Leadership, entrepreneurial spirit fuel LHC growth
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.