BCX Technology as president and founder before selling it in 2003 to Omnicell.
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Steven J. Mason, Jr. President & CEO OnFocus Healthcare 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 440 Brentwood 37027 615.871.4321 onfocushealthcare.com A senior executive with more than 15 years experience starting, expanding and operating technology and healthcare services companies, Mason oversees onFocus Healthcare, which offers healthcare business execution software solutions to support process and performance improvement. He co-founded Qualifacts Systems in 2000 and served as its president and CEO until joining OnFocus in 2006. Prior to that, he served as director of operations and COO of Camelot Care Centers and Camelot Community Care, and he also has worked as a management consultant for a national healthcare consulting firm. He received his master’s degree from Vanderbilt and a healthcare management certificate from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. Phil Mazzuca COO IASIS Healthcare Corp. 117 Seabord Lane, Bldg. E Franklin 37067 615.844.2747 iasishealthcare.com With more than 30 years of hospital and healthcare leadership experience, Mazzuca oversees all aspects of the company’s hospital operations. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of Brim Holdings, executive vice president and COO of MedCath Corporation and president of the Texas and Florida markets for IASIS. David McClellan Managing Director Heritage Group LLC 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 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 29 years, McClellan has served in numerous executive positions within Heritage Group’s portfolio of companies. He began his career with HCA. McClellan received his master’s in health administration from the Medical College of Virginia. Andrew McDonald Partner, Healthcare Consulting Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain 5250 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.309.2474 lbmc.com Over nearly 30 years as either a full-time administrator or consultant to a broad range of healthcare organizations, McDonald has honed his expertise in providing due diligence, revenue
InCharge cycle management, valuation, compliance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial analysis, IT assessment, practice development, and general practice management services to healthcare organizations. McDonald was named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in 1994. In additon to consulting, he has worked in the hospital, home care, hospice and practice management environments. McDonald, who earned his master’s in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the current board president for the ACHE of Middle Tennesee. Joe McDonough CEO Optimal Radiology 28 White Bridge Road, Suite 316 Nashville 37205 877.833.2242 optimalradiology.com In October 2013, veteran imaging executive Joe McDonough was announced as CEO of Optimal Radiology, a national radiology practice and provider of on-site physician coverage. He has extensive experience in leading radiology companies and previously served as CEO at Soteria Imaging Services from 2007-2013 and as president and CEO of IRG/American Imaging Management from 1997-2001. Optimal relocated its corporate headquarters from Birmingham, Ala. to Nashville in 2013 following the company’s partnership with Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI). Tom McElroy Principal Thomas McElroy Consulting 110 Saddlebridge Lane Franklin 37069 615.969.2786 McElroy has earned national recognition as an innovator and leading strategist in the field of healthcare marketing and business development. He launched Thomas McElroy Consulting in 2008 and serves a wide range of healthcare organizations in the areas of branding and communications strategy, developing corporate marketing plans, managed care strategy, hospitalphysician integration, developing accountable care organizations and governance improvement. Prior to his consulting career, he was the founding president of Tennessee Healthcare, a statewide PPO network. Laurie McGraw President & CEO Shareable Ink 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 408 Nashville 37203 877.572.7423 shareableink.com McGraw joined Shareable Ink in June 2013 as president and CEO and is also a member of the board of directors. She brings more than 20 years of executive leadership and a track record of leading rapid growth companies within the health IT industry to her role. Previously, she served as chief client officer of Allscripts and spent the majority of her tenure with the company as president of Allscripts’ fastest-growing EHR business unit.
Clayton McWhorter Founder & Chairman Emeritus Clayton Associates 5314 Maryland Way, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.320.3070 claytonassociates.com
Howard McLure Executive Chairman Change Healthcare Corporation 216 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.920.5234 changehealthcare.com
The godfather to many a Middle Tennessee healthcare venture, McWhorter founded the private equity firm that bears his name in 1996 to provide venture capital to start-up companies, particularly in the healthcare industry. Previously, he participated in the formation of HealthTrust, Inc. and served as the company’s chairman, president and CEO until the merger with HCA in 1995. From 1995-1996, McWhorter served as chairman of the board for HCA (then Columbia/ HCA) and remained a board member until May 2000. His prior affiliation with HCA goes back to 1970 when he joined the company as a hospital administrator in Georgia. In 2008, McWhorter founded medication therapy management firm PharmMD and currently serves on its board.
McLure came out of retirement in 2011 to join cost transparency company Change Healthcare, which seeks to improve how healthcare is purchased by driving sustainable engagement through actionable information. Since its launch, Change Healthcare has grown from 20,000 lives on its platform to more than 6 million. Previously, he served as president of CVS/Caremark Pharmacy Services. He also spent 14 years in senior management with Magellan Health Services. Emdeon purchased Change Healthcare in November 2014. Scott McQuigg CEO HealthTeacher 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 350 Nashville 37203 800.514.1362 healthteacher.com McQuigg leads the K-12 healthcare and wellness education company, which reaches millions of students in the U.S. through their interactive platforms. HealthTeacher provides lesson plans on health and wellness, while GoNoodle delivers interactive physical activity breaks into the classroom. McQuigg previously was co-founder and CEO of Nashville-based HealthLeaders Inc., a business media and information company. Before that, McQuigg gained experience with national media through his decade of service with American City Business Journals. He spent his last two years with the company as president and publisher of the Nashville Business Journal. Philip S. McSween Shareholder, Chair Health Law Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.7334 bakerdonelson.com Chair of the firm’s health law practice group, McSween is a counselor to both nonprofit and forprofit healthcare providers, including hospitals, specialty providers and physician groups on a national basis. His practice concentrates primarily in healthcare mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He represented UT Medical Center in its transfer from the University of Tennessee to a private nonprofit foundation and worked with a national dialysis provider in its recent sale. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. McSween has been regularly recognized for his work in healthcare in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. He serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Stuart McWhorter Partner & Chairman Clayton Associates 5314 Maryland Way, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 615.320.3070 claytonassociates.com McWhorter is co-founder and the chairman of Clayton Associates, an investment management company focused on venture capital primarily in the healthcare services industry. Previously, McWhorter served as chairman and CEO of Medical Reimbursements of America and was a founding member of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation where he served as vice president of Managed Care and later as vice president of Acquisitions. He sits on numerous corporate and civic boards. He received his master’s in health administration from the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Mark Medley SVP & President of Hospital Operations Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com As president of Hospital Operations, Medley is responsible for the operations of all of Capella Healthcare’s acute care and specialty hospital facilities throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Capella in 2008, he was affiliated with LifePoint Hospitals for nine years, serving as a hospital CEO and a division CFO. Medley began his healthcare career as an internal auditor for HealthTrust, Inc. Later, he served as a hospital CFO for two HCA facilities before joining LifePoint. Previously, he served on active and reserve duty with the U.S. Air Force. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Medley is chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association board. In 2013, he received THA’s “Small or Rural Hospital Leadership Award.”
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HEALTHCARE Matt Michela Executive VP & COO Healthways 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com
Nick Mendez CEO Enovate Medical 1152 Park Ave. Murfreesboro 37129 888.909.8906 enovatemedical.com In 2013 former rivals, Tennessee-based Stinger Medical and Michigan-based Enovate, joined forces to create the largest provider and manufacturer of mobile clinical workstations. Stinger CEO Nick Mendez was named CEO of the combined company, rechristened Enovate Medical. Mendez has three decades of medical device industry experience. Previous positions include serving as president of global medical device organization Gambro and leadership roles with American Sterilizer, Baxter Healthcare and Owens and Minor. Walter Merrill, MD Chief of Staff Vanderbilt University Hospital 1215 21st Ave. S., AA1204 MCN Nashville 37232-2102 615.343.2959 mc.vanderbilt.edu Merrill, who was previously on faculty from 1983-2002, returned to Vanderbilt in 2012 to take on the role of chief of staff for the hospital and chief of surgical services for Nashville’s VA. A cardiothoracic surgeon, Merrill and Bill Frist, MD, launched Vanderbilt’s cardiac transplantation program in 1985. Merrill received his medical degree and post-graduate training from Johns Hopkins. A research fellow with the National Institutes of Health, he also trained at the Hospital for Sick Children in London.
Michela was named COO in 2014 as part of his second stint with the company. He originally joined Healthways in 2000 and served as a senior vice president until he left in 2004. From 2004 through 2013, he founded several companies focused on healthcare management, services and technology. Earlier in his career, he worked with Accenture and Pilgrim Health Care. He rejoined Healthways in early 2013 as part of the executive leadership team in the role of market executive officer before taking on his current role. Ben Middleton COO for Clinic Services Centerstone of Tennessee 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Middleton oversees all clinic services at Centerstone including outpatient clinic services; dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program; adult, adolescent and child case management; continuous treatment team; intervention services; criminal justice liaison; and integrated care for adults. Previously, he served as senior vice president for Clinic Services. He specializes in alcohol and drug abuse treatment and services for those with mental illnesses. Middleton graduated from Alabama A&M University with a master’s in clinical psychology. David Miller President & COO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net
Scott Mertie President Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC 555 Great Circle Road, Suite 200 Nashville 37228 615.782.4292 kraftcpas.com Mertie, who has served as president of the KraftCPA 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 (formerly United Neighborhood Health Service), and the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration. He has also participated in and led various healthcare trade missions. Mertie, a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a Certified Medical Practice Executive, graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in accounting.
