Lead­er­ship, en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit fuel LHC growth

Modern Healthcare - - NASHVILLE HEALTH CARE COUNCIL -

Lead­er­ship Health Care (LHC) has been cul­ti­vat­ing Nashville’s health care lead­ers of the fu­ture for 10 years now. The Nashville Health Care Coun­cil launched the ini­tia­tive in 2002 to fos­ter the next gen­er­a­tion of in­dus­try ex­ec­u­tives with ed­u­ca­tional, men­tor­ing and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Many LHC alumni have risen to lead­er­ship po­si­tions in es­tab­lished health care or­ga­ni­za­tions or have gone on to launch suc­cess­ful startup com­pa­nies. Since its be­gin­nings, LHC mem­ber­ship has climbed from 120 mem­bers to more than 650 to­day, rep­re­sent­ing nearly 300 com­pa­nies.

“For 10 years, Lead­er­ship Health Care has been play­ing a crit­i­cal role in Nashville,” said Michael Drescher, for­mer chair­man of LHC and di­rec­tor of Net­work Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at BlueCross BlueShield of Ten­nessee. “LHC has cre­ated a forum where the next gen­er­a­tion of health care lead­ers can brain­storm, dis­cuss pol­icy and solve prob­lems. Busi­nesses are grown from these dis­cus­sions; this is what has helped Nashville be­come and re­main the health care in­dus­try cap­i­tal.”

“LHC has cre­ated a forum where the next gen­er­a­tion of health care lead­ers can brain­storm, dis­cuss pol­icy and solve prob­lems.” MICHAEL DRESCHER For­mer chair­man, LHC Di­rec­tor of Net­work Com­mu­ni­ca­tions BlueCross BlueShield of Ten­nessee

“LHC mem­ber­ship has be­come an in­valu­able re­source for pro­fes­sion­als look­ing to take their ca­reer to the next level,” said LHC Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Ju­dith Byrd. “Not only do in­di­vid­u­als gain in­dus­try in­sight by men­tor­ing and net­work­ing with top ex­ec­u­tives, but they are given op­por­tu­ni­ties to de­velop es­sen­tial skills and ex­pand their knowl­edge.”

“The his­tory of Nashville’s health care in­dus­try is filled with leg­endary lead­ers who dy­nam­i­cally im­pacted how health care is ad­min­is­tered here and across the coun­try,” said Nashville Health Care Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Caro­line Young. “It is within the mem­ber­ship of the Coun­cil’s Lead­er­ship Health Care ini­tia­tive that we will see the next gen­er­a­tion who will come for­ward to leave their own mark on health care.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Coun­cil’s Lead­er­ship Health Care ini­tia­tive, please visit www.lead­er­shiphealth­care.com.

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