Nashville Health Care Council Launches 2015 Fellows Recruitment
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recruitment for the 2015 Fellows class--an annual initiative of t...
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nashville Health Care Council Launches 2015 Fellows
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recruitment for the 2015 Fellows class--an annual initiative
of the Nashville Health Care Council--opens today. health care today. "Health care is in the middle of
disruptive transformation, and leaders must drive change in their organizations in order to stay
ahead of the market - a task that requires deep knowledge and commitment."
THE 2015 APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested applicants can find more information or begin the application process by visiting the
Fellows website: healthcarecouncilfellows.com
Applications open today and will be accepted through October 27. Worldwide, Nashville's health
care industry generates more than $70 billion in revenue and 400,000 jobs. All applications will
require information and statements of interest by the applicants, a professional bio and resume, as
well as letters of recommendation from each applicant's CEO and an industry leader.
Applications are encouraged and accepted from a wide range of sectors within the industry--from
privately held startups to publicly traded corporations--including service delivery, hospital
management, managed care, HIT, life sciences, technology, finance, government and
communications. The work of the class includes collaborative discussion, individualized leadership
development and in-the-field immersion with leading health care organizations.
Through eight full-day sessions, the 2015 Fellows will participate in a specially designed curriculum,
focused on business strategies, creating value, driving industry growth and effecting change, on
both local and national levels. Those at the forefront of the industry are tasked with identifying
critical issues, finding solutions and deploying smart strategies to drive industry growth in this
"Navigating today's health care industry demands more of leaders," said Fellows Co-Director Larry
Van Horn, a leading expert in health care management and economics, and professor at Vanderbilt
University's Owen Graduate School of Management. "Leaders need the opportunity to share
experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues in order to ensure their work has meaning and their
organization is able to thrive in an industry that's experiencing so much change."
THE ANNUAL INITIATIVE
Launched in 2013, the Fellows program began amidst historic and sweeping reform that impacted
every corner of the health care industry. To be considered, applicants must be employed by a
member company of the Council, a government employee or a practicing clinician.
All Fellows must commit to the following 2015 class dates:
The 2015 class will be selected by the Council Fellows Advisory Committee and announced in early
About the Council Fellows
The Council Fellows are a diverse group of
senior industry leaders who are passionate
about solving health care's most complex
problems in a way that supports organizations
of all sizes. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist,
M.D. Discussions address the following critical
Value-based health delivery systems
State and federal health care policy reform
Fundamental shifts in reimbursement systems
Population health management
Clinical advancements in genomics and personalized medicine
Integrated delivery networks
Disruptive innovation in technology
Health care analytics
"Open dialogue is critical to understand what's going on in health care," said 2013 Fellows graduate
Bill Rutherford, CFO and executive vice president, HCA. The program has a lasting impact on its
graduates, offering consistent alumni engagement and collaboration opportunities following
completion of the class. A new class is brought together each year to engage in a nationally unique
discussion guided by renowned thought leaders who educate and foster leadership among those who
will carry the industry forward through an era of unprecedented change. Applications will be
accepted through October 27.
Created in response to the unprecedented change and transformation occurring in health care, the
Fellows initiative brings together leaders from a wide range of sectors, including provider, payer,
technology, finance, population health and government. To learn more or apply, visit
About the Nashville Health Care Council
The Nashville Health Care Council is an association of health care industry leaders working together
to further establish Nashville's position as the nation's health care industry capital. It is Nashville's
largest and fastest growing employer. It leverages the expertise of the industry's founding
leadership in Nashville, as well as nationally known figures and leading academic institutions, to
create a forum for thought leadership for the health care industry.
"The Fellows program is a highly valuable opportunity to learn and actively exchange ideas with the
best and brightest of the health care industry," said Fellows Co-Director and former U.S. For more
information on the Council, please visit www.healthcarecouncil.com.
. Two years later, change continues to be a centerpiece of health care and the need to build a more
sustainable system remains paramount. Now in its third year, this nationally unique program brings
together senior health care leaders to explore strategies to meet the industry challenges of today
and the future. "It is an experience that only Nashville - with its strong foundation of health care
leadership and exciting community of health care innovators and startups - can provide."
APPLICATION AND CLASS DETAILS
The Fellows initiative engages a diverse group of approximately 30 senior leaders to explore new
business strategies to meet the challenges facing U.S