Miller is the company’s first-ever chief operating officer. He oversees the organization’s six operating divisions and strategic growth initiatives. Miller has responsibility for the successful integration of Health Management Associates, Inc., which was acquired in 2014, and he also played a significant role in the successful acquisition of Triad Hospitals in 2007. Prior to becoming president and COO, Miller was president of Division I Operations and before that had executive leadership responsibility for multiple hospitals under two different publicly traded companies. Frederick Miller, MD CEO PhyMed Healthcare Group 110 29th Ave. N., Suite 301 Nashville 37203 855.331.4999 phymed.com Miller was appointed president and CEO of PhyMed in late October 2013 to lead the company’s national expansion plans. Previously, he served as president of Pediatrix, a division
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of MEDNAX. In that role, Miller oversaw a company with revenues of $1.3 billion with nearly 2,000 physicians and advanced practice providers managing 10 service lines in more than 500 hospitals. PhyMed, which was founded as Anesthesia Medical Group, is a physician-owned provider of anesthesia, pain management and critical care professionals and business solutions. Miller succeeded David Whitten, who retired in 2013 from daily leadership. He received his MBA and MHA from the University of Colorado and his medical degree from Emory. Richard Miller President Earl Swensson Associates 2100 West End Ave., Suite 1200 Nashville 37203 615.329.9445 esarch.com Miller, one of four original principals at ESa, leads the firm, which has won numerous accolades for its design of innovative healthcare facilities from coast to coast, including the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Moffitt Cancer Center. Miller is a veteran architect, lecturer and author has oversight of the large firm with more than 60 registered architects. He and Earl S. Swensson, who founded ESa in 1961, coauthored two books on hospital and healthcare facility design. Russ Miller CEO Tennessee Medical Association 2301 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Miller, a certified association executive, assumed the lead staff role in 2013. As CEO, Miller leads efforts to advocate on behalf of physician members 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. Rita Mitchell EVP, Private Client Services First Tennessee Bank 511 Union St., Suite 400 Nashville 37219 615.734.6171 firsttennessee.com/medical Mitchell leads First Tennessee Bank’s medical private banking team in Middle Tennessee. She has 32 years of financial services experience, the last eight at FTB. A Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC), Mitchell also holds a number of other professional designations and licenses. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, she also is a graduate of the Advanced Minority Business Program of the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Mitchell is an active community volunteer and is a past board member for the YWCA and CABLE. She also served on the local organizing committee for the 2014 NCAAA Women’s Final Four championship held in Nashville.
InCharge Derek Morkel CEO HealthTech Management Services & Gaffey Healthcare 5110 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.309.6053 htmsinc.com gaffeyhealth.com Morkel took the helm of HealthTech in 2010 and now serves as CEO of Texas-based Gaffey Healthcare, as well, following a partnership in 2013. The combined company has both a management and solutions component. Under the Gaffey brand, the solutions side features cloud-based revenue cycle technology and services to help healthcare organizations accelerate cash flow, improve productivity and increase profitability. The HealthTech Management Services side offers a menu of services to help hospitals with operations and strategic direction. Morkel’s previous experience includes senior leadership roles with MedCath Corporation, IASIS Healthcare, Craneware, Inc., HCA and Province Healthcare (now LifePoint). He earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Seton Hall University Jonathan Morphett Head, Investment Banking Division Avondale Partners Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.467.3533 avondalepartnersllc.com Named to his current position in April 2014, Morphett joined Avondale in 2004 to launch the healthcare investment banking group. During his tenure, he helped establish the firm as a nationally recognized provider of advisory and capital raising services. Since his arrival, the firm has closed $15 billion of assignments for healthcare firms throughout the country. Previously, Morphett founded Australian corporate finance advisory firm Rosebrook Ventures and is a former investment banking managing director at Morgan Stanley. A former board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, Morphett earned his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth. Rock Morphis Managing Director Heritage Group LLC 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 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 years, Morphis has served in a number of executive positions within Heritage Group’s portfolio of companies. He has served as chairman, president and CEO of Heritage Health Systems and Surgical Health Corporation, both of which were acquired by public companies. He also serves on numerous boards.
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president in 2012. Prior to joining Aegis, Moser was the regional manager for Parfums de Coeur in Nashville. He also has been a member of Leadership Health Care and served on the board of the Sales & Marketing Executives Association in Nashville. He is a 2013 Council Fellow. Leif Murphy Executive VP & CFO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.8500 lifepointhospitals.com
Morris was named COO in February 2014 with oversight for the financial and operational performance of all Cigna-HealthSpring business, which serves close to 2 million Medicare customers. For two years prior to his current role, Morris served as president of Development and Innovation, following Cigna’s acquisition of HealthSpring. Morris joined the company in 2005, when it was HealthSpring, and served in various leadership roles including as executive vice president. He was also part of HealthSpring’s predecessor company, North American Medical Management. He is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council and a graduate of the inaugural class of the Council Fellows Initiative.
Murphy joined LifePoint in 2011 as executive vice president and chief development officer and was named CFO in 2013. He oversees the company’s strategic growth and development efforts to acquire new hospitals, lead in-market growth and development initiatives, and pursue strategic alliances. Murphy is also responsible for all activities related to physician practice management and medical staff development. Previously, he served as president and CEO of DSI Renal and as a senior vice president and treasurer of Caremark. He also held executive positions with Renal Care Group, National Nephrology Associates and HealthSouth.
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HEALTHCARE Linda Norman, DSN, RN Dean & Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 111 Godchaux Hall 461 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37240 615.343.8876 nursing.vanderbilt.edu
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., MD CEO Corizon Health 105 Westpark Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.373.3100 corizonhealth.com In October 2013, Myers was announced as CEO of Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare providing services to almost 350,000 inmates at 534 facilities in 27 states. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of WellPoint. Prior experience also includes a stint as director of healthcare management for Ford Motor Co. and as health commissioner for the city of New York and state of Indiana. Myers received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Stanford and his medical degree from Harvard. Myers is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Master in the American College of Physicians.
Norman was named dean of VUSN July 1, 2013. Previously a senior associate dean for Academics, she has spent more than two decades spearheading curricular innovations in blended learning, interprofessional education, quality improvement and distance learning. A popular speaker, Norman is recognized nationally for her work in nursing education. In addition to her role at Vanderbilt, she serves as director of evaluation for the national Investing in Nursing initiative. Norman was named a Fellow of the American of Nursing in 2004 and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Michael Neuss, MD CMO Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic 1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1710 Nashville 37232 615.936.8422 vicc.org A medical oncologist, Neuss was recruited to Vanderbilt in 2011 to serve in the new position of CMO for VICC’s clinical enterprise. Previously, the Duke-trained physician spent 25 years with Oncology/Hematology Care in Cincinnati. By the time he retired his position as vice president of the group at the end of 2010, the practice had grown from two physicians to 48 oncologists and 300 staff members practicing at 15 locations. Neuss is active with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, chairing the national organization’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative and serving on the Clinical Practice Committee. Lisa Nix Partner, Transaction Advisory Services Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain 5250 Virginia Way 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 10 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. Nix has led and managed assurance and advisory services for healthcare companies, including not-for-profit, for-profit private and public entities. Prior to joining LBMC, Nix was a director in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s National Life Sciences & Health Care M&A Transaction Services Practice.
Mark Ohlendorf President & CFO Brookdale Senior Living 111 Westwood Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.221.2250 brookdaleliving.com After serving as co-president of the senior living solutions provider since 2005, Ohlendorf was named president of the company in May 2013. Before the merger of Alterra Healthcare and Brookdale, he was president and CEO of Alterra. He joined that company through its merger with Sterling House Corporation where he was CFO. His background encompasses more than 30 years of experience in various sectors of the health care industry, including skilled nursing and hospice services. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and served as ALFA’s Board Chairman from 2011 to 2013. He is a certified public accountant. Bond Oman CEO OGA 2932 Foster Creighton Road Nashville 37204 615.312.0253 oman-gibson.com Oman has been in the medical real estate business since 1985 and specializes in medical office leasing and investment property. His firm is a national real estate development and project management firm that has properties in 35 states and manages about 100 facilities representing more than five million square feet of medical space in conjunction with the firm’s sister company, Holladay Properties Nashville. In 2009, Oman announced the formation of a new $40 million medical real estate investment fund. He is a past member of the Nashville Health Care Council board.
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Anna-Gene O’Neal 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 Cogent Healthcare. In addition to her undergraduate degree, O’Neal earned an MSN in nursing administration and an MBA in organization management from Vanderbilt. 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 213-bed acute care facility, and TriStar Skyline Madison Campus, a 182-bed behavioral health facility. Otto previously served as COO for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center 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. Charles Overstreet Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting 105 Westwood Place, Suite 250 Brentwood 37027 615.324.8535 fticonsulting.com Overstreet is a senior managing director for FTI and leads the company’s Health Solution’s Regulatory and Compliance team. He has assisted numerous healthcare clients in the development and implementation of strategies for improving operations and regulatory compliance and is experienced in managing organizational transition. Previously, he was with Booz Allen & Hamilton, and he has held leadership positions at Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Prior to his years in advisory services, Overstreet worked at a large academic hospital and an urban community hospital. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Thomas Ozburn CEO TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 391 Wallace Road Nashville 37211 615.781.4000 tristarsouthernhills.com Ozburn has been CEO at TriStar’s 126-bed Southern Hills facility since the beginning of 2008. During his tenure, he has overseen renovation
InCharge and expansion projects on the hospital campus. Prior to his current role, he served as COO for TriStar Summit Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on several boards in Nashville.
