A global health care force based in a dynamic city
The evolution and current momentum of Nashville’s health care community is significant not only to the region, but also to the national health care landscape. On behalf of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors, it is an honor to partner with Modern Healthcare on this special section about Nashville’s dynamic health care industry. The Nashville area is home to 250 health care companies which create 200,000 jobs locally and 400,000 jobs globally. Nashville’s health care organizations are leaders in hospital management, outpatient surgery, disease management, wellness, population health, health information technology and beyond. Our hospital management companies own or operate more than half of the investorowned hospitals in the nation. Nashville’s health care cluster is unmatched. It accounts for more than $70 billion in annual revenue. The industry success found in Nashville is the result of an innovative environment that has a long tradition of encouraging entrepreneurs to found new ventures in the area. The community also supports the continued development of our existing large and diverse health care sector, and works to attract new health care companies to relocate to the region.
“In Nashville, a collaborative spirit fuels a continuing desire to improve people’s health, care and outcomes.”
While home to more than four decades of industry innovation, our passion stems from how we affect the lives of patients and their families. In Nashville, a collaborative spirit fuels a continuing desire to improve people’s health, care and outcomes. We are grateful to Modern Healthcare for telling the story of Nashville, the nation’s premier health care industry capital.
BEN LEEDLE CEO | Healthways Chairman Nashville Health Care Council