Health Care Council Launches 2015 Fellows Recruitment

Oct 03, 2014 at 06:33 pm by Staff

Recruitment for the 2015 Fellows class — an annual initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council — is underway.

Now in its third year, this nationally unique program brings together senior healthcare leaders to explore strategies to meet the industry challenges of today and the future. Applications will be accepted through October 27, and the 2015 class will be announced in early December.

Created in response to the unprecedented change and transformation occurring in healthcare, the Fellows initiative brings together approximately 30 senior leaders from a wide range of sectors, including provider, payer, technology, finance, population health and government.

“The Fellows program is a highly valuable opportunity to learn and actively exchange ideas with the best and brightest of the healthcare industry,” said Fellows Co-Director and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, MD. “It is an experience that only Nashville – with its strong foundation of healthcare leadership and exciting community of healthcare innovators and startups – can provide.”

Application & Class Details

All applications require information and statements of interest by the applicants, a professional bio and resume, and letters of recommendation from each applicant’s CEO and an industry leader. For more information and to begin the application process, visit the Fellows website at

Applicants must commit to the 2015 class dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 13, April 2, April 24, May 1, and May 22.

Through these 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. Discussions address the following critical industry issues:

Value-based health delivery systems,

State and federal healthcare policy reform,

Fundamental shifts in reimbursement systems,

Population health management,

Clinical advancements in genomics and personalized medicine,


Crisis management,

Integrated delivery networks,

Disruptive innovation in technology, and

Healthcare analytics.


The Annual Initiative

Launched in 2013, the Fellows program began amidst historic and sweeping reform that impacted every corner of the healthcare industry. Two years later, change continues to be a centerpiece of healthcare, and the need to build a more sustainable system remains paramount.

“Navigating today’s healthcare industry demands more of leaders,” said Fellows Co-Director Larry Van Horn, a leading expert in healthcare management and economics and professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. “Healthcare 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.”

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