P Christopher Palombo CEO Dispensary of Hope 566 Mainstream Drive, Suite 150 P.O. Box 281496 Nashville 37228 888.428.4673 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 had worked as an independent healthcare consultant and an internal program development consultant with Ascension Health and 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 sustainability, and the creation and evaluation of large-scale population health programs. Palombo has a masterâ€™s in healthcare management from Lindenwood University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Knoxville and as a director at investment banking firms FTN Midwest and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He has a masterâ€™s in electrical engineering and in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Emory.
Parker Panovec, MD Medical Director Faith Family Medical Clinic 326 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.341.0808 faithmedical.org Panovec became medical director 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. Thanasis Papaioanu Executive VP & CIO American Pathology Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.815.5088 ap2.com A co-founder of APP, Papaioanu has more than 18 years of experience in finance and M&A, as well as laboratory operations. He oversees technology and information flow processes, software development, decision support, connectivity and enterprise systems and networks for APP. Previously, Papaioanu was a managing director at Harpeth Capital. Other experience includes serving as interim CFO of Innovative Pathology Services (now part of Solstas Lab Partners) in
Christopher Parks Founder & Chief Development Officer Change Healthcare Corporation 216 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.920.5234 changehealthcare.com Parks, who founded Change Healthcare in 2011 based on more than 18 years experience in executive roles in various areas of the healthcare industry, is on a mission to change the healthcare landscape by improving information flow and cost transparency. The company is at the vanguard of the healthcare consumerism movement and aims to help self-insured employers, health plans and third-party administrators save money and drive engagement through actionable information provided to the individuals they cover. Parks is also a founding member of JumpStart Foundry, a microfund for emerging companies. His previous experience includes positions with Global Healthcare Exchange, National Seating and Mobility and HealthCare Microsystems. Emdeon purchased Change Healthcare in November 2014.
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HEALTHCARE Jeffrey Patton, MD CEO Tennessee Oncology PLLC 397 Wallace Road, Suite 201 Nashville 37211 615.333.2481 tnoncology.com
As CEO, Patton has oversight of Tennessee Oncology, one of the largest physician-owned practices in the country. Patton, who is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, has been with the practice since 1997. Previously, he was with The Lewis Gale Clinic in Virginia. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Wake Forrest University. In addition to his administrative duties, Patton sees patients at Tennessee Oncology’s Southern Hills office. The practice, which is nationally recognized for utilizing innovative treatments that improve patient outcomes, employs more than 80 physicians in 30 locations throughout Middle and Southeast Tennessee. William Paul, MD Director of Health Metro Public Health Department Lentz Public Health Center 2500 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37209 615.340.5616 health.nashville.gov Board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, Paul became Nashville’s health director in 2007. He has been a vocal advocate for preventive wellness, curbing obesity rates, and improving nutrition and physical activity. Previously, he spent two years at the CDC and nearly 15 years with the Chicago Department of Public Health, where he engineered a response to the 2002 West Nile Virus outbreak. Paul earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago. Susan Peach CEO HIghPoint Health System 555 Hartsville Pike Gallatin 37066 615.328.6695 highpointhealthsystem.com Peach, a veteran hospital administrator with more than 30 years of healthcare experience, was named CEO of HighPoint Health System in July 2012. She came to HighPoint from LifePoint’s Hospital Support Center, where she served as chief nursing officer of the Delta Division. In that role Peach provided clinical leadership and oversight for nine LifePoint Hospitals. Prior to that, she held executive positions with Catholic Health Initiatives, Quorum Health Resources, and Rockdale Regional Medical Center. She received her MBA from Georgia State University and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Clayton College.
J. Edward (Eddie) Pearson Senior VP & COO HealthStream 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 450 Nashville 37203 615.301.3100 healthstream.com Pearson has served as senior vice president since joining HealthStream in 2006. In August 2011, he was named COO and is responsible for day-to-day operations throughout the company. Previously, he served as president and CEO of DigiScript, Inc. Pearson also held top level executive positions with Inforum, HIE, empactHealth. com, and Medibuy. He began his career as a CPA with the public 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. Today, there are nearly 600 associates on the staff of the multi-specialty practice, which sees more than 30,000 patients a month 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. Peay is a certified medical practice executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Ronnie Pennell COO PhyBus 215 Jamestown Park Road, Suite 205 Brentwood 37027 615.620.9300 phybus.com Pennell has over 20 years of experience with healthcare and related industries. Since 2009, he has been focused on the business operations of ambulatory surgery centers and physician’s practices. Starting his career with the Institutional Consulting Group at Dean Witter Reynolds in Brentwood, Pennell has worked with multi-billion dollar hospitals, public utilities and technology companies, as well as medical device and consumer product manufacturers. Other past experience includes serving as a vice president with AmSouth Bank and director of Institutional Investment Solutions for SunTrust. Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD CMO & President, Clinical Services HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Perlin is responsible for clinical strategy and performance at HCA’s more than 160 hospitals and 800 outpatient centers and physician practices. Before joining HCA in 2006, Perlin was
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Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As the most senior physician in the federal government and CEO of the Veterans Health Administration, he led the country’s largest integrated health system. Perlin is still active in healthcare and health policy on a national stage. A member of the American Hospital Association Board of Directors since 2011, Perlin is currently serving as board chair for the national organization. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics. Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD Director Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 691 Preston Research Building 2220 Pierce Ave. Nashville 37232 615.936.1782 vicc.org A renowned researcher, Pietenpol has led the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007. In 2008, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve a six-year term on the 12-member National Cancer Advisory Board of the NIH’s National Cancer Institute. She is widely published and serves as associate editor or on editorial review boards for a number of scientific journals. Previously she served as VICC’s associate director, leading the basic science and translational research programs since 2002, and has been on faculty at Vanderbilt since 1994. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. C. Wright Pinson, MD Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Vanderbilt University Medical Center CEO Vanderbilt Health System 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 care. Formerly the CMO, Pinson assumed greater leadership responsibilities in 2009 as part of the executive team put in place by Jeff Balser, MD. In addition to his administrative duties, Pinson is a renowned surgical oncologist with a specialty in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and liver transplantation. He is a past president of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Pinson has been on faculty at Vanderbilt since 1990. He also serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. John Pirolo, MD CMO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomashealth.com Pirolo has been with Saint Thomas Health for more than two decades. He began working with the health system as a surgeon providing cardiovascular services at Saint Thomas West.
InCharge As chief medical officer, Pirolo leads the clinical informatics initiatives and is responsible for the overall clinical quality improvement efforts across the health system. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the “100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Rosemary Plorin President Lovell Communications, Inc. 2021 Richard Jones Road Nashville 37215 615.297.7766 lovell.com In 2014 Plorin was named president of Lovell Communications, Nashville’s oldest healthcarefocused PR and marketing firm, after 14 years of partnership with firm founder Paula Lovell. Though the full-service agency provides all types of communications expertise, Plorin specializes in healthcare issues management work such as M&A, bankruptcy and regulatory communications, as well as crisis communications for issues such as medical malpractice, fraud and abuse allegations or HIPAA breaches. She frequently speaks to national audiences about media preparedness and the role of social media in regulated industries. Plorin is a 2014 graduate of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Craig Polkow CFO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284-7847 sainthomashealth.com In August 2012, Polkow took over duties as CFO of the five-hospital health system and oversees the direct financial functions for Saint Thomas Health’s hospitals, joint ventures and affiliate relationships. Previously, he held both CFO and COO positions with Saint Thomas West and has more than 20 years of management experience. Prior to moving to Nashville, Polkow held CFO positions at DuPont Hospital, DeKalb Memorial Hospital and Madison Center in Indiana. He earned his undergraduate degree and MBA at Indiana University at South Bend and received his public accounting certification in 1990. James Pope, MD Senior VP & Chief Science Officer Healthways 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com A cardiologist by training, Pope joined Healthways as CMO in 2003 after 16 years of private practice in Tampa. From 2006-2008, he served as COO before being named chief science officer in 2008. In his current role, he oversees medical and scientific integrity, analytic consultative services, process quality improvements, outcomes and applied research. A past consulting associate in the Department of Medicine, Cardiology Section, at Duke University, he also served on the faculty at Wake Forest’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Pope is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Marty Rash Executive Chairman & CEO RegionalCare Hospital Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.844.9800 regionalcare.net
Kirk Porter Senior VP Bank of America 414 Union St. Nashville 37219 615.749.3137 bankofamerica.com
In 2009, Rash co-founded hospital company RegionalCare and then completed a merger with Essent Healthcare in November 2011 to form a seven-hospital system. Today, RegionalCare has eight hospitals in seven states. Previously, Rash was chairman and CEO of Province Healthcare, which he grew to 21 hospitals and took public before selling to LifePoint in 2004 for $1.7 billion. Before Province, he served as executive vice president and COO at Community Health Systems. He is a past chairman and one of the co-founders of the Federation of American Hospitals and is a past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Porter has been Bank of America’s local healthcare point man since April of 2005. Before that, he served in a similar role at First Tennessee and spent seven years as managing director at US Bank. In his current position, Porter deals specifically with providing capital to healthcare companies. He is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. David Posch CEO Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinics Executive Director Vanderbilt Medical Group 1301 Medical Center Drive 3812 TVC Nashville 37232-5100 615.343.5013 mc.vanderbilt.edu In September 2011, Posch, who was already serving as CEO of The Vanderbilt Clinic and executive director of Vanderbilt Medical Group, added to his responsibility by taking over chief executive duties of Vanderbilt University Hospital, as well. The umbrella position is the first time oversight of VUH and TVC have been combined in a single leadership role since 1995. 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.
