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Hay­ley Hovi­ous has been named pres­i­dent of the Nashville Health­care Coun­cil, a group that rep­re­sents the re­gion’s in­flu­en­tial for-profit health­care in­dus­try. She be­gins her role June 1. Hovi­ous, 37, Caro­line re­places Young, who has served as pres­i­dent since 2008 and is leav­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion to work on an undis­closed project with for­mer Ten­nessee Sen. Bill Frist.

She joins the coun­cil from the Ten­nessee Depart­ment of Eco­nomic and Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment, where she was trade direc­tor. The Nashville na­tive also has served as brand manager at E.J. Gallo Win­ery in Modesto, Calif.

Scott Leitz has been named chief trans­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer at the Health Care Cost In­sti­tute.

Leitz, 49, has been CEO at MN­sure, the Min­nesota health in­sur­ance mar­ket­place, for the past 15 months. At not-for-profit HCCI, Leitz will pro­mote and ex­pand ini­tia­tives that make pric­ing and qual­ity out­comes more trans­par­ent. He’ll also over­see Guroo, a web­site that pro­vides na­tional, state and lo­cal cost in­for­ma­tion about com­mon health con­di­tions and ser­vices. Al­li­son O’Toole, MN­sure’s deputy direc­tor for ex­ter­nal af­fairs, has been named in­terim CEO. O’Toole will take over on May 22 and Leitz will join HCCI on June 8.


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