Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative Launches Recruitment for 2016 Class

Courtesy of the Nashville Health Care Council

Applications are now open for the 2016 Fellows class, an annual initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council. This nationally unique program brings together senior health care leaders to explore strategies to meet the industry challenges of today and the future.

Fellows is co-directed by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and Larry Van Horn, a leading expert in health care management and economics, and professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Created in 2013 in response to the unprecedented change and transformation occurring in health care, the program 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 industry.

“Fellows cultivates cross-pollination between the nation’s best and brightest from all sectors of the health care industry, challenging them to become disruptive, solutions-oriented leaders in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. There is no better place than Nashville, the nation’s health services capital, to host this annual initiative to move our industry forward,” said Frist.

Fellows helps leaders define complex problems, develop actionable solutions and foster leadership skills to support organizations of all sizes.

“Being successful in today’s health care industry requires more collaboration among leaders than ever before,” said Van Horn. “Fellows stands alone in bringing together thought leaders to lend their diverse perspectives to a number of major issues, and to work together toward solutions that will have a lasting impact on the U.S. health care system.”

Application and class details

The Fellows initiative engages a group of approximately 30 senior executives each year. The work of the class includes collaborative discussions, individualized leadership development and in-the-field immersion with leading health care organizations.

Through eight daylong sessions, the 2016 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:
  • Clinical advancements in genomics and personalized medicine
  • Consumerism
  • Value-based health delivery systems
  • State and federal health care policy reform
  • Fundamental shifts in reimbursement systems
  • Population health management
  • Crisis management
  • Integrated delivery networks
  • Disruptive innovation in technology
  • Health care data analytics 

 Click here for more information on the Fellows curriculum


For more information, or to begin the application process, visit or contact Fellows Director June Manning,

Applications will be accepted through October 21. These will require information and statements of interest by the applicants, a professional bio and resume, as well as letters of recommendation from the applicant’s CEO and an industry leader. 

Applications are encouraged and accepted from a wide range of sectors within the industry, including service delivery, hospital management, managed care, HIT, life sciences, technology, finance, government and communications. 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 2016 class dates:

  • January 28-29 (orientation)
  • February 5
  • February 19
  • March 4
  • March 18
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 6
  • May 27
The Council Fellows Advisory Committee will select and announce the 2016 Fellows class in December 2015.

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