R David Raiford, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief of 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 staff in July 2014. In this role, he is responsible for patient and physician advocacy, as well as inpatient operations of the 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.
David Reagan, MD, PhD CMO Tennessee Department of Health 710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower, Fifth Floor Nashville 37243 615.741.3111 health.state.tn.us Reagan was named chief medical officer for the state in late 2011. He serves as an advisor to Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, 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. Judith Reagan, MD Of Counsel North, Pursell & Ramos, PLC 414 Union St., Suite 1850 Nashville 37219 615.440.5026 nprattorneys.com Regan has been part of NPR’s healthcare litigation practice since 2007. As an attorney and physician, she has assisted in the representation of physicians in numerous areas, including over 100 medical malpractice actions, medical licensing board investigations and physician business matters. As a physician, Regan has served in numerous government positions, including past stints as chief of Mental HealthCare Line for Veteran Affairs, medical director for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and a director in the Tennessee Department of Health. Regan is board certified in psychoanalysis, child psychiatry, and adult psychiatry and has published more than 100 articles. She earned her MBA from Belmont, law degree from Nashville School of Law, and medical degree from the University of Louisville Medical School.
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HEALTHCARE Gregory Reidy CEO UnitedHealthcare Mid-South Health Plan 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.3622 uhc.com
Reidy, who has been with UnitedHealthcare since 1995, is responsible for leading commercial business in Arkansas and Tennessee. Currently, the Mid-South team serves more than 435,000 commercial members. Reidy started in sales with UnitedHealthcare in New York and then moved into a leadership position as part of the New England Health Plan. He held multiple leadership positions across the Florida markets and then became a regional vice president for the seven plans of the Southeast. He was named to his current position in 2010. Paul Rein COO & CFO Sarah Cannon 3322 West End. Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com Previously the CFO of Information Technology and Services at HCA, Rein provides overall operational and financial leadership and direction for Sarah Cannon and SCRI. Prior to joining HCA, he held various accounting and information technology roles with the North Highland Company and BellSouth. Throughout his career, he has overseen financial management, internal controls, contracting, and portfolio management functions. A CPA, Rein earned his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and his MBA from Georgia State University. He serves on the board for Vision Consulting, LLC and the Nashville Children’s Alliance. He is a 2014 Council Fellow. 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 industry and corporate securities practice areas, Reisz represents hospitals, ancillary service providers and large physician groups in transactions and regulatory and operational matters. She serves on the board of directors for the American Health Lawyers Association. Previously Reisz served as a board member of the Nashville Health Care Council and is a past chair of the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. She received both her undergrad and law degrees from Vanderbilt University.
Karen Rhea, MD CMO Centerstone of Tennessee 110 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Rhea oversees Centerstone’s medical services staff and manages its psychiatric services throughout Middle Tennessee. Before coming to the behavioral healthcare company, Rhea was a founding partner in the Franklin Children’s Clinic, where she practiced pediatrics. Rhea was elected a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in December 2008 and honored with the 2011 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Clay Richards President & CEO naviHealth 10 Cadillac Drive Brentwood 37027 615.577.1900 navihealth.us Partnering with health plans, health systems and post-acute care facilities, naviHealth offers delegated management of post acute care (PAC) services to achieve savings and to help plan members navigate the PAC experience. Richards, who is president and CEO, previously held several leadership roles at Healthways including senior vice president and as general counsel. Before joining Healthways, Richards practiced law at Bass, Berry & Sims. He earned is law degree from the University of Mississippi. Jennifer McAnally Ride Director Qsource, Tennessee HIT Regional Extension Center 49 Music Square West, Suite 402 Nashville 37203 615.244.2007, ext. 7221 tnrec.org As director of tnREC, a division of Qsource, McAnally is leading Tennessee providers through one of the largest work process transitions in healthcare history as practices continue to transition to electronic health records and meet Meaningful Use requirements. McAnally joined Qsource, the state’s Quality Improvement Organization, in 2005 and was tapped to lead the healthcare consulting firm’s tnREC efforts in 2010. Prior to that, she worked with a large multi-specialty healthcare group in Memphis. She holds a master’s in informatics and information management and has added qualifications in EHRs and HIT. McAnally is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
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Wayne J. Riley, MD Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management Professor Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 401 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.322.2534 owen.vanderbilt.edu From January 2007 to June 2013, Riley served as the 10th president and CEO of Meharry Medical College. Previously, he served as vice president and vice dean for Health Affairs and Government Relations and associate professor of Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Riley received his undergraduate degree from Yale, his medical degree from Morehouse, an MBA from Rice and an MPH from Tulane. Riley was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2012 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Riley is the president-elect of the American College of Physicians Board of Regents, the policy-making body for the association’s 135,000 members, and will take over as president in the spring of 2015. He also serves on the board of directors for HCA. Stephen Riven Senior Managing Partner Avondale Partners Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.467.3458 avondalepartnersllc.com Senior managing partner in Avondale’s Institutional Sales & Trading/Equities group, Riven previously served as a managing director and member of the board of Equitable Securities Corporation, where he was co-head of Institutional Equity Sales from 1989-2001. For the 23 years prior to that, he was a general partner of the J.C. Bradford Company. He also served as a member of the board of the Equitable Trust Company and presently sits on the board of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Brian Roark Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7753 bassberry.com As head of his firm’s Healthcare Fraud Task Force, Roark concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients facing governmental investigations and related litigation, with a particular focus on matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General. Roark also represents clients in connection with Medicare audits and overpayment disputes and advises clients regarding self-disclosure issues. He is an adjunct professor for Vanderbilt Law School where he teaches a course on healthcare fraud and abuse. He is a member of both the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association.
InCharge Heather Rohan President & CEO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com Rohan assumed the role as president and CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in December 2012 after serving for seven years as CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Fla. She has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in both administrative and clinical areas within HCA. Prior to serving as CEO of Aventura, she held other CEO posts in Florida at Palms West Hospital and Pompano Beach Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dawn Rudolph Chief Experience Officer Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomashealth.com Rudolph stepped in her new role in July 2013 and is focused on ensuring a high-quality patient, physician and family experience aligns across the entire system. She joined Saint Thomas Health in November 2010, serving as president and CEO of Saint Thomas West. Previously, she served as CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. A Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Rudolph has been named one of the “56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Margaret Rush, MD Chief of Staff Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1000 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.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, as well as providing oversight of medical staff governance together with the pediatrician-inchief and surgeon-in chief. She joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1990. 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 Rutherford stepped into the role of CFO for healthcare services giant HCA on Jan. 1, 2014 as part of the executive transition that saw his predecessor, Milton Johnson, move from president
and CFO to president and CEO. Rutherford has management responsibility for the company’s Treasury Department, Office of the Controller, Information Technology, Government Programs, and Strategic Resource Group. A 25-year HCA veteran, Rutherford served as president of HCA Physician Services and COO of the Clinical and Physician Services Group immediately prior to his current role. He joined the company in 1986 as a staff auditor. Rutherford briefly left HCA in 2005 to launch his own training and education company, returning in late 2008.
management and implementation of major company initiatives. He is also responsible for the organization’s overall approach to standardization and centralization of business support strategies. Schweinhart joined CHS in 1997 and his previous expertise in healthcare spans 20 years with other industry leaders. Rachel Seifert Executive VP, Secretary & General Counsel Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net
S Mike Schatzlein, MD President & CEO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomashealth.com Schatzlein, a cardiac surgeon, was tapped by Ascension Health in 2010 to lead Saint Thomas Health. He also serves as Ascension’s Ministry Market Leader for Nashville and Birmingham. Previously, he was CEO for the eight-facility Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, a unit of Community Health Systems, where he was a division vice president for all of Indiana operations. He also served as CEO of Lutheran’s St. Joseph and DuPont hospitals. Before moving into administration, Schatzlein was chief of transplantation at Lutheran Hospital and was a founder of the Northern Indiana Heart Institute. In 2014, Schatzlein was named to the “Top 100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Care Systems” by Becker’s Hospital Review. He also sits on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Nancy Schultz Global Healthcare Lead and Group VP, Nashville & St. Louis 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 including large program and project management 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 re-engineering, including manufacturing, distribution, and financials. She serves on the boards of the Nashville Children’s Alliance and Better Health 4Kids. Marty Schweinhart Executive VP, Administration Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net
Seifert is responsible for the legal aspects of a variety of areas within the company, including acquisitions/development, SEC and corporate governance, and litigation and management of the legal department. Prior to joining CHS in 1998, she was with Columbia/HCA, where she served as vice president and associate general counsel. Before that, she was in private law practice in Dallas. Jeff Seraphine President, Eastern Group LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.327.8500 lifepointhospitals.com As head of the Eastern Group for LifePoint, Seraphine oversees 17 hospitals in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan, including those that are part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare. Seraphine joined LifePoint’s corporate team in 2009 as COO of the Delta Division. Previous experience includes serving as CEO of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, a LifePoint facility in Kentucky. He was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Bernie Sherry President & CEO Nashville Inpatient Operations Saint Thomas Health 2000 Church St. Nashville 37236 615.284.5555 saintthomashealth.com Sherry began his new role overseeing operations at both Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas West in July 2013. He originally joined Saint Thomas Health in 2000 as vice president of managed care. Since 2003, he had served as president and CEO of Saint Thomas Midtown (formerly Baptist Hospital) where he was responsible for leading the largest not-for-profit community hospital in Middle Tennessee with 683 licensed beds and nearly 2,000 associates. Previously, Sherry worked at the Greenville University Hospital System, a 1,100-bed multihospital system located in Greenville, S.C. His is a Diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Schweinhart provides executive oversight for multiple areas, including materials and capital management, facilities management, health informatics and information management, and project
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HEALTHCARE Saurabh Sinha Co-founder & CEO emids Technologies 520 Royal Parkway Nashville 37214 615.332.7701 emids.com
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 1,000 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. 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. Rhonda Sides Principal – Healthcare Services Crosslin & Associates PC 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 & Associates and for subsidiary company STAT Solutions. For two decades, she has specialized in business valuation, financial fraud, and physician practice management issues including compliance, compensation, practice valuations, and financial feasibility issues. A CPA, Sides has co-authored two books, contributed articles to a number of publications, and is often called upon to lecture nationally in her areas of expertise. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a past president of the Tennessee Healthcare Executives Association. Sides is also a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Lynn Simon, MD President, Clinical Services & CQO 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.
