The intelligent, gracious, impressive women selected for the Class of 2018 are helping change healthcare. Wearing many hats - provider, payer, administrator, teacher, lawyer, consultant, advocate, leader, role model - they possess a willingness and fearlessness to look at old problems in new ways.
Whether they serve as providers or in a capacity that impacts the larger healthcare industry, these women never lose sight of the fact that their decisions have a direct impact on patients. They embody the village it takes to deliver care in an extremely complex, highly regulated environment.
Recognizing the immense energy required to be a change agent, these wise women have also made it a priority to strike a reasonable work/life balance. They embrace the regenerating power that comes from laughter and sharing time with friends and family.
The 10 women being honored this year lead by example and truly model an innovative, passionate, thoughtful approach to improving the industry at every point along the continuum ... and that's certainly worth watching.
-- Susan Graham & Cindy Sanders, Publishers, Nashville Medical News