Covenant Health congratulates Mandy Grubb Halford, MD, vice president and chief medical informatics officer, who has been selected as a member of the 2020 class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows. The program’s co-directors, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist, M.D., and health care management and economics expert Larry Van Horn, Ph.D., recently welcomed the class of 31 senior executives from health care companies representing all sizes and sectors, who will convene to discuss and address the challenges facing the nation’s health care system.
“I’m looking forward to networking with leaders from other areas of the healthcare industry and enhancing my executive leadership skills through our discussions and activities related to today’s health care challenges,” Dr. Halford said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with local and national leaders on strategies to change healthcare for the better.”
“Each year, the Council Fellows creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for health care’s brightest minds to come together and have the right conversations at such a pivotal moment in our industry,” said Frist. “Today’s health care environment requires true collaboration to move beyond the complexities and the bureaucracy, and create meaningful change. I’m excited to welcome this new group of leaders who are sure to move their careers and the industry forward.”
Launched in 2013, Council Fellows is a five-month intensive program that uses a customized curriculum for health care’s most influential leaders to take on the most pressing issues and shape the future of the industry. The 2020 class is the eighth to participate in the annual initiative.
Led by a faculty of internationally known experts and thought leaders, the program’s curriculum will address topics such as health care policy, consumerism, transparency, virtual care and home and rural care delivery solutions. The class will also participate in immersion exercises to gain a deeper appreciation for the issues that patients, providers and operators face.
“Council Fellows already have a wealth of knowledge in their respective sectors,” said Van Horn, a leading health care management and economics expert and professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. “Through the program, we’re able to challenge their thinking and how they approach making decisions. It’s a 360-degree view from the front lines of health care. We provide them with a fast track to learn new strategies and expand their network and in turn, transform the way that health care is delivered.”
The Council Fellows program is presented in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Change Healthcare, Community Health Systems, HCA Healthcare, LifePoint Health, Tivity Health and Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
For more information and to see a list of all the members of the Class of 2020, visit www.HealthCareCouncilFellows.com.