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. His previous experiences include successful years at Wipro, Nokia and Northern In 2011, Sinha was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Nashville Chamber and Entrepreneur Center. Chapman Sledge, MD CMO Cumberland Heights P.O. Box 90727 Nashville 37209 615.352.1757 cumberlandheights.org Sledge was named chief medical officer for Cumberland Heights in 2009. Previously, he was medical director of addiction treatment at Pine Grove Behavioral Health in Hattiesburg, Miss. Sledge is an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and has served in various leadership capacities from council chair to the board of directors. He currently serves on the Medical/Scientific Committee of the National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence. A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he was among the first class of physicians to receive certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine in 2009. Dan Slipkovich Founder, Executive Board Chairman Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com After founding Capella Healthcare in 2005, Slipkovich served as the company’s first CEO. In his current role, he focuses on strategic market development, as well as investor and government relations. Formerly, he was president and COO of Province Healthcare, where he oversaw operations of 21 non-urban hospitals. He began his career as a hospital CFO for HCA, later becoming corporate senior vice president. Slipkovich was instrumental in the LifePoint spin-off from HCA, and then joined LifePoint as division president. Slipkovich is a member of the Federation of American Hospitals Board of Directors. Active in the community, he was one of the region’s first recipients of the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.
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Andy Smith CEO Brookdale Senior Living 111 Westwood Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.221.2250 brookdaleliving.com Smith became chief executive officer of the senior living solutions firm in February 2013. Prior to that he served as Brookdale’s executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary since 2006. Smith was with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC from 1985 to 2006. He was a member of the firm’s corporate and securities group and served as chair of the firm’s healthcare group. A graduate of Vanderbilt, he earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University. He serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and is a 2013 Council Fellow. Brad Smith CEO & Co-founder Aspire Health 3310 West End Ave., Suite 590 Nashville 37203 615.454.9850 aspirehealthcare.com Launched in 2013, Aspire Health is a palliative medicine company that works with a network of providers and clinics to support patients facing serious illness by addressing symptoms and pain, helping patients and caregivers navigate the complex healthcare system and providing emotional and spiritual support. Smith was most recently chief-of-staff at the Tennessee Department of Economic Development and before that served as executive director of Tennessee SCORE. Smith, who co-founded the company 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 & Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com Smith leads both Sarah Cannon and Sarah Cannon Research Institute where she is responsible for carrying out the overall strategic mission and vision of both organizations – delivering physician-led, patient-centric cancer services with a focus on clinical research through SCRI, one of the nation’s largest global strategic research organizations. Smith joined SCRI in 2005 as chief information officer and also served as president of SCRI Services. She was named CEO in 2006. Previously, Smith served as CEO of Summit Research Solutions, a multi-specialty organization that she co-founded in 1996 and that was acquired by SCRI in 2005. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and a current board member of the Nashville Health Care Council and PearlPoint Cancer Support,
InCharge Rich Smith Co-founder & President eDoc4u 3212 West End Ave, Suite 500 Nashville 37203 615.269.5710 edoc4u.com Smith joined eDoc4U 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 medical web services. Smith brings to the company more than 30 years of executive management experience in IT and healthcare companies. He is also CEO of Smith Management Consultants, offering his expertise to both early and mid-stage companies. Wayne Smith Chairman & CEO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Since Smith came on board in 1997, CHS has seen net revenues grow from just under $750 million to over $13 billion. He is nationally recognized as a healthcare leader with 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 Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” for 12 years running. Smith currently serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and is a past chair. Joseph A. Sowell, III Senior VP & Chief Development Officer HCA One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Sowell was named to his post with HCA on Dec. 1, 2009. He is responsible for all activities related to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for the hospital company, which operates more than 160 hospitals and 115 ambulatory surgery centers in 20 states and England. Previously, he was a partner at Waller, where he co-managed the firm’s corporate and commercial transactions group and led numerous large healthcare transactions. David Spigel, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Director, Lung Cancer Research Program Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannonresearch.com Spigel joined Sarah Cannon in 2003 and leads the lung cancer research program. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, he
William Stead, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy & Information Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.936.1424 mc.vanderbilt.edu
earned 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 internal medicine and medical oncology. Karen Springer COO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284-7847 saintthomashealth.com Springer joined Saint Thomas Health in March 2011 with oversight of operations for the system, which is part of Ascension Health. Previously, she was COO/EVP of Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, a position she held since 2007. As COO of Lutheran Hospital, Springer oversaw the operations of the acute care hospital, as well as providing key leadership to 16 divisions including emergency care and all ancillary and support services. Greg Spurlock President US Radiosurgery, A Division of Alliance Oncology 1801 West End Ave., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.263.7888 usradiosurgery.com
Vanderbilt’s biomedical informatics leader, Stead is crafting systems to fundamentally change the way communication and care are delivered to increase effectiveness, efficiency and outcomes. He is a founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and past president of the organization, past chair of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, a presidential appointee to the Commission on Systemic Interoperability and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. He was instrumental, while at Duke, in crafting one of the first practical electronic medical record systems. Tom Stephenson President & COO Amplion Clinical Communications 632 Melrose Ave. Nashville 37211 615.843.9000 amplionalert.com Stephenson joined the executive leadership team at Amplion in September 2012. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at HMS, the Nashville-based provider of information systems to more than 700 hospitals nationwide. During his tenure with HMS, Stephenson rose from programmer to president and CEO. He is a past board member of both the Nashville Health Care Council and the Nashville Technology Council.
Spurlock originally joined Alliance Oncology as vice president of Business Development in 2011, as part of the company’s acquisition of US Radiosurgery. Today, as president of Alliance Oncology, his role is to oversee all aspects of the company’s stereotactic radiosurgery facilities and radiation therapy centers. Spurlock’s career has focused on ancillary services, physician relationships and facility planning. Previously, he served as 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.
Mike Stoll CEO The Little Clinic 2620 Elm Hill Pike Nashville 37214 615.425.4200 thelittleclinic.com
Tom Starling President & CEO Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee 295 Plus Park Blvd., Suite 201 Nashville 37217 615.269.5355 ichope.com Starling is a veteran at leading health-related nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. Since 2009, he has directed efforts at Mental Health America, which provides a range of mental health resources including suicide prevention, Alzheimer’s caregiver support, professional CEUs, advocacy and community education. Starling holds degrees in ethics, theology and educational administration. His previous experience includes serving as vice president of Operations for HEOPS Inc. and management roles with United Way and the Alzheimer’s Association.
In April 2010, Stoll was named CEO of The Little Clinic, the Nashville-based subsidiary of Kroger Co. Prior to his appointment to oversee operations of the walk-in clinics, he spent 34 years with the grocery chain, most recently as vice president of Corporate Benefits at the company’s Cincinnati headquarters. In that role, he played a key part of developing the healthcare strategy and pension plan for Kroger’s large workforce of more than 330,000 employees. Phil Suiter President & CEO Aegis Health Group 8 Cadillac Drive, Suite 450 Brentwood 37027 615.665.4200 aegisgroup.com A successful entrepreneur and investor, Suiter has nearly three decades of experience founding, leading and growing healthcare and informa-
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tion technology businesses. Previously, he was president and CEO of Artemis Health Group, a tech solutions company specific to the OB/GYN space, and of Transaction Tracking Technologies, a privately held transaction processor. He has also held executive roles at Vanderbilt, Onlife, Stinger Medical and NotifyMD,
his career, he held roles in physician practice development, management and acquisitions at Columbia St. Mary’s Health System in Milwaukee. 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 615.460.6916 belmont.edu/healthsciences
Riley Sweat Managing Director & Head of Health Care Investment Banking Raymond James & Associates 2525 West End Ave., Suite 925 Nashville 37203 615.321.8075 raymondjames.com Sweat joined Raymond James & Associates 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. Troy Sybert, MD Executive VP, CMO Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Joining Capella Healthcare in 2014, Sybert has senior leadership responsibility for quality and service initiatives. He also facilitates the work of the company’s National Physician Leadership Group, ensuring physician leaders are continuously involved in shaping the company’s vision and strategy. Board certified in public health and general preventive medicine, Sybert earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 2001 and completed a fellowship in Hospital Medicine at Mayo Clinic. Sybert also earned a master’s degree in public health at the University of Texas Medical Branch while achieving certification in Six Sigma/Lean Thinking from the American Society for Quality. Previously, he served as chief quality and medical information officer at Wellmont Health System in Kingsport, Tenn.
