| Nov 23, 2015
Guest post by Hayley Hovious, president, Nashville Health Care Council
The Nashville Health Care Council has spent the past several months celebrating a significant milestone: the 20th anniversary of our organization’s founding.
This event has given us an important opportunity to reflect on the legacy of our city’s health care leadership, dating back almost 50 years. It has also provided us the chance to highlight the role Nashville serves as the nation’s health care industry capital, and also to recognize and support the crucial part our member organizations play — and will continue to play — in shaping a smarter health care system for tomorrow.
When HCA launched its operations out of a small house in midtown Nashville in 1968, its founders recognized they were in a special place, surrounded by a wellspring of entrepreneurial energy, a robust infrastructure, and a group of forward-looking city officials and investors who believed in Nashville. They knew change was coming, but they never could have foreseen the transformation this city, and the American health care system, would experience in the decades to come.
Today, our city and industry again find themselves ripe for change. I am constantly inspired by the sheer number of ...