T Fahad Tahir CEO Saint Thomas Physician Services 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomasdoctors.com Tahir has oversight of the clinical, operational and financial performance of Saint Thomas Physician Services. He also is responsible for physician development, recruitment and network strategy, as well as service line development. Tahir has been with Ascension Health, the parent organization for Saint Thomas, since 2003. Previously, he served as vice president of Physician Enterprise and Community Health Network at Providence, a health system in Washington, D.C. Earlier in
Taylor joined Belmont as dean of the Health Sciences College in February 2012 and previously served as assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Services Administration with responsibility for 89 rural and six metropolitan county health departments and 13 regional offices. As a consultant to China’s Ministry of Health, Taylor contributed to the re-design of China’s rural healthcare delivery system. Earlier, she was as an assistant professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and also served as director of the MeharryVanderbilt Alliance Disease Management Program. Taylor holds a doctor of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt. She is a 2014 Counmcil Fellow. Chris Taylor President Parallon 6640 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.807.8000 parallon.com Taylor brings more than 30 years industry experience to his role in leading one of healthcare’s premier providers of business and operational services. He had served as Parallon’s CFO since 2012 and was asked to lead the company as interim president in November 2013 before the position was made permanent in July 2014. Previously, Taylor served as CFO for HCA’s TriStar Division, which operates 15 hospitals. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Federation of American Hospitals. Taylor was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Jerry Taylor Member Stites & Harbison PLLC 401 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37219 615.782.2228 stites.com Taylor, a veteran healthcare regulatory attorney, joined Stites & Harbison’s healthcare service group in early 2013. Previously, he was with Farris Bobango. Taylor was an assistant state attorney general from 1987 to 1992 and general counsel to the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission from 1992 to 1994. Taylor is a member of
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the American Health Lawyers Association and is recognized nationally by Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers in America for his work in administrative and regulatory healthcare law. Curt Thorne President & CEO MedSolutions 730 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 800 Franklin 37067 615.468.0600 medsolutions.com Thorne joined MedSolutions in 1998 and has led efforts by the company to deliver a diversified portfolio of medical cost management products and services. In his role, he oversees corporate strategy, operations, business development, and creating a culture to attract and retain top talent to the company of 1,200 employees. Prior to MedSolutions, Thorne was president and COO of a California-based specialty physician management company. He also served in senior management positions with Aetna Healthplans, The Travelers and Cigna. For each of these managed care companies, Thorne led the development and operation of nationwide pharmacy benefit management companies. He earned his MBA at Wake Forest. Danny Timblin President & CEO Onlife Health 9020 Overlook Blvd., Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.844.2100 onlifehealth.com In 2014, Timblin joined Onlife Health, leading the company focused on helping businesses reduce the demand and cost of healthcare by encouraging healthy lifestyles and improved self-care. Timblin gained significant healthcare experience through his work as CFO of NaviNet and vice president of Strategy and Execution at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. He also worked at Lucent Technologies, OFS Fitel, a division of Furukawa Electric of Japan, and Deutsch Bank. Alex Tolbert Founder & CEO Bernard Health 1900 Church St., Suite 402 Nashville 37203 615.528.3399 bernardhealth.com In 2006, Tolbert founded Bernard Health to offer non-commissioned advice to help navigate health insurance options to employers and individuals. By 2009, the company had expanded to Indianapolis, and in 2010, Tolbert opened the first Bernard Health retail store in Nashville. Expansion to other markets has continued with Tolbert, his brother Brian, and a growing team of retail advisors who are experts in health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, consumer-driven healthcare, employer health strategies, Web-based benefits administration and retail-based health insurance advisory. A graduate of the Wharton School, Tolbert also holds an MBA and law degree from Vanderbilt.
InCharge Brent Turner President Acadia Healthcare 830 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 610 Franklin 37067 615.861.6000 acadiahealthcare.com Turner joined inpatient behavioral health giant Acadia Healthcare in 2011 as co-president of the company and was named president in April 2012. Acadia operates a network of 76 behavioral healthcare facilities with more than 5,600 licensed beds in 24 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 was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative and is a member of the Avondale Advisory Board.
V Mary Layne Van Cleave Executive VP & COO Tennessee Hospital Association 5201 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.256.8240 tha.com Van Cleave joined the THA in 1996 and was named chief operating officer in 2007. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations at THA, she also serves as executive vice president for THA Information Services, which provides data to members for planning and evaluation. The department also has oversight of the THA Health Information Network, which was formed in 2000 to assist member hospitals in meeting reporting requirements mandated by state and federal law. Larry Van Horn, PhD Associate Professor of Management; Executive Director of Health Affairs Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management 401 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.322.6046 owen.vanderbilt.edu A leading 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 Horn’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 journals from the Journal of Health Economics to the Harvard Business Review. He has also conducted industry research for organizations including the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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 decade’s experience in healthcare management. He joined the company as chairman of Behavioral Health Corporation, Ardent’s predecessor, in early 2001. Later that same year, he was appointed president and CEO and expanded the company’s focus to include acute care hospitals and health systems. Previously, Vandewater served as president and COO of Columbia/HCA. During his tenure, the company grew to $20 billion in annual revenues. Vandewater is a past chair of the Federation of American Hospitals. Doug Varney Commissioner Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Andrew Jackson Building, Sixth Floor 500 Deaderick St. Nashville 37243 615.532.6500 tn.gov/mental Varney was named commissioner of the Department of Mental Health by Governor Bill Haslam in January 2011. Under his watch, there has been increased attention on prescription drug addiction and suicide prevention. Prior to the appointment, Varney was president and CEO of Frontier Health, working his way to the executive post from positions as a psychological examiner, counselor and therapist. Varney is an adjunct professor at East Tennessee State University. He is a past president of the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations. Robert N. Vero, EdD CEO Centerstone of Tennessee 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Vero serves as CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee and has worked in private and community-based behavioral healthcare since 1976. He also has worked as a psychological consultant to the Nebraska State Highway Patrol and the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department and is a two-time winner of the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organization’s Volunteer Leadership Award. Vero was the 2014 president of the board of directors for TAMHO. John Voigt Member Sherrard & Roe, PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 1100 Nashville 37201 615.742.4200 sherrardroe.com Voigt heads Sherrard & Roe’s healthcare practice and has broad experience across a spectrum of
legal issues ranging from regulatory compliance to hospital-physician integration to mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the executive council of the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, a past chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Forum, member of the American Telemedicine Association and a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Association. His work in health law has been recognized by a number of publications including Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers USA and “Guide to Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.” David Vreeland Partner & Co-founder Cumberland Consulting Group 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 550 Franklin 37067 615.373.4470 cumberlandcg.com Vreeland helped co-found Cumberland Consulting in 2004. A technology project management executive with deep experience in the healthcare industry, Vreeland leads the company’s payer/ provider new business development efforts. Previously, he was with Ernst & Young in the firm’s Health Provider Technology Enablement practice. He received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame, his master’s in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and was a 2014 graduate of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Vreeland is an active in a number of professional associations including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society.
W Steve Wade CEO Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance 301 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.329.6600 toa.com Wade has led the administrative side of TOA since 2003. He has been managing large physician practices and practice management systems for close to two decades. Prior to joining TOA, he worked as an administrator in the outpatient psychiatric field and was a market manager for HCA Physician Services. He also served as president of EnableComp, a worker’s compensation revenue cycle management firm based in Franklin. He is an MGMA-certified medical practice executive. 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
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ideas and strategies and to allow facilitated access to leading hospital executives. The organizations currently work with more than 115 hospital CEOs and 50 leading healthcare corporations. 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. Paul Wallace Managing Director Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.665.8220 heritagegroupusa.com Wallace joined Heritage Group in 2011 as managing director for the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund. Previously, he served as a venture partner for SV Life Sciences, a $2 billion international private equity firm investing exclusively in healthcare. Prior to that, Wallace was a senior vice president with Healthways and a general partner with Petra Capital Partners. He received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Leigh Walton Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6201 bassberry.com Walton counsels healthcare providers in the areas of corporate governance, M&A, regulatory compliance and collaborative business agreements. She is an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School, her alma mater, and is a past chair of the M&A committee of the American Bar Association. She also is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. Walton has won numerous regional and national accolades and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Ming Wang, MD, PhD Founder Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center 1801 West End Ave., Suite 1150 Nashville 37203 615.321.8881 wangvisioninstitute.com One of Nashville’s most visible healthcare entrepreneurs, Wang was among the first doctors in the United States to specialize in bladeless LASIK technology. A Harvard and MIT graduate, he is one of the few eye surgeons to hold both a medical degree and a doctorate in laser physics. Wang is widely published, holds multiple patents for biotechnology vision innovations and heavily participates in ophthalmic research. He is also involved in expanding healthcare options in his native China and is the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Wang is founder and chairman of the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for patients to undergo surgeries to restore vision.
Denise W. Warren Executive VP & CFO Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Warren has more than 30 years of diverse financial experience including serving as a senior equity analyst and research director for Avondale Partners and Merrill Lynch in New York where she was named to the “Wall Street Journal All-Star Research Team.” She was also CFO for Gaylord Entertainment Company. In 2009, Warren was honored as “CFO of the Year” in the category of large, private companies by the Nashville Business Journal and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. 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 upon the retirement of Robert Otwell. Watson has 30 years of healthcare experience including prior experience as CEO with Mercy Health Partners and as CEO to several community hospitals in Tennessee including Cleveland Community Hospital and Bradley Memorial Hospital. Jennifer Weaver Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8116 wallerlaw.com Weaver serves as group leader for government investigations. A skilled litigator, she works with providers responding to charges by government agencies and regulators, especially in matters involving the False Claims Act. She also works closely with clients on compliance issues, conducting internal audits, and defense of civil and criminal government investigations. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Don Webb CEO Williamson Medical Center 4321 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.435.5000 williamsonmedicalcenter.org After serving 16 years as the medical center’s chief financial officer, Webb was named to the top spot in July 2012 following the retirement of Dennis Miller. A certified public accountant, Webb is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a member of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP Chair, Department of Pediatrics Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way, Suite 2407 Nashville 37232-9900 615.322.3377 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.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 at Duke, the University of British Columbia Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. 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. Evette White Partner & CEO Sullivan Branding 1808 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.321.1033 sullivanbranding.com A seasoned marketing communications professional with more than 30 years experience, White started the Nashville office of Sullivan Branding, which now has a Memphis office, as well. She also served as the senior vice president, chief strategy officer for Saint Thomas Health Services during the first few years of the acquisition of the Baptist Health System. Earlier, White worked with HCA, which was a client for 13 years, on the development and introduction of the TriStar Health brand in Middle Tennessee. Healthcare clients range from health systems, hospitals and physician practices to healthcare management services and payers.
InCharge Jeff Whitehorn CEO TriStar Summit Medical Center 5655 Frist Blvd. Hermitage 37076 615.316.3000 tristarsummit.com Whitehorn has led TriStar Summit Medical Center since June 2003. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served in the same position for TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center. A CPA and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he joined HCA in 1992. In addition to leading the two TriStar facilities, Whitehorn also served as CEO for two HCA hospitals in Georgia earlier in his career. A civic leader, he is extremely active in the Donelson-Hermitage community and serves on numerous boards. Carl Whitmer President & CEO IASIS Healthcare Corp. 117 Seaboard Lane, Bldg. E Franklin 37067 615.844.2747 iasishealthcare.com Whitmer has been president and CEO of IASIS, the owner and operator of community-focused hospitals, since 2010. He joined IASIS in 2000, soon after its founding, as vice president and treasurer, then rose to CFO as the company experienced substantial growth in acute care operations and expanded managed care operations. Prior to IASIS, Whitmer held CFO, vice president of finance and treasurer positions at PhyCor, a physician practice and IPA management company. He serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Michael A. Wiechart President & CEO Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Wiechart was appointed to the role of president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2014, after having served as senior vice president and COO for Capella Healthcare from 2009-2013. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. During his tenure at Capella, Wiechart has had responsibilities ranging from hospital operations and quality improvement to productivity initiatives and M&A activity. Prior to joining Capella, he held senior leadership positions with LifePoint Hospitals and was one of the company’s founding employees. Previously he was vice president of Operations for Province Healthcare and served in various finance positions for HCA. Wiechart was a 2014 Nashville Health Care Council Fellow. Brian R. Wiese Partner KPMG LLP 401 Commerce St., Suite 1000 Nashville 37219 615.244.1602 kpmg.com With more than 30 years of healthcare experi-
ence, Wiese is partner-in-charge of KPMG’s Tennessee healthcare practice. He works with nonprofit and for-profit providers and payers including academic medical centers, health systems, hospitals, managed care organizations, renal dialysis companies and others in Tennessee and nationally. He’s a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. Ellyn Wilbur Executive Director Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations 42 Rutledge St. Nashville 37210-2043 615.244.2220 tamho.org In 2011, TAMHO promoted Wilbur, who served as the organization’s director of Policy and Advocacy, to the top staff spot. She previously held management positions with Magellan Health Services in Nashville and Case Management, Inc. in Memphis. TAMHO is a statewide trade association representing community mental health centers and other not-for-profit corporations that provide community-based behavioral health services. Herman Williams, MD SVP & CMO RegionalCare Hospital Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.844.9800 regionalcare.net Williams, who joined RegionalCare in 2013, has extensive experience in large-scale hospital operations, quality and safety initiatives, medical staff relations and physician/hospital integration. Previously, he was corporate vice president for Medical Affairs for Vanguard Health Systems and before that was regional CMO with Vanguard’s Baptist Health System in San Antonio. He began his career as a healthcare manager with Pacific Northwest Healthcare Consulting, a division of Arthur Andersen. Williams received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, his MPH in Health Policy Management from Harvard University, and his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle. He was a 2014 graduate of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Andrea Willis, MD 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 the position of chief medical officer and vice president to lead health programs for the company’s more than 3 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 position, she was medical director for BlueCaresm and CoverTennessee,
as well as director of CoverKids. Before joining BlueCross, Willis was 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. Morgan Wills, MD President & CEO Siloam Family Health Center 820 Gale Lane Nashville 37204 615.298.5406 siloamhealth.org Wills was tapped to lead Siloam when long-time president and CEO Nancy West retired on Sept. 1, 2013. Wills 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 2011, 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 recently earned his master’s degree in theological studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Blake Wilson VP & Division Head of TMA Banking INSBANK 2106 Crestmoor Rd. 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 new role. Bryant C. Witt Of Counsel 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 has substantial trial experience defending healthcare entities in professional liability matters and business litigation. Witt, who received his law degree from the University of Memphis, is a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association and the Health Law Sections of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations.
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HEALTHCARE Caroline Young President Nashville Health Care Council 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3140 healthcarecouncil.com
Pamela Womack CEO & COO 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 first agency focused specifically on individuals with serious mental illness in Middle Tennessee. Initially providing case management, psychiatry and mobile crisis services, MHC today offers integrated care that includes community-based case management, psychiatric clinic, psychotherapy and 24-hour emergency services. Womack initiated MHC’s partnership with Metro Police, making MHC the agency of record for immediate mental-illness triage and assessment. Today, MHC has expanded greatly and has nine facilities serving 42 counties. 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.
Young, who joined the Council in 2004 as vice president and founding executive director of the Leadership Health Care initiative, moved into the top spot in early 2008. As president, she is the lead voice for Nashville’s $70 billion healthcare industry and the Council’s more than 255 member organizations. Previously, she was the founding executive director of the Tennessee Biotechnology Association, director of Communications and Advertising for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and a member of the healthcare practice of the Ingram Group. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and serves on a number of boards, including the Center for NonProfit Management and Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
Tom Wylly Senior Partner Brentwood Capital Advisors 5000 Merdian Blvd., Suite 350 Franklin 37067 615.224.3830 brentwoodcap.com One of the city’s go-to healthcare finance intermediaries with more than 30 years of investment banking experience, Wylly has directed and been involved in more than $6 billion in financings and merger assignments for private and public emerging growth companies. 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 February 1980 and was named partner five years later. Before that, he was with Wachovia as a corporate banking officer responsible for Middle and East Tennessee. Wylly is also chairman of the Nashville Capital Network Board and a former board member of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Gary Zegiestowsky Co-founder & CEO ICA – Informatics Corporation of America 1801 West End Ave., Suite 1000 Nashville 37203 615.866.1500 ica-carealign.com Zegiestowsky co-founded ICA in conjunction with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2005 to provide interoperable, integrated technology solutions to a broad healthcare market. Under his guidance, the company has been ranked among the top tier of health informatics agencies by industry-leading organizations and reports. Previously, Zegiestowsky served as COO for Progeny Marketing Innovations and as director of Strategy Services at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. He is on the board of Population Health Alliance. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School.
Y Robert Yeager CEO PharmMD 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.346.0880 pharmmd.com Yeager brings nearly four decades of healthcare experience to guide PharmMD’s rapid growth as a medication therapy management service. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of American Pathology Partners. Prior to that, Yeager was chairman of Attentus Healthcare Company, which he also co-founded. He was also president and CEO of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation and was executive vice president and CFO of Quorum Health Group. Yeager also sits on the board of EnableComp, which is a Complete Holding Group company.
David Zielske, MD Founder & President ZHealth Publishing 330 Franklin Road, Suite 135A, #232 Brentwood 37027 877.873.9893 zhealthpublishing.com ZHealth offers a library of coding publications in the areas of interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, vascular/endovascular surgery and diagnostic radiology. Zieslke, “Dr. Z,” is the primary author and editor of each of ZHealth’s publications, working in collaboration with other physician and industry experts on staff. Zielske, a board certified radiologist with added qualifications in interventional radiology, was in practice for 14 years and has over 20 years experience as a coding reviewer and seminar instructor.
INDEX BY COMPANY 2nd Generation Capital............................................16 Acadia Healthcare..............................................30, 51 Advantage Behavioral Health..................................12 Aegis Health Group..................................................49 Aegis Sciences Corp............................................8, 41 Alive Hospice............................................................42 American Addiction Centers....................................14 American Pathology Partners...............................6, 43 Amplion Clinical Communications.....................16, 49 AmSurg Corporation................................... 16, 26, 29 Applied Health Analytics..........................................14 Ardent Health Services.........................................6, 51 Aspire Health............................................................48 Avenue Bank.............................................................30 Avondale Partners....................................... 32, 41, 46 Baker Donelson ................................ 8, 16, 17, 28, 39 Bank of America.......................................................45 Bank of Nashville/Synovus.......................................20 Bass, Berry & Sims........................... 17, 29, 31, 46, 52 Belmont University.............................................31, 50 Bernard Health.........................................................50 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee............ 24, 28, 53 Bone McAllester Norton......................................6, 23 Bradford Group........................................................10 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings............ 10, 13, 26, 29 BreatheAmerica........................................................30 Brentwood Capital Advisors....................................54 Brookdale Senior Living.....................................42, 48 Butler Snow...............................................................21 C3 Consulting...........................................................14 Cadence Bank..........................................................17 Capella Healthcare.......................... 39, 48, 50, 52, 53 Capstar Bank.............................................................22 CareHere...............................................................7, 16 CareSpot Express Healthcare..................................32 Carter Lankford CPAs.........................................14, 34 Centerstone.........................19, 20, 26, 29, 40, 46, 51 Change Healthcare...................................... 23, 39, 43 Chinaco Healthcare Corp.........................................20 Cigna-HealthSpring............................................23, 41 Clayton Associates...................................................39 Community Health Systems............ 14, 40, 47, 48, 49 Complete Holdings Group/EnableComp...............32 ConduIT Corp...........................................................28 Corizon Health....................................................10, 42 Council Capital.....................................................9, 30 Cressey & Co......................................................18, 23 Crichton Group.........................................................36 Crosslin & Associates..........................................17, 48 Cumberland Consulting Group.........................35, 51 Cumberland Heights................................................48 Cumberland Pharmaceuticals............................25, 31 Delta Dental of Tennessee.......................................52 DiaTech Oncology..............................................28, 34 Dickinson Wright................................................18, 34 Dispensary of Hope..................................................43 Diversicare Healthcare Services.........................13, 24 DSI Renal...................................................................24 Earl Swensson Associates........................................40
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INDEX BY COMPANY eDoc4U.....................................................................49
Seigenthaler Public Relations...................................16
Shareable Ink......................................................28, 39
Sherrard & Roe.........................................................51
Maury Regional Medical Center..............................52
Siloam Family Health Center...................................53
Epiphany Health Ventures........................................18
Southwind/The Advisory Board Company........18, 32
Faith Family Medical Clinic................................28, 43
State of Tennessee...................................................27
FCA Venture Partners...............................................32
Meharry Medical College............................ 18, 21, 22
Stites & Harbison......................................................50
Fifth Third Bank.....................................................6, 34
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee.........49
First Tennessee Bank................................................40
Mental Health Cooperative......................................54
SunTrust Medical Private Banking............................29
FOCUS Search Partners...........................................22
Metro Public Health Department......................26, 44
TennCare Bureau......................................... 22, 24, 35
Miller & Martin..........................................................34
MissionPoint Health Partners...............................6, 19
Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations........................................................53
Monroe Carell Jr. Childrenâ€™s Hospital at Vanderbilt....................................... 10, 26, 47, 52
Gordon Group..........................................................24 Gould Turner Group.................................................38 Gresham, Smith and Partners....................................8 Hall Booth Smith.................................................35, 53 Harbert Management Corp.....................................27
Mountain Group Capital..........................................16 Murfreesboro Medical Clinic....................................44 Nashville Academy of Medicine..............................34 Nashville Capital Network........................................14
Tennessee Department of Health......................20, 45 Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services...................................51 Tennessee Health Services & Development Agency..........................................28 Tennessee Hospital Association...........................8, 51 Tennessee Justice Center....................................9, 31
Nashville Entrepreneur Center.................................12
Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner................................................. 28, 30, 36
Nashville Health Care Council.................... 10, 29, 54 Nashville Technology Council..................................29
HCA..................................9, 10, 13, 23, 31, 44, 47, 49
National HealthCare Corp...................................6, 22
HCCA Health Connections........................................7
Health Connect Partners..........................................38
TriStar Centennial Medical Center & Childrenâ€™s Hospital......................... 21, 36, 47, 48
Healthcare Realty Trust.............................................21
TriStar Health System.........................................16, 26
TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center......................7
North Highland...................................................34, 47
HealthTech Management Services/ Gaffey Healthcare.................................................41
North Pursell & Ramos.............................................45
TriStar Skyline Medical Center & Madison Campus........................................29, 42
NorthCrest Medical Center......................................18
TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center......................42
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center..........................14
TriStar Summit Medical Center................................53
OnFocus Healthcare...........................................23, 38
TriStar Technology Ventures.....................................30
UL Workplace Health & Safety.................................24
University Medical Center........................................12
US Radiosurgery/Alliance Oncology.......................49
Vanderbilt Health System...................................44, 45
Petra Capital Partners...........................................9, 22
Vanderbilt Home Care Services...............................12
Vanderbilt Law School & Vanderbilt Health Policy Center...............................................9
Healthways....................................... 14, 34, 36, 40, 45 Heritage Group/Healthcare Innovation Fund....................................... 38, 41, 52 Heritage Medical Associates..............................12, 23 HFR Design...............................................................22 HighPoint Health System.........................................44 Hospice Compassus.................................................18 IASIS Healthcare ................................................38, 53 ICA............................................................................54 Inner Design Studio..................................................19 INSBANK/TMA Medical Banking............................53 Insight Genetics..................................................13, 17 Institute of Healthcare Executives & Suppliers........51 Interior Design Services............................................20 Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock.........................14, 30 JGR Ventures............................................................26 KPMG........................................................................53 Kraft Healthcare Consulting...............................25, 40 Lam-Andrews........................................................6, 32 Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain............ 21, 35, 38, 42 Launch Tennessee....................................................10 Laura Campbell & Associates..................................13 Life Sciences Tennessee...........................................36 LifePoint Hospitals........................... 14, 19, 29, 41, 47 Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy..............18 Little Clinic................................................................49 Lovell Communications......................................35, 45
PhyBus................................................................36, 44 PhyMed Healthcare Group......................................40 Premier Radiology....................................................12 Qsource/tnREC.........................................................46 Qualifacts Systems....................................................32 Quorum Health Resources.........................................8
Tennessee Medical Association.......................7, 8, 40 Tennessee Nurses Association...................................6 Tennessee Oncology...............6, 8, 12, 25, 26, 44, 49 Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance.......................23, 51 Thomas McElroy Consulting....................................39
Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinics...... 20, 40, 45 Vanderbilt University Medical Center............................ 19, 20, 36, 44, 49 Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School.............................................46, 51
Radiology Alliance..............................................28, 34
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine...................................... 7, 8, 36, 38, 46
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing..................42
Raymond James ......................................................50
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center................. 6, 42, 44
RegionalCare Hospital Partners............ 10, 30, 45, 53
Regions Bank........................................................8, 29
Voyent Partners...................................................24, 31
Waller.....................................8, 10, 22, 32, 35, 38, 52
Saint Thomas Health....................... 22, 44, 45, 47, 49
Saint Thomas Medical Group............................25, 36
Williamson Medical Center................................22, 52
Saint Thomas Physician Services..............................50
Willis of Tennessee...................................................29
Sarah Cannon & Sarah Cannon Research Institute.........8, 12, 25, 26, 34, 46, 48, 49
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Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment in Cancer Survivors Tennessee Oncology’s Natalie Dickson, M.D. There are over 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and close to 30 million worldwide. The numbers are expected to rise due to improvements in cancer screenings, as well as the development of more effective therapies. However, cancer survivors are at risk for a wide range of long-term and late effects of treatment. The earlier identification of long-term and late effects could reduce the severity of symptoms, improve function and performance and maybe improve survival. Therefore, it is important for patients and physicians to be aware of long-term and late effects of treatment. The reported long-term effects for chemotherapy include the following: cardiomyopathy/ heart failure (adriamycin and herceptin), neuropathy/ nerve damage (taxol, cisplatin and vincristine), premature menopause, sexual dysfunction, infertility (alkylating agents), depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, fatigue, osteoporosis (hormonal therapy and steroids), pain and myelodysplasia (alkylating agents). In addition, chemotherapy increases the risk of second malignancies, such as leukemia (topoisomerase inhibitors and alkylating agents) that can occur 2-7 years later and solid tumors (alkylating agents) in the lung, gastrointestinal and/or bladder areas. Radiation therapy, depending on the dose and field of treatment, may result in long-term effects, including coronary artery disease, pulmonary fibrosis, cognitive impairment/ memory loss, brachial plexopathy or other nerve damage, pain, lymphedema, strictures, proctitis, myelodysplasia, infertility, hypothyroidism and cataracts. Radiation-induced second malignancies, such as sarcomas and myelodysplasia, tend to occur 5-10 years after treatment. Patients treated for Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and head and neck cancers are at the highest risk of second malignancies. Patients with inherited mutations, such as p53 and retinoblastoma, are also at high risk of treatment-related second malignancies.
NATALIE DICKSON, M.D.
Aside from clinical long-term and late effects of treatment, a significant socioeconomic burden is also present due to high annual medical costs, increased number of missed work days and potential lack of eligibility for life, disability and long-term care insurance. Tennessee Oncology physicians are experienced in addressing long-term and late complications. We are mindful of both the clinical and socioeconomic issues surrounding our patients’ cancer care. Our practice provides patients with a palliative care physician and nurse practitioners for symptom management and psychologists for counseling, as well as patient care coordinators and financial counselors to support patients and allow them to live to their full potential. We strive to work closely with our primary care colleagues to ensure our patients’ needs are met. Caring for cancer patients is a privilege.
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Published on Jan 5, 2015